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ENB - Region 8 Notices 1/14/2015

Negative Declaration

Genesee County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dolomite Products Co Inc - Circular Hill Quarry Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 117.7 acre expansion of an existing 62 acre limestone quarry on properties totaling 198.1 acres on the west side of Circular Hill Road in the Town of LeRoy, New York. The proposed 117.7 acre expansion area is located immediately north of the area currently approved for mining operations.

Mining operations will move into the expansion area, and will continue the removal of limestone by drilling and blasting the rock formation, as currently permitted. Mining is proposed to remain above the local water table, with the quarry floor during operations at an elevation of approximately 738 to 740 feet, based on test drilling. Mining will remove approximately 17,000,000 tons of limestone from the expansion area over a period of approximately 25 years. Reclamation plans show the site, after placement of soil, to be reclaimed as open vegetated land mostly at an elevation of 744 feet, between 55 and 76 feet below the surrounding land, with 2 horizontal to 1 vertical final side slopes between the surrounding land and the former mine floor. Final reclamation will include the placement of stockpiled and imported soil and seeding with an approved mixture.

Proposed final contours show grades that will retain storm water runoff within the mined area. No off site discharge of storm water runoff is proposed. There are no New York State regulated streams or freshwater wetlands within the expansion area.

Contact: Roger McDonough, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5391, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


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