ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 10/03/2012
St Lawrence County
Town of Pierrepont
864 St Rte 68
Canton, NY 13617
Pierrepont T Sand Pit
C0 Rte 59 Nw of Parmeter Rd
Permit(s) Applied for:
Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located:
St Lawrence County
The applicant proposes to develop and operate a 6.19 acre surface sand mine within a 10.85 parcel 3,000 feet northwest of Hannawa Falls. The project site is on property owned by the Town of Pierrepont, 400 feet west of the West Hannawa Road, approximately 800 feet north of Parmeter Road. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface mine extracting the Adams series of sandy loams, which is the predominate soil type on the site. Mining is not proposed to take place below the local water table. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations, and for removal of material from the bank face. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 140,000 cubic yards sand over the estimated 28 year operational life of the mine. Material will be stockpiled as unprocessed run-of-bank, or processed with portable screens. Maximum processing rates for the screen and crushing operations will not exceed 150 tons-per-hour (TPH). Final reclamation will restore the site to vegetated open space to promote wildlife habitat. Mine areas will be graded and stockpiled topsoil will be spread, and seeded with Ernst Best Strip Min Mix (Ernmx-101) seed mixture. The reviewed life-of-mine area is 6.19 (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:
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 Nov 02, 2012.
Thomas G Voss
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601