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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 12/30/2015

Hamilton County

Applicant:

Patricia Benton

Facility:

The Hedges
St Rte 28 - ½ Mi W of St Rte 30
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812

Application ID:

5-2026-00105/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Indian Lake, Hamilton County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to modify a permit with an existing discharge of up to 5,200 gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater to Blue Mountain Lake, a Class A(T) waterbody, from a septic tank/sand filter treatment system at the applicant's facility located on Route 28 in Blue Mountain Lake. The applicant plans to add 7 new tanks to their existing treatment system. The Department has drafted a permit and made a tentative determination to issue 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 the statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. The Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. This does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the over all proposed project. SPDES number NY-025 5947.

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:

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 Jan 29, 2016.

Contact:

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


Warren County

Applicant:

Finch Paper LLC
1 Glen St
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Facility:

Finch Paper LLC
1 Glen St
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Application ID:

5-5205-00005/00059

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Glens Falls, Warren County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and made a tentative determination to approve a modification of the existing Air Title V Permit for the Finch Paper pulp and paper mill. The modification primarily incorporates the requirements of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations ("40 CFR") Section 63, Subpart DDDDD (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters). This requires additional emissions testing of the wood waste boiler and eliminates the use of oil in the wood waste and power boilers unless natural gas supply has been curtailed. If oil is burned, it must meet new, lower sulfur content limits under 6 NYCRR Part 225. The permit also requires submission of a Reasonably Available Control Technology ("RACT") plan to address emissions of nitrogen oxides from the power boilers. RACT conditions in the current permit are no longer valid and have been removed. There are also a number of administrative changes, incorporating changes made to 6 NYCRR Part 201 (Permits and Registrations).

In accordance with 6 NYCRR 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 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 Jan 29, 2016.

Contact:

Beth A Magee
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg Sub-Office
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
DEP.R5@dec.ny.gov


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