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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 01/13/2016

Chemung County

Applicant:

Edger Civil & Utility LLC
330 E 14th St
Elmira, NY 14903

Facility:

Pall/Buch Pit
320 Industrial Park & 3010 Lake Rds
Horseheads, NY 14845

Application ID:

8-0734-00074/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Horseheads, Chemung County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to expand the existing 39.6 acre Pall/Buch sand and gravel mine by 8.3 acres to a total of 47.9 acres. The proposed expansion is located on the Robert Brewer and Paul Buchtel properties, which are on the east side of Lake Road, between Newtown Creek and NYS Route 17, in the Town of Horseheads.

Operation of the mine will continue surface extraction of gravel from as much as 30 feet below the local water table and will enlarge the total amount of open water area under final reclamation to 35.8 acres. Excavation will be by front end loader, excavator, and drag line below the water surface. Material will continue to be processed by screening, washing and crushing on-site, with wash water being returned to the existing on-site pond. Hours of operation will continue to be Monday through Saturday from 7 AM until 5 PM with no mining permitted on Sundays or legal holidays. No change in truck traffic volume is proposed. Trucks would continue to access the site using Industrial Park Rd. Final reclamation will restore the site to meadow surrounding the enlarged ponds. Reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil and re‑seeding of the area around the pond.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed and cultural resources were identified. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no adverse impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Feb 16, 2016.

Contact:

Matthew Griffiths
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Monroe County

Applicant:

Monroe County
39 W Main St
Rochester, NY 14614 -1476

Facility:

Riga/Mill Seat Landfill
303 Brew Rd
Bergen, NY 14416

Application ID:

8-2648-00014/00022

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Riga, Monroe County

Project Description:

Applicant Monroe County has submitted applications for permits from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC") to expand the Mill Seat landfill on Brew Rd in the Town of Riga, Monroe County, New York, which is a mixed solid waste landfill accepting non-hazardous solid waste. The currently permitted landfill footprint for this facility is 98.6 acres. At the current rate of disposal, the existing landfill will reach operational capacity in 2018. The proposed landfill expansion includes 118.3 acres of additional double composite lined landfill footprint directly south of the permitted landfill footprint for a total landfill footprint of 216.9 acres.

Expansion of the existing support facilities for operation of the Mill Seat Landfill including stormwater management structures, access roads, landfill gas collection and control infrastructure and leachate conveyance infrastructure would also be required. An additional 39.2 acres of overlay on the Permitted Footprint are also proposed. No increase in the currently permitted maximum landfill elevation, currently permitted waste acceptance rate is proposed, or currently permitted waste types are proposed. The proposed expansion would provide approximately 29.9 million cubic yards of airspace, which is projected to provide adequate disposal capacity through 2049 depending on actual waste acceptance rates and actual airspace utilization.

The proposed expansion would result in permanent impacts to 13.4 acres of State regulated freshwater wetland RG-6 and approximately 1,500 linear feet of a Federally regulated intermittent stream. To mitigate for these impacts Monroe County is proposing to construct and restore a total of 42 acres of forested, emergent, wet meadow and wet mesic wetlands and enhance 1,965 feet of an unnamed tributary to Black Creek. In addition, the portion of O'Brien Road within the limits of RG-7 would be permanently closed and fill removed to allow for reconnection of this wetland currently bi-bisected by the roadway and to restore hydrologic continuity in an unnamed tributary to Hotel Creek. The proposed wetland mitigation site is located at a 207 acre parcel of property on the south side of Bovee Rd across from the landfill and the stream mitigation site is located at Monroe County's Churchville Park. A conservation easement will be put in place to permanently protect the mitigation sites and the remaining State regulated wetlands (RG-5 and RG-7) located within County owned property at the Mill-Seat Landfill.

The landfill expansion will also require modification of the facility's Title V permit. A separate public notice concerning that application, and a draft permit, will be provided at a later date for public review.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: Monroe County

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Feb 19, 2016.

Contact:

Matthew Griffiths
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Wayne County

Applicant:

Jeffrey A Beckenbach

Facility:

Beckenbach Property
689 Canal Dr E
Macedon, NY

Application ID:

8-5430-00182/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Macedon, Wayne County

Project Description:

Replacement of a previously existing home with a 14 feet wide x 52 feet long manufactured home and the installation of a septic system, driveway, and approximately 68 linear feet of rip rap shoreline protection within the NYS regulated freshwater wetland(PR-2) adjacent area. The work is to take place on a 0.46 acre lot owned by NYS Canals.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 28, 2016.

Contact:

Thomas P Haley
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


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