ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Voluntary Cleanup Program

Name of Volunteer: Cornell University

Site Name and No.: Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center #V00234-1

Project Location: Region 1, Suffolk County, Town of Riverhead

Project Description: The site is located in a rural section in the Town of Riverhead with surrounding land uses being predominantly agricultural. Operations at the facility include the planting and care of diverse crops in open fields and greenhouses. Upon completing a specific pesticide application, the application tanks were rinsed clean. Historically, this rinsewater was discharged into an overflow drywell and a rock drain located on the property. While these disposal practices have been discontinued, past discharges have contaminated on-site soil with pesticides.

Under a voluntary investigation, the area extent of subsurface soil contamination was delineated. During an interim remedial measure conducted in July 2002, 25 cubic yards of contaminated soil was removed from the overflow drywell and 63 cubic yards of contaminated soil was removed from the rock drain. The soil was disposed of off-site at a permitted disposal facility. Pesticide levels in confirmatory soil samples taken from the rock drain were below the recommended soil cleanup objectives. However, residual pesticide levels in the overflow drywell exceeded the soil cleanup objectives. Pesticide levels in groundwater samples collected from the on-site monitoring wells did not exceed the NYS Class GA Groundwater Standards.

Given the depth of residual soil contamination beneath the overflow drywell, further excavation is impractical. Therefore, the overflow drywell area will be capped with an impervious liner and deed restrictions will be imposed to avoid any disruption or contact with residual soil contamination. A groundwater monitoring program will be implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of the remedy.

Comment Period: The remedial action plan is available for review at the location below. Written comments on this plan will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the plan must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the plan. No formal response is made to comments received, but, as a result of comments the Department may re-evaluate and make revisions to the work plan.

Contact: Jamie Ascher, Engineering Geologist 2, NYSDEC, Region 1, Building 40, SUNY Stony Brook, NY 11790, phone: (631) 444-0240, fax:(631) 444-0248.


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Former Cibro Petroleum Terminal Site
Site Address: 7 Washington Avenue
Island Park, NY 11558
County: Nassau
Site No.: C130153
Requestor: Posillico Development Co. At Harbor Island, Inc.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for investigation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by May 13, 2005 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Region 1
SUNY Campus
Building 40 Loop Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356
Attention: Nick Acampora

Repository address:

Island Park Public Library
176 Long Beach Road
Island Park, NY 11558


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Suffolk Airport Canine Kennel
Site Address: Old Riverhead Road
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
County: Suffolk
Site No.: C 152079
Requestor: Paul Sabatino II

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for investigation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by May 13, 2005 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7015
Attention: Heather Bishop

Repository address:

Westhampton Free Library
7 Library Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978


Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The City Council of the City of Long Beach, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Long Beach Superblock Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a redevelopment plan, alternatives, and proposed zoning actions which were previously analyzed for this 6-acre, vacant site, in a Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS). The previously analyzed build program identified in the GEIS has been amended. The currently proposed project reduces the number of towers from three to two and reduces the amount of development proposed. The proposed project includes 250 residential units, a 140-room hotel condominium with conference/meeting and catering space, restaurants, a gift and sundry shop, a full service spa and health club, a bar, a salon, and off-street parking for 735 cars. The sponsor of the hotel condominium will retain 65 single non-suite condominium hotel units. The subject property is located along the south coast of the City of Long Beach and bordered by Broadway to the north, Riverside Boulevard to the west, and Long Beach Boulevard to the east. To the south is the city’s boardwalk.

Contact: Charles T. Theofan, City of Long Beach, One West Chester Street, Long Beach, NY 11561, phone: (516) 431-1000, E-mail:ctheofan@longbeachny.org.


Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Incorporated Village of Greenport, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed applications of 123 Sterling, LLC for approval of site plan and change of use will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves 123 Sterling, LLC submitting to the Planning Board of the Incorporated Village of Greenport applications for approval of a site plan and change of use permit in order to demolish several structures and construct a 14,480-square-foot structure (to accommodate a mix of marine-oriented commercial and retail uses and a wholesale frozen scallop transfer operation on the first floor and eight artists lofts on the upper two floors), a storage shed and associated marina facilities (boat racks, portable boat racks/storage areas, boat lift, pump-out station, boat slips, ramp, and floats) and associated parking. The project is located on the south side of Sterling Avenue, approximately 506.04 feet east of Carpenter Street in the Incorporated Village of Greenport.

Contact: Dave Abatelli, Incorporated Village of Greenport, 236 Third Street, Greenport, New York 11944, phone: (631) 477-1217.


Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Street Opening - Van Buren Street/New York Avenue Road Improvement - Port Jefferson Station may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction of 350' X 24' road for the purpose of providing access to a single-family residence on a lot surrounded by publicly-owned properties which have been dedicated to the Suffolk County Nature Preserve System. The project is located on Van Buren Street and New York Ave, Port Jefferson Station.

Contact: Anthony Graves, Division of Environmental Protection, Town of Brookhaven, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, phone: (631) 451-6457.


Notice Of Acceptance of Amended Draft Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has accepted an Amended Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of Local Law to enable the Transfer of Development Rights; adoption of Local Law creating a Substandard Lot Overlay District; Multifamily Residential District (MF); Planned Retirement Community (PRC) District; and Planned Retirement Congregate Housing Community District and various other zoning code amendments. A public hearing on the Amended Draft Generic EIS will be held on May 3, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. in the Brookhaven Town Auditorium, 2nd Floor, located at One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY. Comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until the close of business on Friday May 13, 2005. The action involves the following inter-related components:

A limited number of copies of the Amended DGEIS may be obtained from:

Contact: Dennis W. Cole, Planning Environment and Land Management, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, N.Y. 11738, phone: (631) 451-6455, E-Mail: Dcole@brookhaven.org.


Notice of Acceptance Of Final Supplemental Generic EIS

Suffolk County - The Town of Riverhead Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Local Law of the Town of Riverhead for the Transfer of Development Rights. The action involves the supplemental analysis upon which a transfer of development rights law is to be implemented. The town’s adopted Comprehensive Plan and its Generic Environmental Impact Statement had contemplated development rights transfer as a fundamental growth management technique for the preservation of prime agricultural soils and open space and for redirection of development to areas more appropriate by virtue of supportive infrastructure.

The project is located within the Township of Riverhead, Suffolk County and specifically the following zoning districts identified as development right sending and receiving areas: Agricultural Protection Zone (APZ); Residence A-80 (RA-80); Residence A-40 (RA-40); Hamlet Residential (HR);.Retirement Community (RC); Business Center (BC); Shopping Center (SC); Destination Retail Center (DRC); Commercial/Residential Campus (CRC); Business F and Planned Recreational Park.

Contact: Richard Hanley, Town of Riverhead Planning Department, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York 11901, phone: (631) 727-3200, Ext. 239.