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ENB - Region 6 Notices 7/15/2015

Negative Declaration

Oneida County - Oneida County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sauquoit Creek Pump Station, Force Main, and Water Pollution Control Plant Expansion and Upgrades will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a nondiscretionary project being undertaken in support of compliance with a consent order (No. R620060823-67) executed between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and Oneida County as a result of sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) at the Sauquoit Creek Pump Station (SCPS). The project includes upgrades to the SCPS, construction of a new force main between the SCPS and Oneida County's Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP), as well as upgrades at the WPCP. The purpose of the project is to expand and upgrade both the SCPS and the facilities at the WPCP to accept additional flows and loads resulting from SSO mitigation at the SCPS. In addition to expanding the facilities at the WPCP, aging equipment and infrastructure will be upgraded to ensure long term reliability of the WPCP. Expansion and upgrades at the WPCP are also consistent with combined sewer overflow (CSO) mitigation, which is in support of the City of Utica's Long Term Control Plan (LTCP). The SCPS is located in the Village of Yorkville and the WPCP is located at 51 Leland Avenue in the City of Utica, New York.

Contact: Steven P. Devan, Oneida County, 51 Leland Avenue, PO Box 442, Utica, NY 13503-0442, Phone: (315) 798-5656, E-mail: sdevan@ocgov.net.


St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mining Expansion for the Town of Hopkinton will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to expand the existing sand and gravel mine to add 3.0 acres of land to the currently approved 13 acres of life of mine area. The project site is Gerald F. Fullerton's property, located west off of Beebe Road, approximately 1.5 miles south of Hopkinton in the Town of Hopkinton, New York. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of the Adams sand, which is the predominate soil type on the site. Mining is proposed for above the local water table. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations, and for removal of material above the local water table. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 8,000 tons-per-year of aggregate sand and gravel over the estimated 5 year operational life of the mine. 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 3 ± acre uniformly graded and re-vegetated open land. Reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil, and re-seeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture. The reviewed life-of-mine expansion area is 3.0 (LOM) acres.

The proposed mine expansion is on the south of the existing mine limits. The proposed expansion area is nearly level, excessively drained terrain. The proposed expansion area is about 350 feet to the nearest residence. Mining was originally permitted here beginning in 1983 and has continued ever since.

Contact: Jessica Hart, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2246, E-mail: DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov.


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