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ENB - Region 7 Notices 9/2/2015

Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The Town of Owasco Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Owasco Water District Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the various improvements to address deficiencies of the Town of Owasco's water system and also provide upgrades to items approaching the end of their useful life. The proposed improvements generally includes the construction of new water transmission main along Melrose Road, construction of a new water tank, decommissioning of existing water tank, various improvements inside existing water treatment plant, various improvements inside existing low lift pump station, and replacement of existing water intake screens in Owasco Lake. The project is located various locations throughout the Town of Owasco, New York.

Contact: Ed Wagner, Town of Owasco, 2 Bristol Avenue, Auburn, NY 13021, Phone: (315) 253-9021, E-mail:

Oswego County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Scriba Creek Farm Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to develop and operate a 27.6 acre surface sand and gravel mine within a 56.6 acre parcel(s) located between Oswego County Routes 23 and 23A, 500 feet north of their intersection in the Hamlet of Gayville, Town of Constantia, New York. The project site includes parcels owned by Alan Hildreth and Eastcom Utility Contractors, Inc. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of the Alton series of gravelly sandy loams and the Adams-Windor Complex of sands and gravel. Mining is proposed for below the local water table. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations, and for removal of material above and below the local water table. The easterly portion of the site has been previously mined and the western portion of the site was actively farmed in the past. Mining will be phased and is proposed to remove approximately 60,000 cubic yards of aggregate sand and gravel over the estimated 15 year operational life of the mine. Material will be processed with a small portable screen and wash plant. 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 15 ± acre open water surface within uniformly graded and revegetated open land. Upland reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil, and reseeding with an approved seed mixture. The reviewed Life-Of-Mine (LOM) area is 27.6 acres.

Contact: David Bimber, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 315 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7440, E-mail:

Tompkins County - The Village of Groton Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendments to the Zoning Law (and map), Chapter 200 of the Code of the Village of Groton will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amendments to the Zoning Law which will Include an amendment to the definition of "Dwelling Unit, One Family", amend the '"intent" of the Single Family Residence District, add a new Section to be called "Medium-Intensity Single-Family Residence District", rezone certain areas from Medium-Intensity lo Medium-Intensity Single Family Residence District and Low-Intensity District to Single-Family Residence District and amends Schedule II, land Use Activities. The project is located throughout the Village of Groton, New York.

Contact: Charles V. Rankin, Village of Groton, 143 Cortland Street, Groton, NY 13073, Phone: (607) 898-3966, E-mail:

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