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ENB Multiregion and Statewide Completed Applications 08/31/2016

Multiple Counties


Cargill Incorporated
15407 McGinty Rd W
Wayzata, MN 55391 -2399


Cayuga Salt Mine
191 Portland Pt Rd
South Lansing, NY 14882

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

In Tompkins and Seneca Counties

Project Description:

Cargill, Inc. ("Cargill") proposes to expand the surface operation by adding 12.3 acres to the Life-of-Mine area, including a new mine shaft ("shaft 4") and infrastructure to be constructed in support of the new shaft, on land owned by Cargill. The modification application involves the construction of a surface access and ventilation shaft because of safety precautions, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations and the increasing distance from the current underground operations to Cargill's main access and ventilation shaft as progresses to the north and west. The proposed final reclamation plan states that shaft 4 will be decommissioned, which involves removal of any piping or operating systems from the shaft, injecting cementitious low-permeability flowable fill that will permanently seal the shaft and filling the uppermost eight to ten feet of the shaft with a high-strength concrete plug. The surface facilities will remain to provide office and/or commercial facilities for future use. The facility is located at 1001 Ridge Road (NYS RTE 34B), Town of Lansing, Tompkins County.

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for the project location. 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 Sep 30, 2016.


Joseph M Dlugolenski
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045

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