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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 06/17/2015

Monroe County

Applicant:

Genesee Land Trust Inc
46 Prince St Ste LL005
Rochester, NY 14607

Facility:

Island Cottage Woods Preserve
Island Cottage Rd / Old Island Cottage Pk Rd
Rochester, NY 14612

Application ID:

8-2628-00759/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Greece, Monroe County

Project Description:

The applicant is proposing an invasive species management program involving the cutting of invasive plants along with foliar spray, cut stump application, or stem injection of an NYS registered herbicide (Rodeo). A total of 10.9 acres will be impacted over a 2-year period. The cutting and herbicide use will occur within and adjacent to NYS regulated freshwater wetland GR-22

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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Jul 02, 2015.

Contact:

Thomas P Haley
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Dolomite Products Company Inc
1150 Penfield Rd
Rochester, NY 14625

Facility:

Dolomite Prod Co Inc Ogden Quarry
2540 Union St (St Rte 259)
Ogden, NY 14559 -2232

Application ID:

8-2638-00008/02005

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Ogden, Monroe County

Project Description:

The applicant has applied for an initial permit for the continued withdrawal of 5,068,800 GPD of water for mine dewatering and aggregate processing operations at the Ogden Quarry Facility. The Facility has been in operation since at least 1991. 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 Jul 02, 2015.

Contact:

Karyn D Hanson
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

University of Rochester
Wilson Boulevard
Wallis Hall
Rochester, NY 14627

Facility:

University of Rochester
390 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14323 -1299

Application ID:

8-2699-00059/00027

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Rochester, Monroe County

Project Description:

The Department has received an Air State Facility application from the University of Rochester, for a renewal and modification of its Air State Facility Permit originally issued January 1, 2005, that replaced a Title V Permit issued November 24, 2000, for operations at the University Campus, Hospital Medical Center, and the associated Power Plant.

The initial Air State Facility Permit included permit conditions to limit fuel use to restrict facility potentials to emit oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) to 98 tons per year each. These restricted facility emissions to below 100 ton per year thresholds in 6 NYCRR Part 201-6 (Title V), Part 231‑2 New Source Review in Nonattainment Areas and Ozone Transport Regions, and 40 CFR 52.21 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD).

The Permit was modified March 8, 2006, to correct monitoring requirements to require continuous boiler emission opacity monitoring only when distillate oil is the fuel, and on July 23, 2007, to require vapor control for previously exempt gasoline storage due to increased throughput. Neither modification changed the previously established emission limits for NOX or SO2.

Changes proposed in the application from current operations include:

  • Operating the four dual fuel boilers as natural gas fired boilers as defined in 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart JJJJJJ. This involves firing with #2 fuel oil only as a backup during gas supply interruption and for limited periodic testing. This will exempt the boilers from the requirements of 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart JJJJJJ - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area Sources.
  • The replacement of a #2 fuel oil fired boiler with a natural gas fired boiler; and
  • The addition of generator engines for emergency power generation.

Facility Emission Units (EU) will include: EU 0‑00002, a multiple chamber incinerator for cremation of animal remains and bedding; EU 0‑00008, a multiple chamber retort incinerator for cremation of human remains; EU T-ANK05, an underground gasoline storage tank with Stage 1 vapor collection system; and EU B‑OILRS, five natural gas fired boilers, including one cogeneration unit providing power as well as steam.

In response to the application, the Department has generated a Draft Modified Air State Facility permit that continues to restrict facility emissions of NOX and SO2 to 98 tons per year each, adds a condition to reflect the exemption from the Subpart JJJJJJ NESHAP, adds a single temporary gas fired boiler, and adds the emergency generator engines.

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue the Draft Permit as a Final Permit if comments received do not raise significant issues that must be addressed before a permit can be issued.

The application and Draft Permit are available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office. The Draft Permit may be viewed or downloaded as a .pdf file at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/dardata/boss/afs/draft_asf.html.

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 Jul 17, 2015.

Contact:

Roger T McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

RED-Rochester LLC
640 Quail Ridge Dr
Westmont, IL 60559

Facility:

RED-Rochester LLC at Eastman Business Park
Eastman Business Park Buildings 091, 095, 311, 602, 096, R16, 031, 321, M90, 001, 027, 087, 322, 402, & 511
Rochester, NY 14650 -0001

Application ID:

8-2699-00126/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Rochester, Monroe County

Project Description:

The Department has received an application from RED-Rochester LLC for renewal and modification of its Title V Facility Permit for utility operations, which include coal, oil and natural gas fired boilers producing steam and electrical power for commercial customers in Eastman Business Park. Other RED operations include wastewater treatment operations, wastewater sludge incineration, solvent based metal part cleaning operations, and emergency power generator operations. RED's operations occur in 7 buildings in Eastman Business Park, Buildings 31, 321, M90, 95, 91, R16, and 96. RED's emergency generating operations occur throughout Eastman Business Park.

With this application for renewal, RED-Rochester LLC seeks authorization for conversion of Building 321 coal fired boiler operations to natural gas with some #2 fuel oil backup. The extent of the conversion will be dependent on the volume of natural gas to be available at Eastman Business Park. The preferred "Scenario 1" conversion of all coal burning operations to natural gas, is dependent on an increased natural gas supply to the boiler locations with the installation of a new natural gas pipeline along existing rights of way. An alternate "Scenario 2" conversion, of part of the coal burning operations to natural gas, is based on the natural gas supply currently available, and is a contingency if the new pipeline does not become available.

In either case, RED-Rochester will decommission six boilers, the currently shut down 640 million BTU per hour (MBTU/hr) coal fired Boiler 41, the operating 670 MBTU/hr coal fired Boiler 42, and four operating 98 MBTU/hr #6 fuel oil fired package boilers. With the increased Scenario 1 natural gas supply the 640 MBTU/hr coal fired Boiler 43 would be permanently shut down. If limited to the Scenario 2 current natural gas supply, RED-Rochester proposes to continue to operate Boiler 43 on coal in a backup role, and limit its heat input to a maximum of 560,000 MBTU/year, which is 10 percent of its annual operating capacity. This limit on Boiler 43 operations will meet the definition of a Limited-use boiler in 40 CFR 63 Subpart DDDDD National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Major Sources: Industrial Boilers. A Limited-use boiler must have a tune-up every 5 years, and is exempt from the emission limits, energy assessment requirements, and annual tune-up requirements of Subpart DDDDD.

If limited to the Scenario 2 current natural gas supply, new installations will include three 160 MBTU/hr natural gas fired turbine generators, each fitted with a 245 MBTU/hr natural gas fired Heat Recovery Steam Generating Unit, and a single new 275 MBTU/hr dual fuel package boiler able to burn either natural gas or #2 fuel oil. These will replace the decommissioned boilers and 90 percent of current coal fired Boiler 43 operations. The 670 MBTU/hr Boiler 44 would continue to operate under this scenario, and would be required to meet Subpart DDDDD requirements for an existing coal fired boiler.

With the preferred Scenario 1 increased natural gas supply, the turbine generators, steam generating units, and dual fuel boiler indicated above will be part of a larger conversion project. In addition, a new 343 MBTU/hr high pressure dual fuel natural gas or #2 fuel oil boiler, and two new 343 MBTU/hr high pressure natural gas boilers will also be installed. Finally, Boiler 44 will be converted from coal fired to dual fuel natural gas or #2 fuel oil operation, with a slightly reduced 622 MBTU/hr heat capacity.

RED-Rochester is seeking Emission Reduction Credits (ERC) based on the criteria in 6NYCRR Part 231-10 for the complete conversion to natural gas, and also for the partial "Scenario 2" conversion as a contingency. RED Rochester is proposing to use some of these ERC for conversion project "Netting" to avoid the significant project thresholds specified in 6NYCRR Part 231-6 and Part 231-8. With the partial natural gas conversion project, available ERC for Netting would be less than for the complete conversion.

For the Scenario 1 complete conversion, these ERC would represent emissions reductions in oxides of nitrogen (NOX) of 568.7 tons per year (t/y), volatile organic compounds (VOC) of 18.1 t/y, carbon monoxide (CO) of 108.8 t/y, sulfur dioxide (SO2) of 12,690.3 t/y, particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM-2.5) of 570.8 t/y, particulate matter smaller than 10 microns (PM-10) of 719.4 t/y, and total particulate matter (PM) of 870.9 t/y.

Applying 466.9 t/y of the 568.7 t/y NOX ERC, and 2.9 t/y of the 18.1 t/y VOC ERC to the Scenario 1 conversion project will keep NOX and VOC emission increases (Project Emission Potentials) below the 40 t/y significant net increase thresholds in 6NYCRR Part 231-6 Modifications to Existing Major Facilities in the Ozone Transport Region. This will allow RED-Rochester to retain 101.8 t/y of NOX ERC and 15.2 t/y of VOC ERC.

Applying 52.3 t/y of the PM-2.5 ERC, 47.8 t/y of the PM-10 ERC, and 37.8 t/y of the PM ERC to the Scenario 1 expansion project will keep Project Emission Potentials below significant net increase thresholds in 6NYCRR Part 231-8 Modifications to Existing Major Facilities in Attainment Areas (Prevention of Significant Deterioration), of 10 t/y of PM-2.5, 15 t/y of PM-10, and 25 t/y of total PM.

Additionally, RED-Rochester has proposed to restrict the increase in CO emissions from the Scenario 1 conversion project to 250 t/y by limiting operations and installing catalytic controls. This is below the 100 t/y increase significant project threshold in Part 231-8, after the entire 108.8 t/y CO ERC for the reductions listed above are applied, and the 42.3 t/y of projected CO emissions from converted Boiler 44 are added. RED-Rochester has also proposed project emission limits for Scenario 1 of 684.0 t/y of NOX, 71.2 t/y of PM 2.5, PM-10, and PM, and 44.0 t/y of VOC.

For the Scenario 2 partial conversion contingency, these ERC would represent emissions reductions of 512.7 t/y of NOX, 17.4 t/y of VOC,103.4 t/y of CO, 12,410.3 t/y of SO2, 523.3 t/y of PM-2.5, 622 t/y of PM-10, and 803.7 t/y of PM.

Applying 217.4 t/y of the 512.7 t/y NOX ERC to the Scenario 2 conversion project will keep the NOX Project Emission Potential below the 40 t/y significant net increase threshold in 6NYCRR Part 231-6 Modifications to Existing Major Facilities in the Ozone Transport Region. This will allow RED-Rochester to retain 295.3 t/y of NOX ERC. With the Scenario 2 Project Emission Potential below the 40 t/y Part 231-6 threshold for VOC, RED-Rochester would retain the entire 17.4 t/y VOC ERC.

Applying 30.2 t/y of the PM-2.5 ERC, 25.2 t/y of the PM-10 ERC, and 15.2 t/y of the PM ERC to the Scenario 2 expansion project will keep Project Emission Potentials below significant net increase thresholds in 6NYCRR Part 231-8 Modifications to Existing Major Facilities in Attainment Areas (Prevention of Significant Deterioration), of 10 t/y of PM-2.5, 15 t/y of PM-10, and 25 t/y of total PM.

Additionally, RED-Rochester has proposed to restrict the increase in CO emissions from the Scenario 2 conversion project to 207 t/y by limiting operations and installing catalytic controls. This is below the 100 t/y increase significant project threshold in Part 231-8, after the entire 103.4 t/y CO ERC for the reductions listed above are applied, and 5.4 t/y of projected CO emissions from the limited use Boiler 43 are added. RED-Rochester has also proposed project emission limits for Scenario 2. Emissions would be limited to 424.4 t/y of NOX, 86.7 t/y of PM-2.5, 96.5 t/y of PM-10, and 106.4 t/y of PM. Boiler 43 would be operated at 10 percent of annual capacity as a 40 CFR 63 Subpart DDDDD Limited-use boiler or 560,000 MBTU heat input per year.

In response to the application, the Department has generated a Draft Title V Facility Permit to authorize either the Scenario 1 project for a conversion of all coal burning boiler operations to natural gas, or the Scenario 2 project for partial conversion. The Draft Permit contains enforceable conditions, emission limits, and ERC that independently apply to either Scenario. The Draft Permit also includes revised operating limits for the Multiple Hearth Incinerator located at Building 95 at Kings Landing Waste Water Treatment Plant. The updated limits reflect the latest testing conducted in July 2013 to demonstrate compliance with the Hazardous Waste Combustors Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) in 40 CFR 63 Subpart EEE.

RED-Rochester also operates an odor control trickling filter at Kings Landing Wastewater treatment Plant. VOC emissions from this scrubber system are subject to 6NYCRR Part 212.10 Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements. The current Permit includes an alternate limit of 11 t/y of VOC emissions and a requirement to re-evaluate this RACT determination as part of the Title V renewal application. This latest evaluation has resulted in a new lower limit in the Draft Permit of 9 t/y of VOC emissions based on data calculated from decreased influent loading to the treatment plant. In addition to the VOC limit, a condition is included in the Draft Permit to ensure proper operation of scrubber system by requiring that a minimum flow rate be maintained. No additional VOC control options were found to be both technologically and economically feasible.

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue the Draft as a Final Permit, if comments received do not raise significant issues that must be addressed before a permit can be issued.

The application and Draft Permit are available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office. The Draft Title V Facility Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed or downloaded as .pdf files at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/dardata/boss/afs/draft_atv.html

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(9) and 201-6.3(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed below. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html.

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing. Comments and requests for a public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.

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 Jul 17, 2015.

Contact:

Roger T McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Ontario County

Applicant:

Hanson Aggregates New York LLC
4800 Jamesville Rd
PO Box 513
Jamesville, NY 13078 -0513

Facility:

Hanson - Geneva Plant
Pre-Emption Rd
Phelps, NY

Application ID:

8-3240-00006/00023

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Phelps, Ontario County

Project Description:

The applicant has applied for an initial permit for the continued withdrawal of 2,592,000 gallons per day of water from on-site quarries and wells for operation of the Oaks Corner Quarry Facility. The limestone mining and aggregate processing 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 Jul 02, 2015.

Contact:

Karyn D Hanson
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov


Wayne County

Applicant:

Advanced Atomization Technologies LLC
124 Columbia St
Clyde, NY 14433

Facility:

Advanced Atomization Technologies LLC
124 Columbia St
Clyde, NY 14433

Application ID:

8-5424-00010/00058

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Galen, Wayne County

Project Description:

General Electric Corporation (GE) and Parker Hannifin Corporation (PH) are proposing remediation activities on the site currently operated by Advanced Atomized Technologies, a joint venture between GE and PH. The proposed remedial activities are proposed in response to an Order of Consent and Administrative Settlement issued by the Department and identified as the Old Erie Canal (Site No. 859015). The Remedial Design/Remedial Action Plan, which is currently under review by the Department's Hazardous Waste Remediation program, proposes a number of remedial actions including soil capping, fencing, culvert extension, injection wells and nutrient/carbon enhancement to address the primary contaminants of concern which include chlorinated volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds and metals. To implement the proposed remedial activities there would be a temporary impact to approximately 0.35 acres of federally protected wetland and a permanent impact to approximately 0.02 acres of wetland. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has verified that the proposed activities qualifies for coverage under Nationwide Permit No. 38 (LRB-2015-00111).

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:

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 Jul 02, 2015.

Contact:

Thomas P Haley
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Grandpa's Nursery & Gardens Inc
6720 Rotterdam Rd
Sodus, NY 14551

Facility:

Grandpa's Gravel Pit
S Centenary Rd - W Side S of Defisher Rd
Sodus, NY 14551

Application ID:

8-5442-00034/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Sodus, Wayne County

Project Description:

Grandpa's Nursery & Gardens Inc., is requesting authorization to increase the approved depth of mining within their existing 28.6 acre sand and gravel mine on South Centenary Road. No increase in the Life of Mine area (horizontal expansion) is being proposed. The proposed final floor elevation is 402 feet above MSL, which would be approximately 30 feet deeper than what is currently approved. A drag line would be used to extract material below ground water. The addition of a crusher (with a capacity of processing 350 tons of material per hour) and wash plant are also being proposed as new operations. Screening is currently approved under the existing permit. A perimeter berm would be constructed along the southern most mining limit. A new 19.4 acre pond is being proposed under the revised reclamation plan. As a result of these changes, an increase in truck traffic from approximately 2 trips per hour to a rate of approximately 5-10 trips per hour (with no more than 18 trips per hour) is anticipated. No changes in traffic patterns or the currently approved Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m to 4 p.m. (non-holiday) operating schedule are proposed.

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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 Jul 17, 2015.

Contact:

Matthew Griffiths
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Dolomite Products Company Inc
1150 Penfield Rd
Rochester, NY 14625

Facility:

Dolomite Products Walworth Pit
4800 Atlantic Ave / Walworth Ave
Walworth, NY 14568

Application ID:

8-5444-00001/02001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Walworth, Wayne County

Project Description:

The applicant has applied for an initial permit for the continued withdrawal of 6,206,400 gallons per day (GPD) of water from on-site ponds for mine dewatering, aggregate processing and dust control at the Walworth Quarry Facility. The dolostone mining facility has been in operation in since at least 1990. 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 Jul 02, 2015.

Contact:

Karyn D Hanson
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Dolomite Products Company Inc
1150 Penfield Rd
Rochester, NY 14625

Facility:

Palmer Road Pit
Palmer Rd
Palmyra, NY 14522

Application ID:

8-5499-00027/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Palmyra, Wayne County

Project Description:

The applicant has applied for an initial permit for the continued withdrawal of 8,208,000 GPD of water for aggregate production at the Palmyra Sand & Gravel Facility. The Facility has been in operation since at least 1988. 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 Jul 02, 2015.

Contact:

Karyn D Hanson
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov


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