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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 03/25/2009

Albany County

Applicant:

Albany County
112 State St
PO Box 4187
Albany, NY 12207 -2005

Facility:

Albany Co SD South Plt
Church St
Albany, NY 12204

Application ID:

4-0101-00020/00001

Facility:

Albany Co SD North Plt
Simmons Ln & Canal Rd
Albany, NY 12204

Application ID:

4-0126-00138/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Albany, Albany County


Project Description:

The Department of Environmental Conservation has initiated a modification of these two State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permits NY0026867 and NY0026875 pursuant to 6NYCRR Part 750-1.18 (b) (6) and (7).

Combined sewer overflow best management practice (BMP) requirements are included in the permits. Some BMPs are noted to be "Not Applicable" as they may not apply to the permittee. The current permits note that BMP #6, Dry Weather Overflows, is not applicable.

However, the permittee owns and operates the sewer regulators, components of the combined sewer system, which, when not operating properly, may cause or contribute to a discharge of raw sewage to the receiving water through combined sewer outfalls owned by tributary communities. Discharges of raw sewage from combined sewer outfalls during dry weather is illegal. Therefore, the draft permits were modified to require the permittee to implement BMP #6, which requires abatement of the impairment to the regulator and reporting of the abated action to the Department and the tributary community.

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 24, 2009.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

State University of New York
State University Plaza
381 Broadway
Albany, NY 12246

Facility:

SUNY at Albany
1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12222

Application ID:

4-0101-00153/00006

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Albany, Albany County


Project Description:

The Department has proposed an Air State Facility Permit for the application that was received for the SUNY at Albany facility located at 1400 Washington Ave, City/County of Albany. The application is for the modification of three of the facility's four existing high temperature hot water (HTHW) generators. The facility will discontinue all residual oil combustion in favor of verylow sulfur distillate oil as a secondary fuel, enabling it to cap both NOx and SO2 emissions below the major source thresholds. This will enable the facility to operate under this Air State Facility Permit and release the existing Title V 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

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 24, 2009.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Village of Ravena
15 Mountain Rd
Ravena, NY 12143

Facility:

Ravena - V Van Hoeson St Overflow
Van Hoeson St
Ravena, NY 12143

Application ID:

4-0124-00004/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Coeymans, 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 010 2512), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). The (V) of Ravena Van Hoesen Street Overflow Retention Facility (ORF) is a collection system that receives flow from the Village sanitary sewer collection system during periods of rainfall when that flow would exceed the capacity of the Town of Coeymans WWTP into which the (V) of Ravena's wastewater normally flows for treatment. The flow is held in the ORF until the rainfall no longer threatens the Town's wastewater treatment plant capacity and is then discharged to that plant. During periods of intense rain storms, the ORF may overflow in a controlled manner into the unnamed tributary to Coeymans Creek, a class D water. This is the discharge regulated by the Village of Ravena's SPDES permit. Once the rainfall has lessened, the flow is again captured for discharge to the Town treatment plant. The following changes to the permit are proposed: Add permit limits, levels and monitoring definitions page. Specify monthly average and daily maximum monitoring for biochemical oxygen demand 5 and total suspended solids. Edit special conditions for operation of overflow retention facility. A Schedule of Compliance, and a Capacity, Management, operation and maintenance plan have been added to the permit. The modification also includes several other minor reporting modifications.

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 24, 2009.

Contact:

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


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