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ENB Region 6 Notices 8/11/2021

Negative Declaration

Herkimer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Doolen Sand and Gravel Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant for a 17.4 acre sand and gravel mine to allow for the production construction aggregate. The proposed Life of Mine (LOM) area would include 17.4 acres of a 69.4 acre parcel owned by Albert Doolen. The total area controlled by the applicant at this location is 69.4 acres. The mine will operate using conventional sand mining practices, removing material with a loader and processing on site. Mining will not occur below the local water table. Final reclamation of the 17.4 acres will restore the site to open space. Mine areas will be graded and stockpiled topsoil will be spread around the edges, and seeded with a perennial grasses and legume seed mixture. The project is located on NYS Route 28, 350 feet north of Shells Bush Road in the Town of Herkimer, New York.

Contact: Todd J. Phillips, NYS DEC - Region 7 Utica Sub Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 207 Genesee Street, 14th Floor, Utica, NY 13501, Phone: (315) 793-2740, E-mail: DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov


Jefferson County - The Town of Watertown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sewer District No. 1 Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves modifications to the existing primary treatment structure, construction of a new packaged MBR wastewater treatment plant, decommissioning and demolition of the existing plant upon successful startup of the new plan, and construction of a new stormwater collection system in the project area.

The proposed project is required as part of a consent order issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) in July of 2020 due to exceedance's on the 5-day BOD in the effluent, 5-day BOD percent removal, hydraulic loading of the plant and pH. The project is located in the Town of Watertown, New York.

Contact: Joel R. Bartlett, Town of Watertown, 22867 County Route 67, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 782-2069, E-mail: jrbsupervisor@gisco.net.


Lewis County - The Village of Lyons Falls, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the incorporation of wastewater disinfection by ultraviolet light and the rehabilitation of deteriorating infrastructure at the Lyons Falls (V) WWTF. Improvements will include rehabilitated trickling filters, cleaning and re coating of tanks, rehabilitation/repair of deteriorating tankage, repiping system, re piping of system, expansion of fenced in area, and general functional improvements required to resolve health and sanitation issues and to meet SPDES discharge limits and to address consent order issued to village. The project is located in the Village of Lyons Falls, New York.

Contact: Jeff Hoskins, Village of Lyons Falls, 4059 Cherry Street, Lyons Falls, NY 13368, Phone: (315) 648-5081, E-mail: jeffhoskins63@gmail.com.


Lewis County - The Town of Diana, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The municipal water system within the Town of Diana consists of three wells, three water storage tanks (two active, one abandoned), and a distribution system with approximately 8.4 miles of water mains located in the former Village of Harrisville. The water system currently meets the Town's needs but does not fully comply with New York State design standards and requirements in accordance with the Recommended Standards for Water Works (10 States Standards) and, as a condition of the water withdrawal permit, the Town is required to install water meters for all service connections. The Town has implemented an evaluation of the water system and intends to implement improvements. The proposed improvements include upgrades to the wells and corresponding treatments building, the installation of a new water storage tank, distribution system improvements, and the installation of water meters to each service connection. The project is located in the Town of Diana, New York.

Contact: Charles Prior, Town of Diana, 217 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (315) 200-9473, E-mail: cprior@edrdpc.com.


St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Harmer Mined Land Permit Modification will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to expand their existing sand and gravel mine operation to include 0.9 acres to the currently approved 13.9 acre life of mine (LOM) area. The proposed expansion area is north of the current mine located on the applicant's and Cornelius A. Rice's properties. The mine will continue to operate as a traditional surface sand and gravel mine using conventional sand and gravel mining practices, removing material with a loader/excavator and screening, and crushing on site. Mining is not proposed to occur below the water table. Topsoil and overburden will be stripped and stored in berms and/or stockpiles for final reclamation. Final reclamation objectives will restore the area to a grassland meadow. The reviewed LOM expansion area is 0.9 acre. The project is located 2,000 feet south of Johnstown Road, approximately 1.0 mile southwest of Gouverneur, in the Town of Gouverneur, New York.

Contact: Frank Benedetto, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2248, E-mail: DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov



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