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ENB - Region 4 Notices 7/13/2011

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Rensselaer County - The Rensselaer City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Castle Asphalt Plant will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves the proposed construction and operation of a blacktop plant on an approximately 12.4 acre site in the Port of Rensselaer. The plant will be a drum mix plant that mixes aggregate, recycled asphalt pavement and liquid asphalt to produce blacktop. The project site is zoned for industrial uses and is adjacent to electrical generation plants to the north and east, a scrap metal facility to the northwest, petroleum storage facilities to the south and the Hudson River to the west. The project is located on Riverside Avenue in the Port of Rensselaer, City of Rensselaer, New York.

The conditions are: Noise control measures; stormwater management requirements; measures to control air emissions, odors and fugitive dust; limits on delivery schedule of raw materials to the project site; requirement of no disturbance of the project site within 30 feet of the Hudson River; hoods on lights on project buildings; Rensselaer County Health Department approval of on-site septic system.

Contact: Sarah Stern Cromwell, City of Rensselaer, City Hall, 62 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144, Phone: (518) 465-1693, E-mail: sarah.crowell@rensselaerny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Albany County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Lafarge Ravena Plant Modernization Project. The proposed Air Title V permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the NYS DEC web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html.

Project documents including the Final EIS and draft permits are available for review at: http://lafargeravenafacts.com. In addition, copies of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and draft permits are available for review at the following locations:

NYS DEC - Region 4
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

Coeyman's Town Hall
18 Russell Avenue
Ravena, NY 12143

Stuyvesant Town Hall
5 Sunset Drive
Stuyvesant, NY 12173

Chatham Town Hall
488 State Route 295
Chatham, NY 12037

Kinderhook Town Hall
4 Church Street, P.O. Box P
Niverville, NY 12130

Schodack Town Hall
265 Schuurman Road
Castleton, NY 12033

New Baltimore Town Hall
3809 County Route 51
Hannacroix, NY 12087

Libraries
Kinderhook Memorial Library
18 Hudson Street
Kinderhook, NY 12106

North Chatham Free Library
Main Street, Route 203
North Chatham, NY 12132

RCS Community Library
15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143

Chatham Public Library
11 Woodbridge Avenue
Chatham, NY 12037

Valatie Free Library
3203 Church Street
Valatie, NY 12184

The action involves a proposal by Lafarge Building Materials, Inc. to modernize and expand its existing cement manufacturing facility in the Town of Coeymans in Albany County by replacing the existing "wet" cement-making process with a more energy efficient "dry" cement-making process. The investment in the facility upgrades will be several hundred million dollars, and the facility will employ approximately 180 people.

The proposal involves replacing two existing long "wet" kilns with a preheater/precalciner tower structure approximately 525 feet in height, and the replacement or upgrade of the cement grinding mills. The fuel use, electrical demand and greenhouse gas emissions will decrease per ton of clinker produced. The facility will be subject to National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and Standards of Performance for Portland Cement Plants pursuant to federal regulations under 40 CFR Parts 63 and 60 respectively, that will reduce total mercury emissions.

Lafarge Building Materials facility is located approximately one mile west of the Hudson River, east of U.S. Route 9W, south of Old Ravena Road, and north of the Village of Ravena, in the Town of Coeymans, Albany County, New York. The facility is approximately 2.25 miles north of the intersection of NYS Route 143 and Route 9W.

Contact: Sarah Evans, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9167, E-mail: r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.




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