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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 07/23/2008

Albany County

Applicant:

Albany County Airport Authority
Administration Bldg, 2ND Flr
Albany International Airport
Albany, NY 12211

Facility:

Albany International Airport
Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211

Application ID:

4-0126-00140/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Colonie, Albany County


Project Description:

The Albany International Airport has applied for two (2) modifications to their existing State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit (NY-021-2245).
The first modification involves the acceptance of off-site soft drink and sugar based liquid wastewater from soft drink bottling plants for treatment at their propylene glycol treatment facility during the non-deicing season. This treated wastewater will be spray irrigated onto the various infields around the airport; no discharge to surface water will be allowed. No new effluent limits are proposed.
The second modification involves the construction of a new stormwater outfall (Outfall 18) to convey clean stormwater from an unused ramp at 830 Old Albany Shaker Road, north of the airport fuel storage facility and south of Hertz Car Rental.
The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a SPDES modification 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 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 project. A copy of the draft permit is available for review upon request.

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 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 Aug 22, 2008.

Contact:

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


Columbia County

Applicant:

Edward Dignum

Facility:

Dignum Property
Rugen Rd
Canaan, NY

Application ID:

4-1024-00119/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Canaan, Columbia County


Project Description:

The project involves the development of a residential subdivision including 9 single-family homes and their attendant features. Each individual building lot will have its own septic system and drilled well. An existing road, know as Rugen Road, was improved in 2006 to provide access to the single-family lots.
The improvements and upgrades to Rugen Road resulted in impacts to approximately 0.07 acre of wetlands. The adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland CA-17 (Queechy Lake) was impacted when a culvert was replaced at the entrance of Rugen Road near County Route 30. In addition, other improvements along Rugen Road impacted Freshwater Wetland CA-16 and its adjacent area.

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 Aug 07, 2008.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

R & B Cohen Inc
Rt 22 Omi Rd
Ghent, NY 12075

Facility:

R & B Cohen
Rt 22 Omi Rd
Ghent, NY 12075

Application ID:

4-1038-00019/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 P/C/I SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Ghent, Columbia County


Project Description:

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application to renew State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) # NY 020 5915, for R&B Cohen in Columbia County. This is a pre-existing Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES permit. DEC has made a tentative determination to renew this permit and set a standard five year term maintaining current effluent limitations and monitoring and reporting requirements. This permit involves the surface discharge of up to 150 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste into an unnamed tributary of Widows Creek, a class C(T) water. Additional information including the current permit, renewal applications, and supporting documentation may be obtained from or inspected at the DEC central office in Albany. Substantive comments on the permit or requests for hearing or both must be submitted in writing to the contact person. DEC seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.

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 not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

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 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 Aug 22, 2008.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

John A Alvarez & Sons
Star Rt
Hudson, NY 12534

Facility:

Bells Pond Mobile Home Park
Route 9
Livingston, NY 12541

Application ID:

4-1046-00004/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 P/C/I SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Livingston, Columbia County


Project Description:

The Department has completed its review of an application to expand a 100 lot mobile home park (MHP) by an additional 51 lots and made a determination to issue a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit to discharge up to 8,800 gallons per day of treated wastewater to tributary (H-204-3-8-4-7) of Mud Creek from a new wastewater treatment facility to be located at the Bells Pond Mobile Home Park (MHP). The MHP expansion will result in a temporary impact of 0.07 acres to Freshwater Wetland HS-7 and 3.41 acres to wetland adjacent area. The MHP will be serviced by a central water distribution system which will involve the installation of two to three wells and the construction of a water treatment building and storage tank. Three existing sanitary leach fields will be abandoned in place and replaced with a new wastewater treatment plant discharging approximately 8,800 gallons per day of treated wastewater to tributary (H-204-3-8-4-7) of Mud Creek. A disturbance will occur to the bank of the stream tributary to install the outfall pipe. A Draft SPDES permit has been prepared is available for review. SPDES # NY- 0222674.

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: Livingston Town Planning Board

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 Aug 22, 2008.

Contact:

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


Delaware County

Applicant:

Village of Walton
PO Box 29
Walton, NY 13856 -0029

Facility:

Delaware River @ Bridge St
Delaware River @ Bridge ST|ST Rte 206
Walton, NY

Application ID:

4-1256-00558/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance

Project is Located:

Walton, Delaware County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to excavate accumulated material from approximately 500 feet of the West Branch Delaware River for a total of 4000 cy of gravel. The site is located at the State Route 206 Bridge (Bridge Street) in the Village of Walton.

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 Aug 07, 2008.

Contact:

Jamie G Lacko
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 St Rte 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


Greene County

Applicant:

Greene County SWCD
907 County Office Bldg
Cairo, NY 12413 -9502

Facility:

Sugar Maples Stream
Co Rte 42 @ Co Rte 56
Windham, NY

Application ID:

4-1946-00149/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance

Project is Located:

Windham, Greene County


Project Description:

The applicant is proposing to restore approximately 550 feet of an unnamed tributary of the Bataviakill. The project involves the complete realignment of 550 feet of stream and the replacement of 2 culverts with arch pipes. The current stream channel is confined between 2 stone walls. The project will also reestablish 44,000 square feet of riparian buffer area by grading and planting of native stream bank species and the establishment of a 19,500 square foot freshwater wetland adjacent to the project reach.

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 Aug 07, 2008.

Contact:

Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 St Rte 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


Rensselaer County

Applicant:

William J Hammersmith

Facility:

Hammersmith Gravel Mine
Watson Rd
Berlin, NY

Application ID:

4-3820-00090/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Berlin, Rensselaer County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to expand an existing 9.84 acre gravel mine, by adding 7.13 acres to the life of mine area. No other changes to the manner or method of mining are proposed. The project is located on Watson Road, near Black River Road in the Town of Berlin, 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 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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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 Aug 22, 2008.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Harold Van Slyke

Facility:

Snyders Corner Road Bank
Snyders Corner Rd
Poestenkill, NY

Application ID:

4-3838-00070/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Poestenkill, Rensselaer County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to operate a 2.5 acre, life-of-mine, sand and gravel mine, of which 2.5 acres would be disturbed during the initial permit term, including onsite processing. The project is located on Snyders Corners Road and County Route 351 in the Town of Poestenkill, 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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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 Aug 22, 2008.

Contact:

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


Schenectady County

Applicant:

U S Dept of Energy
1000 Independence Ave Sw
Washington, DC 20585

Facility:

DOE Knolls Atomic Power LAB-KNOLLS Site
2401 River Rd
Niskayuna, NY 12301

Application ID:

4-4224-00024/00042

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 27 TItle 9 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Project is Located:

Niskayuna, Schenectady County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has reviewed the hazardous waste management permit application submitted by: US Department of Energy - Environmental Management, Separations Process Research Unit, 2425 River Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309-7100, and has made a tentative determination to issue a 6NYCRR Part 373 Corrective Action Only permit.
The US DOE Environmental Management (DOE-EM) Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) facility is located on River Road in the Town of Niskayuna within the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) Knolls facility, owned and operated by US DOE Naval Reactor Laboratory Field Office (DOE-NRLFO). This permit encompasses the corrective action for Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) and Areas of Concern (AOCs) associated with operation of the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) facility. This permit will transfer RCRA Corrective Action (CA) obligations for the SPRU-related SWMUs and AOC, currently permitted under the KAPL Knolls Part 373 Hazardous Waste Management Permit (Permit No. 4-4224-00024/00001; EPA I.D. No.: NYR000096859), to DOE-EM. This transfer will result in a shift of technical and administrative responsibility for the SPRU SWMUs/AOC and associated work activities within the Department of Energy. A subsequent permit modification is also being made to denote the CA obligations for these units within the current KAPL Knolls facility permit. Hazardous wastes generated during the corrective action process may be stored on the site for less than 90 days before they are shipped to a proper disposal facility. No hazardous waste is disposed of at the facility.
After review of the permit application, the Department has found it to be complete. Based upon the complete application, the Department has made a tentative determination to issue a 6NYCRR Part 373 CA Permit to the facility for CA activities and has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to the regulations found in 6NYCRR Part 373-2 as well as with all other applicable hazardous waste management laws and regulations.
The draft Part 373 permit requires the facility to institute corrective action to address any uncorrected releases at all solid waste management units. Based upon available information, the Department has made an assessment of the need for corrective action and has made a tentative determination that there have been releases of hazardous waste and/or hazardous waste constituents to the environment within the SPRU facility site and these releases have not moved off the encompassing Knolls permitted facility into any media.
Copies of the draft permit, the supporting permit, and the Fact Sheet are available for inspection at the Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7252, (contact person: Lynn M. Winterberger, P.E., (518) 402-8594), and at the Department's Region 4 Office, 1150 N. Westcott Road, Schenectady, New York 12306, (contact people: James Eldred, (518)357-2445 or Margaret Rogers (518) 357-2045). The draft permit and the Fact Sheet are also available for inspection at the Town of Niskayuna Public Library, 2400 Nott Street East, Niskayuna, NY 12309. A copy of the Fact Sheet, which summarizes the permitting process, the descriptions of the permit application and draft permit, may be obtained by contacting the aforementioned contact persons.
All comments will be considered and evaluated in making the final determination to issue the permit. Prior to the approval of permit, the Department will respond to any comments submitted by the public. If warranted, changes will be made in the draft version. A notice of the final decision will be sent to each interested citizen or organization that submitted written comments or have requested such notice.
In lieu of, or in addition to the submittal of written comments, any interested person(s) may request a public hearing as per 6NYCRR Part 621. A request for a public hearing must be made in writing, stating the nature of the proposed issues to be raised in the hearing.
This application was filed and processed pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law ("ECL") Article 3 Title 3 (General Functions), Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review), Article 27 Title 9 (Industrial Hazardous Waste Management), and Article 70 (Uniform Procedures); and pursuant to Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York ("6NYCRR") Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review), Part 621 (Uniform Procedures) Parts 370-374 (Hazardous Waste Management Facilities) and Part 376 (Land Disposal Restrictions).
The applicable Federal Statutes are the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ("RCRA") and the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 ("HSWA"), 42 U.S.C. Section 6901 et. seq.; the applicable Federal regulations are contained in 40 CFR Parts 260 through 264, 266, 268, 270 and 124.

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 not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

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 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 Sep 08, 2008.

Contact:

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


Schoharie County

Applicant:

Stephen Schilde

Facility:

Schilde Property
573 Chestnut St
Sharon Springs, NY

Application ID:

4-4346-00047/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Sharon, Schoharie County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to excavate 4 shallow water potholes in Freshwater Wetland # SB-3. The potholes will measure approximately 5,000 square feet in area each and be irregular in shape.Spoil from the construction will be disposed of in an upland location and stabilized.

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 Aug 07, 2008.

Contact:

Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 St Rte 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


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