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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 04/12/2017

Columbia County

Applicant:

Camp Pontiac LLC
68 Linden Ln
Glen Head, NY 11545

Facility:

Camp Pontiac
2026 Co Rte 7
Copake, NY 12502

Application ID:

4-1032-00073/00009

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Copake, Columbia County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to improve the existing sanitary wastewater treatment system by installing a packed bed filter system (AdvanTex AX100 System by Orenco) that only allows the filtered liquid effluent to be discharged. The conveyance system, known as a Septic Tank Effluent Pumping, or STEP, system. The STEP system includes a septic tank, pump and main sewer collection line. The absorption field for subsurface discharge will be approximately 1.63 acres in size.

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law for this project. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute will 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 for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project. A draft permit is 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:

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 Apr 27, 2017.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Town of Ghent
PO Box 98
Ghent, NY 12075

Facility:

Garner Rd & Co Rd 22
Garner Rd & Co Rd 22
Ghent, NY

Application ID:

4-1038-00161/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Ghent, Columbia County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to realign the intersection of Garner Rd and County Route 22 in Ghent to enhance safety by improving sight line distance, stopping distance, and ease of turning. The project will result in approximately 500 sq ft of permanent disturbance within state wetland ST-8, a Class II wetland, and approximately 7,000 sq ft of permanent disturbance within the wetland 100-foot adjacent area. Expected temporary impacts to the wetland proper and the adjacent area would be 500 sq ft and 4,500 sq ft, respectively. A Compensatory Wetland Mitigation Plan was submitted as part of the permit application and the Department has concluded that the proposed mitigation offsets the potential loss of or detriment of Class II wetland benefits that may result from project construction.

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 Apr 27, 2017.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Cranesville Block Co Inc
1250 Riverfront Ctr
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Facility:

Blue Stores Mine
US Rte 9 - E Side - N of Co Rte 8
Livingston, NY

Application ID:

4-1046-00101/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Livingston, Columbia County


Project Description:

The applicant has applied for an initial permit for the continued withdrawal of 120,000 gallons per day of water from an on-site pond for aggregate production. The facility has been in operation since 2007. No changes in current operations from recent years are proposed.

The Department has determined that the facility is eligible for an Initial Permit under Section 15-1501.9 of the Environmental Conservation Law. Initial Permits are limited to existing facilities for existing water withdrawals over 100,000 gallons per day which were properly reported to the Department prior to February 15, 2012. Section 15-501.9 requires the Department to issue Initial Water Withdrawal Permits for the reported volume.

The Department has determined that the issuance of "initial permits" under ECL section 15-501.9 as implemented by 6 NYCRR 601.7 is a ministerial action and therefore subject to the Type II exemption set out in 6 NYCRR 617.5(c)(19).

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 Apr 27, 2017.

Contact:

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


Rensselaer County

Applicant:

Robert A Dawes

Facility:

Dawes Property
114 Lawson Rd
Sand Lake, NY

Application ID:

4-3840-00163/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters

Project is Located:

Sand Lake, Rensselaer County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to dredge a portion of the shoreline of 13 properties and a small navigation channel to restore access and improve navigability. The project is located at Big Bowman Pond in the Town of Sand Lake, Rensselaer County.

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.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Apr 27, 2017.

Contact:

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


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