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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 01/27/2016

Columbia County

Applicant:

Gro Max Ltd
111 Swiss Farms Rd
Hudson, NY 12534

Facility:

Vita Pond
Karawacki Rd
Gallatin, NY

Application ID:

4-1034-00028/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Gallatin, Columbia County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to satisfy U.S. Army Corps of Engineer requirements by remediating a wetland mitigation area that previously failed to meet performance standards. Remedial work includes wetland creation, restoration or enhancement activities within approximately 1.13 acres state freshwater wetland A-14 and 0.52 acre within A-14's 100-foot adjacent area. Compensatory mitigation goals will be achieved through successful establishment of forested wetland with a combination of pin oak, red maple, and black willow at an approximately equal ratio within the wetland area to a density of no less than 500 trees per acre.

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 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 Feb 11, 2016.

Contact:

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


Greene County

Applicant:

New Athens Generating Company LLC
9300 Us Rte 9W
PO Box 349
Athens, NY 12015 -0349

Facility:

Athens Generating Plant
9300 Us Rte 9W
Athens, NY 12015

Application ID:

4-1922-00055/00005

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Athens, Greene County

Project Description:

The Department has proposed a renewal of the Air Title V permit for the Athens Generating Plant facility, owned by the New Athens Generating Company LLC, of Athens, NY. The facility generates a maximum of 1080 MW of electricity through the combustion of natural gas. The facility currently includes three Westinghouse 501G combustion turbine trains. Combustion turbines will fire natural gas and will have ultra-low sulfur distillate oil available for backup use. Each turbine train has a natural gas-fired heat recovery steam generator, oxidation catalyst/SCR for pollution control, and a separate stack. Ancillary equipment includes emergency engines (generator and fire pump), a cooling tower, and storage tanks for distillate oil and aqueous ammonia. Conditions added during this renewal added limits to the facility when turbines are starting up or shutting down. Conditions were also included to limit the emissions of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, ammonia, and particulate matter in order to ensure that the facility is complying with New Source Review and Prevention of Significant Deterioration requirements.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(d)(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 Feb 26, 2016.

Contact:

Kristen K Cady-Poulin
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 N Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Hunter Foundation Incorporated
5994 Main St
Tannersville, NY 12485

Facility:

Villa Maria
5274 St Rte 23A
Haines Falls, NY 12436

Application ID:

4-1936-00034/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Hunter, Greene County

Project Description:

The applicant requests a new State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit to discharge 15,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater into the Class D O'Hara Brook, from one outfall location at the applicant's facility located at 5274 State Route 23A, Haines Falls, Greene County, New York.

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a SPDES permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statue is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project. Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES Number NY0096199.

A draft permit and fact sheet are available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 office.

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:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

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 Feb 26, 2016.

Contact:

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


Schoharie County

Applicant:

Kevin Beiter

Facility:

Beiter Property
Federal City Rd
Middleburgh, NY

Application ID:

4-4322-00089/00005

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Broome, Schoharie County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to install a culvert within the regulated adjacent area of FW L-13, a class 2 freshwater wetland, and within an unnamed class C(TS) tributary. The culvert will measure 24 inches in diameter and approximately 30 feet long. The applicant proposes to utilize fill material on site to construct a crossing by cutting into the side hill along the existing woods road and pushing the material over the culvert to a maximum depth of 3 feet. Fill material is also proposed to be graded to create an approach to the culvert.

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 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 Feb 11, 2016.

Contact:

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


Multiple Counties

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expy Fl 5
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

Shandaken Tunnel Intake Channel
1216 Intake Rd (Road 7)
Gilboa, NY

Application ID:

4-9904-00094/00010

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Gilboa, Multiple Counties

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to conduct a rehabilitation project of the Shandaken Tunnel Intake Chamber and appurtenances (constructed in the 1920s) at the Schoharie Reservoir to improve the facility's function and ensure its continued long term operational reliability. Among other upland work at the facility, the project includes dredging 800 cubic yards of silt and debris away from the intake structure and sidecast into the reservoir through flexible tubing and use of a dredging barge, replacement of flow control gates (three of which are wedged in fully closed position), replacing culverts in stormwater ditches, one of which will result in placement of 131 cubic yards of fill below the ordinary high water mark of the reservoir, and repairing the existing boat ramp. The project is located on the west side of Schoharie Reservoir, on Intake Road/Road 7 approximately 2 miles from State Route 23.

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: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection

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 Feb 11, 2016.

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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