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Council on Environmental Quality

The Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) was established in 1970 by Article I of the Suffolk County Charter, known as the Environmental Bill of Rights. In 1972 the County established the Suffolk County Historic Trust and designated the CEQ members as trustees of the Historic Trust. Under its mandated Charter responsibilities, the CEQ is advisory to both the County Executive and the County Legislature.

The primary responsibility of the Council on Environmental Quality is to provide advice and assistance to any department, board, commission or agency of Suffolk County government regarding the implementation of and compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). In addition, the Council may make recommendations to the County Legislature and County Executive as to what County-owned properties should be dedicated to the County nature preserve or historic trust and what properties not owned by the County should be acquired for purposes of dedication. The Council also serves an important role examining developments in the County that are likely to have an impact on the quality of the environment.

The Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality consists of 11 voting members. The current members of the Council on Environmental Quality are:

  • R. Lawrence Swanson, Chair
  • Michael Kaufman, Vice-Chair
  • Robert Carpenter, Jr.
  • Frank DeRubies
  • Michael Doall
  • Eva Growney
  • Tom Gulbransen
  • Hon. Kara Hahn
  • Constance Kepert
  • Mary Ann Spencer
  • Andrea Spilka

CEQ meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 9:30 AM in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY, unless otherwise noted.

County Sponsored Environmental Impact Statements

Below is a summary of the SEQRA record for certain Environmental Impact Statements initiated by Suffolk County:

Suffolk County Subwatersheds Wastewater Plan

Resolution 849-2016

Notice of SEQRA Public Scoping Hearings – November 29, 2016 and December 1, 2016

Final Scoping Document

Draft Scoping Document

Yaphank County Center – Surplus Land Designation

Resolution 45-2010

Positive Declaration & Notice of Public Scoping Hearing

Notice of SEQRA Public Scoping Hearing

SEQRA Public Scoping Hearing Minutes

Final Scoping Document

Notice of Completion/Hearing of DGEIS

Notice of SEQRA Public Hearing on DGEIS – April 12, 2011

SEQRA Public Hearing on DGEIS Minutes

Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement

Generic Environmental Impact Statement – Statement of Findings

Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program

Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program – Information

Suffolk County Vector Control

SEQRA documents for the Suffolk County Vector Control and Wetlands Management Plan

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General SEQRA Information

New York State’s SEQRA Handbook provides a reference guide to New York SEQRA law. In addition, New York State offers information on navigating through the SEQRA process.

Under New York State’s Rules, Codes, and Regulations, Part 617 of the general regulations of the State Department of Environmental Conservation provides guidelines concerning Environmental Quality Review. Chapter 450 of the Suffolk County Code governs the implementation of SEQRA review by Suffolk County.

The following are blank Environmental Assessment Forms (EAFs):

Short Environmental Assessment Form (pdf format)

Short Environmental Assessment Form (Word format)

Long Environmental Assessment Form (pdf format)

Long Environmental Assessment Form (Word format)

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Historic Trust Manual

The Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality first published its Historic Trust Manual in 1972. The Historic Trust Manual describes the policies and procedures for the preservation of Suffolk County-owned historic sites, areas, and buildings. It also outlines the standards that should be used by Suffolk County for the acquisition, dedication, and maintenance of properties having historical significance. The most recent edition of the Historic Trust Manual was released in 2010.

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Meetings

The Council on Environmental Quality has created a Subcommittee/Working Group concerning the Suffolk County Subwatersheds Wastewater Plan GEIS. The Subcommittee/Working Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Arthur Kunz Memorial Library, 2nd Floor, H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY, unless otherwise noted. These are the Public Notices for meetings of the CEQ Subcommittee/Working Group:

Meeting Date Notice
March 1, 2019 Notice
March 6, 2019 Notice
March 20, 2019 CANCELLED
April 10, 2019 CANCELLED
April 24, 2019 CANCELLED

Regular CEQ meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 9:30 AM, 2nd Floor Conference Room, H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY, unless otherwise noted.

Below, you may view a CEQ meeting notice, agenda, summary, project information, or resolutions. Audio recordings of CEQ meetings are available upon request.

2019 CEQ Meetings

MEETING DATE

NOTICE

AGENDA

SUMMARY

PROJECT INFORMATION

AUDIO†

RESOLUTIONS

2019
January 16, 2019 Notice Agenda Summary Project      Resolutions
February 20, 2019 Notice Agenda Summary     Resolutions
March 13, 2019 Notice Agenda Summary     Resolutions
March 27, 2019 - CANCELLED Notice Agenda Summary     Resolutions
April 17, 2019 Notice Agenda Summary     Resolutions
May 8, 2019 Notice Agenda Summary Project      Resolutions
June 12, 2019 Notice Agenda Summary     Resolutions
July 17, 2019 Notice Agenda Summary     Resolutions
August 21, 2019 Notice Agenda Summary     Resolutions
September 18, 2019 Notice Agenda Summary     Resolutions
October 16, 2019 Notice Agenda Summary     Resolutions
November 20, 2019 Notice Agenda Summary     Resolutions
December 11, 2019 Notice Agenda Summary     Resolutions

2018 CEQ Meetings

2018
January 17, 2018 Notice Agenda Summary January   Resolutions
February 21, 2018  Notice Agenda Summary February   Resolutions
March 21, 2018 CANCELED Notice Agenda Summary March   Resolutions
April 18, 2018  Notice Agenda Summary April   Resolutions
May 16, 2018  Notice Agenda Summary May   Resolutions
June 20, 2018  Notice Agenda Summary June   Resolutions
July 18, 2018 CANCELED Notice Agenda Summary July   Resolutions
August 15, 2018  Notice Agenda Summary August   Resolutions
September 17, 2018  Notice Agenda Summary September   Resolutions
October 17, 2018  Notice Agenda Summary October   Resolutions
November 21, 2018  CANCELLED Notice Agenda Summary November   Resolutions
December 12, 2018 Notice  Agenda  Summary  December   Resolutions

2017
January 18, 2017 Notice  Agenda  Summary January   Resolutions
February 15, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary February   Resolutions
March 15, 2017 CANCELED Notice Agenda Summary March   Resolutions
March 24, 2017* Notice  Agenda Summary March   Resolutions
April 19, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary April   Resolutions
May 17, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary May   Resolutions
June 21, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary June   Resolutions
July 19, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary July   Resolutions
August 16, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary August   Resolutions
September 20, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary September   Resolutions
October 18, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary October   Resolutions
November 15, 2017
Meeting Location Change (See Agenda)
Notice  Agenda Summary November   Resolutions
December 13, 2017 Notice  Agenda Summary December   Resolutions

 


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