ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 01/23/2002
Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 01/23/2002

Wayne County
Applicant: Steven Montemorano
Rd 1 Travell Knap Road
Clyde, NY 14433-
Facility: Montemorano Pit # 5
Se Corner High St & Travell Knapps Corners Rd
Clyde, NY -
Application ID: 8-5424-00076/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Galen, Wayne County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to develop and operate a 38.9 acre surface sand and gravel mine within a 52.7 acre parcel south of Travell Knapps Corner Road in the Town of Galen. The project site is the applicant's property on Travell Knapps Corner Road east of the intersection with High Street. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of Palmyra Gravelly Loam which is the predominate soil type on the site. Mining is proposed for below the local water table. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations, and for removal of material below the local water table. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 2.5 million cubic yards of aggregate sand and gravel over the operational life of this mine. Material will be stockpiled as unprocessed "run-of-bank" or processed with portable screens. Maximum processing rates for the screen and crushing operations will not exceed 150 tons-per-hour (TPH). Final reclamation will restore the site to a wildlife/recreational area with uniformly graded and revegetated open land. Upland reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil, and re-seeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture. The reviewed life-of-mine area is 38.9 acres. Application materials are available for public review and comment at the Regional Office of NYS DEC.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
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 not located in a Coastal Management area and is not 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 Feb 22 2002.
Contact: David L. Bimber
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414

Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals