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ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 07/05/2017

Orange County

Applicant:

Millennium Pipeline Company LLC
One Blue Hill Plaza, 7th Floor
PO Box 1565
Pearl River, NY 10965

Facility:

Valley Lateral Project
New Pipeline in Minisink and Wawayanda
Multiple, NY

Application ID:

3-3399-00071/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Multiple Towns in Orange County

Project Description:

The Valley Lateral Project is proposed by Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC (Millennium) and is located in the Towns of Wawayanda and Minisink, Orange County, New York. Millennium proposes to construct a new 7.8 mile, 16-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that will extend from Millennium's existing main line pipeline north to the new 650 megawatt gas powered Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Valley Energy Center being constructed by CPV Valley, LLC in the Town of Wawayanda. The planned pipeline lateral would provide about 130 million cubic feet per day of natural gas to the CPV Valley Energy Center.

The Valley Lateral Project will include the crossing of 13 streams including two streams having a classification of C(t) or higher. Nine of the streams will be crossed by Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), including the two classified streams, and the remaining four streams will be crossed by dry crossing methods. Three state regulated Freshwater Wetlands (MD-23, MD-26 and MD-29) will be crossed by the pipeline lateral by either HDD or using a conventional boring technique. No permanent impacts to Freshwater Wetlands or federally regulated wetlands are proposed for the project. Approximately 31% of the pipeline lateral will be co-located with existing cleared right-of-ways and approximately 39% of the pipeline will be installed via trenchless methods.

Millennium filed an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on November 13, 2015 to construct and operate the Valley Lateral Project. FERC is the lead agency for the environmental review of interstate natural gas pipelines. On May 9, 2016, FERC staff prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Valley Lateral Project proposed in Docket No. CP16-17, in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) relies upon the federal NEPA environmental impact review process conducted by FERC to complete its review of the permit applications submitted by applicants to NYS DEC and to ultimately make a determination whether to issue its authorizations. In accordance with Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), applicants seeking a federal license or permit for activities that may result in a discharge to federally regulated waters must obtain a Water Quality Certification (WQC) from NYS DEC indicating that the proposed activity will comply with State water quality standards. The review and issuance of a WQC will also include approvals pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 15, Protection of Waters and Article 24, Freshwater Wetlands.

Application materials for the Valley Lateral Project can be viewed and downloaded at Millennium's website: http://www.millenniumpipeline.com/valley_lateral_project.html. It is important to note that the CPV Valley Energy Center was previously approved under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and is not the subject of this public comment period. Additional information about the CPV project can be found at: http://www.cpvvalley.com/about.html.

NYS DEC is also issuing a subsequent Notice of Public Comment Hearing to receive verbal comments on this application at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170705_not3.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 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 activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation laws (Section 106 of NHPA) and the project area of potential impact is substantially the same.

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 August 4, 2017 and may be submitted electronically at: millenniumVLproject@dec.ny.gov

Contact:

Karen M Gaidasz
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167

For more information on this project, please visit the NYS DEC's webpage at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/110485.html.


Sullivan County

Applicant:

Machne Gila
1469 48th St
Brooklyn, NY 11219 -3244

Facility:

Camp Gila
5335 Rte 55
Liberty, NY 12754

Application ID:

3-4836-00011/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 P/C/I SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Liberty, Sullivan County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application for a modification of a State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit, pursuant to 6NYCRR Part 750, for a new discharge of 28,000 gallons per day (GPD) of treated sanitary waste water to an unamed tributary of the Middle Mongaup River [Water Index # D-10-25-3, Class B] from Outfall 004. The purpose of this increase in capacity is to meet growing demand at the camp which proposes to increase its population to a combined total of 876 campers and staff. The facility will continue to discharge from two (2) existing surface outfalls described as Outfall 001 and Outfall 003 with flow limits of 21,450 GPD and 2,800 GPD, respectively; and one (1) existing subsurface discharge described as Outfall 002 with a flow limit of 300 GPD, for a total facility flow limit of 52,550 GPD.

In addition, construction of stone splash pad at the terminus of the Outfall 004 pipe will disturb the bed and bands of the unamed tributary of Middle Mongaup Creek requiring the applicant to obtain a Protection of Waters Permit, pursuant to Article 15 of the Environmental Conservation Law.

DEC has made a tentative determination to approve these permits. A draft SPDES permit with DEC proposed effluent limits and monitoring requirements is available for review at the DEC Region 3 headquarters in New Paltz. DEC seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. Substantive comments on these permits or requests for hearing or both must be submitted in writing to the contact person listed below.

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 Aug 04, 2017.

Contact:

Joseph R Murray
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 S Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
DEP.R3@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Millennium Pipeline Company LLC
One Blue Hill Plaza, 7th Floor
PO Box 1565
Pearl River, NY 10965

Facility:

Highland Compressor Station
NYS Rt 55
Eldred, NY 12732

Application ID:

3-4834-00147/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Highland, Sullivan County

Project Description:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a new Air State Facility (ASF) Permit to Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC for the proposed Highland Compressor Station located on NYS Route 55 in the Town of Highland, Sullivan County, NY. This facility is part of the Eastern System Upgrade Project.

A new Solar Titan 130E compressor turbine equipped with SoLoNOx combustion technology will be constructed at the facility. This turbine will meet the NSPS emission limits for turbines found in 40 CFR 60 Subpart KKKK. The facility is also required to comply with the NSPS leak detection and repair requirements found in 40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOOa. Ancillary emission sources that will be added to the facility include a 1,230 horsepower emergency engine, a 1.2 million BTU per hour gas heater, a 4,000 gallon natural gas liquids tank, and a 1,500 gallon lube oil tank. These ancillary emission sources are exempt from permitting requirements as described in 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-3.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to NYS DEC that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the NYS DEC representative listed below or go to: http://www.millenniumpipeline.com/eastern-system-upgrade/. 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.

NYS DEC is also issuing a subsequent Notice of Public Comment Hearing to receive verbal comments on this application at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20170705_not0.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 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 activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation laws (Section 106 of NHPA) and the project area of potential impact is substantially the same.

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 August 4, 2017 and may be submitted electronically at: millenniumESUproject@dec.ny.gov

Contact:
Karen M Gaidasz
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167

For more information on this project, please visit the NYS DEC's webpage at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/110557.html.


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