ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Positive Declaration

Genesee County - The Town of Bethany, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Randall Raab/USFW - Wetland Restoration Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves Installation of plastic sheet piling across a Class A stream for the purpose of raising the water level in the upstream wetland by 1 foot. The landowner is seeking to improve waterfowl, migratory bird and wetland wildlife habitat. The project is located on the east side of Creek Rd., approximately 1/3 of a mile north of Putnam Rd., in the Town of Bethany.

Contact: Thomas P. Haley, NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Permits, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, phoneL (585) 226-5393.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Genesee County - The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hanson Aggregates New York Inc., Stafford Quarry, NYS Route 5, Stafford, NY DEC 8-1844-00013/00001 - MLR 80075. A public hearing on the Draft EIS Will be held on April 11, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Stafford Town Hall, 8903 Route 237, Stafford, New York. Public comment period ends April 23, 2007. The DEIS and the application are available for public review at the Department's Regional Office and at the Town of Stafford’s offices, Stafford Town Hall, 8903 Route 237, Stafford, New York 14143, phone: (585) 344-1554. All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies that may be affected by the Project are invited to attend the legislative hearing session. It is not necessary to file a written request in advance to speak at the legislative hearing. Members of the public may make oral statements or file written statements at the hearing. The hearing location is reasonably accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Interpreter services shall be made available to hearing-impaired persons, at no charge, upon written request to the Regional Permit Administrator at least seven business days before the hearing. In addition, the Department will accept written comments on the proposed expansion and the dEIS until 23 April 2007. Written comments should be sent to the Department contact indicated below. The action involves the modification of the applicant’s existing permit for a 125.5 acre dolostone quarry on a 377.4 acre parcel. The modification consists of a request to expand the current 125.5 acre Life-of-Mine to approximately 259.2 acres. The mine will continue to operate as a traditional surface excavation of dolostone by drilling, blasting, and processing with mechanical equipment standard for quarry operations. Mining will occur below the water table and includes dewatering. The excavated material is crushed, screened and washed and prepared for sale as aggregate and other similar materials. This facility also contains three asphalt plants that produce bituminous products utilizing material derived from mining operations on site. No significant operational modifications are proposed for this mining activity as a part of this application. Final reclamation will restore the site to a 201 (+/-) acre open water recreational pond ranging in depth from 40 to 60 feet. At the expected surface water elevation of the lake, a sloped bench will provide a shoal area around the perimeter of the lake. Upland reclamation will include replacement of stockpiled topsoil and reseeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture to stabilize banks. The mining site is located south of NYS Route 5 and is generally bounded on the east by Clipnock Road; the south by the former New York Central Railroad, Batavia-Canandaigua branch; and by Fargo Road on the west. The mine is located in the Town of Stafford, Genesee County.

Contact: David L. Bimber, New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519, phone: (585) 226-5401, fax: (585) 226-2830, e-mail: dlbimber@gw.dec.state.ny.us.