ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 02/16/00

Erie County
Applicant: Pine Hill Materials Corp
2255 Bailey Ave
Buffalo, NY 14211-1713
Office: NYS DEC
128 South Street
Olean, NY 14760
(716) 372-6242
Contact: Kenneth C. Taft
SEQR: Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file and a coordinated review with other agencies has been performed.
SHPA: Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required
Last Filing Date: 03/24/2000
Project Location: Newstead
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to add 54.5 acres to the 25.5 acre portion of the "Hoffman, Sugg and Fidinger Mine" south of the NY Thruway. The additions consist of 18.5 acres adjacent to the current southeast corner of the mine and 36 acres that were "grandfathered" (affected by mining prior to the effective date of the Mined Land Reclamation Law), on the western side of the mine. It is propsed to excavate both areas to a maximum depth of 14 feet below water table elevation. The additions will extend and interconnect the mine ponds to each other and to the applicant's adacent Billow Road Mine. This will result in a single lake of approximately 155 acres. Th remaining 7.6 acres is to be reclaimed to shoreline and two peninsulas that are natural gas well access roads. No changes in mine operating and reclamation procedures are proposed. The part of the mine that is south of the Thruway is north and east of the end of Billo Road and north of Wahl Road.
Permit: Article 23, Title 27: Mined Land Reclamation
Permit ID:DEC-9-1456-00011/00005