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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 05/07/2008

Albany County

Applicant:

Town of Coeymans
18 Russell Ave
Ravena, NY 12143

Facility:

Old Ravena Rd
Old Ravena Rd - Coeymans Creek
Coeymans, NY

Application ID:

4-0124-00105/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Coeymans, Albany County


Project Description:

The Town of Coeymans proposes to replace the Old Ravena Road bridge which spans the CSX Transportation Inc. railway. The project will also involve some realignment of the roadway. Approximately 0.69 of an acre of federally designated wetlands and 35 linear feet of stream channel would be impacted by the proposed work. A new wetland area approximately 0.42 of an acre in size would be created as mitigation for the wetland impacts.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than May 23, 2008.

Contact:

Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Schenectady County

Applicant:

SI Group Inc
PO Box 1046
Schenectady, NY 12301

Facility:

SI Group Inc /ROTT Jct Fac
1000 Main ST|ST Rte 5S
Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150

Application ID:

4-4228-00056/00140

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Rotterdam, Schenectady County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a new Green (wood fired) boiler that will produce plant steam for their facility located at 1000 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction (V), New York. The new structure will be located on the north side of the property, along the Mohawk River, west of the existing boiler building No. 27. The project involves the construction of two new buildings, one for wood chip storage and the other will house the new boiler. Operation of this new boiler requires a modification of the existing Industrial SPDES permit and a new Air State Facility permit from the Department. The SPDES permit is for additional discharges to the facilities existing on-site wastewater treatment plant, estimated to be 5 gallons per minute from operation of the new Wood Fired (Green Fuel) Boiler, associated with blow-down water from the boiler, cooling tower, and RO systems, and the ash handling wastewater which will be conveyed for treatment to the on-site treatment plant which discharges to the Mohawk River. The modification would also incorporate appropriate stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) requirements and the addition of one subsurface sanitary wastewater discharge of less than 1,000 gallons per day. The Department also proposes to renew the permit. The Department has made a tentative determination to issue the Renewal/modified permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project. The Department has also proposed a draft Air State Facility Permit for the application that was received from SI Group Inc. for discharges of Air Emissions associated with the construction/operation of the proposed Green Fuel Boiler #6. The boiler will fire unadulterated wood which shall be supplied to the site as wood chips. In order to avoid the applicability of NNSR (New Source Review In Non-attainment Areas and Ozone Transport Region) requirements of 40 tons per year for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and for volatile organic compounds (VOC), the applicant has proposed restricting the potential to emit through enforceable permit conditions which will limit or cap emissions at levels less than this value for the respective contaminants. In order to avoid the applicability of PSD (Prevention of Significant Deterioration) requirements of 100 tons per year for carbon monoxide (CO), 40 tons per year for oxides of nitrogen (NOx as NO2), for sulfur dioxide (SO2), and for volatile organic compounds (VOC), and 15 tons per year for total particulates (PM) and for particulates smaller than 10 microns in diameter (PM-10), the applicant has proposed restricting the potential to emit through enforceable permit conditions which will limit or cap emissions at levels less than these values for the respective contaminants. The applicant will be required to maintain records to be used to determine the monthly and twelve month rolling total emissions. The applicant will be required to report the monthly and twelve month rolling total emissions to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Air State Facility files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision, should contact the DEC representative below. It is recommended that an appointment be made to confirm the availability of the subject files. The DEC will endeavor to make the files available within two business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 AM through 4:45 PM), unless the requestor wishes to inspect the files at a later date.

DEC will evaluate comments received on the draft permit in order to determine whether to hold a public hearing. A public hearing may be legislative or adjudicatory.
A legislative public hearing is a proceeding which provides an additional opportunity for public comment. DEC's determination to hold a legislative public hearing will be based on whether a significant degree of public interest exists. If a legislative public hearing is to be held, a Notice of Hearing will be published which will include the time and place of the hearing and submitting comments. The applicant and all persons who have filed comments on the permit will be notified by mail of the public hearing. Comments and requests for a legislative hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below.

An adjudicatory public hearing is a trial type proceeding which provides the opportunity for adjudication on the basis of evidence, including direct testimony and cross examination. An adjudicatory hearing is held only if substantive and significant issues exist that are related to any findings or determinations the Department is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department's web site: at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/4483.html.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: Rotterdam Town Planning Board

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jun 06, 2008.

Contact:

James J Eldred
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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