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For Release: Monday, November 10, 2014

Hearing Set on Proposed Sand Land Corp Permit Modification

Public Comment Period Runs Through November 21

A public hearing will be held on November 19th on a proposed modification to a New York State Mined Lands Reclamation Act permit held by Sand Land Corp. in Bridgehampton, New York. A New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Administrative Law Judge will preside over the hearing at 6 p.m. in the Bridgehampton Community House, 2357 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton.

The applicant is proposing to expand the mine by 4.9 acres and to excavate 40 feet deeper than authorized under the facility's existing permit. The mine has been permitted by DEC and operating since 1981. The Mined Land Reclamation Act was enacted by the State Legislature to ensure that reclamation of permitted mine sites occurs after mining operations are completed.

DEC has determined that the hearing is warranted after receiving a significant number of written comments after notice of the application was published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on July 23, 2014.

Public Comment Periods and Next Steps

DEC will accept oral or written comments on the application during the public hearing. Equal weight will be given to both oral and written statements.

Written comments about the permit application must be received by November 21, 2014. Comments should be sent to:

NYSDEC Region 1
Att. Mark Carrara, Deputy Permit Administrator
SUNY Stony Brook
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Free translator and interpretation services will be made available upon written request to the Administrative Law Judge. Request for services should be received by the Administrative Law Judge by November 12, 2014. Requests can be made to:

NYSDEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services
ALJ Molly T. McBride
625 Broadway, First Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1550
Phone: (518) 402-9003

Where to Find Information

Hard copies of application materials are available at the following locations:

Hampton Library
2478 Main Street
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Phone: (631) 537-0015
Hours:
Mon. - Thurs. 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun. 1 - 5 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 1
Att. Mark Carrara, Deputy Permit Administrator
SUNY Stony Brook
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Phone: (631) 444-0374
Hours:
Mon. - Friday. 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

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