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ENB - Region 8 Notices 09/22/2010

Negative Declaration

Livingston and Steuben Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYSEG Transmission Line Clearing - Line 968 from Meyer to Eelpot will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves vegetation maintenance and clearing along an existing 14 mile long 115 Kv utility line right-of-way (ROW) by New York State Electric & Gas Corporation. The project consists of routine vegetation maintenance and clearing within an existing cleared utility rights-of-way (ROW) width of 80-100 feet, and additional tree and vegetation clearing to widen the total cleared ROW width to 125 feet. The ROW widening activities will result in a total of approximately 40 acres of tree and brush removal outside the existing cleared ROW. Clearing of vegetation will also occur within portions of State-designated Freshwater Wetlands WA-10, WA-11, WA-12, WA-4, and WA-5. The project is located in North Dansville, Livingston County to Eel Pot Road in the Town of Cohocton, Steuben County. This route also passes through the Town of Wayland, Steuben County.

Contact: Scott E. Sheeley, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519, Phone: (585) 226-5382.


Monroe County - The Town of Parma, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Parma Town Code Revisions will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Parma Town Board to amend Town Code provisions relating to agricultural uses, lakeshore development, administrative procedures and accessory buildings and uses (zoning); subdivisions; building code administration; peddling and soliciting; and animal control. The project is located throughout the Town of Parma, New York.

Contact: Peter McCann, Town of Parma, P.O. Box 728, 1300 Hilton Parma Corners Road, Hilton, NY 14468, Phone: (585) 392-9461, E-mail: supervisor@parmany.org.



Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Austin Construction LLC - Expansion of McCarthy Gravel Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 9.9 acre expansion of an existing sand and gravel mine. The current permit authorizes operation in a 22 acre life of mine area. The approved life of mine area was subsequently measured to a higher degree of accuracy and was found to be 17.4 acres. The 9.9 acre expansion proposed will increase the life of mine area to 27.3 acres.

Excavation is proposed to remove an additional 800,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from the 9.9 acre expansion area over the next 12 years. Material will continue to be processed by a portable crushing and screening plant on site. Excavated sand and gravel will be stockpiled for loading onto trucks. The applicant has estimated maximum traffic from mining operations to remain at 10 truck trips per hour, and to average 20 truck trips per day.

Mining is not proposed below the local water table. Proposed final contours show grades that will retain storm water runoff within the mined area. No off site discharge of storm water runoff will be permitted. There are no NY State regulated streams or freshwater wetlands within the Life of Mine area.

Hours of operation proposed are unchanged from current operations. Final reclamation to vegetated open land is proposed, and will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil and seeding with an approved mixture. The project is located on the south end McCarthy Road in the Town of Erwin, New York.

Contact: Roger McDonough, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519, Phone: (585) 226-5391.



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