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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 05/23/2001

Richmond County
Applicant: Interstate Materials Corp
348 New County Rd
Secaucus, NJ 07094-
Facility: Interstate Materials Corp
211 Johnson Street
Staten Island, NY 10309-
Application ID: 2-6405-00011/00016
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:

     The Interstate Materials Corporation operates a clean fill processing facility under a registration with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and a permit with the New York City Department of Sanitation at 211 Johnson Street in Staten Island, NY. Presently sand, gravel, crushed stone, and clean backfill are delivered to and from the site via truck. At one time deliveries were made via barge as well. Over the years, due to lack of use and natural deposition, the area along the bulkhead has become silted in. To restore navigational access by barge, for both recycled material and clean material handling, the bulkhead area and approach need to be dredged. Hydrographic survey data collected in December of 1997 indicates the area adjacent to the bulkhead was of sufficient depth for barge access a one time, however, there are no records of the area being dredged within the last ten years, therefore NYS DEC has reviewed the proposed work as "new" dredging.

     The proposed dredging depth is -15 feet below Mean Low Water with a two foot allowable overdepth. Approximately 217,000 cubic yards of material will be removed from an area of approximately 200,000 square feet, loaded onto barges that would be covered, sealed, and transported to the Waste Management, Inc. Maplewood/Amelia landfill in the state of Virginia or other state-approved upland site for disposal. No barge overflow, dewatering, or return flow would occur at the proposed dredge site.

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 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.
Coastal Management: This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Jun 22 2001.
Contact: Kathryn D. McGuckin
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

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