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ENB - Region 4 Notices 7/15/2015

Public Notice

Notice of Approval of a Comprehensive Performance Test (CPT) Plan

Applicant: Norlite Corporation
628 South Saratoga Street
Cohoes, New York 12047

Permits/Application Numbers: DEC Title V Permit, DEC ID # 4-0103-00016/00048

Project Location/Description: Norlite Corporation is located at 628 South Saratoga Street in the City of Cohoes and is a manufacturer of lightweight aggregate materials produced from shale mined at the plant. Norlite operates two hazardous waste burning light-weight aggregate kilns, several crushers for processing raw and finished materials, bulk storage tanks/containers for hazardous waste and other fuels, and several miscellaneous operations related to the production of lightweight aggregate. After mining, the shale is crushed in a series of crushers before being fed to one of the two rotary lightweight aggregate kilns. The kilns are primarily fired with liquid hazardous waste from off-site sources. Norlite is also authorized to fire waste fuel A, waste fuel B, off- specification used oil, specification used oil, comparable fuels, #2 oil, #4 oil, #6 oil and natural gas in the kilns. The material exiting the kilns is called clinker. The clinker is first cooled in one of the two clinker coolers before being crushed to the desired product size. The final product is called lightweight aggregate. Pursuant to the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) for Hazardous Waste Combustors Rule promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Norlite is required to conduct a CPT to demonstrate compliance with the air emission standards in the rule, specifically 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart EEE. Norlite has submitted a CPT plan that includes tests for the destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) of organic hazardous air pollutants and for air emissions of toxic metals, dioxin/furans and hydrochloric acid/chlorine while incinerating off-site waste oils and liquid hazardous wastes. The plan includes a performance evaluation (PE) for the continuous monitoring systems (CMSs) and for the Continuous Emissions Monitors (CEMs).

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined the plan to be acceptable and, therefore, has approved it on July 9, 2015. This notice is pursuant to 40 CFR Part 63.1207(e)(2) which requires Norlite to publish this approval and make the plan available to the public for review.

Tentative Test Schedule:

Scheduled Commencement Date - September 14, 2015
Scheduled Completion Date - September 18, 2015

Document Availability: Copies of the CPT plan are available for review and copying at the NYS DEC- Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2072 and at the NYS DEC Headquarters at 625 Broadway in Albany, Phone: (518) 408-5574. Copies of these plans are also available for public review at the Cohoes Public Library, 169 Mohawk Street in Cohoes. The test plan will be accessible through September 13, 2015.

NYS DEC Contact: Nancy Baker, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone (518) 357-2072 or Denise Prunier, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3254, Phone: (518) 408-5574.

Facility Contact: Prince Knight, Tradebe Environmental Services/Norlite Corporation, 628 South Saratoga Street, Cohoes, New York 12047, Phone: (518) 235-0401.


Negative Declaration

Delaware County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Delaware Wildlife Management Area (WMA) #90, Bear Spring Mountain WMA Timber Harvest will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Bear Spring Wildlife Management area has very little early successional forest cover. In order to increase the diversity of habitats, a number of patch clearcuts will be made. The clearcuts will range in size from 1 to 40 acres. Many of the existing snags and cavity trees will be retained. A few Sugar maple and oak trees will be retained as a seed source. This action will allow natural regeneration to provide a food source and cover for numerous wildlife species which will create and enhance wildlife habitat. The project is located in the Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area #90, Stands T-2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and U-3 in the Town of Downsville, New York.

Contact: Paul Wenner, NYS DEC - Region 4 Stamford Sub Office, 65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-3690.


Schoharie County - The Village of Richmondville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of approximately 3,060 lineal feet of water mains along West Main Street (NYS Route 7), replacement of a main control panel at the water treatment plant, and replacement by directional drill of two (2) water mains under I-88 and the Cobleskill Creek, all to improve the existing Village water system. The project will be completed in two (2) phases, with Phase 1 to include approximately half of the replacement water main, the control panel replacement, and one (1) I-88/stream crossing and estimated to be completed in the spring of 2016. Phase 2 will include the remaining work and is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2017. The project is located in various location of the Village of Richmondville, New York.

Contact: Kevin Neary, Village of Richmondville, 295 Main Street, PO Box 493, Richmondville, NY 12149, Phone: (518) 294-6681, E-mail: kneary1@nycap.rr.com.


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