ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

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6NYCRR Part 41 - Notice of Proposed Rule Making

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0307 and 13-0319, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Proposed Rule Making for 6NYCRR Part 41 relating to the sanitary condition of shellfish lands. This notice will be published in issue 44 of the State Register, dated 11/3/2004.

For further information contact:
Julie Ventaloro, Bureau of Marine Resources
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 N. Belle Meade Rd.. Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0492
E-mail: jlvental@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Brownfield Cleanup Program

230 Duffy Avenue
City of Hicksville, Nassau County
State of New York

Pursuant to ECL 27-1407 and 1417

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program pursuant to ECL 27-1400 et seq. The Brownfield Cleanup Program is designed to encourage the remediation of contaminated properties known as brownfields for reuse and redevelopment. The Long Island Industrial Group One, LLC has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on October 20, 2004. The property described in the application is located at 230 Duffy Avenue, Hicksville, NY 11801. The application proposes that the applicant will conduct investigation and/or remedial activities at the site. The application proposes that the site will be used for industrial purposes.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the application for thirty days from October 27, 2004 through November 26, 2004. After review of the application and any public comments received, the Department will determine whether to accept the Applicantís request to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. If the Department accepts the Applicantís request to participate, it will execute a Brownfield Cleanup Agreement (BCA) with the Applicant. By executing a BCA, the Applicant would commit to undertake certain remedial activities under the Departmentís oversight. A copy of the application as well as a copy of its supporting documentation; A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment dated 7/17/2000; a Remedial Investigation Work Plan dated 8/27/04; and a Site Health and Safety Plan dated 8/27/04 are available in the document repository for this site located at the Hicksville Public Library, 169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville, NY 11801.

The referenced documents are draft and have not been reviewed by the Department staff prior to their release for public comment. The Department, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health will review these documents during the public comment period.

All citizens are encouraged to offer comments in writing to and refer questions to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 1
SUNY Campus, Building 40
Stony Brook, New York 11790
ATTN: Walter Parish


Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Board of Education of the Hauppauge Union Free School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Additions and Alterations to the Hauppauge Middle School may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the Board of Education of the Hauppauge Union Free School District considering a 100,000-square foot addition to the existing 145,000-square-foot Hauppauge Middle School building, and various site improvements to accommodate the relocation of the fifth grade population to the subject site. The existing Middle School building would also be reconfigured, with interior renovations, to provide for a seventh- and eight-grade house plan. Upon implementation of the proposed action, the gross floor area of the Hauppauge Middle School would increase from 145,000 square feet to 245,000 square feet (represents a 69 percent expansion). The proposed programmatic changes would result in four grade levels (i.e., 5 through 8) being housed in the Middle School building. It is expected that the number of students would increase from 1,008 (2003-04 enrollment) to 1,612 (projected enrollment in 2012-13). To accommodate the increased number of students, Staff would also be expected to increase from 151 to 240 (in the peak enrollment year). The project location is the Hauppauge Middle School, 600 Town Line Road, Hamlet of Hauppauge, Suffolk County, New York.

Contact: Peter C. Scordo, Hauppauge Union Free School District, 495 Hoffman Lane, Hauppauge, New York 11788, phone: (631) 761-8208.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Nassau County - The Nassau County Planning Commission as agent for Nassau County Legislature, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Massapequa Preserve Streamflow Augmentation and Pond Restoration. The action involves the Massapequa Preserve an approximately 423 acre Nassau County park and preserve located south of Bethpage State Park in the Town of Oyster Bay. This narrow parcel is fed by two branches of Massapequa Creek. The approximately 1.5 miles of creeks flow through three (3) ponds on their way to the 20 acre Massapequa Reservoir and the 40 acre Massapequa Lake. Lowered groundwater elevations caused by the installation of sanitary sewers and increased groundwater withdrawals for public consumption have reduced stream flow, lowered pond and lake levels. This has negatively impacted the stream corridor. To counter this, Nassau County is proposing to augment stream flow by better management of storm water, making improvements to the streams and ponds and adding flow from shallow wells. Nassau County anticipates that the proposed improvements will restore the wetlands and open water environments of the preserve for passive as well as active recreation and improve the eventual overflow discharge to the Great South Bay.

The Liberty Industrial Finishing (Liberty), a USEPA Superfund site, is a 30 acre-former industrial park one-half (1/2) mile north of the Massapequa Preserve. Trace metals and organic compounds from the Liberty site have contaminated some sediments of the preserve. As part of the restoration initiation, the USEPA, NYSDEC, Nassau County Department of Public Works and the Town of Oyster Bay are committed to working together to determine the disposal location for contaminated sediments dredged from the streams and ponds of the preserve. The Massapequa Preserve extends approximately 4 miles south from Boundary Road north of the Southern State to Merrick Road and is immediately west of Lake Shore Drive, Massapequa, Nassau County, New York

Contact: Michael A. Levine, Nassau County Planning Commission, 1 West Street, Mineola, NY 11501, phone: (516) 571-5848, E-mail: Michael.levine@mail.co.nassau.ny.us.