Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Anderson Fisheries Inc. Of Riverhead, New York to obtain an OFF-BOTTOM CULTURE PERMIT, including a TEMPORARY MARINE AREA USE ASSIGNMENT which would allow the placement and operation of an off-bottom culture of shellfish grow-out activity on public underwater lands in Long Island Sound approximately 0.75 miles from shore, north-westerly of Goldsmith Inlet, Town of Southold. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Long Island Sound Latitude North 41º 02.870' and Longitude West 72º 30.428'. The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 250 shellfish cages each measuring 2'high x 2'wide x 6'long at a depth of no less than 15 feet from mean low water The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica). There are no existing Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments within 1 mile of the proposed Off-Bottom Culture/Assignment Area. Initial review of the subject application does not identify any adverse or unreasonable effects on the viability, maintenance or use of local marine resources.
PUBLIC COMMENT: The subject application may be reviewed at the address given below, and specific comments on the requested permit, including the proposed Temporary Marine Area Use Assignment, or a request to become a party-in-interest if a public hearing is held, must be submitted in writing to the contact person named below no later than December 1, 2004. The Department of Environmental Conservation as lead agency has made an initial determination that this action will not have a significant effect on the environment. All correspondence should reference Application. No. OBC-A-5-04.
CONTACT: Joshua Thiel, NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources-Shellfisheries, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400.
Suffolk County - The Huntington Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Huntington Comprehensive Plan and Regulations Revisions may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the Town accepting a Visioning Statement, which summarizes extensive public input, as the basis for drafting a new comprehensive plan and regulations update. The Town Board has directed that the Comprehensive Plan Update and Town regulations revisions shall be drafted in the form of a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement to be subject to public hearing upon its future acceptance for the purpose of commencing public review. The project involves all land within the unincorporated Town of Huntington (approximately 50,707 acres).
Contact: Richard Machtay/Margo Myles, Town of Huntington Department of Planning and Environment, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, phone: (631) 351-3196, fax: (631) 351-3257.
Suffolk County - The Town of Riverhead Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan of Hamlet at Jamesport may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction of a commercial center of 13 buildings with an aggregate size of 71,900 sq. ft. together with related site improvements on a 9.71 acre parcel zoned Business CR. The project is located on the north side of Main Road, approximately 600 ft. west of Manor Lane, Jamesport, Riverhead Township.
Contact: Richard Hanley, Town of Riverhead Planning Department, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, phone: (631) 727-3200, ext. 239.
Nassau County - The Board of Appeals of the Incorporated Village of Lake Success, as lead agency, has accepted a Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Application of the Korean Church of Long Island. The combined public hearing on the DEIS and variance application will be held on November 1, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. at the Village Hall of the Incorporated Village of Lake Success, 318 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, New York. Public comments on the DEIS will be accepted at the aforesaid public hearing. In addition, written comments on the DEIS will be accepted by the contact person, listed below, until November 15, 2004. The action involves the Korean Church of Long Island proposing to construct a new 40,860-square-foot church and meeting hall with associated appurtenances on a 2.65-acre parcel located at 69 North Service Road in the Incorporated Village of Lake Success. The project is located at 69 North Service Road (between Lakeville Road and Community Drive) Incorporated Village of Lake Success, Nassau County, New York.
Contact: Carol Pogrell, Incorporated Village of Lake Success, Village Hall, 318 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, New York 11020, phone: (516) 482-4411.
Nassau County - The Nassau County Legislature, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Massapequa Preserve Streamflow Augmentation and Pond Restoration. 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. 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 to 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, NY.
Contact: Michael A. Levine, Nassau County Planning Commission, 400 County Seat Deive, Mineola, NY 11501, phone: (516) 571-5848.