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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 11/09/2016

Jefferson County

Applicant:

Great Lakes Cheese of New York Inc
23 Phelps St
Adams, NY 13605 -1022

Facility:

Great Lakes Cheese of New York Inc
23 Phelps St
Adams, NY 13605

Application ID:

6-2220-00008/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Jefferson County

Project Description:

DEC has received an application from the permittee for a modification to an existing State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit for the expansion of the facility located at 23 Phelps St. in the Village of Adams. Great Lakes Cheese is a dairy products processor that manufactures and packages private label cheese products. The facility discharges treated process wastewater via Outfall 001 into Sandy Creek, a class C (T) stream. The expansion has resulted in the increased discharge of treated process wastewater from an average of 200,000 gallons per day (gpd) to 400,000 gpd. This proposed permit modification will also serve to renew the SPDES permit, the term of which was extended under the State Administrative Procedures Act (SAPA).

DEC has made a tentative determination to approve the application and has prepared a draft permit. The following permit changes are proposed: updated permit language; new/revised limits or action levels for temperature, dissolved oxygen, settleable solids, BOD5, COD, TSS, TDS, ammonia, TRC, and WET; short-term monitoring of chlorides; and, a TDS Minimization Plan. The permit includes updated forms and the latest general conditions. Details of changes are specified in the draft permit and fact sheet.

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 Dec 09, 2016.

Contact:

Thomas G Voss
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Innovative/DANC LLC
2999 Judge Rd
Oakfield, NY 14125

Facility:

Innovative DANC
23400 St Rte 177
Rodman, NY 13682

Application ID:

6-2252-00018/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Jefferson County

Project Description:

This Department has received a request for a renewal and modification to a permit to operate air pollution emission sources and has drafted, pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law, a Title V Facility Permit, for the facility located at Innovative/DANC LLC, Town of Rodman, Jefferson County, New York. This facility is engaged in the generation of electricity from the combustion of landfill gas captured at the Development Authority of the North Country (DANC) Solid Waste Management Facility. This is a UPA Major action. The facility consists of a landfill that accepts municipal solid waste and will expand it's footprint under this permitting action, and a Landfill Gas to Energy plant, that will remove one engine from the current permit. Each will be operating under one capped emission limit of 245 tons per year of Carbon Monoxide in order to remain a PSD minor facility. The Standard Industrial Classification representative of this Landfill Gas to Energy Facility is 4911, Electric Services.

Innovative/DANC LLC consists of four (4) existing Caterpillar G3520C landfill gas engine generator sets, and will operate under it's own Title V permit to Operate DEC ID# 6225200018. Potential to emit (PTE) emissions from this project also include emissions from a 1,100 scfm candlestick flare (emission source: F0010) to combust excess landfill gas that the engines cannot utilize. The 3,000 cfm open candlestick flare at the DANC SWMF (Permit # 6-2252-00007/00015, emission source: F0999) will be utilized as a backup landfill gas combustion device when the landfill gas engines at Innovative/DANC LLC are not able to handle the entire amount of collected landfill gas.

Emissions of carbon monoxide from the 4 engines at the Innovative/DANC LFGTE facility and the Solid Waste Management Facility will be capped at 245 tons per year which is less than the PSD major project threshold. A siloxane removal system was installed prior to startup of engine 4 (emission source: 04ENG). Engines 1 through 4 (emission sources: 01ENG-04ENG), which are currently installed, operate with a CO emission limit of 2.5 g/bhp-hr while running the siloxane removal system.

The Innovative/DANC LLC plant and DANC SWMF shall be considered a single facility for all air pollution control regulations applicability determinations. The PTE of any air pollutant from this single facility shall be based on the maximum landfill gas flow rate which has been reduced to 3368 scfm (expressed as 50% methane). This was done by capping the annual waste placement to 250,000 tons per year. Therefore, emissions of carbon monoxide from the DANC SWMF and Innovative/DANC LLC plant were able to be capped at 245 tons per year.

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:

A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: Development Authority of the North Country

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.

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 Dec 09, 2016.

Contact:

Jessica J Hart
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Gary Johnson

Facility:

Johnson Black River Property
789 W End Ave
Cartharge, NY 13619

Application ID:

6-2260-00099/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Jefferson County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to place 154 linear feet of riprap along the bank of the Black River. The purpose of the project is to stop the continued erosion of the applicant's land.

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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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 Nov 25, 2016.

Contact:

Benjamin M Shubert
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov


Lewis County

Applicant:

V S Virkler & Sons Inc
PO Box 669
Lowville, NY 13367 --669

Facility:

Lewis County Limestone
Rice Rd
Lowville, NY 13367

Application ID:

6-2336-00047/00006

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Lewis County

Project Description:

DEC received an application for a new Air State Facility permit to operate air pollution sources for the facility located at Lewis County Limestone, 7398 Rice Road in the Town of Lowville, Lewis County. This facility is engaged the operation of several stationary diesel engines associated with the crushing, screening and conveying of limestone products. The facility is currently operating under an Air Facility Registration and had previously been permitted as an Air State Facility.

The Standard Industrial Classifications representative of this facility is 1422 (Crushed and Broken Limestone). The main source of air emissions originates from both limestone dust and diesel exhaust. The air pollution emissions of concern subject to regulation at the facility are particulate matter, carbon monoxide and the oxides of nitrogen (NOx).

DEC intends to approve this application and has drafted an Air State Facility permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law. The draft permit includes federally enforceable conditions to limit or 'cap' emissions below the applicable threshold and will be in compliance with NOx RACT. The existing registration will be expired upon issuance of this permit. The draft permit with all conditions is also available for public review at the Region 6 NYSDEC sub-office in Utica, NY.

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:

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 Dec 09, 2016.

Contact:

Thomas G Voss
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov


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