Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Pursuant to 15 CFR 923.84(b), the New York State Department of State (DOS) has submitted a routine program implementation action to the federal Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM). The DOS considers this action to be routine and has requested OCRM’s concurrence in this determination. The change to the NYS Coastal Management Program (CMP) covered by this request is the incorporation into the State’s CMP of the following:Revised Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and New Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats in Suffolk County.
Revised Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats include: In the Town of North Hempstead: Prospect Point; Manhasset Bay; and Hempstead Harbor, and in the Town of Oyster Bay: Mill Neck Creek, Beaver Brook, and Frost Creek; and Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor, and in the Town of Huntington: Eaton’s Neck Point; Sand City; Huntington Bay; Northport Bay; Lloyd Point; Lloyd Harbor; Crab Meadow Wetlands and Beaches; and Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor, and in the Town of Smithtown: Nissequogue Inlet Beaches; Stony Brook Harbor and West Meadow; and Nissequogue River, and in the Town of Brookhaven: Stony Brook Harbor and West Meadow; Flax Pond; Conscience Bay, Little Bay, and Setauket Harbor; Port Jefferson Harbor; Port Jefferson Beaches; Mt. Sinai Harbor; and Wading River march and Beach, and the Town of Riverhead: Wading River Marsh and Beach, and Town of Southold; Plum Gut; The Race; Mattituck Inlet Wetlands and Beaches; and Fishers Island Beaches, Pine Islands, and Shallows.
New habitat designations include: Caumsett State Park in the Town of Huntington, Asharoken Beach in the Town of Huntington, Herod Point Shoal in the Towns of Brookhaven and Riverhead, Roanoke Shoals in the Town of Riverhead, Baiting Hollow Wetlands and Beach in the Town of Riverhead, Grandifolia Sandhills in the Town of Riverhead, Goldsmith Inlet and Beach in the Town of Southold, Pipes Cove Creek and Moores Drain in the Town of Southold, and Dumpling Islands and Flat Hammock in the Town of Southold.
A major policy of the State’s CMP and the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources act (Article 42 of the NYS Executive Law) calls for the designation of coastal fish and wildlife habitats which are significant due to ecosystem rarity, vulnerable species, human use, population levels, or replaceability. The habitat policy calls for areas so designated to be protected, preserved, and where practical, restored so as to maintain their viability as habitats.
In Nassau and Suffolk Counties, a total of 25 previously designated Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat areas in the Long Island north shore region have been revised, and 9 new areas have been recommended for designation by the Department of Environmental Conservation under the State’s CMP as administered by the DOS. Public hearings on the proposed habitat revisions and designations were held by the DOS on October 13, 2004 at the Suffolk County Center in Riverhead, NY., and on October 14, 2004 at C.W. Post College in Brookville, NY. Copies of the maps and narratives which describe the location and values of the habitats are available at the Department of State Office, 41 State Street, Albany, NY.
The purpose of this notice is to specifically solicit comments on whether or not revision and designation of these habitats constitutes a routine program implementation under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.
Any comments on whether or not the action constitutes a routine program implementation should be submitted within three weeks of the date of this Notice to John R. King, Chief, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, Coastal Programs Division, N/ORM3, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Comments regarding specific areas to be revised or designated should be forwarded to the NYS Department of State.
Contact: Michael Corey, Division of Coastal Resources, NYS DOS, 41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231, (518) 474-6000.
Applicant: Westhampton Old Country Senior Housing
570 Expressway Drive South
Medford, New York 11763
360 Yaphank Avenue-Suite 2C
Yaphank, NY 11980
phone: (631) 852-5700
Contact: Walter Hilbert, P.E.
SEQR: Project is a type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. No coordinated review was performed.
SHPA: Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Last Filing Date: 11/1/05
Project Location: Southampton
Project Description: The department has made a tentative determination to issue a SPDES permit for the discharge of 31,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to the groundwater located at South Old Country Road, Westhampton, New York. The proposed discharge is located with an area designated as a sole source aquifer. The following public water purveyors have been identified as having service areas located within a three mile radius of the applicant’s facility: 1) Suffolk County Water Authority. SPDES NY-0254550
Permit ID: NY-0254550
Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Southampton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Land Transfer Map Of Ash Grove Farm LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the land transfer of 373,828 sq. ft. (8.58 acres) from Lot #1 (Ash Grove Farm, LLC) to Lot #2 (Maple White, LLC), which are currently (prior to the transfer of land) 650,747 sq. ft. (14.939 acres) and 80,009 sq. ft. (1.837 acres), respectively, and after the transfer, Lot #1 and Lot #2 would be 6.357 acres and 10.419 acres, respectively, on two parcels, each containing a pre-existing dwelling, totaling 16.776 acres. The project is located in the Town’s Aquifer Protection Overlay District and Agricultural Overlay District, situate in the CR-80 Zoning District, located at 152 and 156 Little Noyack Path, in the hamlet of Water Mill (SCTM No. 900-47-1-31.3 and 900-47-1-31.4).
Contact: Dennis Finnerty, Town of Southampton Planning Board, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, New York 11968, phone: (631) 287-5735.