Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 02/10/2021

Greene County


Carver Sand & Gravel LLC
494 Western Tpke
Altamont, NY 12009


Ashland Sand & Gravel
St Rte 23 - 1100 Ft to the S
Ashland, NY 12407

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Ashland, Greene County

Project Description:

The project involves the continued operation and modification* of a 59.1-acre Life of Mine sand, gravel, and bluestone mine for which a previous permit has been issued under Article 23, Title 27, of the Environmental Conservation Law (Mined Land Reclamation) of which 52.3 acres are authorized to be affected during this permit term.

Drilling, blasting, crushing, and screening are authorized at this mine.

The following modifications are authorized by this permit:

  1. The Life of Mine has been increased from 49.1 to 59.1 acres, which increases the height of the bluestone excavation area to approximately 1,980' amsl.
  2. The number of benches has been increased from 10 to 13.
  3. The final width of the benches has been reduced from 35 feet to 20 feet.
  4. The Reclamation Plan has been modified within the bluestone quarry to include the backfilling of the mine floor up to the level of the first bench prior to the area be covered with soil and revegetated.
Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Mar 15, 2021.


Patrick Connally
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 N Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

  • Contact for this Page
  • ENB
    Division of Environmental Permits
    625 Broadway, 4th Floor
    Albany, NY 12233-1750
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to all NYS regions