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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 03/11/2015

Albany County

Applicant:

Lydall Performance Materials Inc
68 George St
Green Island, NY 12183

Facility:

Lydall Thermal/Acoustical Inc
68 George St
Green Island, NY 12183

Application ID:

4-0128-00009/02001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Green Island, Albany County


Project Description:

The applicant has applied for an initial permit for the continued withdrawal of 3.7 Million Gallons Per Day (Million GPD) of water from the Hudson River for operation of the Lydall Thermal/Acoustical Inc Facility. The specialty paper manufacturing facility has been in operation since 1846. No changes in current operations from recent years are proposed. The Department has determined that the Facility is eligible for an Initial Permit under Section 15-1501.9 of the Environmental Conservation Law. Initial Permits are limited to existing facilities for existing water withdrawals over 100,000 GPD which were properly reported to the Department prior to February 15, 2012. Section 15-501.9 requires the Department to issue Initial Water Withdrawal Permits for the reported volume.

The Department has determined that the issuance of "initial permits" under ECL section 15-501.9 as implemented by 6 NYCRR 601.7 is a ministerial action and therefore subject to the Type II exemption set out in 6 NYCRR 617.5(c)(19).

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 Mar 26, 2015.

Contact:

Rudyard G Edick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov


Columbia County

Applicant:

Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth
13640 St Rte 22
Canaan, NY 12029

Facility:

Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth
13640 Rte 22
Canaan, NY 12029

Application ID:

4-1024-00002/00005

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Canaan, Columbia County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct greenhouses within the regulated adjacent area of Class 2 Freshwater Wetland CA-16 on their property located west of State Route 22 in the Town of Canaan, Columbia County. The proposed project includes placing 25 CY of select fill and 31 CY of clean stone fill to serve as a walking surface for the greenhouses, as well as associated grading within a 3050 SF portion of the adjacent area. The project also includes the construction of a farm stand, gazebo, parking lot and roadway outside of the regulated adjacent area.

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 Mar 26, 2015.

Contact:

Kristy E Primeau
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


Greene County

Applicant:

Windham Mountain Partners LLC
PO Box 459
Windham, NY 12496

Facility:

Ski America-Ski Windham & the Enclave
C D Lane Rd
Windham, NY 12496

Application ID:

4-1946-00007/00015

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Windham, Greene County


Project Description:


The applicant has applied for an initial permit for the continued withdrawal of 6.912 Million Gallons Per Day (Million GPD) of water from the Batavia Kill for snow making operation of the Windham Ski Facility. The Ski resort has been in operation since 1982. No changes in current operations from recent years are proposed. The Department has determined that the Facility is eligible for an Initial Permit under Section 15-1501.9 of the Environmental Conservation Law. Initial Permits are limited to existing facilities for existing water withdrawals over 100,000 GPD which were properly reported to the Department prior to February 15, 2012. Section 15-501.9 requires the Department to issue Initial Water Withdrawal Permits for the reported volume.

The Department has determined that the issuance of "initial permits" under ECL section 15-501.9 as implemented by 6 NYCRR 601.7 is a ministerial action and therefore subject to the Type II exemption set out in 6 NYCRR 617.5(c)(19).

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 Mar 26, 2015.

Contact:

Rudyard G Edick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov


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