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ENB - Region 7 Notices 4/5/2017

Negative Declaration

Broome County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bittner Quarry will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant for a new 2.6 acre life-of-mine bluestone quarry on a 200.44 acre parcel owned by Harvey and Margaret Bittner. Exploratory mining has previously occurred on the site. Additional mining will be adjacent to and follow the bed of the Hall Quarry. No protected streams, wetlands or other protected natural resources are expected to be adversely impacted. All storm water runoff will drain internally or into a storm water basin in the Hall Quarry. Typical blasting and processing of bluestone will occur, which is consistent with production activities at numerous other bluestone mines in the area. The mine will be reclaimed to stable slopes with natural vegetation similar to existing conditions. The project is located at 128 Mount Carmel Road in the Town of Windsor, New York.

Contact: Cynthia Hill, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045 Phone: (607) 753-3095 extension 236, E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov.


Onondaga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Honeywell Soil Borrow Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Honeywell International Inc., to develop and operate a 53.75 acre topsoil mine within a 193 acre parcel of land owned by Honeywell International Inc. The proposed mine will be located on the northwest side of Belle Isle Road in the Town of Camillus, New York. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface mine with extraction of the topsoil from above the water table, with approximately 180,000 cubic yards of material being removed over the course of 5 years. All soil mined at the site will be transported using internal roads to Honeywell projects on Wastebeds 12-15, or to the Town of Camillus Construction and Demolition Landfill, to fulfill final site closure plans. Prior approval from NYS DEC will be needed before transporting on public roadways. Operations at the site will entail the extraction of material beginning in the eastern portion of the site and moving in a southerly direction. Final reclamation will include grading of slopes, redistribution of topsoil and planting with a seed mixture to turn site into a vegetated open space.

Contact: Trendon Choe, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7445, E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov.


Onondaga County - The Town of Skaneateles Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Skaneateles Springs will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application for approval of a Major Special Permit to redevelop the current 31 room "Bird's Nest Hotel" into a new motel, lodging and spa project identified as "Skaneateles Springs", intending to accommodate 43 bedrooms on site, via a Mail Lodge with a restaurant for 80 seats, a lounge area, gift shop, exercise room, spa, pool, and patio, together with an Annex Building with 20 rooms, and 13 Cottages with a total of 23 bedrooms, on two adjacent parcels totaling 46.23 acres located in the Industrial/Research/Office (IRO) zoning district. The project is located at 1601 East Genesee Street in the Town of Skaneateles, New York.

Contact: F. Scott Molnar, Town of Skaneateles, 100 Madison Street, Suite 1600, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (315) 474-6448, E-mail: smolnar@bcplegal.com.


Oswego County - The Town of Schroeppel, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ainslee Drive Sewer Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of a municipal sewage collection system to provide sewer service to the Town of Schroeppel in the Ainslee Drive area. The Town is proposing to install the system to help residents that have aging/failing septic systems. The proposed project is anticipated to include grinder pumps and low pressure sewers which will serve approximately 47 homes. The project is located in the Ainslee Drive and County Route 12 portion of Town of Schroeppel, New York.

Contact: Lynett Greco, Town of Schroeppel, 69 County Route 57A, Phoenix, NY 13135, Phone: (315) 695-4177, E-mail: lgreco@townofschroeppel.com.


Oswego County - The Town of Mexico Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2017 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of Local Law 1 of 2017 regulating USDA inspected and certified meat processing facilities in the Town of Mexico and sets a standard for the siting of the facilities. The project is located throughout the Town of Mexico, New York.

Contact: Alison J. Nelson, Nelson Law Firm, 209 West Sherwin Street, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 312-0318, E-mail: anelson@anelsonlaw.net.


Tioga County - The Village of Owego, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades Phase II will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Phase II upgrade of the Village of Owego Wastewater Treatment Plant. Construction activities at the existing treatment facility, include the continued use of the existing temporary construction access corridor, new construction of one (1) - 6,000 square foot building, Two (2) - 150,000 gallon concrete tanks. One (1) -1,500 square foot. building south of NYS Route 17, 1,500 foot of buried piping including boring underneath NYS Route 17. The project is located at 17 Southside Drive in the Village of Owego, New York.

Contact: Cory Reid, BCA Engineers and Architects, 327 Mullin Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 782-8130, E-mail: creid@thebcgroup.com.


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