Buffalo Crushed Stone Inc., - Extension of Public Comment Period
October 3, 2007
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF
NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
DATE: October 3, 2007
APPLICANT: Buffalo Crushed Stone, Inc.
2544 Clinton Street, West Seneca, New York 14224
NYSDEC APPLICATION ID: 9-1430-00014/00011
PERMITS APPLIED FOR: Article 23, Title 27: Mined Land Reclamation
FACILITY: Buffalo Crushed Stone - Como Park Boulevard (Cheektowaga) Quarry
500 Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga, New York 14227
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) lead agency, has accepted a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on the proposed modification of the permit to mine at the Como Park Boulevard Quarry located in the Town of Cheektowaga, Erie County. The proposed action is the mining of approximately 40 acres of land between the east and west basins of an existing hard rock (limestone) quarry. The proposed action would relocate asphalt and rock crushing plants and material stockpiles to the bottom of the east basin more than 100 feet below grade and will extend the life of the mine by about 20 years.
PUBLIC HEARING AND ISSUES CONFERENCE: A notice of public hearing and issues conference was published on August 29, 2007 in the Buffalo News and on August 29, 2007 on the DEC's Environmental Notice Bulletin. The notice provides that a legislative hearing on the application and the draft EIS to receive unsworn statements from the public will be held on October 15, 2007 and that an issues conference will be held on October 16, 2007. The notice also provided for written comments to be submitted by the public by October 10, 2007. That time period is now being extended.
WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS: All interested parties may submit written comments at the hearing or by mail no later than November 9, 2007 to Administrative Law Judge Molly T. McBride, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Hearings and Mediation, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1550, with a copy to David Denk, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 9, Division of Environmental Permits, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14203-2999. Equal weight will be given to both oral and written comments.
JAMES T. McCLYMONDS
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
October 3, 2007
Albany, New York