ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The MTA Long Island Rail Road (MTA LIRR), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mineola Intermodal Center Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an Intermodal Center in the Village of Mineola, NY. The MTA-LIRR Mineola station is located on Station Plaza North between Mineola Boulevard and Third Avenue, near the junction of the Oyster Bay and Port Jefferson Branches of the LIRR. LIRR is proposing to construct a modern, functional and aesthetically compatible parking facility, bus loading and lay-up area and pedestrian access compliant with the Americans with Disability Act, and an intermodal bus transfer area that will facilitate transfers between buses and LIRR.

Contact: Kevin J Rush, LIRR, 90-27 Sutphin Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11435, phone: (718) 558-3861, fax: (718) 558-3705, e-mail: kevrush@LIRR.org.


Nassau County - The City of Glen Cove, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed ultraviolet light disinfection and chemical bulk storage improvements to the City of Glen Coves WTP will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves replacement of the existing sodium hypochlorite disinfection system with ultraviolet light disinfection system and removal of associated chemical back storage tanks.

Contact: Nicholas J. DeSantis, City of Glen Cove, 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542, phone: (516) 676-4402, fax: (516) 676-3704.


Suffolk County - The Town of Huntington Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law 7-2005 [Zoning Amendment] will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to amend the building and zoning provisions of Huntington Town Code to establish a new definition of “Family”. The project is all residential housing areas of the Town of Huntington.

Contact: Heidi Levine, Town of Huntington, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743, phone: (631) 351-3196, E-Mail: hlevine@town.huntington.ny.us.


Suffolk County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Long Island Central Pine Barrens Forest Fuel Reduction and Ecological Restoration Demonstration Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves implementation of a Forest Fuel Reduction and Ecological Restoration demonstration project within a portion of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s David Sarnoff Preserve. The project entails two major goals: the use of various combinations of prescribed fire and mechanical treatments to reduce the likelihood and severity of wildfires and to provide for ecological restoration at the same time. The proposed activities are being undertaken to establish an approximately 350-acre fire management demonstration site within the Central Pine Barrens of Long Island. Treatments will be conducted in phases in units smaller than the entire site based on restoration needs of individual stands and vegetation community types within the project area of the preserve. The treatment methods will be varied according to the restoration and fuel reduction goals, the vegetational community type present and other factors enumerated in the project plan. The project is located in the portion of the David Sarnoff Preserve located on the east side of Suffolk County Routes 104 and 105, south of Riverhead and State Route 24, west of Pleasure Drive and north of Sunrise Highway in Flanders, Town of Southampton, Suffolk County.

Contact: Timothy R. Byrnes, Captain, New York State Forest Rangers, NYSDEC, Region 1, Building 40, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356, phone: (631) 444-0290.


Suffolk County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Region 1 Office, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Santilli Commercial Developers, LLC (formerly Napoho Associates) sand mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves mining 25 feet deeper on 11.9 acres within an already-permitted 14.68 existing acre parcel. The lowest elevation on the site would be within 12 to 15 feet of the groundwater table, which is a greater separation than at many other Long Island mines. Dust control with department-approved suppressants will be required. Because the site is an existing mine, there will not be new or additional visual, traffic or noise impacts.

The project is located at 135 Old Northport Road, south of Marvin Drive and west of Indian Head Road in Kings Park, Town of Smithtown. A Notice of Complete Application for a department Mined Land Reclamation Permit has also been issued for this project.

Contact: John A Wieland, Environmental Analyst II, NYSDEC, Environmental Permits Office, SUNY Bldg #40, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356; Telephone: (631) 444-0367.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Nassau County - The Board of Trustees of the Incoroprated Village of North Hills, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Applications for Repeal of Covenants and Subdivision Phase II of the Chatham at North Hills. Comments on the FEIS will be accepted by the contact person until 5:00 p.m. on May 9, 2005. As part of an incentive zoning proposal, the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of North Hills has received applications to permit the repeal of covenants and restrictions (classifying the affected property as "open space area" with a scenic and conservation easement) and to permit the subdivision of 15.87 acres of the subject property to accommodate the development of 58 dwelling units (The Chatham at North Hills Phase II). The development is proposed to be served by public water. Sanitary sewage is proposed to be accommodated by the Bay Park Water Pollution Control Plant. The project is located on the south side of Power House Road (South Service Road of Long Island Expressway), east of New Hyde Park Road, Incorporated Village of North Hills.

Contact: A. Thomas Levin, 1505 Kellum Plact, Mineola, NY 11501, phone: (516) 592-5704.