SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL SHELLFISH HARVESTERS IN THE TOWN OF OYSTER BAY

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Shellfisheries Section has determined that water quality in a portion of Cold Spring Harbor in the Town of Oyster Bay has changed, requiring reclassification to protect public health.

Due to this change in water quality, the Department has filed a Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rulemaking to amend Title 6 of the New York Code of Rules and Regulations, Part 41.2, “Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Land,” in Nassau County, which changes the descriptions of uncertified shellfish lands in Cold Spring Harbor.

The new regulations are EFFECTIVE on October 13, 2015 and should appear in the NYS Register on October 28, 2015, see: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2015.html

The following shellfish lands are in such sanitary condition that shellfish thereon shall not be taken for use as food and such lands are designated as uncertified areas.

(vii) Cold Spring Harbor (new text is underlined)
Existing clause 41.2(b)(4)(vii)(a) is amended to read as follows:

(a) During the period January 1 through December 31, both dates inclusive, all that area including tributaries south and east of a line extending southerly from the seaward end of the dock serving the Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club (local landmark) to the western extremity of the white house (known as the Gale House) located on the shoreline immediately west of Cold Spring Beach (local landmark), on the campus of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

New clause 41.2(b)(4)(vii)(b) is adopted to read as follows:
(b) During the period May 1 through October 15, both dates inclusive, all that area including tributaries south and east of a line extending westerly from the seaward end of the dock serving the Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club (local landmark) to the flag pole situated near the village hall of the Village of Laurel Hollow, 1492 Laurel Hollow Road (local landmark).

A map image showing the change in the affected area is provided below:

Part 41 Changes_NTSH for Oyster Bay