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ENB - Region 7 Notices 5/17/2017

Negative Declaration

Broome County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Conklin Mine, MS Contracting, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal applicant proposes a new 32.7 acre bluestone (greywacke sandstone) mine on a 238.67 acre parcel, with 14.6 acres affected during the upcoming year permit term. One additional acre has already been affected as exploratory, bringing the life-of-mine total to 33.7 acres. As part of the plan to cut and haul 3.3 million cubic yards of bluestone and aggregates over 20 years, the miners propose crushing and screening waste sandstone, siltstone, and shale onsite in a portable processing plant. No protected streams, wetlands, or other protected natural resources are expected to be adversely impacted. All storm water runoff will drain internally. Typical blasting will occur, which is consistent with numerous other bluestone mines in the area. The mine will be reclaimed to stable slopes with grass meadowland vegetation. The project is located at 200 Montrose Drive in the Town of Conklin, 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.


Madison County - The Town of Sullivan Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bridgeport Streetscape Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the design, construction and installation of various streetscape improvements along portions of NYS Route 31 and North Road in the Hamlet of Bridgeport located in the northeasterly portion of the Town of Sullivan, New York. The improvements include integrated green infrastructure practices, replacement and extension of sidewalks and delineated driveway improvements along approximately 2,000 linear feet of NYS Route 31 and along North Road. The project includes drainage improvements to mitigate ponding currently occurring in the area and the installation of rain gardens and bio-swales. Also included will be improvements consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the overall improvement to this gateway to the Town of Sullivan.

Contact: John M. Becker, Town of Sullivan, Town hall, 7507 Lockport Road, Chittenango, NY 13037, Phone: (315) 687-9190, E-mail: jbecker@townofsullivan.org.


Madison County - The Town of Sullivan Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Formation and Construction of the "Salt Springs Road Water District" Pursuant to Article 12-A of the Town Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the formation and construction of water improvements consisting of the installation of approximately 28,000 linear feet of 8 inch diameter ductile iron water main, approximately 35 mainline valves spaced at 800 + feet on average, approximately 26 hydrants, a 260 gpm duplex packaged booster pump station, 150,000 gallon ground level water storage tank, 52 water services extended to the highway right-of-way, three (3) "mainline" pressure reducing valves, and two (2) connections to Onondaga County Water Authority's (OCWA) water system, all to be installed in existing road rights-of-way and to be constructed in areas generally described as being along Salt Springs Road and Sleepy Hollow Road in the Town of Sullivan, New York. The project will consist of approximately 56 + properties.

Contact: John M. Becker, Town of Sullivan, Town Hall, 7507 Lockport Road, Chittenango, NY 13037, Phone: (315) 687-9190, E-mail: jbecker@townofsullivan.org.


Tioga County - The New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery (NYS GOSR), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Halsey Valley Road Elevation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Town of Tioga to utilize Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding to raise the low-lying southern portion of Halsey Valley Road to match the elevation of the perpendicular crossing road, NY State Route 17C. The project boundary consists of Halsey Valley Road between Allyn Road and Highway 17C in the Town of Tioga, New York. The project activities include elevating approximately 1,800 linear feet of the southern portion of Halsey Valley Road, right of way acquisition, clearing and grubbing, fill materials for elevating roadway, soil stabilization, base coarse material, installation of driving surface material, roadway drainage activities, utility relocation, installation of guard rails where necessary, and replacement of private driveways and culverts where necessary.

Contact: Lori Shirley, NYS GOSR, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1224, Albany, NY 12260, Phone: (518) 474-0755, E-mail: NYSCDBG_DR_ER@ny.gov.


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