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ENB - Region 6 Notices 8/24/2016

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: St. Lawrence

Applicant: Rustic Sand and Gravel LLC
232 Park Street
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Contact for this Project: Tom Larkin
Rustic Sand and Gravel LLC
232 Park Street
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Office: Adirondack Park Agency (APA)
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: Thomas E. Saehrig

APA Project Number: 2015-0043

Project Title: Rustic Sand and Gravel LLC

Location: Off Route 3 in the Town of Clifton, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: September 8, 2016

Project Description: The project consists of a new 4.9 ± acre sand and gravel mine. The mine will operate from April 1 to October 31 annually and approximately 25,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel will be excavated from the site annually. The mine will operate Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is approximately 125,000 cubic yards of material within the proposed life of mine boundary and the Life of Mine is 5 years. It is anticipated there will be 3 loaded trucks leaving the site daily and a maximum of 15 to 20 loaded trucks leaving the mine on busy days.


Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Management, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jefferson County 911 Public Safety Radio System Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Jefferson County to upgrade its 911 emergency public radio system currently in use by public safety agencies (fire, EMS, law enforcement and public works) throughout Jefferson County. The proposed upgrade includes the potential installation of twelve (12) new 911 radio equipment compounds and towers (encompassed within a 60 foot by 90 foot area), at the following locations:

Antwerp site
36351 US Route 11
Antwerp, NY

Babbits Corners site
25246 County Route 189
Rodman, NY

Cape Vincent
Mutton Lane
Cape Vincent, NY

Champion Site
19950 County Rd 47
Carthage, NY

Lyme Site
10745 NYS Route 12E
Lyme, NY

Mannsville Site
15332 Mill Street
Ellisburg, NY

Redwood Site
28852 Cottage Hill Road
Theresa, NY

Adams Site
13269 Victory Lane
Adams, NY

Dry Hill Site
23094 Swan Road
Watertown, NY

Theresa Site
400 Mill Street
Theresa, NY

County Highway Site
21881 County Route 190
Pamelia, NY

Collins Landing Site
43092 NYS Route 12
Orleans, NY

Contact: Joseph D. Plummer, Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Management, 753 Watertown Drive, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 786-2654, E-mail: josephp@co.jefferson.ny.


Lewis County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Tug Hill WMA Habitat Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Tug Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) was acquired in 1955, with additional parcels added in 1978 and 1979. In the 1920s, this area was primarily managed to supply wood for a distillation plant in Glenfield, New York. The land then went dormant until the market for hardwood logs developed after World War II. From 1946 to 1952, most of the merchantable hardwood logs were removed. Today, the primary habitat types of the WMA are northern hardwood forests, spruce-balsam fir-hardwood swamp forests, and open wetlands. Tug Hill WMA is currently a popular destination for deer hunters seeking a wilderness-like experience as well as upland game bird hunters in search of grouse and woodcock. Trappers also travel to this area each fall, primarily to pursue species uncommon in other areas of the state such as otter, fisher, and bobcat.

Habitat management goals for Tug Hill WMA include:

  • Managing approximately 9% of the WMA (10% of the forested acres) as young forest (0-10 years old) to promote American woodcock, ruffed grouse, and varying (snowshoe) hare;
  • Maintaining approximately 76% as intermediate and mature forest to support forest birds in the Tug Hill Region;
  • Creating approximately 1% of forest opening habitat in an area with very little habitat of this type; and
  • Maintaining approximately 14% as non-forested wetlands to provide waterfowl breeding and migratory stopover habitat and sustainable hunting and trapping opportunities.

The Tug Hill WMA is located in the Town of Montague, New York.

Contact: Erik Latremore, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2263, E-mail: Erik.latremore@dec.ny.gov.


St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mined Land Reclamation Permit Application - Frank J. Danko Construction Corporation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Frank J. Danko Construction Corporation, to expand the existing sand and gravel mine to add 17.1 acres of land to the currently approved 4.9 acres of life of mine area within the 29.5 acre parcels owned by the applicant. The project site is located north off of County Route 24 (Russell Turnpike), approximately 1,400 feet west of its intersection with the West Parishville Road in the Town of Parishville, New York. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of the Adams sand, which is the predominated 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 5,000 to 20,000 cubic yards a year of aggregate sand and gravel over the estimated 30 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 22 ± 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 17.1 (LOM) acres.

Contact: Benjamin Shubert, NYSDEC - Region 6 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2248, E-mail: DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov.


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