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White Lake Granite Quarry

A virtual legislative public comment hearing to hear and receive unsworn comments from the public will be held on September 2, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. The hearing will be conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform. Any person wishing to provide a public statement must register in advance of the hearing no later than 10:00 a.m. August 26, 2021.See below for details on how to attend the virtual hearing.

Applicant

Thomas J. Sunderlin Jr.
264 Dover Road
Barneveld, New York 13304

Facility

White Lake Granite Quarry
Stone Quarry Road
Town of Forestport, Oneida County

DEC Application ID Nos.:

6 NYCRR Part 421 Mining Permit (6-3038-00081/00003)

Project Description

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has determined that the application for the White Lake Granite Quarry is complete for the purposes of public review and comment.

White Lake Granite Quarry seeks the necessary permit to develop and operate a 26.6-acre Life of Mine surface granite mine on a 56.5-acre parcel owned by Red Rock Quarry Associates, LLC. The proposed mine will operate above the water table and extract granite blocks for use as dimension stone within a 5.2-acre extraction area. The remaining area will be used for equipment storage and waste rock and overburden stockpiles. Extraction of granite blocks will be conducted using a combination of diamond wire sawing, line drilling, expandable grouts, and micro-blasting methods. Once separated from the quarry face, the granite blocks will be transported offsite via truck. A portable processing plant with a capacity of less than 150 tons per hour would be utilized to produce small amounts of crushed aggregate for use at the project site or for sale.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Written statements and comments on the application are encouraged, and any statements and comments may be filed prior to the hearing, but no later than the deadline for written comments, which is September 17, 2021. Electronic submission must be sent to: Comment.WhiteLakeGranite2021@dec.ny.gov while hard copies must be submitted to the attention of Zachary Goodale, Environmental Analyst, NYSDEC Rm 1404, 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501.

Permit Application Documents

The permit application documents for this project are available below for review; from the Adirondack Park Agency website (leaves DEC's website); and at the following location: Town Clerk Office, Town of Forestport, 10275 State Route 28, Forestport, New York 13338; Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

NYSDEC Documents:
Adirondack Park Agency Documents:

Virtual Legislative Public Comment Hearing

A virtual legislative public comment hearing pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 621 to hear and receive unsworn comments from the public will be held on September 2, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. The hearing will be conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform.

Instructions for Attending the Legislative Public Comment Hearing:

To join the hearing through the internet, visit www.webex.com and click "Join."

Event Number: 179 384 8725
Password: Sep2-4PM

To join by phone only:
Dial: 1-518-549-0500 Confirm
Access Code: 179 384 8725

Persons wishing to comment on the application will have the opportunity to make a statement during the public comment hearing webinar. Any person wishing to provide a public statement must register in advance of the hearing no later than 10:00 a.m. August 26, 2021. Any person may listen to the hearing by phone without pre-registering.

To Register Electronically: Persons who will login to the hearing electronically must register. To register, visit http://www.webex.com, click "Join," input the event number listed above, click "Register," and fill in the requested information. You will be asked whether you wish to make a public statement. After registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation by email with information about how to join the hearing.

To Register by Telephone: Any person who is not able to login electronically may participate by telephone. Call-in participants must register to speak in advance by calling the Office of Hearings and Mediation Services at 518-402-9003 on later than 10:00 a.m. August 26, 2021. Please provide your first and last name, address, email address if any, and telephone number and reference the White Lake Granite Quarry public comment hearing.

All participants will be muted upon entry into the hearing. The ALJ will call each person who has requested to provide a statement to speak. The ALJ will continue the hearing until everyone wishing to speak has been heard or other reasonable arrangements have been made to include their comments in the record. The ALJ may limit the time available for oral comments to 3 minutes per person, as necessary to afford all participants an opportunity to be heard. We also recommend that lengthy comments be summarized for oral presentation and submitted in writing as provided above. The hearing will be recorded for inclusion in the record.


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