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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 03/31/2010

Schuyler County

Applicant:

Town of Hector
5097 St Rte 227
Burdett, NY 14818

Facility:

Jolly Rd Gravel Mine
Jolly Rd - N Side - W of Co Rte 9
Hector, NY

Application ID:

8-4426-00331/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Hector, Schuyler County


Project Description:

The Department has received an application from the Town of Hector to develop and operate a new 16.35 acre surface sand and gravel mine within a 50.56 acre property in the Town of Hector. The mine site is located on the Max and Sandra Spaulding property, on the north side of Jolly Road, approximately 1000 feet west of County Route 9.

The mine will involve surface excavation by bulldozer and front end loader, and is proposed to remove 850,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from the life of mine area over an approximately 15 year operational life. Excavated material will be processed on site by a screening plant on the pit floor. Screened material will be stockpiled for loading onto trucks. Topsoil and overburden will be stockpiled in an 8 foot high berm along the east side of the site and seeded for later use in site reclamation. Mining is not proposed to a depth below the local water table.
Hours of operation proposed are 6 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, with no work on weekends or holidays. Final reclamation to vegetated open land is proposed, and will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil and seeding with a seed mixture suitable for pasture or hay.

Plans show grades that will retain storm water runoff within the mined area and allow infiltration into the soil. No off site discharges are proposed. There are no streams or NY State regulated freshwater wetlands within the Life of Mine area.

The application is available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office, and a copy of the application materials has been sent to the Town of Hector.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with 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 Apr 30, 2010.

Contact:

Roger T McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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