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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 11/18/2015

Clinton County

Applicant:

Glendon R Rafferty

Facility:

Rafferty Sand & Gravel
Laplante Rd East of Military Tpk on Altona-Beekmantown Line
West Beekmantown, NY

Application ID:

5-0999-00010/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Beekmantown, Clinton County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to renew and modify an existing 46.3 acre life of mine, by the addition of 14.0 acres to the north, to create a 60.3 acre life of mine sand and gravel mine (surface unconsolidated material) on a 180 acre plot of land owned by the permittee. Of the previously permitted 46.3 acres, 34.8 acres are reclaimed. Reclamation will be concurrent with mining. A maximum of 15 acres will be open or disturbed at any one time. The estimated life of mine is 5 to 7 years. Stormwater will be internally draining and all mining will remain a minimum of 5' above groundwater table. Use of approved crushing and screening activities will continue. The proposed hours of operation are Mon-Fri 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, and Sat 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM, with no mining on Sundays or legal holidays. The site will be reclaimed to grassland. The mine is located 1,000 ft north of LaPlante Rd in the Towns of Altona and Beekmantown in Clinton 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 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:

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for 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.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Dec 18, 2015.

Contact:

Rebecca A Smith
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
DEP.R5@dec.ny.gov


Washington County

Applicant:

Hollingsworth & Vose Co
112 Washington St
East Walpole, MA 02032 -1098

Facility:

Hollingsworth & Vose-Easton Mill
3235 Co Rte 113
Greenwich, NY 12834

Application ID:

5-5326-00004/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Easton, Washington County

Project Description:

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal to State Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (SPDES) permit NY0006807 for the surface discharge of treated wastewater to the Battenkill River, a class C water The Hollingsworth & Vose Company, Easton Mill, is a paper making operation which includes forming, drying, coating/saturating of paper web. Treatment at the facility consists of physical, biological and sludge treatment. DEC proposes to incorporate the following modifications to this permit: Industry Best Management Practices, Discharge Notification Requirements, General Requirements, and the Recording, Reporting and Additional Monitoring Requirements have been updated. Monitoring for Formaldehyde has been added.

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.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Dec 18, 2015.

Contact:

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


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