Monday, June 30, 2014

Meeting On NYCO Mining Expansion Wednesday

NYCO-OakhillMineThe Adirondack Park Agency will hold an informal public meeting to provide information and solicit public comment on NYCO Minerals, Inc.’s. request to amend existing APA permits in order to expand their Seventy Road and Oak Hill mining facilities located in the Town of Lewis, Essex County (not their additional project to mine Lot 8 of the Jay Mountain Wilderness).

The public meeting will take place at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Town of Lewis Fire Station located on 18 Firehouse Lane in the Town of Lewis, Essex County.

Starting at 1:00 PM, the public is invited to meet with APA staff and NYCO Minerals, Inc. (NYCO) representatives to discuss the project.

At 1:30 PM, NYCO representatives will provide an overview of the proposed mining activities including expansion of excavation limits, change to hours of operation, modifications to truck traffic and impacts to natural resources.

A more detailed description of the project can be found here:  http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140625_not5.html

To make arrangements to review the project application file please contact the APA at 518-891-4050.

Following the presentation the public will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed project. All verbal comments will be recorded and included in the project record.

The public is also encouraged to submit written comments to the Adirondack Park Agency for consideration during project review.

Written comments should be sent to:

Thomas E. Saehrig
Environmental Program Specialist
Adirondack Park Agency
PO Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Written comments should be submitted by July 16, 2014.

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Provide any requests for specific accommodations to Keith P. McKeever at 518-891-4050.

Photo: NYCO’s Oak Hill Mine.

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5 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    John, is there a better link to the details? This one (the DEC ENB page) doesn’t seem to take you to any specifics on the NYCO project?

  2. Ed says:

    I think this link may help
    http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20140402_not5.html
    read down to Completed Applications, . APA Project Number: 2013-0138. If this is correct, the comment perion had ended on April 17, 2014 and this is only an informational meeting.

  3. Ed says:

    Thank you for providing the correct information.