Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 07/03/2002

Ontario County
Applicant: Phelps Sand & Gravel Inc
2896 Rt 96
Clifton Springs, NY 14432-
Facility: Phelps S & G Featherly Pit
2420 Schroo Road
Phelps, NY 14532-
Application ID: 8-3240-00061/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Phelps, Ontario County
Project Description:
The applicant, Phelps Sand and Gravel Co., Inc., has submitted an application to modify the Mined Land Reclamation permit for the Featherly Pit (MLR 8053-30-0734).    The modification includes the expansion of the existing 3.5 acre mine on Schroo Road in the Town of Phelps by 16.7 acres.  The mine will continue to operate as a traditional surface excavation of sand and gravel using mechanical equipment, standard for this type of mining operation.  Mining is proposed to remove approximately 20,000 cubic yards per year of aggregate sand and gravel over the operational life of the mine. Materials will be not be mined from below the water table.  On-site processing will include dry screening at a rate not to exceed 150 tons per hour.  The area has been previously used for mining.   Final reclamation will restore the site to agricultural use with uniformly graded and re-vegetated open land.  The total reviewed life-of-mine area is 20.2 acres. Application materials are available for public review and comment at the Regional Office in Avon, New York.
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: A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Aug 2 2002.
Contact: David L Bimber
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
dlbimber@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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