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ENB - Region 6 Notices 7/24/2013

Negative Declaration

Oneida County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Alliance Paving Materials, Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an applicant proposal to expand the mining operation by adding 21.7 acres to the current surface sand and gravel mine. The mine is located approximately eight miles north of the City of Rome. The project site is on the applicant's property west of River Road and north of County Route 53. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of sand and gravel. The Alton gravelly loam is deep, well-drained to somewhat excessively drained gravelly loam soils formed from glacial outwash and permeability is moderate. Mining is not proposed for below the local water table. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations. Material will be stockpiled as unprocessed "run-of-bank", or processed with portable screens and crushers. Maximum processing rates for the screen and crushing operations will not exceed 150 tons-per-hour (TPH). Final reclamation will restore the site to a 61.2 acre open space as a revegetated meadow. Reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil, and re-seeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture. The reviewed life-of-mine area is 21.7 acres of the 61.2 (LOM) acres. The project is located 3,250 feet (0.6 miles) north of the County Route 53/River Road intersection in the Town of Western, New York.

Contact: Rosa Howard, NYS DEC - Region 6 Utica Sub Office, 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501-2885, Phone: (315) 793-2740.

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