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ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 04/10/2013

Chenango County

Applicant:

Syracuse Sand & Gravel LLC
PO Box 6419
Syracuse, NY 13217 -6419

Facility:

East Afton Quarry
E Afton Rd - W Side - 3 Mi S St Rte 206
East Afton, NY

Application ID:

7-0820-00069/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Afton, Chenango County

Project Description:

Syracuse Sand & Gravel has submitted a new application for mining bluestone from a new 30 acre life-of-mine facility previously permitted for exploratory mining. Approximately 12.2 acres of the parcel are currently affected by mining activity. Typical mining operations for bluestone including sawing, blasting and crushing is not expected to significantly impact natural resources. Reclamation of mined areas will include stable rock faces and re-vegetation of clover and rye grasses.

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:

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.

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 May 10, 2013.

Contact:

Joseph M Dlugolenski
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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