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ENB - Region 8 Notices 11/30/2011

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The City of Rochester Mayor, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Turning Point Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Turning Point Park improvements project which includes parking with permeable pavement (48 spaces), on street parking (up to 11 spaces), a green restroom and utilities, grading and drainage, rain gardens and landscaping, trail and overlook enhancements, signage and furnishings, and a new gated entrance. The project is located on Boxart Street in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Robin Schutte, City of Rochester, Department of Environmental Services, Rochester City Hall, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614-1279, Phone: (585) 428-6959.


Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Woodhull - Strauss Pit Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Town of Woodhull for a 3.3 acre expansion of an existing sand and gravel mine. The current permit authorizes operation in a 2.3 acre life of mine area. The expansion proposed will increase the life of mine area to 5.6 acres. Excavation is proposed to remove approximately 160,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from the site. Material will continue to be used for Town Highway Department operations. The expansion will continue current operations at the site over a larger area. Mining is not proposed below the local water table. A berm and mine floor grading towards the face of excavation 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 mine or the 3.3 acre expansion area. No change has been proposed in hours of operation. Final reclamation to open vegetated land is proposed, and will include the placement of stockpiled and imported topsoil and seeding with an approved mixture. The project is located on Herrington Road in the Town of Woodhull, New York.

Contact: Roger McDonough, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-2830.


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