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Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Thomas M. Cornell of Southold, 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 Hog Neck Bay approximately 0.25 miles from shore, north easterly of Nassau Point. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Hog Neck Bay Latitude North 40˙ 59' 36.9" and Longitude West 72˙ 25' 56.28". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 200 steel and plastic mesh shellfish cages each measuring 42" long x 36" wide x 36" high at a depth of no less than 17 feet from mean low water The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), and bay scallop (Argopecten irradians). 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 May 5, 2006. 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-1-06.

CONTACT: Joshua Thiel, NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400


Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law Sections 13-0323 and 13-0327, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for 6NYCRR Part 49 relating to scallops and oysters. This notice will be published in issue 16 of the State Register, dated 4/19/2006.

For further information contact:

Debra Barnes
Department of Environmental Conservation
205 North Bellemeade Road
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: (631) 444-0483
Email: dabarnes@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Public Information Meeting

County: Nassau

Lead Agency: NYS OPRHP

Project Title: Reconstruction of Boardwalk Restaurant

Contact Person: Daniel S. Kane
Address: Agency Bldg. 1, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12239
Phone: 518-473-7944
Fax: 474-4013
Email: Daniel.Kane@oprhp.state.ny.us

Project Location: Jones Beach State Park, Central Mall, Wantagh, NY

Project Description: The proposed project is the construction of a new full service seasonal dining restaurant and banquet facility. The facility will be on the site of the former Boardwalk Restaurant that was demolished in 2004 due to structural deficiencies. Associated with the replacement restaurant building will be outdoor patios and terraces. The site of the proposed restaurant is within the “Jones Beach State Park, Causeway, and Parkway System” that is listed on the New York State and Federal Registers of Historic Places. The design of the building will be in conformance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. The total project site is about 5 acres. This includes improvements to provide adequate parking and improve traffic flow. A portion of the exiting Pitch and Putt golf course will be converted to parking area. The golf course will be redesigned and enhanced under a separate project. Details on the proposal and its environmental impacts and mitigation are contained in a draft Environmental Assessment which will be discussed at a Public Information meeting on May 2nd, 2006, 1:00 p.m. in the Regional Headquarters at Belmont Lake State Park, Belmont Avenue, Babylon.


Notice Of Public Hearing

Suffolk County - A public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton on April 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY to hear any and all persons either for or against a Zone Change application of Village Green (formerly Remsen Crossing); said application proposes a change from Residential (R-20) to Residential Planned Development District (RPDD) and would enable the construction of 11 single family residences and 48 multi-family condominium units (non-rental) on two contiguous parcels (SCTM No.'s 0900-350-2-10.1 and 10.2) totaling approximately 15 acres, and will include affordable units. Said parcels are located on the north side of Montauk Highway, east of its intersection with South Country Road and Dock Road, in the unincorporated Hamlet of Speonk in the Town of Southampton.

Contact: Marietta M. Seaman, Town of Southampton, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968, phone: (631) 287-5740.


Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Huntington, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law Introductory No. 2-2006 Amending the Code of the Town of Huntington, Chapter 198 (Zoning), Article XX (Accessory Apartments) §198-146 (Exemptions) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to Chapter 198 (Zoning), Article XX (Accessory Apartment), §198-146 (Exemptions for advancing the Town's existing "Take Back the Blocks" program). The program improves neighborhoods by transforming dilapidated properties primarily owned by absentee landlords into aesthetically pleasing, owner-occupied affordable homes with safe affordable rental units that will help meet mortgage obligations ability to rehabilitate and transform absentee landlord rental dwellings into owner-occupied homes. The proposed action waives Section 198-134 (A)(5), of Huntington Town Code for not-for-profit agencies that are participating in the program (i.e. the requirement of having a valid certificate of occupancy three (3) years prior to applying for an accessory apartment permit). The project is located in the Town of Huntington, all of District #0400 on the Suffolk County Tax Map.

Contact: Scott Robin, Planning and Environment, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Juntington, NY 11743, phone: (631) 351-3196, fax: (631) 351-3257.


Positive Declaration

Nassau County - The Village of Muttontown Board of Zoning Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Special Use Permit Application of The Jewish Congregation of Brookville may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the Applicant seeking a Special Use Permit to allow the construction and use of a 13,100 square foot Synagogue with appurtenant accessory parking facilities for religious purposes as shown on the site plan entitled A Site Plan Jewish Congregation of Brookville prepared by Peter Marino and Associates Architects and dated December 15, 2005. The project is located on the east side of NYS Route 106, in the Incorporated Village of Muttontown, Syosset, Nassau County, New York, Section 15, Block A, Lots 2429 & 2430 on the Nassau County Land and Tax Map.

Contact: Peter P. MacKinnon, Inc. Village of Muttontown, 1763 Route 106, Syosset, New York 11791, Phone: (516) 364-3476.