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ENB - Region 5 Notices 4/27/2016

Public Notice

Notice of Waiver of RACT Requirements

Finch Paper, LLC
1 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801


Finch Paper
1 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Project is Located:

Glens Falls, Warren County

Project Description:

The facility is a fully integrated pulp and paper mill. Four power boilers (boilers 2, 3, 4 and 5) provide steam for papermaking processes, comfort heat and generation of electricity. These boilers are subject to 6NYCRR Subpart 227-2 [Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for Major Facilities of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)] and, because of their age and physical configuration, are unable to achieve the regulation's presumptive NOx emission limits. The regulation provides for a waiver for boilers like these and allows for a higher emission rate if the facility can demonstrate that it is not technically or economically feasible to operate below that emission rate.
NOx emissions react with volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere to create ozone which can be a health hazard. This reaction typically happens during warm weather, and the "ozone season" under Subpart 227-2 is May through September.

Finch Paper's current Title V permit has a RACT waiver emission rate of 0.45 pounds of NOx emissions per million British Thermal Units (lb/mmBtu) based on a previous RACT plan. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has received and proposes to approve a new RACT waiver incorporating the following changes:

1) The power boilers will no longer fire oil - they will fire natural gas only.
2) The allowable NOx emission rate during the period April 15 through October 15 will be 0.225 lb/mmBtu - half the current limit.
3) During the remained of the year, they will manage the boiler load to limit the use of their highest NOx-emitting boiler.

After approval of the RACT waiver, the facility's Title V Permit will be modified to incorporate the new requirements.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project may be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than May 27, 2016.


Mike Sundberg
NYS DEC - Region 8 Warrensburg Sub Office
Division of Air Resources
232 Golf Course Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885
Phone: (518) 623-1231

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Franklin

Applicant: Montgomery Court, Inc.

Contact for this Project: William Kissel, Esq.
2465 Main Street
P.O. Box 1598
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Office: Adirondack Park Agency (APA)
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: Virginia Yamrick

APA Project Number: 2016-0073

Project Title: Montgomery Court, Inc.

Location: Ampersand Bay of Lower Saranac Lake in the Town of Harrietstown, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: May 12, 2016

Project Description: The action involves a four lot subdivision involving wetlands and the creation of the following: Parcel A, a 0.69 acre lot containing existing commercial development with a boathouse and dock; Parcel B, a 1.31 acre lot improved by four residential multi-family dwelling units; Parcel C, a 7.52 acre lot improved by two residential dwelling units; and Parcel D, a 18.61 acre lot improved by a mix of residential and multi-family residential dwelling units. Parcels A and D contain shoreline on Lower Saranac Lake. Each of the proposed lots is served by municipal water and sewer. No new land use or development is proposed.

Lake George Park Commission Notice of Availability for Review

County: Warren

Applicant: Frank Parillo
Parillo Prime Properties LLC
215 Ballard Road
Wilton, NY 12831

Office: Lake George Park Commission (LGPC)
Box 749
Lake George, NY 12845

LPGC Contact: Joe Thouin

Application Number: 5222-10-16

Application Type: M1 New Minor Class A Marina

Location: Route 9L in the Town of Lake George, New York.

Comment Period Ends: April 30, 2016

Project Description: The project involves the operation of a Class A Marina offering up to 3 seasonal berthing spaces.

Negative Declaration

Warren County - The Town of Queensbury Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Commercial Intensive Exit 18 (CI-18) Zoning District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law creating a new CI-18 zoning district in the Town of Queensbury Zoning Code, including amending the official Town Zoning Map. The project is located in the vicinity of I-87 Exit 18, Corinth Road and Main Street in the Town of Queensbury, New York.

Contact: Stuart G. Baker, Town of Queensbury, 742 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804, Phone: (518) 761-8222, E-mail:

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