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ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 05/03/2017

Rockland County


Sterling Recycling Inc
99 Sterling Mine Rd
Sloatsburg, NY 10974 -2623


Sterling Recycling
99 Sterling Mine Rd
Sloatsburg, NY 10974

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management

Project is Located:

Ramapo, Rockland County

Project Description:

Sterling Recycling Inc. proposes to renew and modify their Solid Waste Management Permit in order to expand the acceptable waste types at the above noted existing transfer station and process facility for recovery of recyclable materials.

In addition to accepting the currently permitted Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D), the modified permit will allow the facility to accept non-putrescible Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), and Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste (as approved by the Department on a case by case basis). No increase in the permitted tonnage is authorized by this modification with all acceptable waste types capped at a maximum combined rate of 600 tons a day. The facility will continue to be limited to store no more than 3000 cubic yards of unprocessed or processed wood on site at any given time.

The facilty is prohibited from accepting asbestos waste as defined in 6 NYCRR Part 360-1.2(b)(11). However, C&D debris which contains minor amounts of non-friable asbestos waste, may be accepted but may not be pulverized, shredded, ground, or handled in any manner that causes the material to become airborne or friable.

The facility is not authorized to accept tires in bulk, but may accept tires which are incidental to incoming loads of waste. The tires shall be separated from the incoming waste and stored separately in enclosed container prior to shipment to facility authorized to accept bulk tires. The facility may store up to 100 waste tires on site in closed containers.

The facility may store up to no more than 40 cubic yards of yard waste on site at anytime in an enclosed container prior to shipment to an authorized facility. All yard waste must be kept in an enclosed container at all times.

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 May 18, 2017.


Joseph R Murray
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 S Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561

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