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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 11/07/2012

Clinton County

Applicant:

Town of Mooers
2508 Us Rte 11
PO Box 242
Mooers, NY 12958 -0242

Facility:

Mooers Forks Mine
Davison Rd - N Side - 1600 Ft W of Blackman Corners Rd
Mooers Forks, NY 12959

Application ID:

5-0938-00101/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Mooers, Clinton County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes a new 16.31-acre life of mine sand and gravel mine (surface unconsolidated material) on a 62-acre parcel of land owned by the permittee. Mining has occurred at this site previously. A maximum of 7.3 acres will be open or disturbed at any one time. Reclamation will be concurrent with mining. The estimated life of mine is 15 years. The maximum depth of the excavation will be 14 feet with 1V:3H slopes. All mining will remain a minimum of 5' above groundwater table. No on-site processing equipment (i.e. crushing/screening) is proposed. Mining will use front end loader, track backhoe/excavator and dump trucks. The mining operation will generate a maximum of 6 trips/hr, average of 2 trips/hr, and excavation activities will only be active during the non-winter months. The proposed hours of operation are Mon-Fri 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, no weekends or holidays. The stormwater will be internally draining in the excavated areas. A SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (GP-0-06-002) has been applied for. The site will be reclaimed to native grass plantings, suitable for residential development or revert back to a forested area. The mine is located in the Town of Mooers northwesterly of the Hamlet of Mooers Forks. Entrance to the mine will utilize an existing gravel-base road off from Davison Rd, approx 1700 feet west of the intersection with Blackman Corners Rd.

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

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 Dec 07, 2012.

Contact:

Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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