Health department officials announced today that the deadline for submitting written comments regarding the Suffolk County Subwatersheds Wastewater Management Plan has been extended. Written comments are requested and will be accepted until the close of business on October 16, 2019.
Suffolk County convened two public hearings on September 5 and September 6 to receive comments on the implementation of a wastewater management strategy based on the recommendations presented in the Suffolk County Subwatersheds Wastewater Management Plan and the changes to the Suffolk County Sanitary code required to implement these recommendations.
The goal of the Subwatersheds Wastewater Management Plan is to reduce nitrogen loading from wastewater sources.
Potential environmental impacts, both positive and negative, identified during the state environmental quality review scoping and evaluated in the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement, include concerns regarding land-use; consistency with community plans and character; groundwater and surface water resources; natural resources; historic and archeological resources; noise and odors; human health and exposure to contaminants; environmental justice; cumulative impacts to water supply; potential for growth inducement; energy demand and greenhouse gas impacts; unavoidable adverse impacts, and irreversible and irretrievable commitment of resources.
Pursuant to the Citizens Public Participation Act, all citizens are invited to submit written testimony. Written comments are requested and will be accepted until the close of business October 16, 2019.
Send comments to: Ken Zegel, PE, Associate Public Health Engineer Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Office of Ecology, 360 Yaphank Avenue, Suite 2B, Yaphank, NY 11980.