ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Barry White Sand and Gravel Mine Expansion. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves expanding the existing sand and gravel mine from 4.1 acres to 29.17 acres total for the life of mine. Mining is expected to continue for 25 years at the site proceeding in a northwesterly direction. The total life of mine acreage will be developed at a rate of 5 acres during each successive 5-year permit renewal term. Reclamation will consist of grading to stable slopes, spreading stockpiled topsoil overburden and seeding with a grass mixture to achieve a uniform vegetative cover over all disturbed areas. The project is located Kelly Road, west of Military Turnpike Extension, Town of Schuyler Falls.

Contact: Robert P. Forrester, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Rt. 86, P. O. Box 296, Ray Brook, New York 12977-0296, phone: (518) 897-1234, fax: (518) 897-1394.


Saratoga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sugar Hill Road Mine, by Thomas A. Hicks will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Thomas Hicks proposing to begin surface mining of Sand and Gravel from 15 acres of a 134 acre parcel. The site is located in Saratoga County Agricultural District 6. The project is projected to be 5 to 10 years in duration and there is an estimated 400,000 tons of sand and gravel. The material will be excavated by rubber tired loaders and placed directly into dump trucks for direct removal or it will be transported to a screen located in the proposed processing areas. The reclamation objective is to return the land to agriculture. Following DEC staff’s inspections of the proposed mine site and its review of the mining permit application, the mined land use plan, the mined land reclamation plan and the full environmental assessment form the relevant areas of environmental concern have been identified. These areas of concern are the normally associated impacts of an unconsolidated material mining operation specifically ground water contamination, impact on the unconsolidated Aquifer, surface water contamination, dust, erosion, traffic, noise and visual. All other impacts were judged to be either non-significant or improbable and therefore, not relevant to the lead agency’s determination of environmental significance. Based on the information provided and analysis conducted by DEC staff, it is determined that the proposed action will not result in any significant adverse environmental impacts. A more extensive project description is included in the notice of complete application which can be found at the following location www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2002/20021016/Reg5.html

Contact: George D. Casey, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 232 Hudson St., Box 220, Warrensburg, New York 12885, phone: (518) 623-1281, fax: (518) 623-3603.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft Supplemental EIS

Fulton County - The Adirondack Park Agency, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Amendment of the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map. Written comments on the Supplemental Draft EIS will be accepted until November 8, 2002. The action involves amendment of the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map in the Town of Ephratah, Fulton County (Map Amendment 2002-6) to reclassify from Resource Management to Rural Use an approximately 320 acre parcel located along east Road, pursuant to the Adirondack Park Agency Act, Section 805 (c)(1).

Contact: Henry A Savarie, Adirondack Park Agency, Post Office Box 99, Ray Brook, New York 12977, phone: (518) 891-4050.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Saratoga County - The Planning Board of Saratoga Springs, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Excelsior Park. The action involves issuance of a special use permit and other development approvals for a mixed-use development on a 55 acre parcel. The proposed development could contain up to 163, square feet of commercial space and up to 270 residential units. The project is located at 264 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Contact: Geoff Bornemann, Room 10, City Hall, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs New York 12866, phone: (518) 587-3550, ext. 517.