Dendis Sand & Gravel wants to add 8.1 acres to its existing, 17.5-acre clay mine on Route 96, and owner Joe Dendis has applied for a Mined Land Reclamation permit from the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Region 8 office in Avon.
The proposed expansion area is south of Route 96 and east of Brewer Road, north and east of the currently permitted mine. It is on agricultural land.
The new area would be mined from the existing grade of approximately 480 feet above sea level to an elevation of 440 feet above sea level. The pit would be 10 feet above the depth of the water table in that area.
Reclamation would be a pond fed by surface-water runoff. That pond would have a surface water elevation of approximately 477.25 feet above sea level.
Upland reclamation would include the removal of the berms surrounding the perimeter of the mine and the placement of topsoil, which would then be graded and re-vegetated. Dendis is not proposing any changes to the current daily operations, hours of operation, or truck traffic.
The DEC has made a State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) determination that the expansion is a Type I action and will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment.
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