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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 11/28/2018

Clinton County

Applicant:

Town of Peru
3036 Main St
Peru, NY 12972

Facility:

Valcour SD WWTF
47 Spitfire Dr
Peru, NY 12972

Application ID:

5-0940-00009/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Peru, Clinton County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes reissuance of an existing discharge of 48,000 gpd of treated wastewater to Lake Champlain, a Class A(T) waterbody from a secondary treatment plant (consisting of septic tanks, sand filters, and chlorine contact tank) at the applicant's facility located at 47 Spitfire Drive. As a result of the Department's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy comprehensive review, the following changes are proposed: Daily Total Chlorine residual limits decreased from 2.0 mg/l to 0.5 mg/l; Total Phosphorus effluent load of 0.32 lbs/day in a trade agreement with the Town of Peru WWTP (SPDES #002 3949) in accordance with TMDL trading policy, resulting in no net increase for this lake segment; sampling frequencies for Settleable Solids/ pH, and Total Residual Chlorine have been increased to 1/day, 7 days/week, requiring a certified operator to collect, analyze and record these samples. SPDES #NY-018 3636.

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:

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 Dec 28, 2018.

Contact:

Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
DEP.R5@dec.ny.gov


Saratoga County

Applicant:

Galway Enterprises Inc
PO Box 2762
Glenville, NY 12325 -2762

Facility:

Galway Golf Club
5797 Jockey St
Galway, NY 12074

Application ID:

5-4132-00082/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Galway, Saratoga County

Project Description:

Continued operation of the existing irrigation system at the Galway Golf Club 9-hole golf course located on the west side of Jockey Street, approximately 5 miles north of Route 67. The facility's irrigation system dates back to 1968 and withdraws water from 2 existing wells with a combined capacity of +/- 110 gpm. The facility's maximum water withdrawal is +/- 20,000 gpd. There is a third existing well at the facility that is only rated at 5-7 gpm and not connected to the irrigation system. No changes to the wells or irrigation system are proposed as part of this application.

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:

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 Dec 13, 2018.

Contact:

Beth A Magee
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg Sub-Office
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
DEP.R5@dec.ny.gov


Warren County

Applicant:

Finch Paper LLC
Forest Management
1 Glen St
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Facility:

Finch Paper LLC
1 Glen St
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Application ID:

5-5205-00005/00059

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Glens Falls, Warren County

Project Description:

The Department (DEC) has prepared a draft permit and made a tentative determination to approve the application that modifies the existing Air Title V Facility permit for the Finch Paper pulp and paper mill. The facility is a major source of emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulates, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), carbon monoxide and greenhouse gases. The modification incorporates a change to the facility's plan for reduction of Nitrogen Oxide emissions from power boilers.

The facility is a fully integrated pulp and paper mill. Four power boilers (boilers 2, 3, 4 and 5) provide steam for papermaking processes, comfort heat and generation of electricity. These boilers are subject to 6NYCRR Subpart 227-2 [Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for Major Facilities of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)] and, because of their age and physical configuration, are unable to achieve the regulation's presumptive NOx emission limits. The regulation provides for a waiver for boilers like these and allows for a higher emission rate if the facility can demonstrate that it is not technically or economically feasible to operate below that emission rate.

NOx emissions react with volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere to create ozone which can be a health hazard. This reaction typically happens during warm weather, and the "ozone season" under Subpart 227-2 is May through September. They also can react in the atmosphere to form fine particulates which contribute to regional haze.

Finch Paper's current Title V permit has a RACT waiver emission rate of 0.225 pounds of NOx emissions per million British Thermal Unit (lb/mmBtu) during the period April 15 through October 15. During the rest of the year, they have administrative controls to manage the boiler load limiting the use of their highest NOx-emitting boiler but have no emission limit.

The revised RACT plan does not change the requirements during the ozone season but replaces the administrative controls during the non-ozone season with an emission limit of 0.275 lb/mmBtu which applies during normal operating conditions. In situations when the facility's recovery boilers or wood waste boiler are not in service, the power boiler limit will be 0.378 lb/mmBtu.

The NOx RACT limit included in the permit must be submitted to EPA for approval as a source-specific SIP revision.

In accordance with 6 NYCRR 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 6 NYCRR 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 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 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)

The proposed action is subject to CP-29. An enhanced public participation plan was submitted by the applicant and has become part of the complete application.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Dec 28, 2018.

Contact:

Beth A Magee
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg Sub-Office
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
DEP.R5@dec.ny.gov


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