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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 06/16/2010

Albany County

Applicant:

Mary MacDonald

Facility:

Crestwood Lane Subdivision
Crestwood Ln @ Crystal Ln
Slingerlands, NY

Application ID:

4-0122-00251/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Bethlehem, Albany County

Project Description:

Construction of a single-family residence and attendant features on a 1.05 acre site. The proposed activity will result in permanent impacts to 0.09 acre of federally regulated wetland.

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:

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 Jul 01, 2010.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Lafarge Building Materials Inc
1916 Rte 9W
Ravena, NY 12143

Facility:

Lafarge Building Materials Inc
1916 Us Rte 9W
Ravena, NY 12143 -0003

Application ID:

4-0124-00001/00057

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial 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) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit NY000 5037, pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, and 750-1.19, the Priority Ranking System known as New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS), and to renew the permit which expires on November 30, 2010.

Lafarge Building Materials, Inc. operates a portland cement facility located at US Route 9W, in the Town of Coeymans, Albany County, New York. Wastewater sources from the facility are conveyed to a settling pond and treatment system prior to discharging at Outfall 003 to Coeymans Creek which is classified Class C(TS).

The proposed modified permit includes the following changes:

1) the requirement to demonstrate compliance with the Water Quality Standards for Thermal Discharges specified under 6 NYCRR Part 704.1, and to demonstrate that the cooling water intake structure meets the requirements specified under 6 NYCRR Part 704.5;
2) the deletion of Outfall 001;
3) the addition of internal Outfall 03B for CKD landfill leachate monitoring to ensure acceptable discharge levels of certain potential pollutants before dilution with other waste streams;
4) the addition of Outfall 03C which is the overflow from the treatment system settling pond; 5) the deletion of Outfall 009; 6) the addition of Outfall 010 which is the discharge of groundwater and stormwater from the quarry; and 7) the addition of Outfalls 011 through 019 which are existing stormwater outfalls being consolidated within this individual SPDES permit, from SPDES general permit requirements. Discharge limits are proposed at all new outfalls.
In addition, schedules of compliance are proposed for monitoring Priority Pollutant Metals, for the completion and reporting of certain biological studies in relation to the Hudson River cooling water intake and the non-contact cooling water discharges, for installing a flow meter in Outfall 03C, and for implementation of stormwater BMPs (best management practices).

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 Jul 16, 2010.

Contact:

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


Columbia County

Applicant:

Christopher MV Jones

Facility:

Catskill View Subdivision
Catskill View Rd
Claverack, NY

Application ID:

4-1028-00145/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Claverack, Columbia County

Project Description:

The proposed project involves the development of a residential subdivision including twelve (12) single-family homes and attendant features on an approximately 286.5 acre property in the Town of Claverack. Two (2) lots will be located on the south side of Catskill View Road and ten (10) lots will be located on the north side of Catskill View Road. Access to the lots on the south side and two (2) lots on the north side will be via individual driveways. The remaining lots on the north side of Catskill View Road will be accessed from a new approximately 700 feet long road which will end in a cul-de-sac. Each lot will have individual wells and septic systems.

The proposed project will impact approximately 0.067 acre of federally and state regulated wetland (Freshwater Wetland CK-16) associated with the construction of two driveways. In addition, the project will impact approximately 0.5 acres of adjacent area of FWW CK-16. All wetlands and wetland adjacent area that are not impacted by the proposed project will be deed restricted. In addition, a total of approximately 71.88 acres will be placed into conservation easements.

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: Claverack 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 Jul 01, 2010.

Contact:

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


Delaware County

Applicant:

Delaware Bulldozing Corp
5700 Co Rte 18
Bloomville, NY 13739 -9764

Facility:

Rama Pit One
County Rt. #18
Delhi, NY 13753

Application ID:

4-1228-00045/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Delhi, Delaware County

Project Description:

The project sponsor proposes to modify an existing mining permit to expand a 12.5 acre, life-of-mine, surface unconsolidated, sand and gravel mine to 17.17 acres, of which 12.32 acres is authorized to be disturbed for mining and 1 acre will be used for a topsoil manufacturing area during the coming permit term (5 years). At the topsoil manufacturing and stockpile area, offsite soil will be combined with sand from the mine to create topsoil for offsite use. No other changes to the mining operations are contemplated. The project is located between the West Branch of the Delaware River and Delaware County Route 18, approximately .4 miles east of the intersection of Hoags Crossing 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 Jul 16, 2010.

Contact:

Martha A Wood
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 St Rte 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


Schenectady County

Applicant:

General Electric Co
3135 Easton Tpke
Fairfield, CT 06431

Facility:

General Electric Steam Turbine Generator Global
1 River Rd
Schenectady, NY 12345

Application ID:

4-4215-00054/00183

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Schenectady, Schenectady County

Project Description:

The Department has proposed an Air State Facility (ASF) Permit for an application that was received for the General Electric Schenectady Campus, at 1 River Rd., City of Schenectady, County of Schenectady, New York. The application is for constructing a new battery manufacturing plant in the existing building number 66, located at the southern property line boundary of the GE Energy Schenectady Main Plant campus, nearest to the Bellevue neighborhood along Campbell Avenue and Broadway. The application requests permission to construct several different processes and emission controls used in the manufacturing of batteries. Additionally, the project will involve renovations to the building interior to accommodate the battery manufacturing equipment, while exterior renovations include a façade upgrade, reconstruction of existing parking, installation of additional loading docks, and an underground utility line servicing the building will be installed. The project requires an ASF permit from the Department for the construction and operation of new air pollutant emission sources and controls associated with the operations of the battery plant.

An existing Title V permit has already been issued by the Department for the campus' Steam Turbine facility. The Battery Plant will operate under the new ASF Permit during construction and startup of the facility. As required, the ASF Permit will be incorporated into the Title V permit within one year of the Battery Plant's startup. The Battery Plant facility includes; ovens, heaters, grit blasting, calciners, dryers, and kilns. In order to maintain air pollutant emissions under allowable limits the facility will be utilizing emission controls including; a cyclone, scrubber, afterburners, and several filtration systems.

In order to ensure emissions remain below the regulatory applicability thresholds for New Source Review (NSR) and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), the applicant has proposed restricting the potential to emit regulated air pollutants through enforceable permit conditions. The ASF permit caps or limits emissions below 39.5 tons per year of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), 9.5 tons per year of Particulate Matter less than 10 microns (PM 2.5) and 14.5 tons per year of PM 10 (less than 10 microns). Emissions of Hydrogen Chloride (HCl), a process by-product, will also be limited to less than 9 tons per year. Ultimately, the permit will require combined facilities emissions of all hazardous air pollutants to be maintained below all major emission source thresholds.

To ensure the facility remains below the permit emissions limits and regulatory applicability thresholds, the applicant will be required to perform testing on all processes and controls applicable to testing. The applicant will also be required to maintain records and report this data to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits which are established to protect human health and the environment.

A public information session is scheduled for Wednesday June 23, 2010, beginning at 6:00 PM, at the Rotterdam Branch of the Schenectady County Library located at 1100 North Westcott Road in the Town of Rotterdam. The meeting will include a brief presentation about the project and will allow time for questions from the public to be answered. All persons having an interest in this project are encouraged to attend.

Availability of Documents: The draft Air State Facility permit may be reviewed, along with the permit application documents, the Environmental Assessment Form and Addendums, SEQR Negative Declaration, at the locations listed below during normal business hours:

  • City of Schenectady, Schenectady County Central Library at 99 Clinton Street, City of Schenectady;
  • Town of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Branch of the Schenectady County Library at 1100 North Westcott Road, Town of Rotterdam; and
  • Town of Rotterdam, 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 at: http://www.gebatteryplant.com. The Draft State Facility Permit may also be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html.

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.

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 Jul 16, 2010.

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:

Cobleskill Stone Products Inc
PO Box 220
Cobleskill, NY 12043 -0189

Facility:

Howes Cave Quarry
168 Industrial Dr
Howes Cave, NY 12092

Application ID:

4-4326-00024/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Cobleskill, Schoharie County

Project Description:

The Applicant proposes to renew it's existing Mined Land Reclamation Permit and expand the Life of Mine Boundary (LOMB) by 9.49 acres. The expansion is designed to improve safety by removing an internal corner at the quarry face. The expansion is onto lands leased from Howe's Caverns Inc. but will not extend closer toward the cavern area than the current mining activity. The Town of Cobleskill has also conducted an uncoordinated review and issued a Special Use 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:

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 Jul 16, 2010.

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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