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ENB - Region 6 Notices 3/30/2016

Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mined Land Permit Application by Bauer Concrete and Masonry, Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to develop and operate a 16 acre sand and gravel mine within an 18 acre parcel of land owned by the applicant. The project site is on the west side of US Route 11 approximately ¼ mile north of the intersection of US Route 11 and Michael Road in the Town of Adams, New York. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of the Groton gravelly loam, which is the predominate soil type on the site. 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 below the local water table. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 40,000 tons per year of aggregate sand and gravel over the estimated 10 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. Final reclamation will restore the site to a 16 acre open water surface within uniformly graded and re-vegetated open land. Up-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 16 (LOM) acres.

Contact: Jessica Hart, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2246, E-mail:

St. Lawrence County - The City of Ogdensburg, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements to the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) which will mostly occur within the existing buildings and on the current operating footprint of the WWTP property. The only exception is the piped connection to the adjacent Hoosier Magnetics Inc. property to transfer cooling water to the WWTP for heat exchange. This piping is planned to be buried across existing parking lots and roadways. Thus, no expansion of existing facilities are proposed. Potential environmental impacts from the project would be temporary during construction with sites restored to existing conditions, but will be mitigated by compliance with the required New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) approved Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan. The project is located in the City of Ogdensburg, New York.

Contact: Kevin P. Feuka, C2AE, 70 Main Street, Canton, NY 13617, Phone: (315) 386-2623, E-mail:

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