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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 05/21/2008

Albany County

Applicant:

PSEG Power New York Inc
80 Park Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102

Facility:

Bethlehem Energy Center
380 River Rd
Glenmont, NY 12077

Application ID:

4-0122-00044/00005

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Bethlehem, Albany County


Project Description:

The Department has made a determination to approve this permittee initiated modification. Bethlehem Energy Center is a 750 MW combined cycle electric generating facility. The current permit authorizes the discharge of cooling tower and HRSG blowdown, service water, and site runoff. The permit also authorizes the withdrawal of a maximum of 8.5 MGD of cooling water from the Hudson River. To minimize cooling water withdrawals and impacts on aquatic organisms the facility employs a combination of wet/dry cooling towers. The permit also requires the facility to employ wedge wire screens and a Marine Life Exclusion System (MLES). Due to continual failure of the MLES as a result of high wave energy and excessive turbulence in the area of the facility, the permittee has requested that requirement be removed from the permit. The facility has provided documentation of the failure and that attempts to repair, improve and protect the MLES have failed. The Department has determined that the existing cooling towers and the wedgewire screens are the Best Technology Available (BTA) for this facility. Therefore, the modification of the permit to remove the requirement of the MLES does not impact the facility's compliance with 6NYCRR Part 704.5 and Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act. In addition to the above referenced modification the Department is also undertaking several administrative changes to ensure the permit reflects existing operations. A summary of the changes, the draft permit and biological fact sheet are all available for review.

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:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 20, 2008.

Contact:

Christopher M Hogan
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Atlas Copco Comptec Inc
46 School Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186

Facility:

Atlas Copco Comptec
46 School Rd
Voorheesville, NY 12186

Application ID:

4-0134-00003/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

New Scotland, Albany County


Project Description:

Applicant proposes to modify an existing State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for the discharge of treated sanitary wastewater, filter backwash water and non-contact cooling water to Black Creek from a primary treatment plant at the applicant's facility located at 46 School Road, Voorheesville, New York. The applicant plans to:

1) Discontinue use of Outfall 001 on October 1, 2008;
2) Use Outfall 002 for a combined discharge of sanitary wastewater and cooling and filter backwash water (sanitary flow limit to increase from 6,000 gpd to 12,000 gpd);
3) Use Outfall 003 (currently used only for stormwater) to discharge non-contact cooling water;
4) Upgrade sanitary wastewater system by replacing existing filter system with a new 7,500 gallon aeration unit.

The Department has made a tentative determination to modify an existing 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.

Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number, NY 008 4999.

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 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 20, 2008.

Contact:

Patricia A Pinder
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


Greene County

Applicant:

HUDSON/ATHENS Lighthouse Preservation
301 Fairview Ave
Hudson, NY 12534 -1208

Facility:

HUDSON/ATHENS Lighthouse
Hudson River
Hudson, NY 12534

Application ID:

4-1922-00021/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance

Project is Located:

Athens, Greene County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to repair and reinforce the deteriorated timber piles, repair rip-rap, and create protective fencing to ensure the longevity of the foundation of the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse in the Hudson River. The protective rip-rap will require approximately 1,000 cubic yards of material. The Hudson River is classified as an A watercourse at this location.

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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 05, 2008.

Contact:

Sarah H Evans
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


Rensselaer County

Applicant:

Nassau Ambulance Inc
PO Box 757
Nassau, NY 12123

Facility:

Nassau Ambulance
498 McClellan Rd
Nassau, NY

Application ID:

4-3830-00112/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 P/C/I SPDES- Groundwater Discharge

Project is Located:

Nassau, Rensselaer County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a new ambulance building, which will impact 0.052 acres of wetland for the installation of water lines. The project also includes a SPDES General Permit for the discharge of treated sanitary wastewater to an onsite septic system. The project is located at 498 McClellan Road, in the town of Nassau, Rensselaer County.

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:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. 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 Jun 05, 2008.

Contact:

Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Town of Schodack
265 Schuurman Rd
Castleton on Hudson, NY 12033 -9621

Facility:

Schodack Landing Sewers
Rail Ln
Schodack Landing, NY

Application ID:

4-3844-00176/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Schodack, Rensselaer County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes a new discharge of 0.02 mgd of treated sanitary wastewater to Schodack Creek from a proposed new treatment plant to be located on NYS Route 9J in Schodack Landing. The project also involves impacts to freshwater wetland R-201 and Schodack Creek for the installation of discharge lines. The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) 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 project 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 the overall project. A draft SPDES permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 office.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: Schodack Town 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 05, 2008.

Contact:

Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


Schenectady County

Applicant:

Eugene Yauchler

Facility:

Yauchler Property
Rt 159 Mariaville Lake RJ-3 Access to Island
Duanesburg, NY

Application ID:

4-4220-00137/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Duanesburg, Schenectady County


Project Description:

To protect the shoreline and prevent further erosion and toppling of tress into the lake, the applicant proposes to install stabilization measures by placing stone riprap along approximately 600 linear feet of the northern shoreline of the island to the immediate west of the causeway/entrance and also placement of stone riprap on approximately 150 linear feet of the shoreline to the east of the entrance. Approximately 500 linear feet of stone riprap is also proposed to be placed along the southern shoreline of the property, starting at the existing retaining wall and running along the shoreline approximately 500 feet easterly. The project areas are located at 8287 Mariaville Road, within New York State Freshwater Wetland RJ-3, or it's adjacent area, just west of the intersection of Rt 159 and Weast Rd, Mariaville Lake, in the town of Duanseburg, Schenectady County.

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:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. 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 Jun 05, 2008.

Contact:

James J Eldred
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


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