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ENB - Region 5 Notices 6/20/2012

Public Notice

Clinton County - Notice of Waiver of RACT Requirements

Applicant: A. Schonbek & Co. Inc
61 Industrial Boulevard
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Application ID: 65-094-00001

The applicant manufactures chandeliers with a variety of finishes. The chandeliers with highly reflective finishes use coatings which do not meet the volatile organic compounds (VOC) content requirements of 6NYCRR Part 228 - Surface Coating Processes.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received and proposes to approve a request for a waiver allowing limited use of these coatings for 3 years. The company has provided documentation that compliant coatings which meet their specific reqirements are not available and that the cost of installing control devices significantly exceeds the cost threshold for Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT).

The applicant has an Air State Facility Pemit which caps VOC emissions below the major source level and has requirements which further restrict the amount of non-compliant coatings which may be used.

Comments may be submitted in writing to the contact person below no later than July 20, 2012.

The Air State Facility Permit is available by contacting: Michael Sundberg, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1212.

Hoffman Notch Wilderness Unit Management Plan

Essex County - This notice is to acknowledge that the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) approved and signed the Hoffman Notch Wilderness Unit Management Plan on April 7, 2012.

The Unit Management Plan can be viewed on the web at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22600.html.

Contact: Ben Thomas, NYS DEC, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg NY 12885; phone: (518)623-1200.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Washington County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Troy Top Soil Co., Inc., Fort Ann Mine Site may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Scoping will be conducted and announced at a later date. The action involves the proposed mining of consolidated stone (granitic gneiss) from 50 acres of a 160 acre parcel owned by Big Boy Construction, Inc. Blasting is proposed in strategic locations to loosen and reduce the size of the stone, with crushing and screening equipment to process the stone. A new haul road would access the mine from U.S. Route 4. The reclamation objective is conversion from existing woods to meadow. The project is located to the west of U.S. Route 4, opposite Flat Rock Road, Town of Fort Ann, New York.

Contact: Richard Speidel, NYS DEC, Region 5, 232 Golf Course Rd., Warrensburg, NY 12885, phone: (518) 623-1286.

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