ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

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Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Harbor Lights Oyster Co. LLC/Theodore Bucci 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 Noyak Bay approximately 1,700 feet from shore, northerly of Pine Neck. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Noyak Bay Latitude North 41 00' 23" and Longitude West 72 20' 35". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 250 mesh shellfish cages each measuring 4'long x 3'wide x 3" high at a depth of no less than 15 feet from mean low water The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica). 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 December 29, 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-7-06.

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


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Nassau County - The Town of Oyster Bay, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Petition of Costco Wholesale Corp. & Westbury Realty Ventures, L.P. for a Special Use Permit. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on December 13, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 74 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 12, 2007. The action involves a Special Use Permit to construct a 148,663 sq. ft. Costco wholesale store on a 12.8 acres site. The project is located at the southwest intersection of W. John St. & Charlotte St., Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, NY.

Contact: Aldona Lawson, Town Of Oyster Bay Environmental Quality Review Division, 150 Miller Place, Syosset, New York 11791, phone: (516) 677-5717, fax: (516) 677-5730, e-mail:alawson@oysterbay-ny.gov.