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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 01/12/2011

Columbia County

Applicant:

Leanne Schreiber

Facility:

Schreiber Property
64 Snyder Pond Rd
Copake, NY

Application ID:

4-1032-00110/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Copake, Columbia County


Project Description:

The applicant is proposing to construct a 14' x 14' one room single story addition to an existing home to be connected by a 3' x 5' corridor which will be located in the adjacent area of regulated Freshwater Wetland CO-6 on Snyder Pond. There will be no changes to the septic system or to the existing grade of the surrounding land.

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:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological 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 Jan 27, 2011.

Contact:

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


Rensselaer County

Applicant:

Rensselaer Cogeneration LLC
39 Riverside Ave
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Facility:

Rensselaer Cogen Facility
39 Riverside Ave
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Application ID:

4-3814-00029/00024

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)

Project is Located:

Rensselaer, Rensselaer County


Project Description:

The Department has received a renewal, Title V and Title IV, permit applications for the existing, Rensselaer Cogen Facility an electric generating facility located at 39 Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer County, New York 12144. The facility began commercial operation in 1994. The Rensselaer Cogen Facility is a combined cycle, electric generating plant rated at 79 MW. The facility consists of: one Westinghouse 251 CW B12 gas turbine firing primarily natural gas with distillate oil, as alternative fuel utilizing steam injection and aqueous ammonia injection with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for NOx emissions control, a John Zinc 167 MMBTU/hr dual-fuel fired duct burner, a heat recovery steam generator, and a steam turbine generator. The alternative combustion turbine fuel is 0.05% sulfur (by weight) distillate fuel oil with a firing limit of 8.14 million gallons per year. The facility also operates a gas fired, auxiliary boiler rated at 2.1 MMBTU/hr for freeze protection and oil preheating. The facility is subject to provisions of the NOx and Sulfur Dioxide Budget Programs, Acid Rain and the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) regulations specifically, 6 NYCRR Parts 243, 244 and 245, 40CFR Part 75 and 40CFR Part 60.

In accordance with NYCRR Parts 621.5 (d) 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 the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or NYCRR Part 201. The application and draft permit are available for review at the NYSDEC Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Air 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 below. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed 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 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 website at 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 Feb 11, 2011.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Brunswick Ctl Sch Dist
3992 St Rte 2
Troy, NY 12180

Facility:

Tamarac Elementary Middle High School
3992 St Rte 2
Troy, NY 12180

Application ID:

4-3822-00103/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 P/C/I SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Brunswick, Rensselaer 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 (NY0261343), 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). This modification will also serve to renew the SPDES permit.

The Tamarac Elementary Middle High School has a design flow of 0.0112 mgd. Source of wastewater is sanitary. Treatment consists of biological treatment. The facility has treated surface discharge to a tributary of the Quacken Kill, a class C(T) water. The following changes to the permit are proposed: Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current Department guidance, format and nomenclature.

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 Feb 11, 2011.

Contact:

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


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