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ENB - Region 7 Notices 1/21/2015

Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Renewal and Expansion of Genoa Sand and Gravel Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The applicant proposes to renew and expand an existing 28.66 acre life of mine facility by 13.7 acres for a new life of mine total of 42.36 acres within a 106.49 acre parcel of land. The project site is located mostly on the applicant's property along with small portions of neighboring properties. The project is located on Blakely Road approximately 2,000 feet east of the intersection with Creek Road in the Town of Genoa immediately north of the Tompkins County line. The mine will continue to operate as a traditional sand and gravel mine. Mining is proposed for below the local water table to a depth of 12 feet below the estimated groundwater level in the southern portion of the mine. This area is proposed as a pond in the reclamation plan. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 3 million cubic yards of aggregate sand and gravel over the estimated 10 year operational life of the mine. Material will be stockpiled 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 naturally vegetated meadow in addition to a 1.1 acre pond. The reviewed Life-Of-Mine area is 42.36 acres. The project is located at 3046 Blakely Road, Genoa, New York.

Contact: Elizabeth Tracy, NYS DEC, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204; Phone: (315)426-7488, Fax: (315)426-7425, E-mail: Elizabeth.Tracy@dec.ny.gov


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