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ENB - Region 8 Notices 4/11/2012

Negative Declaration

Livingston County - The Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority (LCWSA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYS Route 256 and Dacola Shores Road Water Main Connection will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Livingston County Water & Sewer Authority (LCWSA) to install approximately 1,500 linear feet of 12 inch diameter water main to connect the existing dead-end water main on Dacola Shores Road to the existing main on NYS Route 256. Approximately 600 linear feet of this length will be installed by directional drilling under the Conesus Lake Inlet and the surrounding State-protected wetland.

This project will facilitate a change in water source for the residents along West Lake Road in the Town of Groveland, allowing the LCWSA to take the place of the Town of Geneseo as the primary public water provider. The water main and water service infrastructure to the residents on West Lake Road has been in use for years.

This proposed action also includes installing approximately 600 linear feet of new 12 inch water main on part of Dacola Shores Road. This new section of main will provide public water service to four residences on Dacola Shores Road. These residences are located within a water district but presently do not have access to public water service.

The project is located along Dacola Shores Road, South Cove Lane, NYS Route 256 in the Towns of Groveland and Conesus, New York.

Contact: Catherine VanHorne, LCWSA, 1997 D'Angelo Drive, Lakeville, NY 14480, Phone: (585) 346-3523, E-mail: cvanhorne@co.livingston.ny.us.

Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Steuben County - Strait Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application from the Steuben County Department of Public Works to develop and operate a new 11.2 acre surface gravel mine within a 96.88 acre property in the Town of Avoca. The mine site is located on the John Strait property, on the east side of Waterbury Hill Road. The mine entrance will be located approximately 400 feet south of the intersection of Fairbrother Road.

The mine will involve surface excavation by bulldozer and front end loader, and is proposed to eventually remove 450,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from the mine site, over an unspecified operational life. Excavated materials will be processed on the pit floor by crushing and screening equipment. Processed material will be stockpiled for loading onto trucks. Topsoil and overburden will be stockpiled in a perimeter berm around the area to be excavated, 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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with no work on weekends or holidays. Final reclamation partly to agricultural land and partly allowed to revert to brush and woods is proposed, and will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil and seeding.

Plans show grades that will retain storm water runoff within the mined area and allow infiltration into the soil.

The project is located on Waterbury Hill Road in the Town of Avoca, New York.

Contact: Roger T McDonough, NYS DEC - Region 8 Headquarters, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585)226-2466, E-mail: dep.r8@dec.ny.gov

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