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ENB - Region 8 Notices 11/27/2013

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The City of Rochester Director of Planning and Zoning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed WedgePoint will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of two (2) four-story apartment buildings, to be connected at the third and fourth floors, with retail and common spaces on the first floor and associated site improvements including 52 parking spaces, a landscaped courtyard and play area. The project is located at 390 South Avenue in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Tim Raymond, City of Rochester, Bureau of Planning and Zoning, 30 Church Street, Room 125B, Rochester, NY 14614, Phone: (585) 428-7770.

Wayne County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Montemorano Bros Inc Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the 56.5 acre expansion of a 39 acre sand and gravel mine on properties totaling 363.84 acres, operated by Montemorano Bros Inc and known as Pit # 5. The proposed expansion consists of an open agricultural field to be added to the south end of the current Life of Mine (LOM) area. The expansion area is on one of the Montemorano properties, at Travel Knapps Corners Road, on the east side of High Street in the Town of Galen, New York.

Operation of the mine into the expansion area will continue surface extraction of sand and gravel from above and below the local water table, adjacent to the previously approved excavation, enlarging the existing pond on the mine site. Excavation will be by bulldozer, front end loader, hydraulic excavator, and cable crane dragline. Mining operations will remove approximately 1,900,000 cubic yards of additional material from the expansion areas. Currently permitted material processing - crushing, screening and washing - will continue.

Final reclamation will convert the expansion area to mostly open water, with vegetated open grassland adjacent to the excavated pond. Reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil and re seeding of the area adjacent to the pond.

Contact: Roger McDonough, NYS DEC - Region 8 Headquarters, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-2830, E-mail: r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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