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ENB - Region 8 Notices 7/8/2009

Negative Declaration

Ontario County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Syracuse Sand and Gravel, LLC. Gifford Road Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to expand the existing Gifford Road mine an additional 9.2 acres. Mining will occur in a single lift to an elevation of approximately 540 feet. Excavation will generally proceed from west to east; all material will be mined above the water table. This parcel has been mined previously. Minng will also reaffect a 2.5 acre area adjacent to the office and shop area that is within the current life of mine, but has been previously reclaimed. The mine will continue to operate as a traditional surface excavation of sand and gravel using mechanical equipment, standard for this type of mining operation. No other significant changes are proposed to operational activities, reclamation plans, production volumes, vehicle trips, etc., other than the lateral expansion of the extent of the Life-of-Mine. Final reclamation will restore the site to an open space grassland area, uniformly graded and revegetated, including the replacement of stockpiled topsoil, and reseeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture. The reviewed Life-Of-Mine (LOM) area is 9.2 acres. The project is located on Syracuse Sand and Gravel, LLC property located north of Gifford Road and bounded by Lake/DeRuyter Road on the west in the Town of Phelps, New York.

Contact: David L. Bimber, NYS DEC - Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519, Phone: (585) 226-5401, E-mail: dlbimber@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Schuyler County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Schuyler RA #2, C-54, Site Preparation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an herbicide reduction of non-commercial tree species and shrubs including honeysuckle and undesirable low valued beech tree species to allow the natural regeneration of desired tree species such as sugar maple and black cherry. The action is to take place on 3 acres, presently occupied by stands of sugar maple, white ash and beech. The project is located on the Schuyler Reforestation Area #2, Stand C-54, approximately three miles north of Monterey in the Town of Orange, New York.

Contact: Mark Keister, NYS DEC - Region 8, Bath Sub-Office, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810, Phone: (607) 776-2165.



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