ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 05/12/2010
Larry C Arliss
Arliss Sand & Gravel Pit
Galen, NY 14433
Permit(s) Applied for:
Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located:
Galen, Wayne County
The Department has received a Mined Land Reclamation application from Arliss Sand and Gravel for expansion of the Arliss Sand and Gravel - Brown Road Pit. The applicant proposes to add 1.3 acres to the existing life of mine (LOM) area, to be affected by mining operations during the next 5 year permit term. The most recent permit indicates a 33 acre LOM area. Since that permit was issued, 26.1 acres of the LOM area have been approved as reclaimed by the Department, leaving 6.9 acres currently affected.
Excavation will be to an elevation below the local water table in the 1.3 acre expansion area, as in the adjacent area previously permitted, and will create a pond for final site reclamation. The project site is located on the Roger and Larry Arliss property the east side of Brown Road, approximately 1200 feet south of Lockpit Road, in the Town of Galen. The 1.3 acre expansion area borders an abandoned section of the Erie Canal to the east, and is northwest of the 100 foot wide adjacent area around Class 2 Freshwater Wetland SA-27.
Operations in the expansion area will continue surface extraction of sand and gravel. Excavation will be by bulldozer and tracked excavator, with a drag line for excavation below water. Operations will remove approximately an additional 300,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from the current 6.9 acre mine area and the 1.3 acre expansion area over the next 10 years. Material will be processed on site as permitted previously. Maximum truck traffic estimated by the applicant will be 10 round trips per hour. Final reclamation will create a pond on most of the expansion area, with stockpiled topsoil replaced and seeded on the remainder of the site bordering the pond. Hours of operation will remain Monday through Saturday from 7 AM until 5 PM, as needed, with no operations on Sundays or holidays.
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 Galen.
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 an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
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 14, 2010.
Roger T McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414