ENB - REGION 7 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Broome County - The New York State Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed PIN 1036630, NYS Route 104 Over CSXT will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a new 2-lane bridge on Route 104 over the CSXT (formerly CONRAIL) railroad tracks. This bridge will replace one that was removed in 1991 due to its deteriorated condition. The project length is half a mile long, and begins 200 feet west of the intersection of Route 11 and Route 104 and extends 1,450 feet to the west of the railroad tracks. The project is located in the Town of Mexico.

Contact: Barbara Corey, NYS DOT 333 East Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, phone: (315) 428-3219.


Broome County - The Town of Maine, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law of the Town of Maine Amending the Town of Maine Zoning Ordinance (Horses in the Rural-Residential R-R District, in the Residential District R-1 and in the Residential District R-2) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption by the Town Board of the Local Law which sets forths the circumstances under which the personal keeping of horses represents a use permitted by right in the zoning districts described in the title of the Proposed LocalLaw. Two horses are allowed if the lot is at least 5 acres in size and less than 7 acres in size. Increasing numbers of horses are allowed depending on the lot size; and 10 horses are allowed if the lot is at least 20 acres in size. The project is located in the Town of Maine.

Contact: Theodore Woodward, Supervisor Town of Maine, PO Box 336, Maine, NY 13802, phone: (607) 862-3334, fax: (607) 862-4057.


Cayuga County - The Town of Sennett Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water District #3 - Turnpike Road Water Main Extension will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project is located in the Town of Sennett.

Contact: Andrew S. Fusco, Attorney at Law, 52 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021, phone: (315) 253-5555, fax: (315) 253-5565.


Tompkins and Seneca Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cayuga Mine. Cargill, Incorporated, Mining Permit Renewal Application with expansion to include underground reserves pursuant to a Mineral Rights Lease Agreement with The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Cargill, Inc. (Cargill) has historically mined salt from a series of underground mining levels at the Cayuga Mine from lands it owns and leases east and west of Cayuga Lake. Extraction and mining is presently conducted beneath Cayuga Lake, within lands leased from the New York State Office of General Services (OGS). Cargill has also extended their existing leasehold rights with OGS to include additional lands under Cayuga Lake to both the north and south of previously authorized areas. Virtually all the salt mined from Cargill's Cayuga Mine is sold as road salt for de-icing highways and bridges in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and New England states.

Cargill has been authorized to mine salt at the Cayuga Mine under the Mined Land Reclamation Law (MLRL and ECL Article 23, Title 27) (MLF#7093-29-0052). Previously, the NYSDEC only regulated the surface features at the Cayuga Mine. Throughout the last several permit terms, Cargill has submitted maps and narratives that describe the areas of underground activity. The current submittal is the most comprehensive description and is contained in a Mining Plan that includes all lands, either owned by Cargill, or under lease from the OGS or others. The Mining Plan, as outlined, increases the area to be mined adjacent to Cargill's current lease area under Cayuga Lake. Cargill owns approximately 260.04 acres of land on the surface at the Cayuga Mine. Of those 260.04 acres, approximately 67.67 acres of surface land have been affected by mining-related activities (storage, processing, bagging, etc.). Cargill seeks to continue mining activity on approximately 13,417 surface and underground acres in the eastern reserve area and beneath Cayuga Lake. This application includes a proposal to mine approximately 5,056 acres of additional reserves located beneath Cayuga Lake. Mining is not prohibited at this site.

The facility address is 191 Portland Point Road, Lansing, New York 14882. The proposal includes expanded mining limits and mining rights that are located wholly beneath Cayuga Lake, subject to the Public Lands Law. The Towns of Lansing and Ulysses in Tompkins County, and the Town of Covert in Seneca County adjoin the lease area beneath the lake. The surface facilities at the Cayuga Mine are located off Portland Point Road on the east side of Cayuga Lake, approximately as shown on the Location Map (see Spectra Environmental Group, Inc. Volume 1, Figure 2.1-1). Previously approved and mined areas beneath the land surface exist in the Town of Lansing.

Contact: Michael K. Barylski, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, 607-753-3095 ext. 233