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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 12/07/2011

Lewis County

Applicant:

Town of Leyden
6606 School Rd
Boonville, NY 13309

Facility:

County Border Pit
River Rd - W Side
Lyonsdale, NY 13368

Application ID:

6-2338-00064/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Lewis County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to develop and operate a 2.9 acre surface sand and gravel mine within a 26.5 acre parcel owned by the permittee. The project site is located along the Lewis and Oneida County border on the west side of River Road, approximately 3 miles south of the Village of Port Leyden in the Town of Lyonsdale, Lewis County. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of the CkE Colton loamy sand and cobbly loamy sand which is the primary soil type on the site. Mining is proposed for above the local water table. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 2,000 tons per year of aggregate sand and gravel over the estimated 10 year operational life of the mine. Material will be stockpiled as unprocessed "run-of-bank", or processed with portable screens and crushers. Maximum processing rates for the screen and crushing operations will not exceed 150 tons-per-hour (TPH). Final reclamation will restore the site to a +/- 2.9 acre uniformly graded and re-vegetated open land. The reviewed life-of-mine area is 2.9 (LOM) acres.

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:

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 Jan 06, 2012.

Contact:

Rosa L Howard
NYSDEC Region 6 Utica Sub-Office
State Office Bldg - 207 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
(315)793-2555
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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