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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 10/22/2008

Albany County

Applicant:

City of Albany
City Hall
24 Eagle St
Albany, NY 12207

Facility:

Albany Landfill
Rapp Rd
Albany, NY 12205

Application ID:

4-0101-00171/00011

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Albany, Albany County


Project Description:

The City of Albany proposes a modification to its current 6NYCRR Part 360 landfill permit to allow for an expansion of its interim landfill operations at the Rapp Road facility onto City-owned lands located east of the existing landfill. The proposed expansion, commonly referred to as the "Eastern Expansion," will allow the City to continue to meet the solid waste disposal needs of City residents and businesses as well as the communities that make up the Albany New York Solid Waste Energy Recovery System (ANSWERS) Solid Waste Management Planning Unit, and the Capital Region as a whole.

The main components of the landfill expansion include a landfill liner system, leachate collection and removal system and a landfill gas control system. The Eastern Expansion of the landfill involves an overfill of approximately 23 acres of the existing landfill and a lateral expansion of approximately 15 acres that includes 2 acres within the existing landfill operations area (disturbed/developed lands) and 13 acres within undeveloped City-owned property directly to the northeast. The City proposes to relocate existing landfill infrastructure including offices, the recycling building, and other accessory uses to several privately-owned parcels totaling approximately 3.5 acres located directly east of the landfill entrance road. The proposed expansion would have a project capacity of approximately two million tons and is projected to extend the life of the current landfill for approximately 6.5 years.

The expansion would require the direct filling 5.05 acres of wetlands and an additional 4.06 acres of wetlands would be regraded as part of the overall wetland mitigation and restoration plan. The mitigation plan for the wetland impacts will involve the creation of 22.14 acres of new wetlands in areas that are currently uplands. An additional 27.45 acres of existing wetlands would be enhanced in quality and function.

The proposed expansion involves a modification to the landfill's existing Solid Waste Management permit (DEC# 4-0101-00171/00011); a modification/renewal to the facility's Air Title V permit (DEC# 4-0101-00171/00013); a new Freshwater Wetlands permit (DEC# 4-0101-00171/00015); a new Section 401 Water Quality Certification (DEC# 4-0101-00171/00016); and a SPDES Stormwater permit for construction related activities.

Public Legislative Hearing:
A legislative public comment hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Polish Community Center, Washington Avenue Extension, Albany. All persons having an interest in this project are urged to attend or be represented either individually or collectively and provide verbal comments on the pending applications.

This hearing location is reasonably accessible to persons with a mobility impairment. Interpreter services may also be made available to deaf persons, at no charge, upon written request to the DEC Contact Person named below, no less than 10 days prior to the hearing, pursuant to SAPA § 202(1).

Following the hearing, the Department will make a determination on whether substantive or significant issues have been raised as defined in 6NYCRR Part 621 Uniform Procedures and whether an Adjudicatory Hearing Issues Conference should be scheduled before an Administrative Law Judge. In order to raise substantive and significant issues written comments expressing objections to or opposition to the application must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to deny or impose significant permit conditions on the project.

Availability of Documents:
The Department has prepared a draft Air Title V permit which may be reviewed, along with the Supplement Draft Environmental Impact Statement, and supporting documentation, at the locations listed below during normal business hours:
City of Albany, Office of General Services, 1 Connors Blvd., Albany, NY 12205 City of Albany, Main Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210 Town of Colonie - William K. Sanford Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211 NYS DEC Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306
In addition, the documents are posted on the world wide web for accessibility by interested parties on the Capital Region Solid Waste Management Partnership website at: http://www.capitalregionlandfill.com

Opportunity for Public Comment:
Written comments may be submitted to the DEC Region 4 office E-mail address at: r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us or to the Region 4 office address listed in this notice. All comments should be addressed to the attention of the DEC Contact person listed in this Notice and must be received by DEC no later than Close of Business (4:45 p.m.) on December 15, 2008. Comments should include specific information relative to the project.

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:

A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.

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 Dec 15, 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


Applicant:

City of Cohoes
City Hall
97 Mohawk St
Cohoes, NY 12047

Facility:

Bridge Avenue Bridge
Bridge Ave Over Arm of MOHAWK|TO Van Schaick Island
Cohoes, NY

Application ID:

4-0103-00058/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Cohoes, Albany County

Project Description:

The City of Cohoes is planning to replace the existing Bridge Avenue bridge (constructed in 1926) over the Fifth Branch of the Mohawk River to VanSchaick Island. The existing bridge is a concrete deck arch bridge, and the new bridge will be a steel multi-girder bridge. This portion of the Mohawk River has a Class and Standard of "C" and is navigable.

As part of the project, a 12-inch water main located below the sidewalk, and 6-inch sewer line located along the south fascia will be replaced with a new insulated 12-inch ductile pipe and 8-inch sewer line, respectively. The bridge construction will result in approximately 637 cubic meters (833 cubic yards) of permanent fill below the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) of the Mohawk River. There will also be 3,258 cubic meters (4,261 cubic yards) / 1,593 square meters (17,146 square feet) of temporary impact below OHWM to facilitate the construction of a causeway and temporary bridge in the Mohawk River.

The temporary causeway will provide access for construction equipment and the temporary bridge will be for pedestrians and utilities. Pollution control will include cofferdams at the pier and abutment locations to allow for dewatering. Turbidity curtains will be installed to prevent sediment from migrating downstream of the work 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 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: Cohoes City Council

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 an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. The department must consult further with OPRHP before making a final decision regarding the issuance of the permit.

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 Nov 06, 2008.

Contact:

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


Delaware County

Applicant:

Town of Colchester
PO Box 321
Downsville, NY 13755 -0321

Facility:

Holliday Brook Road Culvert
Holliday Brook Rd - N of Gulf Brook Rd
Colchester, NY 13856

Application ID:

4-1224-00213/00005

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Colchester, Delaware County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to conduct a bank stabilization project along 390' of Holiday Brook. The project consists of stabilizing the stream bank with heavy stone rip rap. The site is located on Holiday Brook Road just south of State Highway 30A.

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 Nov 06, 2008.

Contact:

Jamie G Lacko
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 St Rte 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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