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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 04/08/2015

Albany County

Applicant:

Tenzin Gyatso Institute for Wisdom & Compassion Inc
PO Box 239
Berne, NY 12023

Facility:

Center for Wisdom and Compassion
Game Farm Rd - Switzkill Farm
Berne, NY

Application ID:

4-0120-00126/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Berne, Albany County

Project Description:

The Department intends to reissue an existing State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit for the Center for Wisdom and Compassion, Game Farm Road, Berne, NY. The DEC intends to reissue the permit maintaining the current effluent limitations and monitoring and report requirements. As part of the SPDES permit renewal, the Department also intends to reissue the Water Quality Certification, and transfer the renewed permits to the new owner, the Town of Berne. Copies of the application for renewal, draft permit and other information available to the Department can be inspected by contacting the Region 4 office listed below.

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 May 08, 2015.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Town of New Scotland
2029 New Scotland Rd
Slingerlands, NY 12159 -3633

Facility:

T New Scotland Water District - Kensington Woods
Hilton Rd
New Scotland, NY

Application ID:

4-0134-00201/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Public

Project is Located:

New Scotland, Albany County

Project Description:

The applicant, Town of New Scotland, proposes the creation of a new water district to serve the proposed Kensington Woods cluster subdivision, a residential subdivision consisting of 169 residential units. The water district involves the installation of two new ground water production wells, an elevated water storage tank, water mains with valves, hydrants and other standard appurtenances. The proposed water withdrawal system has an expected maximum daily demand of 50,700 gallons of water per day at full project buildout. The development is located on 184 acres of land bisected by Hilton Road and immediately northeast of the D&H railway corridor and requires creation of a new Town of New Scotland Water District. This application has been assigned WWA No. 11,512 which in addition to the DEC application ID number should be referenced when submitting comments.

In addition, the project requires a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit from the Department for construction and operation of a new wastewater treatment plant on the site to serve the development which will have a surface discharge to an unnamed tributary to the Normans Kill. This SPDES application (DEC #4-0134-000172/00002; SPDES number NY0282227) has been noticed separately and is also currently available for public comment.

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:

A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: New Scotland Town Planning Board

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Apr 23, 2015.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Kensington Woods Sewer Works Corporation
395 Mariaville Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

Facility:

Kensington Woods
Hilton Rd
New Scotland, NY

Application ID:

4-0134-00172/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

New Scotland, Albany County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes the construction and operation of a new sanitary wastewater treatment plant with a design capacity to discharge an average daily flow of 35,500 gallons per day of treated wastewater to a Class 'C' unnamed tributary to the Normans Kill, from a septic tanks with effluent pumps (STEP) system. The treatment system will serve the proposed Kensington Woods cluster subdivision, consisting of 169 residential units with associated infrastructure, located on 184 acres of land bisected by Hilton Road and immediately northeast of the D&H railway corridor.

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, 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 the overall proposed project.

A draft permit and fact sheet are available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 office. Refer to this application by the application number listed above and SPDES number NY0282227

In addition, the project also requires the Town of New Scotland to obtain a Water Withdrawal Permit (DEC #4-0134-00172/00001; WSA No. 11,512) from the Department to serve the development with public water. This application has been notice separately and is also currently available for public comment.

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:

A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: New Scotland Town Planning Board

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 May 08, 2015.

Contact:

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


Rensselaer County

Applicant:

Callanan Industries Inc
PO Box 15097
Albany, NY 12212 -5097

Facility:

Valente Gravel Div-Wynantskill Pit
Wynantskill Pit Rd 5 620 Main Ave
Wynanskill, NY 12198

Application ID:

4-3899-00017/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

North Greenbush, Rensselaer County

Project Description:

The applicant has applied for an initial permit for the continued withdrawal of 7.668 Million Gallons Per Day (Million GPD) of water from on-site ponds for operation of the Wynantskill Pit Facility. The mining facility has been in operation in recent years. No changes in current operations 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 Apr 23, 2015.

Contact:

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


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