ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

Negative Declaration

Chemung County - The State Education Department, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Elmira City Schools, Project No. 07-06-00-01-0-006-008 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Diven Elementary alterations. The project is located on Hall Street, Elmira, New York.

Contact: Carl T. Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Room 1060 EBA, Albany, New York 12234.

Positive Declaration and Scoping

Livingston County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Scudder Sand and Gravel Pit, Smith Hill Road, DEC 8-4642-00101/-00001, MLR 8093-30-0769, may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. In addition, a draft scoping outline for the dEIS is available for public review and comment. The comment period will extend for twenty days following the publication of this Notice in the official newspaper for the Town of Erwin. Copies of the scoping document are available at the Erwin Town Hall and from the Contact Person listed at the end of this Notice. The applicant, Dalrymple Gravel and Contracting Company, Inc., proposes to develop a 156 acre sand and gravel mine on a 293 acre parcel. The mine will operate as a traditional surface excavation of sand and gravel by mechanical equipment standard for this type of mine. Mining will occur below the water table utilizing a dragline. The excavated material will be washed, screened and crushed. Wash water will be directed to settling ponds and recirculated for reuse. Process dust will be controlled by a wet spray and haulage areas will be patrolled by a water truck. Entrance and exit roads will be paved back a minimum of 500 feet from entrance points. Final reclamation will restore the site to an open water recreational pond. Upland reclamation will include replacement of stockpiled topsoil and reseeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture to stabilize banks. Unaffected land will remain agriculture or forested. The project is bounded on the north by Smith Hill Road, the east by the Cohocton River, and the south and west by a very steep wooded hillside.

Contact: David L. Bimber, Address: NYSDEC, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, New York 14414, phone: (716)226-5401, E-Mail Address: dlbimber@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Yates County - The Yates County, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Yates County Court and Office Expansion and Renovation Project. The action involves the development of a new County Courthouse, County office Building additions, new Building and Grounds building and parking for approximately 155 vehicles. The development will include the current 2.6 acre County Campus along with six adjacent parcels bringing the total development to about 5.3 acres. All existing structures on the six other parcels will be removed, as will portions of the current County Campus buildings. The project is located in Yates County, County Office Building and Courthouse Campus, 100 Court Street, Penn Yan, New York.

Contact: Ms. Sarah Purdy, County Administrator or Mr. Robert Multer, Chairman of the Legislature, 110 Court Street, Penn Yan, New York 14527-1130, phone: (315) 536-5100.