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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 02/11/2009

Albany County

Applicant:

Town of Berne
PO Box 57
Berne, NY 12023 -0057

Facility:

Berne Wastewater Project
St Rte 443 - N Side - W of School
Berne, NY 12023

Application ID:

4-0120-00067/00006

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Groundwater Discharge

Project is Located:

Berne, Albany County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes a new discharge of 30,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater to Fox Creek, a Class C waterbody, from a primary treatment plant at the applicant's facility located on State Route 443, near Berne-Knox Westerlo Jr./Sr. High School, Town of Berne, Albany County. The applicant plans to construct and operate a wastewater collection and treatment facility, including mains, collection system, grinder pump station, sand filter and three 10,000 gallon septic tanks, to eliminate failing individual septic systems in the Hamlet of Berne.

The department has made a tentative determination to issue a 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 026 8976.

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: Berne Town Planning Board

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 Mar 13, 2009.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Port Albany Ventures LLC
140 Port Rd South
Albany, NY 12202 -1063

Facility:

Port Terminal Ltd
130 Port Rd S
Albany, NY 12202

Application ID:

4-0122-00143/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Bethlehem, Albany County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pursuing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) and renewal to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY 026 0738), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). The following changes to the permit are proposed:

Outfall 001: Daily maximum monitoring has been changed to daily maximum limit for total suspended solids. Daily maximum limit for settleable solids, benzene, aluminum, copper, iron, lead, zinc, has been added. Cyanide, free daily maximum monitoring has been changed to Cyanide, total and daily maximum. Action level for Phenolics has been added. Daily maximum monitoring and limits has been added for Tetrachloroethene, mercury and cyanide. Mercury minimization program has been added. Industrial Best Management Practices has been added. Outfalls 002, 003 and 004: added to permit.

The modification also includes several other minor reporting modifications. The Facility has surface discharge into the Hudson River and the Normanskill Creek, class C waters.

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 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 Mar 13, 2009.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Delaware County

Applicant:

David L Brainard

Facility:

Brainard Bluestone Mine
Silver Lake Rd
Deposit, NY

Application ID:

4-1230-00180/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Deposit, Delaware County


Project Description:

The applicant is proposing to operate a 20 acre life-of-mine consolidated surface bluestone mine of which the previously affected area is 5.3 acres and an additional 3.6 acres are to be affected resulting in a total of 8.9 acres to be disturbed and affected in the initial permit term (5 years). The existing mine has been mined since circa 1890 as a source of bluestone by previous owners. There will be drilling and controlled blasting required to remove stone. The project is located 2 miles southeast of the Village of Deposit, 1.1 miles north of State Route 17 off Silver Lake Road.

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 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 Mar 13, 2009.

Contact:

Martha A Wood
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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