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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 07/05/2017

Erie County

Applicant:

MJJ Property Management LLC
1266 Townline Rd
Alden, NY 14004

Facility:

Genesee North Gravel Pit
Genesee St - N Side - W of Shisler Rd
Lancaster, NY

Application ID:

9-1452-00049/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Lancaster, Erie County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes an 8.0 acre expansion of the currently permitted "Genesee North Gravel Pit" for additional mining and the processing of sand and gravel. Concurrently, the applicant seeks to remove approximately 6.0 acres from the current permit that were never affected by mining and are located on a separate parcel immediately to the west, and are owned by another party. These acreage revisions will result in a total Life of Mine limit of 86.0 acres. The expansion area was used as a junk yard by the previous owner. The action also includes changing the reclamation plan by adding approximately 6.0 surface acres to the lake. The final lake surface will be approximately 37.2 acres, and the remainder of the mine site will be reclaimed to 29.9 acres of farmable land and 18.9 acres of sloping meadow for wildlife habitat. Material processing with a dry-screen is proposed in the expansion area only.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 04, 2017.

Contact:

Mark F Passuite
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov


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