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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 11/21/2012

Albany County


Honeywell International Inc
101 Columbia Rd
Morristown, NJ 07962


Honeywell Friction Materials
3 Tibbits Ave
Green Island, NY 12183

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Green Island, Albany County

Project Description:

Honeywell Friction Materials currently has a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit (number NY0006734) which allows the discharge of stormwater and non-contact cooling water from a phenolic resin manufacturing process to the Hudson River. In 2005, the Permittee eliminated the resin process, including the frequent discharge of non-contact cooling water and in 2009, the process equipment and related chemical tanks were cleaned and permanently closed. Currently, the only discharges from the site are parking lot runoff, however, the potential exists for non-contact cooling water from other manufacturing processes to be discharged via this outfall during an extended power outage.

The Department has made a tentative determination to modify Honeywell's SPDES Permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. The permit modification reflects the closure of the phenolic resin manufacturing process. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.

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 Dec 21, 2012.


Karen M Gaidasz
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

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