Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 08/07/2002

Saratoga County
Applicant: R J Valente Gravel Inc
8 Jennifer Drive
Wynantskill, NY 12198-
Facility: Valente Bank #18
East Of Rt 9 And South Of Ushers
Ushers, NY 12188-
Application ID: 5-4138-00029/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Halfmoon, Saratoga County
Project Description:
R. J. Valente Gravel Inc. is proposing to continue surface mining of Sand and Gravel from 76 acres of a 254 acre property. This activity has taken place at this location for many years with a total area affected of 22 acres to date. The application proposes to remove 23 acres of the previously permitted life of mine and add an additional 27 acres to the life of mine. Mining would be conducted in a single phase; the duration of this phase will be controlled by market demands. Unconsolidated materials would be excavated from the existing mining face working away from the existing excavation face and moving east toward the life of mine boundary.  The proposed mining operation will utilize front end loaders to excavate sand and gravel. Processing of the excavated material, by a portable crushing, screening and washing plant, has been previously permitted at this site. A 1000 foot haul road will provide direct access to Liebich Lane which connects to NYS Route 9 (NYS Department of Transportation).  The processed material will be drawn from the mine site to the specific job sites by tandem axle, tri-axle and tractor trailer dump trucks. During normal operations the facility will have 100 loaded truck per day leaving the mine site. The reclamation objective is to create land suitable for open space or for potential future residential and commercial development in accordance with future needs and zoning requirements. A copy of the application is available for review at the DEC office in Warrensburg during normal business hours.
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 Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 Sep 13 2002.
Contact: George D Casey
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg Sub-Office
Hudson St Ext|PO Box 220
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281

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