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Positive Declaration

Cattaraugus and Erie Counties - The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc. - Springville (Cattaraugus Creek) Gravel Bars may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc. (Gernatt) proposing a gravel bar mining operation involving three gravel bars in Cattaraugus Creek, one in the Town of Ashford and two in the Town of Concord. Two stream vehicle fords are necessary for access. Gravel is proposed to be excavated via a skimming operation, removing gravel with an excavator or front-end loader, to a depth no greater than six inches above mean low water levels, and would affect a total of approximately 1,300 linear feet of stream. The project is located in Cattaraugus Creek on the downstream side (west) of the New York State Route 240 Bridge in the Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County and in the Town of Concord, Erie County.

Contact: Kenneth C. Taft, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator, NYS Dept Environmental Conservation, 182 East Union Suite 3, Allegany NY 14706-1328, phone: (716) 372-0645.