Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 10/20/2004

Clinton County

Applicant: Edward R Dragoon
Facility: Dragoon Shoreline Project
Lake Shore Rd
West Chazy, NY 12992
Application ID: 5-0930-00042/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Chazy, Clinton County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to stabilze 50 feet of shoreline using large, angular limestone. The project is located along the shoreline of Lake Champlain at 526 Lake Shore Road in West Chazy.
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 not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
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 Nov 5 2004.
Contact: Denise M Wagner
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 NYS Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Washington County

Applicant: Dwight A Davis
Facility: Indian River Red Slate Quarry
Tanner Hill Rd
Whitehall, NY
Application ID: 5-5352-00072/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Whitehall, Washington County
Project Description:
The applicant has proposed the establishment of a new red slate quarry, totaling +/-25 Life of Mine (LOM) acres, located within a +/-50-acre contiguous parcel owned by the applicant. The mine will operate as a 5-phase traditional surface opening extraction of consolidated slate by means of drilling, fractional blasting and mechanical excavating, standard for this type of mining operation. The extraction will begin with Phase 1, located at the west side of the proposed quarry area, and proceed easterly and northerly into the hillside, and then slope downward as the extraction follows the bedding angle. An excavator will be used to remove the overburden, loosen large blocks of slate and load trucks. As quarrying proceeds, drilling and fractional blasting may be necessary to loosen the material, and penetration below the water table is expected. This aspect of the operation will require periodic quarry de-watering and a resultant surface discharge to the north. The quality slate will be trucked off site for processing, and any slate waste is proposed to be crushed on-site by means of a crusher with a capacity of less than 150 tons per hour. The expected mineral removal is stated as 500,000 cubic yards over a period of 25 years. The site is located on Tanner Hill Road, approximately 0.5 miles from north of the Holcombville Road intersection. Application materials are available for public review and comment at the NYS DEC Regional Sub-Office in Warrensburg.
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:
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 Nov 19 2004.
Contact: Marc S Migliore
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Hudson St Ext
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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