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ENB - Region 8 Notices 6/26/2013

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Seneca County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Seneca Meadows, Inc., Meadow View Mine. The Final EIS is available from the NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519 and on line at: www.senecameadows.com.

The action involves New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as Lead Agency, completion of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the above-noted mining application. The applicant proposes to develop and operate a new 120.8 acre clay mine on the north side of State Route 96 between Burgess and Powderly Roads in the Town of Waterloo, New York on parcels totaling 252.8 acres owned by Seneca Meadows, Inc. Over the course of the operational life of the mine (11 years, estimate), approximately 3.4 million cubic yards of material will be excavated and used primarily for construction and operation of the applicant's nearby permitted Seneca Meadows Landfill. Mining is proposed for below the local water table and the excavation will be dewatered with an ultimate discharge to Black Brook or its tributaries during phased mining operations. No processing of excavated materials has been proposed for the site. No vehicle maintenance or service activities will be conducted on this site. Final reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil and will create stabilized, revegetated open space and two large ponds. The Life-of-Mine area reviewed for this proposal is 120.8 acres.

Contact: Scott Sheeley, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519, Phone: (585) 226-5382, E-mail: r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.



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