Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 10/15/2003

Schenectady County

Applicant: John Kowalk
Facility: Mariaville Peat Mine
Southeast of Intersection of NYS Routes 30 and 159
Duanesburg, NY 12056
Application ID: 4-4220-00006/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Duanesburg, Schenectady County
Project Description:
The applicant has applied for a permit to continue mining of peat from an existing mine site which has been in operation for more than 40 years.  A mining permit is required in order for the operation to come into compliance with current mining regulations.  The life of mine area is 95.5 acres including the existing open mine peat bog and haul roads. An additional 11 acres outside the life of mine area will be used for stockpiles and product storage areas as well as for access/haul roads into the site.  The site will be mined in 9 phases varying is size from 6.1 to 11.7 acres. Approximately 14.7 acres of the site have already been disturbed by previous mining activities.  The site will be reclaimed as a diverse wetland habitat.  The site is located on the south side of state route 159 approximately 1/2 mile east of State Route 30.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
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 Nov 14 2003.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
aamarcuc@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals