Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 02/12/2003

Monroe County

Applicant: Dolomite Products Co Inc
1150 Penfield Rd
Rochester, NY 14625 -2202
Facility: Dolomite Products Gates Plant
900 Howard Rd|1075 Buffalo Rd
Gates, NY 14624
Application ID: 8-2626-00016/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Gates, Monroe County
Project Description:
Dolomite Products Company, Inc. proposes to modify the existing mining permit and mined land use plan for a 90.5 acre dolomite/shale bedrock quarry located on a 201+ acre parcel in the Town of Gates, Monroe County New York.  The modification request seeks approval to mine the existing, approved 90.5 acre life-of-mine to an elevation of 385-390 ft above mean sea level (amsl).  The mine operates as a drill and blast surface excavation of dolomitic and shale bedrock. Shot rock is excavated by mechanical equipment, standard for this type of mining operation and materials are then transported to an aggregate processing facility currently located within the mine. The increase in depth of the quarry will not cause any additional change in the nature of the operation at this facility.  

Final reclamation will restore the site to an open water surface to be used as  a recreational lake. The depth of the excavation below the water surface will be increased by excavating an additional lift from an elevation of 410 feet to an elevation of 385 to 390 feet AMSL.  Above water reclamation will include sloping and grading so that slopes will be maintained at a one vertical to two horizontal grade.  Topsoil will be replaced on the picnic and park area and a replanting program will be completed.  There are no additional modifications proposed to the currently approved reclamation plans.  The reviewed life-of-mine area is 90.5 acres.  Application materials are available for public review and comment at the Regional Office of NYS DEC.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. 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 Mar 14 2003.
Contact: David L Bimber
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
dlbimber@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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