To provide residents an extended opportunity to share their input, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced that the comment period for the Syosset Park Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) has been extended until August 31, 2018. The study was released earlier this year for a mixed-use development proposal located at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway service road and Robbins Lane in Syosset. In addition to the DEIS, the Town and the applicant have further agreed to provide an additional comment period for the independent environmental testing of the site.
“We heard our residents loud and clear when they called for additional independent testing to be performed at this site, and the applicant has agreed to fund the work requested by residents,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The Town is forming a Citizen Advisory Committee to guide the independent testing process and all comments on the independent testing will be accepted through January 31, 2019. However, the Town will not accept a final study from the applicant until the public has been given the opportunity to fully review the testing plan and final results.”
Residents who wish to review the DEIS may visit the Office of the Town Clerk in Oyster Bay, as well as at the Syosset Library and Jericho Library, or log onto www.oysterbaytown.com to view a digital copy.
Written comments will be accepted until August 31st and should be directed to George Baptista, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Resources, 29 Spring Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments can also be submitted through the Town’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com.