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ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 08/30/2017

Orange County

Applicant:

U S Dept of the Army
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310

Facility:

Us Army Garrison
IMNE-MIL-PWE-M Bldg 667A Ruger Rd
West Point, NY 10996

Application ID:

3-3336-00022/00055

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Highlands, Orange County

Project Description:

To reconstruct the Target Hill wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), the applicant proposes to modify current SPDES & Title V Air permits for the facility, as well as obtain a new Protection of Waters permit for construction of a new outfall from the new WWTP to the Hudson River:

SPDES: The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application to modify a SPDES permit (NY 0023761) to increase an existing surface discharge (Outfall 001), from 2.06 million gallons per day (MGD) to 2.8 MGD monthly average flow of treated sanitary wastewater and stormwater, to the Hudson River, Class B, in conjunction with the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) adjacent to the existing Target Hill WWTP at the US Army Garrison at West Point. The sewage collection system for Outfall 001 includes both separate and combined sewers. Outfall 002 adjacent to the South Dock Sewage Pump Station discharges combined sewage during severe rainfall events; no treatment is currently provided or proposed for this outfall. The existing Target Hill WWTP will be demolished and removed from the site upon completion of the new treatment plant.

The new plant will provide advanced secondary treatment with screening, primary filtration, biological treatment, secondary clarification, bio solids digestion and dewatering, and UV disinfection prior to discharge of treated effluents. The modification would also add/change certain effluent limits and monitoring requirements, including: monitoring requirements are added for Ammonia (as N) and TKN (as N), as well as an increase in sampling frequency; ammonia concentration and mass loading monthly average limits added; effluent limits added for lead, copper, and zinc; and a schedule of compliance has been added for Ammonia, Total Chlorine Residual (TRC), wet effluent toxicity (WET) testing, and lead, copper, and zinc. Additional Best Management Practices (BMPs) have been added for operation of the new WWTP to maximize pollutant capture from combined sewer overflows (CSOs). A draft SPDES permit is available for inspection and comment at the regional office.

Protection of Waters: As part of the construction of the new WWTP, the applicant proposes to construct a new outfall (Outfall 001) from the new WWTP to the Hudson River (Class B), including approx. 300 linear feet (LF) of trenching on upland areas, and horizontal bore method to install two (2) new parallel 14" diameter pipes (approx. 51 LF) within the embankment of the Hudson River, allowing discharge to occur below mean high water on the bed of the river. A coffer dam system is proposed which will allow outfall construction to be formed in dry conditions. Existing Outfall 001 will be abandoned in place. The new WWTP project is located adjacent to the existing Target Hill WWTP at the US Army Garrison at West Point, on the west side of Upton Road, in the Town of Highlands, Orange County.

Title V: The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to modify the Title V Facility Permit issued for the US Army Garrison at West Point. The permit modification is for new air emission sources and odor controls at the Target Hill WWTP. Three carbon adsorption units will be used to reduce odors from the treatment plant. New emission sources include a diesel generator, two digester gas boilers, a flare, various heaters, and a cogeneration operation which will burn biogas from the digesters.

The permit modification also caps nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from two (2) new diesel fueled generators at the Athletic Department Maintenance Building. NOx emissions are limited so that these generators are not subject to 6NYCRR Part 231 New Source Review requirements.

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 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:

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:

Based on the information provided in cultural resources survey reports for this project, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. Measures have been undertaken in consultation with OPRHP to avoid or mitigate impacts to registered or eligible resources. These agreed upon measures conclude the SHPA review.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Sep 29, 2017.

Contact:

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


Ulster County

Applicant:

Kingston Point Terminal Inc
625 Sawkill Rd
Kingston, NY 12401 -0797

Facility:

Kingston Pt Terminal
2-36 Delaware Ave
Kingston, NY 12401

Application ID:

3-5108-00090/00023

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Kingston, Ulster County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes the construction of 321 linear feet of steel sheet bulkhead in front of an existing, deteriorating bulkhead on the Hudson River (NYS Water Index Number H, class A). The proposed bulkhead will be 3 feet higher than the existing bulkhead and approximately 535 cubic yards of fill will be installed. The project also includes the installation of timber fender piles.

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:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Sep 14, 2017.

Contact:

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


Multiple Counties

Applicant:

Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company
525 N Broadway 2nd Fl
White Plains, NY 10603 -3701

Facility:

Metro North Commuter Railroad Harlem Line
Harlem RR Line
Patterson, NY

Application ID:

3-9903-00104/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Patterson, Multiple Counties

Project Description:

The applicant proposes disturbance to NYS Freshwater Wetland DP-22, Class 1 (The Great Swamp), and to the East Branch of the Croton River [H-31-P 44-24 Portion, Class C(T)], associated with two bridge replacements on the Metro-North Harlem Line. Approximately 1.1 acres of temporary fill will be placed adjacent to the track to provide access. The existing in-water concrete bridge abutments at each span will be removed as part of the replacement project, as the new bridges will span the waterbody.

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.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Sep 14, 2017.

Contact:

Tracey L O'Malley
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 S Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
DEP.R3@dec.ny.gov


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