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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 03/18/2009

Montgomery County

Applicant:

Hero Group Inc
13 British American Blvd
Latham, NY 12110

Facility:

Hero Group Inc (BEECH-NUT) Manufacturing Plant
St Rte 5S - N Side - 1? Mis W of St Rte 30|FLORIDA Business Park
Florida, NY

Application ID:

4-2726-00061/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Florida, Montgomery County


Project Description:

The Department has decided to re-notice this application, which appeared previously the week of March 2, 2009 both in the Schenectady Daily Gazette and on the Department's on-line Environmental Notice Bulletin. Therefore, the deadline for public comment will be extended as noted below. The Department has proposed an Air State Facility Permit for the modification application that was received for the Hero Group Inc. (Beech Nut) facility located at the Town of Florida Business Park, State Route 5S, Town of Florida, County of Montgomery, owned by Hero Group Inc., 13 British American Boulevard, Latham, New York. The application is for the modification of the facility's current Air State Facility Permit for the construction of the new infant food manufacturing facility. The facility will process raw fruits and vegetables into infant food and produce infant cereal. The facility has changed the number and size of the boilers to be installed at the new facility as well as the type of fuel used in the boilers. The facility will be installing two boilers (one 99.7 mmBtu/hr boiler and one 93.3 mmBtu/hr boiler) firing natural gas only instead of four boilers (one 99.7 mmBtu/hr boiler and three 80 mmBtu/hr boilers) firing natural gas and fuel oil for the generation of process steam. As a result of these changes, the proposed modified permit for the facility will no longer require the emission caps for oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), and sulfur dioxide (SO2) based on the lower potential to emit of the noted contaminants due to the reduction in the number of boilers and using only natural gas. In order to remain at an emission level below Title V applicability of 50 tons per year for volatile organic compounds (VOC), the facility will continue to be subject to the enforceable permit condition which will limit or cap emissions at a level which is less than 50 tons per year for VOC as contained in the applicants current Air State Facility Permit.

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 the application and the comments received on it 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 relating to any findings or determinations the Department is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law exists. 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

If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the draft Air State Facility Permit.

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 Apr 17, 2009.

Contact:

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


Rensselaer County

Applicant:

Town of Brunswick
336 Town Office Rd
Troy, NY 12180 -8809

Facility:

Brunswick Water District #16/SEWER District #10
St Rte 142
Brunswick, NY

Application ID:

4-3822-00143/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply

Project is Located:

Brunswick, Rensselaer County


Project Description:

The Town of Brunswick proposes to create Brunswick Water District #16 and supply up to 55,200 gallons per day (GPD) of water from the City of Troy to the Brunswick Meadows project. The project is located on Route 142 in the Town of Brunswick, 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:

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 Apr 02, 2009.

Contact:

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


Schenectady County

Applicant:

Robert Iovinella

Facility:

Food Service Distribution Facility
Fuez Rd & Becker Dr
Rotterdam, NY

Application ID:

4-4228-00262/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Rotterdam, Schenectady County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a single story main warehousing (food distribution center) and office building of 250,000 square feet (168,500 SF initially with future expansions), a 12,800 SF truck maintenance facility, truck refueling facility with associated stormwater management area, on-site septic system, driveways, parking and utilities. The project site consists of 27.4+/- acres, located in the towns of Rotterdam and Princetown, with road frontage on Becker Drive (Old Duanesburg Road) and Fuez Road. A 10.3 acre portion of the site is currently a permitted gravel mining operation (DEC # 4-4228-00104; MLF No. 40564) which will be closed once the Department approves the project as reclamation of the site. The site contains a total of approximately 2.09+/- acres of federal jurisdictional wetlands, of which, 0.09 acres will be permanently filled as a result of project construction. To mitigate for wetland impacts, the project sponsor will install buffer plantings adjacent to the wetland and will place the remaining 2.0+/- acres of undisturbed on-site wetlands within a preservation area to be protected from future development in perpetuity via a declaration of restrictive covenants. The facility will also require a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit (DEC application #4-4228-00262/00002) from the Department for an average daily sub-surface discharge of 3,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater, through a septic tank and leach field system.

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: Rotterdam 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 Apr 02, 2009.

Contact:

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


Multiple Counties

Applicant:

U S Dept of the Army
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310

Facility:

U S Army Hudson River Maintenance Dredg
Hudson River - Rensselaer to Reg 3
Rensselaer to Reg 3, NY

Application ID:

4-9904-00001/00012

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Rensselaer, Multiple Counties


Project Description:

The applicant proposes maintenance dredging of the federal navigation channel in the Hudson River at the Albany Turning Basin (RM 142) and North Germantown Reach (RM 108). Dredged material will be disposed of at a federally-owned site on Houghtaling Island (U-3A) in the Town of New Baltimore, Greene County, New York. Approximately 52,500 cubic yards of material will be dredged from the Albany Turning Basin, and 91,000 cubic yards of material will be dredged from the North Germantown 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 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 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 Apr 02, 2009.

Contact:

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


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