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Seneca Meadows - Meadow View Mine

Seneca Meadows, Inc. has submitted an application to develop and operate a new 120.8-acre clay mine, to be called the Meadow View Mine, on the north side of State Route 96 between Burgess and Powderly Roads in the Town of Waterloo, Seneca County, on parcels owned by Seneca Meadows totaling 252.8 acres. Over the course of the mine's operational life, estimated to be 11 years, approximately 3.4 million cubic yards of material would be excavated and used primarily for construction and operation of applicant's nearby Seneca Meadows Landfill. Mining is proposed for below the local water table, and the excavation will be dewatered with an ultimate discharge to Black Brook or its tributaries during phased mining operations. No processing of excavated materials has been proposed for the site. Also, no vehicle maintenance or service activities would be conducted on the site. Final reclamation would include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil and would create stabilized, revegetated open space and two large ponds. The Life-of-Mine area reviewed for this proposal is 120.8 acres.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Seneca Meadows, Inc., Meadow View Clay Mine. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 2468 NYS Route 414, Waterloo, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until November 7, 2011. The Draft EIS is available at the NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, the Waterloo Town Hall, the Waterloo Library, the Waterloo Historical Society an on line at: http://www.senecameadows.com. Other related documents may be viewed by clicking on the links below.

Draft Mining Permit (PDF) (41 KB)

SEQR Positive Declaration (PDF) (42 KB)

DEIS Final Scoping Outline (PDF) (111 KB)

Combined Notice (PDF) (140 KB) of Complete Application, Notice of Acceptance of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Legislative/SEQRA Hearing and Issues Conference



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