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ENB - Region 7 Notices 5/6/2015

Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Martville Mine - New Mined Land Reclamation Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to develop and operate a 35.8 acre surface sand and gravel mine within an 82.1 acre parcel of land owned by the applicant. The reviewed Life-Of-Mine (LOM) area is 35.8 acres

The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of the Alton cobbly loam on 0 to 8 percent slopes, with minor inclusions of Palmyra, Howard and Alton soils on 8 to 25 percent slopes. Mining is not proposed from below the local water table. Excavation would be done by using a tracked excavator and rubber tired loader, removing approximately 1,400,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel over the estimated 20 year operational life of the mine. Sand and gravel would be stockpiled as unprocessed, or processed with portable screens and crushers. Maximum processing rates for the screen and crushing operations will not exceed 200 tons-per-hour (TPH).

Final reclamation would restore the site to a 35.8 acre uniformly graded meadow as described and depicted by the revised Mining Reclamation Plan.

The project is located on the east side of Sanford Road, 1.8 miles South - Southwest of the hamlet of Martville in the Town of Sterling, New York.

Contact: John M. Clancy, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7445, E-mail:

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