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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 08/17/2016

Albany County

Applicant:

PSEG Power New York LLC
Rte 144
Glenmont, NY 12077

Facility:

Bethlehem Energy Center
380 River Rd
Glenmont, NY 12077

Application ID:

4-0122-00044/00014

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Bethlehem, Albany County

Project Description:

PSEG Power New York LLC proposes to implement Advanced Gas Path ("AGP") hardware upgrades as well as to install OpFlex Advantage Peak Load operating software on the General Electric ("GE") Frame 7FA.03 combustion turbines that are currently permitted under Title V of the Clean Air Regulations and operating. The units were originally permitted in 2002. The AGP hardware upgrades involve replacement of key components of each turbine with similar components, but with advanced design and/or materials of construction. The enhanced components allow for higher firing temperatures, reduced cooling by-pass and increased air flow to the combustion chambers. The result of the upgrades are increased efficiency and decreased fuel consumption. The OpFlex software provides additional incremental increases in combustion turbine output over base load operations. Utilization of the OpFlex software will be limited to 300 hours per year per combustion turbine. Bethlehem Energy is a combined cycle power plant, consisting of three combustion generating turbines burning pipeline quality natural gas and low sulfur distillate oil with supplementary-fired HRSGs, a steam turbine generator, a pipeline quality natural gas-fired package boiler, and exempt activities. The plant has a nominal generating capacity of 750 MW.

In accordance with 6NYCRR 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 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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Sep 16, 2016.

Contact:

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


Greene County

Applicant:

Carver Sand & Gravel LLC
494 Western Tpke
Altamont, NY 12009

Facility:

Ashland Sand & Gravel
St Rte 23 - 1100 Ft to the S
Ashland, NY 12407

Application ID:

4-1920-00001/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Ashland, Greene County

Project Description:

Carver Sand and Gravel, LLC proposes to renew and modify an existing permit to mine sand, gravel, and bluestone at the Ashland Sand and Gravel facility located in the town of Ashland, Greene County. The applicant proposes to add 1.91 acres to the current life of mine, resulting in a 49.07 acre life of mine. The applicant proposes to affect 45.61 acres in the upcoming permit term and to continue the use of crushing and screening equipment and blasting.

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:

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 Sep 16, 2016.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Windham Mountain Partners LLC
PO Box 459
Windham, NY 12496

Facility:

Ski America-Ski Windham & the Enclave
33 Clarence D Lane Rd
Windham, NY 12496

Application ID:

4-1946-00007/00009

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Windham, Greene County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a new Air State Facility permit for the operation of the Ski America - Ski Windham & the Enclave facility located on 33 Clarence D Lane Rd., Village of Windham. The facility is proposing to permit three gasoline-fired engines for powering chair lifts, and four compressors for snow making. Conditions were included in the permit to limit the emissions of carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides to prevent the facility from contributing to a violation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Persons wishing to inspect the subject 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 Air Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.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 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 Sep 16, 2016.

Contact:

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


Otsego County

Applicant:

David J Beecher

Facility:

Beecher Property
18 Main St (St Rte 51) @ Calhoun Crk
Morris, NY 13808

Application ID:

4-3642-00150/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Morris, Otsego County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to restore a riparian buffer along approximately 600 feet of Calhoun Creek. The project includes the removal of a gravel bar, re-grading of the stream channel, installation of medium and heavy stone-fill for bridge protection and streambank stabilization. The project is located near the intersection of State Highway 51 and State Highway 23 in the Village of Morris.

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:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at 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 Sep 01, 2016.

Contact:

Jamie G Lacko
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 St Rte 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


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