ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

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Amended Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Giardini Brothers Gravel Pit Modification will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of a total of 88.50 acres to the Giardini Brothers Gravel Pit (formerly known as the Rehler Gravel Pit), currently permitted for 20.5 acres in the Town of Allegany. Of the proposed expansion, 52.52 acres (West Site) are located west of Gargoyle Road in the Town of Allegany . The remaining 35.98 acres (East Site) are east of Gargoyle Road and the City of Oleanís fire company training area, and consist of 13.30 acres in the City of Olean and 22.68 acres in the Town of Allegany. It is proposed to mine below the ground water table, deepening the existing previously mined 46.77 acre West Site lake to a maximum depth of 50 feet and expanding the existing previously mined 10.4 acre lake at the East Site to 24.35 acres, with a maximum depth of 35 feet. The existing material processing area at the West Site will remain at the same location throughout the life of the mine. The only change planned for the processing area is the addition of settling basins in order to eliminate discharge of process water into the lake. A single haul road will connect the East Site to the West Site, via a right-of-way across the fire training area and a perpendicular crossing of Gargoyle Road. Mining is planned to begin at the East Site with the most intensive mine excavations in that area until it is depleted. The estimated life of the expanded mine is approximately 49.5 years for the West Site and 28.6 years for the East Site. The reclamation objective for both sites is private recreation (for personal use).

LOCATION: The currently permitted mine is located on the west side of Gargoyle Road, south of the NYS Olean Flood Protection Project dike. The West Site expansion area is between the currently permitted mine and the City of Oleanís Gargoyle Park on the south. The triangular East Site expansion area is east of the Cityís fire fighting training area, between the reclaimed Work and Silvis Gravel Pit and the flood control project boundary on the north and the Felmont Pipeline Right-of-Way (currently owned by Seneca Resources Corporation) on the south.

Contact: Kenneth C. Taft, New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, 182 East Union - Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706 - 1328, phone: (716) 372-0645.


Erie County - The Town of Tonawanda, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Tonawanda Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Comprehensive Plan to guide redevelopment and growth in the Town of Tonawanda.

Contact: Michael Hazen, Town of Tonawanda SEQR Committee, 525 Belmont Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14223, phone: (716) 877-8801, e-mail: mphazen@tonawanda.ny.us.