Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals

TOMPKINS COUNTY/SENECA COUNTY - Cargill, Inc. (“Cargill”) will hold a Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lansing Town Hall, 29 Auburn Road, Lansing, New York 14882. The purpose is to provide information and hear public comment on the application by Cargill to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for renewal and/or modification of its Mined Land Reclamation Permit (MLR File No. 709-3-29-0052) for the Cayuga Mine and a request to the New York State Executive Department, Office of General Services (“OGS”) for Enlargement of Consent Area pursuant to paragraph 7 of an Order dated January 12, 1995 granting to Cargill consent to enter upon State lands to mine rock salt.


In accordance with Article 7, Section 84 of the Public Lands Law and consent granted by the Board of Commissioners of the Land Office of the State of New York on June 20, 1938, modified and extended by the Office of General Services by permits and orders dated April 5, 1974, April 1, 1984 and January 12, 1995, Cargill and its predecessor, Cayuga Rock Salt Company, Inc., has consent to mine rock salt from approximately 4,425 acres of lands of the State of New York under the waters of Cayuga Lake. Pursuant to Paragraph 7 of the consent granted by OGS on January 12, 1995, Cargill proposes an enlargement of the consent area by the inclusion of a total of 5,056 additional acres of State owned lands to the north and south of the existing consent area. Cargill has maintained a NYSDEC Mined Land Reclamation permit for its operations since the advent of the Mined Land Reclamation Law. In addition to the inclusion of additional acreage as described above, the proposal involves the renewal and/or modification of Cargill=s Mined Land Reclamation permit. No changes in Cargill=s surface operations or mining methods are proposed. Cargill=s Cayuga Mine is located at 191 Portland Point Road, Lansing, New York 14882. The existing mine and proposed consent area include lands of the State of New York located in the Towns of Ithaca, Ulysses and Lansing, Tompkins County and the Town of Covert, Seneca County.


Documents describing the proposal in more detail are available for review at the office of the Town Clerk, Town of Lansing, 29 Auburn Road, P.O. Box 186, Lansing, New York 14882 (607-533-4142); at the Lansing Community Library Center, 27 Auburn Road, Lansing, New York 14882 (607-533-4939), and at NYSDEC=s Region 7 Headquarters, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, New York 13204-2400 (315-426-7484), Contact: Joseph Moskiewicz, Jr.


All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies are invited to submit written comments on or before July 19, 2002 to: Robert J. Supko, Cargill, Inc., 191 Portland Point Road, P.O. Box B, Lansing, New York 14882-1520, with a copy to: Joseph Moskiewicz, Jr., New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 7, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, New York 13204-2400. Comments and questions may also be presented in person at the Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The Planning Board of Penfield, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Christian Homes - Group Home will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Site plan approval to allow the construction of a 3,842 SF group home located substantially contiguous to a locally designated historic district. The project is located at 1957 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY, Monroe County.

Contact: Doug Fox, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield, NY, 14526, phone:(716) 340-8641, fax:(716) 340-8644.

Positive Declaration

Monroe County - The Board of Education of Pittsford Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2002 Facilities Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the following components:

The project contemplates work at several locations within the Pittsford Central School Dist.

Contact: George M. Kisha, Pittsford Central School District, 42 West Jefferson Road, Pittsford, New York 14534-1978, phone: (585) 218-1054.

Notice of Acceptance of Supplemental Draft EIS

The Seneca County - The Board of Supervisors, as lead agency, has accepted a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Seneca County Public Safety Building and Jail. The comment period opens June 17, 2002 and comments are due by July 17, 2002. The action involves constructing a County Public Safety Building. The building is 86,500 gross square feet and is anticipated to utilize approximately 12 Acres for the building, additional housing, parking, miscellaneous roads, access, lawn areas around building and parking areas, utilities, and stormwater management. The project is located at the Seneca Army Depot, near Bromka Road and Route 96 in the Town of Romulus.

Contact: Keith Ashby, Seneca County Board of Supervisors, Seneca County Offices, 1 DiPrionio Drive, Waterloo, New York 13165.