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ENB - Region 7 Notices 11/16/2016

Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The Village of Aurora Planning Board as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Removal of Two Tech-Built Houses will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of two tech-built houses and a garage for re-assembly in Columbia County. The applicant's intent is to open up the lake view from Main Street between the applicant's adjacent hotel property to the south and another large dwelling to the north. There is no reconstruction plan for the site, the applicant wishes to keep it open space. The project is located at 457 and 459 Main Street in the Village of Aurora, New York.

Contact: Ann Balloni, Village of Aurora, 456 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026, Phone: (315) 364-7293.

Oswego County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Topsoil Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to develop and operate a 46.2 acre topsoil mine within a 59.34 acre parcel approximately one mile south of Central Square on the northeast corner of the intersection of US Route 11 and Corporate Park Drive in the Town of Hastings, New York. The project site is the applicant's property. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional topsoil mine. Mining is not proposed for below the local water table. Excavation will be done by bulldozer or hydraulic excavator. Loading of trucks will be accomplished by a front-end loader or hydraulic excavator. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 75,000 cubic yards of topsoil over the estimated 10 year operational life of the mine. The topsoil on site contains a high percentage of clay therefore sand from offsite will be imported and blended to produce a higher quality product. A portable screening plant equipped with a shredder will be used to blend the soil and sand. Material will be stockpiled. No processing will occur within 1,000 feet of the residences along US Route 11. Maximum processing rates for the screening will not exceed 150 tons-per-hour (TPH). Final reclamation will restore the site to a condition consistent with local land use and will be revegetated and suitable for open space. The reviewed Life-Of-Mine (LOM) area is 46.2 acres.

Contact: Elizabeth Tracy, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7488, E-mail:

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