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ENB - Region 4 Notices 5/31/2017

Supplemental Notice of Complete Application

DEC Application Numbers:

4-0126-00033/00001 (Solid Waste Management)
4-0126-00033/00009 (Air Title V)


Town of Colonie
347 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, NY 12110

Project Title:

Colonie Landfill - Area 7 Development

Permits Applied for:

6 NYCRR Part 360 (Solid Waste Management)
Title 6, Part 200 (Air Title V)
Article 24 (Freshwater Wetland)
Article 15 (Water Quality Certification)

Project Description:

The Town of Colonie, as the owner of the Colonie Landfill at 1319 Loudon Road, Town of Colonie, and Capital Region Landfills, Inc., operator of the landfill, are seeking the necessary permits to develop approximately 132 acres of land (referred to as Area 7) within the existing 212-acre landfill site as new landfill space.

SEQR Lead Agency:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) was prepared by the applicant for this action and was accepted by the Lead Agency for the purposes of public review and comment.

A Notice of Complete Application for the project was issued in August of 2016 and public legislative hearings were conducted in September and October of 2016. The deadline for submitting comments to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) was November 1, 2016.

During the course of the review of the permit applications NYS DEC determined that supplemental information that was not included in the original applications and Draft EIS was needed to address items necessary for application completeness related to the Solid Waste and Air Title V applications. The following information is now available for review and comment:

  1. A report that satisfies the requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 360-1.9 (g)(1) to allow NYS DEC to determine whether the proposed activity would interfere significantly with any potential, ongoing, or completed inactive hazardous waste disposal site remedial program at the classified site, or would expose the environment or public health to a significantly increased threat of harm.
  2. An evaluation/analysis to allow NYS DEC to determine whether certain areas within Area 7 which contain alluvial deposits are susceptible to liquefaction.
  3. An analysis of the potential volatile organic compound air emissions from the proposed leachate storage tanks, and a determination of the applicability of the requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 231-5.

NYS DEC has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue an Air Title V permit for this action. 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 NYS DEC (permitting authority) that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the NYS DEC representative listed below. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the NYS DEC web site at:

Statutory and Regulatory provisions:

These applications were filed and reviewed pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 3, Title 3 (General Functions), Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review), and Article 70 (Uniform Procedures), and pursuant to Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6NYCRR) Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review), Part 621 (Uniform Procedures), and Part 360 (Solid Waste Management).

Written Comment Period:

All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed project are invited to provide comments to NYS DEC that are solely limited to the supplemental information described above, and must be submitted in writing to NYS DEC no later than close of business on July 3, 2017.

Comments are to be submitted to the attention of:

Angelo Marcuccio
NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits
1130 N. Westcott Rd.
Schenectady, NY 12306
Telephone: (518) 357-2446

Comments may also be submitted by email to the NYSDEC Region 4 Environmental Permits mailbox at:

Document availability:

The supplemental application documents are available for review at the following locations:

On the internet at:

NYS DEC - Region 4 Office
1130 North Westcott Road
Schenectady, NY 12306

Colonie Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

Colonie Town Clerk
Memorial Town Hall
534 Loudon Road
Newtonville, NY 12128

Town of Waterford
Town Clerk
65 Broad Street
Waterford, NY 12188

Town of Halfmoon
Town Clerk
2 Halfmoon Town Plaza
Halfmoon, NY 12065


Angelo Marcuccio
NYS DEC - Region 4 Office
Division of Environmental Permits
1130 North Westcott Road
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: (518) 357-2446

Negative Declaration

Otsego County - The Town of Springfield Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of Springfield Zoning Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Zoning Law, that will provide for economic growth, maintain the rural character of Springfield, protect environmental resources, ensure adequate infrastructure, promote agricultural activities, allow for business development, provide recreational
and open spaces, protect the Town's community character, and establish transparent, fair and equitable procedures for administration and enforcement of the proposed local law. The project is located throughout the Town of Springfield, New York.

Contact: William Elsey, Town of Springfield, Route 29A, P.O. Box 176, Springfield Center, NY 13468, Phone: (607) 267-7109, E-mail:

Schenectady County - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Construction of an Unmanned Communications Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an approximately 330 gross square foot platform foundation and installation of unmanned wireless communications facility on approximately 2,500-gross square foot of property to be leased from New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (NYS OPWDD) at its existing O.D. Heck campus property. The proposed development site is located south-east of the intersection of Consaul Road and Balltown Road (County Route 146) at 500 Balltown Road in the Town of Niskayuna, New York. Access to the proposed facility would originate from Balltown Road, utilizing the existing paved campus access road. An easement for access to the tower site would also be required as part of the proposed project, following the existing access road and crossing onto the existing lawn area to the entry gates. Crown Communication, New York Inc. proposes the development and installation of the tower, which would consist of the construction of a 110 foot tall monopole (114 feet in total height when including the requisite 4 foot high lightning protection equipment). Antennas and related equipment for one telecommunication carrier would be mounted to the monopole at an approximate wave radiation (RAD) height of 96 feet, with an approximately 11 foot 6 inch by 16 foot accessory equipment platform and all related coaxial cabling and utility services (power and telephone). All equipment is to be located inside a proposed 50 foot by 50 foot equipment-lease area and fenced compound.

Contact: Robert S. Derico, DASNY, 515 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207, Phone: (518) 257-3214, E-mail:

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