ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

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Amendments of the Final Freshwater Wetlands Maps for Nassau County

Subsequent to the promulgation of the final Freshwater Wetlands Maps for Nassau County on July 30, 1984, DEC Staff found an inaccuracy affecting Map 5 of 15. Having fully investigated this site, Staff sent notice of the proposed amendment to the affected landowners and published notice in local newspapers and in the ENB. DEC Staff reviewed public comments received during the comment period and at the public hearing held on June 2, 2005. Upon review of Staff's findings and recommendations relative to this matter, the Commissioner was satisfied that Staff appropriately responded to all oral and written comments on the proposed amendments, and that Staff's recommendations were consistent with the requirements of the Freshwater Wetlands Act and supported by the record. The Commissioner was satisfied that Wetland SC-12 meets the criteria of unusual local importance as an unusual forest community which provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, open space and aesthetic value in an island of habitat in a highly urbanized area and opportunities for scientific research. The Commissioner ordered that SC-12, a wetland of unusual local importance, be added as a Class II wetland to Map 5 of 15 for Nassau County, effective January 18, 2006. A copy of the amended final maps will be filed with the office of the clerk of each affected local government and in the Department's Region 1 Office.

Contact: Gregory Kozlowski, NYS DEC, Bureau of Fisheries, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, phone: (518) 402-8896, FAX: (518) 402-8925, email gekozlow@gw.dec.state.ny.us or Robert Marsh, Region 1, SUNY-Building 40, Stony Brook, NY, 11790, phone: (631)444-0278, fax: (631)444-0272, email rfmarsh@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Public Notice

Mr. Jae K. Choi, Owner
Yore Gallon Cleaners
190 Glen Cove Avenue
Glen Cove, NY 11542-3505
DEC ID: 1-2805-00116

upon application and investigation has satisfied the requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 232, §232.3 Variances.

§232.3 Variances, allow Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facility owners who meet the specific requirements of this section to petition the Department to be relieved of certain Part 232 requirements. In this instance, the above applicant is seeking a §232.3 Variance in relief of the §232.6 requirement to install only new fourth generation equipment at new facilities. In particular, the applicant seeks to move the following New York State certified, used, 4th Generation machine to a new location.

Manufacturer: Union
Model: L840
Serial #: 620-E3-0457
Capacity: 40 lbs
Installation Date: July 2003

The Department grants the applicant a variance from the requirements of 232.6 and 232.13 for this one instance. This variance shall be maintained by operating the facility in full compliance with Part 232 and all other applicable regulations.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Permitting and Compliance Section
Bureau of Stationary Sources
Division of Air Resources
518-402-8403


Negative Declaration

Lead Agency: Suffolk County

Capital Project #: 3008

Address: Office of the County Executive
100 Veterans Highway
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788

Date: December 9, 2005

This notice is issued pursuant to Title 6 NYCRR Part 617 of the implementing regulations pertaining to Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review) of the Environmental Conservation Law.

The County of Suffolk, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed action described below will not have a significant environmental impact and a Final Impact Statement will not be prepared pursuant to Title 6 NYCRR Part 617.9(a)(5)(i)(b).

Title of Action: Proposed Suffolk County Correctional Facility Expansion

SEQR Status: Type I

Description of Action: The project involves the renovation of and addition to the existing Yaphank Suffolk County Correctional Facility in two stages.

Location: West side of County Route 21 (Yaphank Avenue), Yaphank, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, NY.

Reasons Supporting this Determination: (See 617.7(a)-(c) for requirements of this determination; see 617.7(d) for Conditioned Negative Declaration)

Contact Person: James F. Bagg, Chief Environmental Analyst
Address: Council on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, New York 11788
Phone No: (516) 853-5203


Lead Agency: Suffolk County

Capital Project #: N.A.

Legislative Resolution #: 1302

Address: Office of the County Executive
100 Veterans Highway
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788

This notice is issued pursuant to Title 6 NYCRR Part 617 and Suffolk County Local Law #22-1985 of the implementing regulations pertaining to Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review) of the Environmental Conservation Law.

The County of Suffolk, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed action described below will not have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared.

Title of Action: 2006 Vector Control Plan

SEQR Status: Type I X (Type CEA if Applicable)

Description of Action: The project involves the work to be done, methods to be employed, and general description of lands to be entered to carry out Vector Control operations during 2006.

Location: Throughout Suffolk County

Reasons Supporting this Determination:

1. The proposed action will not exceed any of the criteria in Section 617.7 of Title 6 NYCRR which sets forth thresholds for determining significant effect on the environment.

2. The no-action alternative has been rejected on the grounds that Suffolk County has a history of mosquito problems that affect the health and well being of residents. In particular, Suffolk County has had a total of nineteen human cases of West Nile Virus, resulting in four deaths, demonstrating the fact that mosquito-borne disease can and does occur in Suffolk County.

3. The 2006 Vector Control Plan of Work contains the same or more stringent impact limiting measures contained in the 2005 Plan of Work in order to minimize environmental impacts and address the issues raised before Council on Environmental Quality:

4. Whenever possible, the program implements the more generally “environmentally friendly” measures such as water management and biological controls first and then through the highly specific larvicides and only chemical controls such as adulticides after the other methods prove insufficient or not feasible.

5. All pesticide applications use only EPA and DEC registered, low-dose, low residual products that are labeled for this use.

6. All pesticides used must also be approved by the Commissioner of Health Services.

7. All activities of the Division are conducted with strict compliance with all applicable State and Federal Laws. This includes compliance with label directions, use of registered pesticides, licensing of applicators, State Aquatic Pesticide permits and Freshwater and Tidal Wetlands permits.

8. When pesticides are used, the Division transmits the locations of all field crews on a daily basis to the NYDEC pesticide office. This allows the DEC to conduct inspections in the field. DEC also observes the calibration procedures Suffolk uses to prepare the helicopter for aerial adulticiding, and receives detailed calibration data for the ground adulticide equipment.

9. All Division of Vector Control applicators are appropriately licensed and trained, and modern, properly calibrated equipment is used in the applications to ensure all label and other environmental restrictions are complied with.

10. As an additional measure to protect the public, Suffolk County operates under a notification law to provide public notice when adulticides are applied.

11. In addition, Suffolk County has a “no spray list” that allows property owners to exempt their property from spraying with adulticides except in the case of health emergencies.

Contact Person: James F. Bagg, Chief Environmental Analyst
Address: Council on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, New York 11788

Phone No: (516) 853-5203