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ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 09/29/2010

Orange County

Applicant:

Town of Montgomery
110 Bracken Rd
Montgomery, NY 12549 -2600

Facility:

Montgomery-T STP Dist # 1
201 Co Rte 416
Montgomery, NY 12549

Application ID:

3-3342-00159/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Montgomery, Orange County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has drafted a SPDES permit, pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750, for Town of Montgomery STP Sewer District # 1 for the discharge of 0.25 MGD of treated sanitary wastewater to the Wallkill River. The draft permit is for the expansion and upgrade of the existing wastewater treatment plant currently permitted to discharge 0.1475 MGD of treated sanitary wastewater. This river is H-R-139-13, Class B. The facility is considered a significant minor municipal facility, Discharge Class 07. The submission of a monthly Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) is required. Water quality based effluent limits were provided by the Bureau of Water Assessment and Management. Interim limits and final limits have been included for monthly average flows of 0.1475 MGD and 0.25 MGD respectively. The mass limits of BOD5 and TSS for the 30 Day Arithmetic Mean and the 7 Day Arithmetic Means of BOD5and TSS have changed to reflect the increase in capacity of the proposed wastewater treatment plant. Use of a recorder for continuous flow monitoring has been added to the permit. The total residual chlorine (TRC) limit of 1.15 mg/l is for the final limit (0.25 MGD) based on a regulatory standard for TRC for protection of aquatic life .The existing limit range of 0.5 to 2.0 mg/l for TRC is changed to a daily maximum of 2.0 mg/l for the interim limit (0.1475 MGD) to conform to the technology based effluent limit in accordance with TOGS 1.3.3. At the existing capacity of 0.1475 MGD, a maximum TRC effluent limit of 2.0 mg/l prevents excessive use of chlorine while maintaining an appropriate process control indicator for effective disinfection. The footnotes for the Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated and reordered. Influent monitoring of BOD5 and TSS 7 day arithmetic means, Settleable Solids, pH and Temperature have been removed. Compliance schedules for wastewater treatment plant expansion, total residual chlorine (TRC) limit and infiltration and inflow removal program have been added to the permit. SPDES ID NY 024 7782

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.

This project is subject to the Department's Environmental Justice Policy and an enhanced public participation plan has been prepared and accepted as a component of application completeness. As part of the plan, a document repository has been established near the project area that contains application and project related materials. Information on the repository location and other outreach components of the plan is available from the identified DEC contact.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: Montgomery Town 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 Oct 29, 2010.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Taylor Holdings Group, Ltd
350 Neelytown Rd
Montgomery, NY 12549

Facility:

Taylor Biomass Gasification Facility
350 Neelytown Rd
Montgomery, NY 12549

Application ID:

3-3342-00105/00009

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Montgomery, Orange County

Project Description:

Taylor Holdings Group, Ltd is proposing to construct a Biomass Gasification Facility at the existing Taylor Construction and Demolition (C&D) Processing Facility located at 350 Neelytown Road in the Town of Montgomery, Orange County. The proposed Biomass facility would receive up to 450 tons per day (tpd) of C&D, up to 100 tpd of unadultered wood waste and up to 500 tpd of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). All received waste would be processed and separated in enclosed buildings. All non-organic material suitable for alternative use as well as recyclables will be separated from the waste stream. The resulting feed material will then be transported via enclosed conveyor to Biomass storage silos and then on to the gasifier. The gasifier will convert the feed material into a gaseous fuel by reacting it at high temperatures with a controlled amount of oxygen. The proposed gasifier would be capable of handling up to 300 tpd of feed material. The gaseous fuel or synthetic gas would in turn be routed to a turbine capable of producing 20 to 25 Megawatts (MW) of power. Generated power will be conveyed to market via an existing Central Hudson Gas and Electric substation located adjacent to the Taylor property.

Pursuant to Section 621.2(f) of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York [6 NYCRR 621.2(f)], a "complete application" means an application for a permit which is in an approved form and is determined by the Department to be complete for the purpose of commencing review of the application but which may need to be supplemented during the course of review in order to enable the Department to make the findings and determinations required by law.

Department Staff has not made any determinations with regard to the issuance of a permit for the proposed solid waste management facility. However, Department Staff has made a tentative determination regarding the application for the requested Air State Facility Pre Construction permit. Based on information available to the Department at this time, the regulated emissions have been determined to satisfy minimum standards for permit issuance. This tentative determination is required by federal regulations and does not signify Department approval or endorsement of the activities for which the permits are sought or for the overall proposed project at this time. The Department seeks comments on the proposed application before making final decisions on them.

As required by Federal regulation, the Department has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and made a tentative determination to issue a new State Facility Permit for the operation of the Taylor Biomass Gasification Facility. The Draft permit is available for review as indicated below. This draft permit requires the facility-wide emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) to be capped at 100 tons per year (tpy). This cap will keep the facility below a major source requirement of 6 NYCRR Part 231. Within 1 year of "start up" of the facility, an application for a Title V permit must be submitted to the Department.

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: Montgomery Town Board

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archeological 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 Oct 29, 2010.

Contact:

John W Petronella
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Rockland County

Applicant:

Village of Hillburn
31 Mountain Ave
Hillburn, NY 10931

Facility:

Hillburn Reservoir Dam
6TH St
Hillburn, NY

Application ID:

3-3926-00608/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Dam

Project is Located:

Ramapo, Rockland County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes the complete removal of the existing Hillburn Reservoir Dam, dam ID 196-0934, and restoration of the stream corridor of the unnamed Class C(t) tributary of the Ramapo River, NYS Waters Index # NJ-12-2.. Work will be restricted to the time period from November 1st to March 31st to avoid a taking of the NYS-threatened species timber rattlesnake.

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 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 Oct 14, 2010.

Contact:

Rebecca S Crist
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Ulster County

Applicant:

Ohioville Acres Inc
1170 Albany Post Rd
Gardiner, NY 12525

Facility:

Ohioville Acres
St Rte 32 - E Side Across From Jenkinstown Rd
Gardiner, NY

Application ID:

3-5124-00186/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Gardiner, Ulster County


Project Description:

DEC has tentatively determined to issue the above referenced permits and is providing public notice of such. The proposed project consists of the construction of residential and commercial facilities on a 264.7 acre parcel that was formerly the Strongman Gravel Mine. A 136 lot subdivision is proposed, which will occupy 73.1 acres of the site. 135 lots are proposed for residential dwelling units and the final lot is proposed to contain 7,500 square feet of retail space. 171.6 acres of the site will remain open space. The site contains 81.5 acres of eligible NYS freshwater wetlands and 47.5 acres of eligible NYS freshwater wetland adjacent area. The applicant proposes to directly disturb the eligible wetland in the amount of .98 acres and disturb 3.8 acres of eligible adjacent area for the installation of a bottomless arch culvert with wildlife crossings incorporated. Crossing will span the Platekill Creek, a tributary of Walkill River WIN H-139-13-16, Class B(T). As mitigation, 1.22 acres of on-site wetland will be created. Proposed on-site water supply will be provided through use of three new wells capable of providing #1- 50, #2- 35 and #3- 50 gallons per minute (gpm) with an average daily demand of 46,880 gpd and a maximum permitted daily taking of 93,760 gpd. On-site wastewater will be managed through the use of traditional, individual sub-surface treatment systems (SSTS). A waiver was granted by DEC's Division of Water to the requirement under 6 NYCRR Part 653 to provide centralized sewage treatment for subdivisions with greater than 50 lots, hence each parcel is proposed to contain its own SSTS.

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: Gardiner Town 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 Oct 29, 2010.

Contact:

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


Westchester County

Applicant:

Westchester County
148 Martine Ave
White Plains, NY 10601 -4704

Facility:

Valhalla Campus (Grasslands)
35 Woods Rd|Operations Building
Valhalla, NY 10595

Application ID:

3-5534-00189/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Mount Pleasant, Westchester County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to issue a renewal to the Title V Air Facility Permit for the operation of the Valhalla Campus/Grassland Preservation in Valhalla, Westchester County.

The Department of Public Works operates and maintains approximately 25 buildings or facilities at the Grasslands preservation which includes the following county departments: Department of Social Services, Department of Corrections, Department of Laboratories and Research, Department of Fire Services and Department of Transportation. These facilities are supported by a central heating plan consisting of four boilers operated on dual fuel (natural gas and oil) and 20 emergency generators operated on diesel. The boilers are rated at approximately 80 million BTU per hour each.

This permit application is the second renewal of the facility's Title V permit. The previous renewal will expire in October. This permit allows the operation of existing combustion units.

The facility has a limit of 179,200 lbs of sulfur dioxide per year and as such it caps out of PSD. To maintain this cap the facility is restricted to burn up to 6,118.357 gallons of No. 2 oil per year. This limit has always been maintained as the facility is mainly burning natural gas purchased from Con Edison. Annual and semiannual certification reports are required. In addition, the facility shall maintain records pertaining to all other permit requirements. Applicable regulations include State Regulations 6 NYCRR Parts 200, 201-1, 201-2, 201-6, 201-7, 202, 211, 215, 227 and Federal Regulations 40 CFR parts 60 Dc, 68 and 82F.

By acceptance of this permit, the permittee agrees that the permit is contingent upon strict compliance with the ECL, all applicable regulations, the General Conditions specified and any Special Conditions included as part of this permit.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V 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 listed below. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may 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. Comments and requests for a legislative public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.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 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 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 Oct 29, 2010.

Contact:

Kenneth R Grzyb
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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