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ENB Region 1 Notices 2/10/2021

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Central Pine Barrens Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Central Pine Barrens Comprehensive Prescribed Fire Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the approval of the Central Pine Barrens Comprehensive Prescribed Fire Management Plan, a document which provides the framework and guidelines by which to develop a sustained and scientifically based prescribed fire management program within the Central Pine Barrens. The plan provides rigorous and systematic management planning and implementation approach that builds a cohesive and collaborative prescribed fire-based land management structure and strategically guides decision making in order to maximize management effectiveness reflective of ecological and social priorities/values and available resources. The plan also provides key guidelines for prescribed fire operations, programs and safety that are necessary to help ensure that fire disturbance is returned to the Central Pine Barrens in a safe and prescribed manner for the purposes of ecological restoration, public health improvement and wildfire risk reduction. The project is located throughout the Central Pine Barrens on Long Island, New York.

Contact: Judy Jakobsen, Central Pine Barrens Commission, 624 Old Riverhead Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978, Phone: (631) 288-1079, E-mail: JJakobsen@pb.state.ny.us.


Suffolk County - The Town of Southold, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Change of Zone Application of HC NOFO LLC (Southold Affordable Apartments) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the request for a change of zone for SCTM#1000-61-1-9.1 from the Hamlet Business (HB) Zoning District to the Affordable Housing District (AHD). The parcel is located at 53351 Main Road in the Town of Southold, New York. The change of zone will provide the opportunity to construct up to 14 affordable housing rental units in four separate buildings on the 48,707 square foot parcel. Newly constructed buildings 1 through 3 will be occupied by four 813 square foot units and located in the rear of the parcel, the existing dwelling located in the front of the parcel will be converted to 2 units; one 975 square foot and the second 1,007 square foot.

Contact: Mark Terry, Town of Southold, P.O. Box 1179, Southold, NY 11971, Phone: (631) 765-1938, E-mail: mark.terry@town.southold.ny.us.


Suffolk County - The Town of Southampton Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Requirements for Battery Storage as a Land Use will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the enactment of zoning code to provide for battery storage as a counterpart for renewable energy as envisioned by the Governor's Reforming Energy Vision (REV) initiative. The zoning will permit small battery energy storage systems throughout the Town of Southampton and also provides safeguards for commercial systems greater than 600 kWh in specific areas through special exception standards that will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Town Planning Board. Battery storage provides a method to mitigate Town energy demands while meeting sustainability and public safety objectives. The project is located throughout the Town of Southampton, New York.

Contact: Janice Scherer, Town of Southampton, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968, Phone: (631) 702-1801, E-mail: jscherer@southamptontownny.gov.


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