The Lighthouse Development Group has just announced that it has submitted its complete response to the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS). We discussed in the past that the Town of Hempstead and the Lighthouse have been negotiating this document, with the Town of Hempstead submitting almost 200 requests for change (of which, 19 were deemed actionable).
According to a timeline provided by the Lighthouse, the Town of Hempstead submitted its complete set of comments on the DGEIS on April 17, and the full response was submitted today, a span of only 11 days.
The next step, as per the SEQR process, is for the Town of Hempstead to declare the DGEIS complete and accurate, and to schedule public hearings. Hopefully we will hear this news soon, and the public hearings will be held sometime in early to mid-May.
Exhale just a bit, friends. The road ahead of us will be long, but this is a step in the right direction. I will be in contact with sources at both the Lighthouse and Town of Hempstead in an attempt to nail down the dates.
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