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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 02/10/2016

Albany County

Applicant:

Innovative / Colonie LLC
2999 Judge Rd
Oakfield, NY 14125

Facility:

Innovative / Colonie
16 Arrowhead Ln
Cohoes, NY 12047

Application ID:

4-0126-00602/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Colonie, Albany County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal of the Title V Air Facility Permit for the operation of the Innovative Energy Systems-Colonie facility, owned by Innovative/Colonie LLC of Oakfield, New York. The facility generates electricity through the combustion of methane gas captured from the Town of Colonie landfill. The facility/permit currently includes four internal combustion engines (only 3 currently installed and operating) with the associated electrical generating equipment, landfill gas dewatering, filtration, and compression equipment, an open flare and other miscellaneous sources. The draft permit under this renewal has been updated to include provisions of the RICE NESHAP (40 CFR Part 360 Subpart ZZZZ) that are applicable to the existing treated landfill gas fueled RICE-generator sets and existing diesel fueled backup generator.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(9) and 201-6.4(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 Mar 11, 2016.

Contact:

James J Eldred
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 1400 cubic yards of silt and debris (changed from original 800 cy calculation and now projected to be 1400 cy accumulation at time of removal) 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 26, 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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