ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Former National Loan Investors Site
Site Address: 3333 Royal Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11572
County: Nassau
Site No.: C130168
Requestor: 1135 Railroad, Inc.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for remediation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by October 20, 2006 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Region 1
SUNY Campus
Building 40 Loop Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356
Attention: Walter Parish

Repository address:

Oceanside Public Library
30 Davidson Avenue
Oceanside, NY 11572
(516) 766-2360


Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Replace Jones Beach Restaurant will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a restaurant to replace a restaurant which was demolished due to hazard and safety issues. The restaurant will provide full service seasonal dining and offer catering services. The project is located at the site of the former Boardwalk Restaurants in the Central Mall area of Jones Beach State Park, Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, NY

Contact: Thomas B. Lyons, NYS OPRHP, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, phone: (518) 474-0409, fax: (518) 474-7013, Email: Thomas.Lyons@oprhp.state.ny.us.


Suffolk County - The Department of Land Management, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed P.C. Richard & Son II project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a site plan for the demolition of a commercial building and a single family residence and the construction of a 11,000 square foot electronic store with associated parking on a 1.4-acre parcel located in the HB Zoning District. The project is located at the southwest corner of County Road 39 and Bishop Lane, Southampton (SCTM No. 900-158-3-9).

Contact: Clare Vail, Department of Land Management, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968, phone: (631) 287-5735.


Suffolk County - The State University Construction Fund, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed SUCF Project 13C53-13C62, New Bio-Tech Building / Foundations, Bio-Tech Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a 30,182 SF building to serve as the epicenter of discovery-based research and technology development in the areas of function genomics instrumentation, gene discovery, drug design and delivery. The project is located at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Town of Brookhaven.

Contact: Margaret McSorley, State University Construction Fund, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY 12246, phone: (518) 689-2591, fax: (518) 689-2635.


Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Land Division will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a land divisioin of 91,744 sf parcel into three lots of 29,779 sf, 26,997 sf. and 34,968 sf. Existing residence and improvements proposed to remain on lot 3. Property is zoned B-1 Residence. The project is located on Hub Road and Pond Path, East Setauket, located within the Town of Brookhaven.

Contact: Amy Moody, Town of Brookhaven Planning Board, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, phone: (631) 451-6455.


Second Revised Draft EIS

Rescission of Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Shoreham-Wading River Central School District Board of Education has accepted a Second Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed expansion and renovation of the Albert G. Prodell Middle School. Second Revised Draft EIS public comment period ends October 20, 2006. A DEIS dated November 23, 2004 was previously prepared, but comments and suggestions from involved agencies required preparation of a Revised Draft EIS. The Revised DEIS was accepted as complete by the Board of Education, and notice of acceptance was published in the ENB on June 28, 2006. Although involved agencies and the public were given until July 28, 2006 to submit comments on the Revised DEIS, no comments were received. Thereafter, on August 15, 2006, the Board of Education adopted a negative declaration. On August 29, 2006, however, as a result of comments from the Pine Barrens Commission at its meeting of August 16, 2006, the Board determined that the amount of clearing and fertilizer dependent vegetation could be further reduced, and that the public and involved agencies should have the opportunity to comment on these reductions. It therefore rescinded the negative declaration, and directed that the Revised DEIS be further revised to reflect these reductions, and that a new thirty-day period for comment be noticed in the ENB. The only difference between the Revised DEIS which was previously noticed and the Second Revised DEIS herein noticed for comment is that the site plans were revised to reflect new measurements of existing conditions, reductions in clearing and the amount of fertilizer dependent vegetation as compared to the site plans in the Revised DEIS were made, and the number of tennis courts was increased from three to four. In addition, the text was amended to reflect these reductions. No changes in the proposed additions and renovations to the Middle School itself have been made subsequent to the comment period on the Revised DEIS.

The action involves a new 2-story classroom wing with 18 classrooms, 2 science rooms, support facilities and a 6,110 square foot basement constructed along the rear or western side of the existing school. A 600-seat auditorium with lobby, cafeteria/kitchen and support space would be constructed along the southeast side of the existing main structure. A new single story classroom addition consisting of 4 classrooms, 2 special education rooms and a resource room will be added to two of the existing classroom wings, located at the opposite side of the building from the proposed auditorium and cafeteria. The existing lobby will be slightly enlarged. Portions of the existing Middle School classroom wings and library will be renovated to meet programmatic, code and space requirements for the newly expanded Middle School. The expansion program at the Middle School is needed to meet the District's projected student population, existing New York State Education Department mandatory educational program requirements and State mandated classroom space requirements for middle school educational programs and activities. The current student body is 682, and the proposed action would accommodate up to 910 students in classrooms meeting State Education Department classroom space requirements.

The Middle School is located in the compatible growth area of the Central Pine Barrens. Since 1972 when the Middle School was constructed, approximately 69.2% of the 31.9 acre site was cleared, and 26.0% consisted of fertilizer dependent vegetation. The contemplated action would result in total clearing of 73.6%, and 24.9% fertilizer dependent vegetation. Alternative 1, which eliminates the proposed cafeteria and auditorium, reduces total clearing to 71.5% of the Middle School site, but, like the contemplated action, would provide for up to 960 students within existing State Education Guidelines. 25.8% of the property would contain fertilizer dependent vegetation under Alternative 1. Alternative 2 would result in combined total clearing of the Middle School site of 71.1%, but the resulting Middle School would only be able to accommodate 710 students within existing State Education Guidelines. 26.0% of the site would contain fertilizer dependent vegetation under Alternative 2. The No Action Alternative would leave total clearing at the current 69.2%, and fertilizer dependent vegetation at 26.0%, but undersized classrooms would have to accommodate the projected increase in the student body, and overcrowding will be inevitable.

The project is located at 100 Randall Road, Shoreham, Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk, NY 11786.

The Second Revised DEIS may be reviewed at the following locations: District Administrative Office, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham, NY 11786; North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham, NY 11786; and the Albert G. Prodell Middle School, 100 Randall Road, Shoreham, NY 11786.

The Second Revised DEIS may be reviewed on the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District's website at: http://www.swrcsd.com/ by clicking on the indicated link to the Second Revised DEIS. Adobe Reader will be needed to review the document, which can be downloaded for free by clicking on the link found on the District's home page.

Contact: Mark Finnerty, Shoreham-Wading River Central School District, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham, NY 11786, phone: (631) 821-8195, fax: (631) 929-3001.