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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 05/23/2007

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 05/23/2007

Schuyler County

Applicant:

Town of Cayuta
P O Box 85
Cayuta, NY 14824 -0085

Facility:

Jackson Creek
Jackson Hollow Creek @ Decker Rd
Cayuta, NY 14824

Application ID:

8-4422-00035/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance

Project is Located:

Cayuta, Schuyler County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to remove approximately 49 cubic yards of gravel from a 100 lineal foot stretch of Jackson Creek, a Class C(ts) stream, and extend the existing upslope retaining wall by 40 lineal feet in order to correct damage done to Decker Road and its bridge, as well as the Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, caused by stream flooding and erosion. The project is located immediately upstream of the Decker Road bridge in the Town of Cayuta, Shuyler County.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jun 08, 2007.

Contact:

Christine Setari
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
mailto:r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us?bcc=enb2@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

It's Greener Now Inc
3362 NYS Rt 409
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Facility:

Padua Gravel Pit
Rt 409
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Application ID:

8-4424-00006/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Dix, Schuyler County

Project Description:

The Department has received a Mined Land Reclamation application from It's Greener Now Inc for the expansion of the mine site known as the Padua Gravel Pit. The applicant proposes a 91.94 acre expansion of a 14.33 acre sand and gravel mine, to 106.27 acres. The site is on the both sides of NYS Route 409 in the Town of Dix, Schuyler County, on property totaling 281 acres. The mining excavation area is bordered on the south by Watkins Glen State Park, and St. Mary's Cemetery, on the east by the Village of Watkins Glen's drainage easement, and on the west by Route 409. The 91.94 acre addition to the life of mine area includes a 20.78 acre area west of Route 409 for a railroad loading area and stockpiles, where mining is not proposed.

Operation of the mine will continue surface extraction of sand and gravel, with crushing and wet screening material processing operations on site. Mining is not proposed for below the local water table. Springs on the site will be utilized for processing water, with any processing water discharge and all site storm water flow directed to 2 settling ponds designed to contain the 24 hour 100 year precipitation event of 5 inches. Excavation will be by mechanical equipment, and will remove approximately 10 million cubic yards of sand and gravel over the estimated 20 year operational life of the mine. The average truck traffic has been estimated by the applicant to be unchanged from present operations, with a maximum of 20 trips per hour leaving the mine site. Additionally, construction of a railroad spur west of Route 409 will allow loading of sand and gravel onto 20 railroad cars per month for shipment. A conveyor through a culvert under Route 409 will be constructed to transfer material to the railroad loading area. Final reclamation to agricultural land is proposed. Reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil and seeding with an approved mixture.

The application is available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office. A copy of the complete application has been sent to the Town of Dix.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jun 25, 2007.

Contact:

Roger T McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
mailto:r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us?bcc=enb2@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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