APA sets public hearing for NYCO mining project

RAY BROOK – The 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 for their Seventy Road and Oak Hill mining facilities in the town of Lewis.

The project does not involve any work related to the Jay Mountain Wilderness Lot 8 Constitutional Amendment.

The public meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 at the Lewis Fire Station, 18 Firehouse Lane.

Starting at 1 p.m., the public is invited to meet with APA staff and NYCO representatives to discuss the project. At 1:30 p.m., 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.

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, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977. The deadline for written comments is July 16.

For a detailed description of the NYCO project, read the project notice posted on the Environmental News Bulletin online at www.dec.ny.gov/enb/enb.html. To make arrangements to review the project application file, contact the APA at 518-891-4050.

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