Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Suffolk County - The Southampton Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan/Special Exception of ZAPA Properties will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a site plan/special exception application for a 6480 sq. ft. four bay, metal storage building on a 1-acre parcel. The project is located in the LI-40 Zoning District on the east side of Windemere Court, south east of North Philips Avenue, Speonk.
Contact: Dennis Finnerty, Town of Southampton Planning Board, Town Hall, 116 Hampton Rd., Southampton, N.Y. 11968, phone: (516) 287-6055.
Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Southampton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 691 Flying Point Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a two (2) lot subdivision involving three (3) parcels two conforming parcels (86,985 sq. ft., 82,337 sq. ft.), and one non-conforming parcel (45,174 sq. ft.) to one conforming parcel (140,030 sq. ft.) and one non-conforming parcel (74,466 sq. ft.), in the R-80 Zoning District, in the Agricultural Overlay District, in the NYS Archaeologically Sensitive Map Area. The subject parcels are located at 675, 691, and 703 Flying Point Road, Water Mill, Town of Southampton (Suffolk County Tax Map Numbers 900-178-1-17.51, 900-178-1-17.52, &900-178-1-4).
Contact: Dennis Finnerty, Town of Southampton Planning Board, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, New York 11968, phone: (631) 283-6000.
Suffolk County - The Town of Southampton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Residences At Canoe Place may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a request for rezoning from the existing Resort and Waterfront Business (RWB) classification to a Maritime Planned Development District (MPDD) and proposes merging two adjacent developed properties and removing all existing structures (Canoe Place Inn) on site for the purpose of constructing a four-story private residence club with seventy-five (75) two and three bedroom units and associated recreational facilities with total proposed building area of 161,115 square feet. The subject parcels encompass 5.65 acres of land and are located on the northwest corner of Montauk Highway, Suffolk County Road (CR) 80 and Newtown Road, (CR) 62, in Hampton Bays, situate in the RWB zoning district and identified as Suffolk County Tax Map Parcels 900-207-05-03 and 900-207-05-04, 235 & 239 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY.
Contact: Jefferson V. Murphree, Town Planning and Development, Town of Southampton, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, New York 11968, phone: (631) 287-5707, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hampton Woods at Moriches may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves subdivision with cluster treatment of 93 acres of property into 80 lots for the construction of residences, and associated road, utility and drainage infrastructure, with dedication of approximately 16 acres of property to the Town of Brookhaven for Open Space. The project is located on the north east corner of First Avenue and Barnes Road and situated south of Sunrise Highway and west of the corner of Sunrise Highway and Dayton Avenue, Moriches.
Contact: Anthony Graves, Town of Brookhaven Planning Board, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, phone: (631) 451-6455.
Suffolk County - The Suffolk County Office of the County Executive, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Suffolk County Vector Control and Wetlands Management. Many DGEIS comments resulted in further Plan improvements. Every adulticide application will be preceded by an objective (numeric) threshold measurement of mosquitoes. Public education and outreach efforts were expanded to include targeted education (e.g., schools, homeowner associations). Criteria for further environmental review have been clarified. Also, the draft triennial report format has been included in the Plan (including goals, performance measures, indicators of success, etc.). The FGEIS further clarifies the distinction between public health nuisance and disease control, modeling of West Nile Virus effects in the absence of vector control, and potential impacts of methoprene.
Most significantly, the wetlands strategy has been refined. The 15-acre threshold which would trigger further review for minor Best Management Practices (BMPs) has been eliminated. All but the most benign BMPs (e.g., hand ditch maintenance; culvert replacement) will receive strict environmental review. As part of the program, no new ditches will be created, and routine machine ditch maintenance has ceased. During the first triennial implementation period, the program will focus on minor water management, such as replacing culverts and restoring tidal circulation. The confusing term "Open Marsh Water Management" has been eliminated, in favor of "Integrated Marsh Management." Wetlands health will now be the paramount objective for all projects. The Wetlands Stewardship Committee membership (four non-profits) and role (will receive notice of most wetland BMPs) have expanded. Note that vector control related to the Fire Island National Seashore will be subject to separate federal processes, including permitting and environmental review. The FGEIS is available at www.suffolkmosquitocontrolplan.org.
Contact: James Bagg, Council on Environmental Quality, H. Lee Dennison Building, Hauppauge, New York 11787, phone: (631) 852-5203, e-mail: James.Bagg@suffolkcountyny.gov.