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ENB Region 7 Notices 1/13/2021

Negative Declaration

Oswego County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gulliver East Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of the Gulliver East sand and gravel mine, and a modification to the previously approved reclamation plan. Mining is currently permitted within a 15.2 acre life of mine. The expansion will include an additional 10.3 acres, increasing the life of mine to 25.5 acres. Approximately 900,000 cubic yards of material will be mined over the course of five years. Traffic from the mine will not increase as a result of the expansion. Additionally, mining is proposed to go below the seasonal high-water table, and the reclamation objective will be modified to include an 11.5 acre pond and an 8.6 acre pond. The project is located on the east side of Red Schoolhouse Road, adjacent to the intersection with Bateman Road in the Town of Palermo, New York.

Contact: Kevin Balduzzi, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7493, E-mail:

Oswego County - The New York State University Construction Fund (NYS UCF), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Renovate Hewitt Hall will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a gut renovation of Hewitt Hall (2 story, 135,010 gross square foot) and all Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing systems as well as modifications to adjacent site. The renovations will optimize campus circulation and pedestrian safety, make the building more approachable and easier to maintain while reducing impervious surface areas and bringing the building and its systems up to current code requirements and energy goals. Gut renovation includes changing a two story space into two single story areas (6,900 + square foot), creating a new two story space (3,870 - square foot), and relocating the loading dock. Envelope improvements include window and door replacement, concrete panel restoration and replacement, and roof replacement. Site work includes Union Drive modifications due to loading dock relocation, pedestrian drop-off area, new sidewalk and plaza reconfiguration, landscaping modifications, and a new geothermal well field. (Within parking lot R-9) The total project area is 7.92 acres which includes temporary construction parking and a 1.06 acre geothermal well field (80 foot x 499 foot maximum). The project is located on the State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego at 7060 State Route 104 in the Town of Oswego, New York.

Contact: Margaret McSorley, NYS UCF, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY 12246, Phone: (518) 320-1710, E-mail:

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