ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

        
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Supplement to Notice of Public Hearing

Applicant: Robert H. Dalrymple of Dalrymple Gravel and Contracting Company, Inc., 2105 South Broadway, Pine City, New York 14871

DEC Project Number: DEC 8-4642-00101/00001 MLR 8093-30-0769

Project Description and Location: The applicant, Dalrymple Gravel and Contracting Company, Inc., proposes to develop a 112 acre sand and gravel mine on a 313 acre parcel in the Town of Erwin, Steuben County. 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; no surface water discharges are proposed. Process dust will be managed by a wet spray system and haulage areas will be patrolled by a water truck. 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 proposed mining site 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.

SEQRA Status and Determination of Completeness: Pursuant to SEQR, the Region 8 Department Staff, as Lead Agency, issued a Positive Declaration for this Type I action on 28 July 2000. The applicant prepared a draft Environmental Impact Statement (dEIS). Department Staff issued a Notice of Complete Application and availability of the dEIS on 19 December 2000.

Public Statement Hearing and Comment Period: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that a Legislative Hearing will be held to receive additional comment on this application and dEIS, as originally announced in the February 28, 2000 ENB, www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2001/20010228/not8.html . The Hearing will be conducted pursuant to 6NYCRR Parts 617 and 621. The Legislative Hearing will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the 27th of March 2001 at the Holiday Inn, 304 South Hamilton Street, Painted Post, New York. The Legislative Hearing will be held to receive unsworn statements from the public about the applicant's proposal and the dEIS. All comments filed in response to the Department's Notice of Complete Application and Acceptance of the dEIS issued on 19 December are a part of the record for this proceeding. If you have commented on the dEIS or application previously, you do not need to resubmit your comments for the purpose of this Hearing. Written comments on the dEIS will be accepted until 10 days after the close of the Hearing. No filing is required to speak at the Hearing. The hearing location is reasonably accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Interpreter services may be available to deaf persons at no charge. Requests for an interpreter must be made to the contact person at least 10 business days before the hearing.

The DEIS and other project information are available for your review at the Regional Office of NYS DEC on 6274 East Avon-Lima Road in Avon, NY. Copies of the application and dEIS are also available at the Town of Erwin Town Hall and the Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Civic Center Plaza, Corning.

The application was filed and is being reviewed pursuant to ECL Article 3, Title 3 (General Functions), Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review), Article 19 (Air Pollution Control), 6 NYCRR Parts 200 (General Provisions) and 201 (Permits and Registrations), Article 23 (Minerals Resources), 6 NYCRR Part 420 (Mined Land Reclamation), Article 70 (Uniform Procedures Act), and Part 621 (Uniform Procedures).

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

Monroe County - Subsequent to the promulgation of the final Freshwater Wetlands Maps for Monroe County on May 29, 1986, DEC Region 8 Staff found an inaccuracy on Maps 8 and 14 of 21. Staff found that Wetland BR-10, a Class II wetland, was less than 12.4 acres in size. As a result of the legislative public hearing held on March 14, 2000 and public comments received, a thorough review of the current on-site conditions was made. Staff determined that the classification and boundary of Wetland BR-10 should be revised and that BR-10 should be retained on the maps as a wetland of unusual local importance. Upon review of Staff's findings and recommendations relative to this matter, the Commissioner was satisfied that Staff's recommendations were consistent with the requirements of the Freshwater Wetlands Act and supported by the record. The Commissioner ordered that the classification of Wetland BR-10 be revised to Class I; that the wetland boundary be revised; and that BR-10 be retained on the maps as a wetland of unusual local importance, effective March 7, 2001. A copy of the amended wetland classification sheets and amended final maps will be filed with the office of the clerk of each affected local government and in the Department's Region 8 office.

Contact: W. Scott Jones, Wildlife Biologist, NYSDEC, 6274 E. Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414 (716-226-5440).

Negative Declaration

Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pennsylvania General Energy, Corp. project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. A public hearing was listed in the February 28, 2001 issue of the ENB. The project proposes to establish field wide spacing and integration rules for portions of acreage located mostly in the Town of Hornby, Steuben County, and in part in Chemung County, Town of Catlin, New York, designated as the Wilson Hollow Field. Please consult the maps of this field for a more precise description. The project extends from Painted Post, northeastward to the Village of Post Creek.

Contact: Pennsylvania General Energy, Corp., 208 Liberty Street, Warren, Pennsylvania, 16365, attn: David A. Lind, General Manager and Bradley J. Field, Director, Bureau of Oil and Gas Regulation, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Room 290, Albany, New York 12233-6500, (518) 457-3682.

Positive Declaration

Ontario County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed acquisition of land and additions/alterations to the Geneva High School for the Geneva City School District, SED Project No. 43-07-00-01-0-010-005, may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the purchase of 14 acres of land adjacent to existing property and 186,000 square feet of new additions. The project is located at 101 Carter Road in the City of Geneva.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Orleans County - The Village of Albion Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a draft EIS on the proposed Tops Market. A public hearing on the draft EIS will be held on March 21, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fireman's Exempt Building, West State Street, Albion, NY. Comments on the draft EIS will be accepted until close of business on April 2, 2001. The action involves the construction and site development of an approximately 48,000 sq. ft. supermarket. The project is located at the intersection of West Avenue (State Route 31) and King Street, Village of Albion.

Contact: Village of Albion Planning Board, 35-37 East Bank Street, Albion, NY 14411.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Ontario County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed acquisition of land and additions/alterations to the Geneva High School for the Geneva City School District, SED Project No. 43-07-00-01-0-010-005. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until March 21, 2001. The action involves the purchase of 14 acres of land adjacent to existing property and 186,000 square feet of new additions. The project is located at 101 Carter Road in the City of Geneva.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234.