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ENB - Region 7 Notices 1/4/2017

Negative Declaration

Oswego County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Corlis Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to reopen and operate a 20.5 acre sand and gravel mine within a 60 acre parcel. The project site is located on lands currently owned by Ernest Corlis and is located on County Route 23A about one mile northwest of the hamlet, Gayville in the Town of Constantia, New York. A portion of the 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 1.4 million tons over the estimated 15 + years of operational life of the mine. Material will be placed in stockpiles or berms. Processing on-site will include a portable screen and crusher. The site will be reclaimed by grading and revegetation, suitable for an open space meadow, wildlife and recreational uses in addition to a pond. Upland reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil, and reseeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture. The reviewed Life-Of-Mine (LOM) area is 20.5 acres.

Contact: Elizabeth A. 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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