Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 12/22/2004

Steuben County

Applicant: Dalrymple Gravel and Contracting Company Inc
2105 South Broadway
Pine City, NY 14871 -9700
Facility: Murphy Farm Pit
NYS Rt 226
Bath, NY
Application ID: 8-4624-00146/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Bath, Steuben County
Project Description:
The Department has received an application from Dalrymple Gravel & Contracting Co Inc for a new 56.98 acre sand and gravel mine on a 146.9 acre property in the Town of Bath.  The mine site is located on the northwest side of NYS Route 226, and is centered approximately 0.9 miles northeast of the Village of Savona.  Excavation by mechanical equipment is proposed to remove approximately 1,200,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel over a 20 year operational life.  Material will be processed on site by dry screening and stockpiled for loading onto transport trucks.  Dalrymple Gravel has estimated truck traffic from hauling operations to vary from zero to a peak of 25 trucks per hour.

Mining is not proposed to a depth below the local water table.  Plans show grades that will retain storm water runoff within the mined area and allow infiltration into the soil.  No off site discharges are proposed.  There are no NY State regulated streams or freshwater wetlands within the LOM area, although it borders the 100 foot wide adjacent area of Class 2 Freshwater Wetland SV-9.  The wetland is at a lower elevation and should not be affected by excavation in highly porous soils above the water table outside of its adjacent area.  Storage of diesel fuel on site is proposed, and containment structures sufficient to hold 110% of the stored volume will be required to minimize the potential for ground water contamination.

Hours of operation proposed are weekdays and Saturdays from 6 AM until 8 PM, with no operations on Sundays and legal holidays.  Final reclamation to vegetated meadow or pasture land is proposed, and will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil and seeding with an approved mixture.

The application is available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office, and a copy of the application materials has been sent to the Town of Bath.
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:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Jan 24 2005.
Contact: Roger T McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414

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