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ENB - Region 8 Notices 1/9/2013

Notice of Complete Application and Acceptance of Draft EIS

County: Wayne

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Project Title: Sodus Lime and Stone LLC, Quarry Road, Sodus, NY

NYS DEC Id Number: 8-5442-00273/00002; MLR #80841

NYS DEC staff have determined that the Article 23 (Mined Land Reclamation) application, Article 24 Freshwater Wetland application, and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS), prepared by the applicant, are complete and adequate for public review. The Complete Notice for the applications may be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20130109_reg8.html. Additionally, application information can be located at: http://www.soduslimeandstone.com and NYS DEC's Noteworthy Projects webpage at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html.

The action involves the development, operation and reclamation of a new 32.7 acre bedrock mine on an approximately 64 acre site located at the southwest corner of Quarry Road and South Geneva Road in the Town of Sodus. Refer to Complete Notice (location) for these applications and for additional project information. The project is a State Environmental Quality Review Type 1, Uniform Procedures Act Major, action. The Draft EIS discusses the existing conditions and potential environmental impacts on land use, ground and surface waters, wetlands, noise, dust, traffic, wildlife, and historic resources.

NYS DEC staff have determined that a Legislative Hearing will be held to receive comments on these applications and the Draft EIS. All persons, organizations, corporations and government agencies that may be affected by the proposed project are invited to attend the legislative hearing session to be held at 7:00 p.m. on January 29, 2013 at the Town of Sodus Court, 14 - 16 Mill Street, Sodus, NY. In the event the hearing is canceled due to inclement weather the alternate date is January 31, 2013. NYS DEC will accept written comments on the Draft EIS and applications until February 15, 2013. Written comments should be sent to the NYS DEC contact indicated below.

A hard copy of the Draft EIS is available at the following locations:

NYS DEC Region 8 Office
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414

Sodus Town Hall
14-16 Mill Street
Sodus, NY 14551

Sodus Community Library
17 Maple Avenue
Sodus, NY 14551

The online version of the Draft EIS is available at the following publicly accessible website: http://www.soduslimeandstone.com.

Contact: Thomas P. Haley, NYS DEC - Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: 585-226-5393, Fax: 585-226-2830, E-mail: tphaley@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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