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Negative Declaration

County: Suffolk

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Prescribed Fire Treatments, Rocky Point Natural Resource
Management Area Grasslands

Contact: Timothy Byrnes, Captain
Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356
Phone Number: (631) 444-0290

Project Location: Town of Brookhaven. In general the area is bounded by the Thunder Road and Rocky Point Road on the west, State Route 25A on the north, Whiskey Road and Route 25 on the South, and Woodlot and Ridge Road on the East

Project Description: The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation proposes to implement a prescribed fire management plan on the lands owned by the Department of Environmental Conservation, identified as Rocky Point Natural Resource Management Area. The project entails the use of prescribed fire to provide for ecological restoration of grassland communities. The proposed activities are being undertaken on approximately 256 acres of Department of Environmental Conservation managed lands within the Central Pine Barrens of Long Island. Treatments will be conducted in phases in units smaller than the entire site based on prescriptions of individual stands and vegetation community types within the project area of the preserve. Each treatment unit will have a prescription plan written which meets the requirements of the negative declaration and which is based on prescribed fire elements contained in the Rocky Point Natural Resources Management Area and David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve Unit Management Plan and the Fire Management Plan for the Rocky Point Natural Resources Management Area. The Prescribed Fire Plan is made a part of this Negative Declaration.

Suffolk County - The Long Island Power Authority (“LIPA”), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Edwards Avenue Substation Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new electric distribution system substation and other equipment and a set of underground electric cables to connect to the existing Brookhaven to Riverhead 138 kV transmission line. The proposed substation would be located on an approximately 6.89 acre lot on the east side of Edwards Avenue north of the Long Island Rail Road tracks in Calverton, Town of Riverhead, Suffolk County, New York. The underground cables would be installed in the right-of-way of Edwards Avenue and the Long Island Expressway (LIE) service road.

Contact: Seth Hulkower, Long Island Power Authority, 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Suite 403, Uniondale, NY 11553, Telephone: (516) 222-7700.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town Brookhaven, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of the CR 51 Corridor Land Use Plan. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 1, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town of Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY. Comments on the Draft EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until May 11, 2007. A copy of the Draft EIS may be obtained from the contact person listed below. The action involves the adoption of a land use plan for the County Road (CR) 51 corridor in the Town of Brookhaven, consisting of 1,018 acres and 717 tax lots in order to guide future land uses so as to preserve the community's sense of place and the natural scenic characteristics of the corridor, and address socio-economic, traffic, and recreation concerns in the corridor. The project is located in the CR 51 corridor in Eastport, East Moriches, and Manorville, between Montauk Highway and CR 111 in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County.

Contact: Thomas Chawner, Division of Planning, Town of Brookhaven, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, phone: (631) 451-1059, e mail: tchawner@brookhaven.org.