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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 09/23/2015

Albany County

Applicant:

Norlite LLC
PO Box 694
Cohoes, NY 12047 -0694

Facility:

Norlite LLC
628 S Saratoga St
Cohoes, NY 12047

Application ID:

4-0103-00016/00048

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Cohoes, Albany County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal for the Title V Air Facility Permit regulating operations at the Norlite, LLC facility in Cohoes, New York. Norlite 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, #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. Norlite's Title V Air Facility Permit renewal contains the requirements pertaining to the incineration of hazardous waste in the two light-weight aggregate kilns at the site as well as requirements for controlling hazardous air emissions from the storage of hazardous waste in tanks and containers. Norlite also has a pending RCRA Part 373 Hazardous Waste permit renewal to be reviewed at the same time as the Title V which contains requirements for the storage of hazardous waste in tanks and containers including requirements for personnel training, a facility contingency plan, closure of regulated units, financial assurance and any necessary corrective action. The Part 373 Hazardous Waste Permit renewal was public noticed on June 23, 2014, with public comments received until October 6, 2014.

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 Air 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 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 application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

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 Oct 23, 2015.

Contact:

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


Delaware County

Applicant:

Sonny & Sons Stone Co
Hc 89 Box 10
Downsville, NY 13755

Facility:

Woodwise Quarry #1
Sands Creek Rd at Bear Spring Rd
Hancock, NY

Application ID:

4-1236-00709/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Hancock, Delaware County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to operate a 5.4 acre life of mine bluestone mine of which 3.4 acres is proposed to be affected during the initial permit term. Blasting and drilling will be used to facilitate mining of bluestone. The project is located off Sands Creek Road, approximatley 1.8 miles northwest of the Village of Hancock, Delaware County.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed and cultural resources were identified. 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 adverse 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 Oct 23, 2015.

Contact:

Martha A Bellinger
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 St Rte 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


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