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ENB - Region 6 Notices 5/10/2017

Negative Declaration

Herkimer County - The Town of Frankfort Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tractor Supply (formerly Project Boxer) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construct and operation of a 930,500 ± square foot warehouse/distribution center with offices on approximately 150 ± acres located within the Frankfort 5S South Business Park. Future plans may include an expansion of the facility to 1.2 million square foot. The site is currently owned by the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency (IDA). The project will consist of the following site elements: 111.2 million square foot (full build-out), 55 ± foot high building with associated loading dock apron constructed with a slab-on-grade foundation and concrete tilt-up panels (requires an on-site concrete pug mill during construction); parking for 391 ± vehicles (+ 80 future) (employees, visitors and ADA spaces); spaces for truck trailers (Initial Phase Total - 650 ±; Future Phase Total - 777 ±); on-site stormwater management; access improvements to existing business park entrance at Higby Road and improvements identified via coordination with County and New York State Departments of Transportation; 300,000 gallon water storage tank (for fire suppression); aboveground diesel fuel tank (1,500 gallons) for use in fueling yard trucks; diesel fuel-powered emergency/back-up generator; 1,500 gallon hydrogen storage tank (for hydrogen fuel cell forklifts); on-site extension/ relocation of utilities (sewer, water, electrical, natural gas, and data); extension (on existing poles) of secondary electrical power connection (by Frankfort Light & Power) to the project site; signage, fencing, and landscaping. The project is located on Higby Road in the Town of Frankfort, New York.

Contact: Joseph P. Kinney, Town of Frankfort, 201 Third Avenue, Frankfort, NY 13340, Phone: (315) 894-8737.

Jefferson County - The Village of Chaumont, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of the water main that connects the two sections of the Village, split by the Chaumont River, along with the installation of the connecting piping, valves, and hydrants. The proposed project also includes the replacement of various water mains, valves, and hydrants throughout the Village limits. The project is located at various locations in the Village of Chaumont, New York.

Contact: Valerie Rust, Village of Chaumont, 12175 NYS Route 12E, Chaumont, NY 13622, Phone: (315) 649-2900, E-mail:

St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Brannen Sand Pit Mined Land Reclamation Permit Application will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to develop and operate a 16.35 acre sand mine within a 26.2 acre parcel off County Route 44 in the Town of Madrid, New York. The project site is on property owned by the applicant and lies 500 feet southwest of County Route 44 and approximately 1.5 miles southeast of County Routes 14 (Chamberlain Corners). The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of the Adams Sand, Adams Loamy sand, Dexford loamy fine sand, Dexford mucky loamy sand and the Hogansburg and Grenville soil types on the site. Mining is proposed to take place below the local water table to a depth of 6 to 15 feet with the deepest portion being up to 30 feet deep. Excavation will be done by excavator and front end loader, standard for sand mining operations. Minimal processing of the sand is anticipated with low volume screening plant being used. Large cobbles and boulders will be buried on site. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 416,000 cubic yards of sand over an estimated 20 year operational life of the mine. Final reclamation will restore the site to an open water pond for recreational purposes. Sand exposures will be graded and soils will be spread and then seeded with a perennial grass seed mixture. The reviewed life-of-mine area is 16.35 (LOM) acres.

Contact: Jessica Hart, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 317 Washington Street, Watertown NY 13601; Phone: 315-785-2246, E-mail:

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