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Public Notice

Availability for Comment on Draft TMDL/Impaired Waters Restoration Plan

This notice announces the availability of a DRAFT Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)/Impaired Water Restoration Plan proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to address twenty (20) specific waterbodies:

These are shellfishing waters tributary or adjacent to Peconic Bay that are impaired by pathogens. Public comment on these documents will be accepted for 30 days, through August 18, 2006.

BACKGROUND: States are required by Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and EPA's implementing regulations (40CFR Part 130) to develop TMDL plans for waterbodies and pollutants where water quality standards are not being met. By definition, a TMDL specifies the allowable pollutant loading from all contributing sources (e.g., point sources, nonpoint sources, and natural background) at a level necessary to attain the applicable water quality standards with seasonal variations and a margin of safety that takes into account any lack of knowledge concerning the relationship between the sources of the pollutant and water quality. In essence, a TMDL defines the assimilative capacity of the waterbody to absorb a pollutant and still meet water quality standards.

The proposed TMDL/Impaired Water Restoration Plan for pathogens relies on current and ongoing stormwater and other nonpoint source reduction efforts such as the Peconic Estuary Program Management Conference and Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan process to address existing water quality impairments.

INFORMATION: Copies of the proposed draft plans can be obtained by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Watershed Assessment and Management by mail at 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3502, or by phone at 518-402-8179, or via email at dmwicker@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of William Hurtle of Greenport, 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 Long Island Sound approximately 0.25 miles from shore, and 0.75 miles east of Mattituck Inlet. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Long Island Sound Latitude North 41 1' 23.5" and Longitude West 72 33' 4.75". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 220 plastic mesh shellfish cages each measuring 40"long x 20" wide x 3.5" high at a depth of no less than 12 feet from mean low water The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), soft clam (Mya arenaria), blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), razor clam (Ensis directus) 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 August 18, 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-6-06.

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

Public Notice

Notice Of Issuance Of A Request For Proposals

Please take notice that the Town of Brookhaven shall make available at the Department of Purchasing, Third Floor, Town Hall, One Independence Hill, Farmingville N.Y. 11738 a Draft Request for Proposals (DRFP) issued pursuant to the provisions of New York State General Municipal Law 120-w for the operation of the Town of Brookhaven Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) located at the Town landfill complex, 350 Horseblock Road, Yaphank, N.Y. Copies of the DRFP shall be available to prospective proposers on and after July 26, 2006 for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $75.00, payable by cash, check or money order to the Town of Brookhaven. Proposers are requested to register with the Department of Purchasing in order to receive all relevant communications and addenda concerning the DRFP. A copy of the DRFP will be filed with the Town Clerk, and additional copies will be made available to the general public free of charge, but no assurance can be given that further communications or addenda will be available to a recipient absent registration and payment of the fee.

In this DRFP, the Town seeks a qualified operator for its dual stream MRF for a term commencing on January 9, 2007 and extending for a term of five (5) years plus five (5) one (1) year option periods, or in the alternative a ten (10) year term. The MRF receives over 45,000 tons of recyclable materials per year, including all of the designated recyclable materials generated within the Brookhaven Refuse and Recycling Improvement (BRRI), a special district consisting of approximately 120,000 residential households, plus certain other recyclable materials received by agreement between Brookhaven and other municipalities, or between the operator and other generators. The operator will be required to process and market all recyclables delivered to the facility, and to abide by certain performance guarantees set forth in the DRFP.

The Town also requests proposers to submit their qualifications, together with preliminary design and cost estimates, for the conversion of the MRF to a single stream processing facility within the term of the contract. Further details as to the current operating configuration of the facility are set forth in the DRFP.

Written comment on the DRFP will be accepted by the Town through September 26, 2006, unless otherwise extended. Comments should be directed to Commissioner John Kowalchyk, Department of Waste Management, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, N.Y. 11738. A Comments Conference for proposers and the general public will be held on August 28, 2006 at the Landfill Complex 350 Horseblock Road, Yaphank, N.Y. at 11:00 am. for the purpose of providing proposers with an opportunity to raise questions and make suggestions regarding the DRFP. The Town's MRF will be available for inspection on the day of the Comments Conference and a tour will be conducted immediately following the Conference. Attendance at the Comments Conference is recommended, but not mandatory. The Town will issue a Final Request for Proposals no earlier than ten days after the close of the comment period. Receipt of final proposals is anticipated to be November 1, 2006.

The Town of Brookhaven reserves the right to reject and declare invalid any or all proposals and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the proposals received, all in the best interests of the Town.

The Town of Brookhaven encourages minorities and women-owned business to participate in the procurement process.

Anthony DeMaio, Director
Department of Purchasing
Town of Brookhaven

Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of East Hampton Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Long Lane Farm Preliminary Subdivsion may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the subdivision of 35.2 acres of farmland into six lots and the construction of a two story, 7,095 square foot building to contain a storage area, employee lockers, two offices, a reception area, a meeting room, and two bathrooms with showers on a 24.6 acre agricultural reserved area. The parcel is zoned A5-Residence/Agricultural Overlay District and has frontage on the East Hampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike (S.R. 114) and Long Lane (C.R. 59). The project is located at 80 East Hampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Contact: Sylvia Overby, Town of East Hampton Planning Board, 300 Pantigo Place, East Hampton, NY 11937, phone: (631) 324-2696.