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ENB - Region 7 Notices 12/5/2012

Negative Declaration

Broome County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Decker Bluestone Quarry - Harvey Decker will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of an existing bluestone quarry with approximately 13.6 acres of previously affected area. The applicant proposes to expand the previously affected area by 5.9 acres to an 18.7 acre life-of-mine area within a 102.5 acre parcel owned by Harvey Decker. The project is located on Stone Quarry Road, approximately 3,000 feet west of the intersection of Stone Quarry Road and Ross Hill Road, in the Town of Conklin, New York.

Contact: Teri Phelps, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Office,1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045-1090, Phone: (607) 753-3095, ext. 294, E-mail: r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Onondaga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Black Creek Road Pit Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to mine an additional 34.3 acres and create an additional entrance road off of Black Creek Road. The 34.3 proposed acres consist of .7 acres along the current southern life-of-mine boundary and 33.6 acres is east of the current permitted area. The applicant is also proposing to mine a 20 foot thickness of clay over most of the site compared to the currently permitted 8 feet. The final elevation will be roughly 345 feet. The project is located on Black Creek Road south of the intersection of Caughdenoy Road and Black Creek Road in Clay, New York.

Contact: Elizabeth Tracy, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7488, E-mail: r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Onondaga County - Onondaga County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Outfall 002 Bypass Treatment Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves compliance with mandates in the newly revised Metro WWTP SPDES permit, dated March 21, 2012, which states that Metro WWTP outfall 002 must meet fecal coliform limits of 200#/100 ml while simultaneously meeting a Total Chlorine Residual (TRC) value of 0.1 mg/l, by April 1, 2016, the following actions are proposed.

  • Alternative #1: Construction of additional process tankage for Metro 002 flows to increase chemical processing time. or
  • Alternative #2: Re-purposing of the dormant Metro tertiary tanks to increase chemical processing time.

    The beneficial impacts to the receiving water body, Onondaga Lake, would be the same for both alternatives.

    The project is located at 650 Hiawatha Boulevard West in the City of Syracuse, New York.

Contact: Michael J. Lannon, Onondaga County, 650 Hiawatha Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 435-6820.


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