ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 08/30/2000

Broome County
Applicant: Monadnock Paper Mills Inc
117 Antrim Rd
Bennington, NH 03442-4205
Facility: Monadnock Specialty Coatings LLC
62 Griswold St
Binghamton, NY 13904-1468
Application ID: 7-0302-00153/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility Permit
Project is Located: in Binghamton in Broome County.
Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative decision to approve an application for an Air State Facility Permit for Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., at their paper coating facility located at 62 Griswold Street, Binghamton, NY pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law.

This facility consists of one paper coating machine, subject to 6NYCRR Part 228, DEC's surface coating regulation. Monadnock will use low-Volatile Organic Chemicals containing coatings to comply with that rule. Additionally, Monadnock will limit annual plant wide emissions to less than the major source thresholds. Permit conditions will limit (or cap) the potential to emit to below the applicability levels for the following regulations: Part 201-6, Title V; Part 231-2, New Source Review in Non-attainment Areas and Ozone Transport Regions; and Title III of the Clean Air Act.

The permit application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the Region 7 Cortland sub-office, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY.

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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried 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.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Sep 29 2000.
Contact: Michael K. Barylski
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095

Chenango County
Applicant: NYS Electric & Gas Corp
PO Box 5224-Kirkwood Industrial Park
Binghamton, NY 13902-5224
Facility: Big Brook Transmission Line
Approx. 1000' Ne Of Afton (V) & 2000'Ne Of Corbi N Rd; Big Brook
Bainbridge, NY 13733-
Application ID: 7-0822-00047/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Stream Protection
Project is Located: in Bainbridge in Chenango County.
Project Description:

To relocate approximately 250' of Big Brook and to stabilize 350' of stream bank to protect an existing 345kV electric transmission structure.

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 permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation requlations.
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 15 2000.
Contact: John H. Merriman Jr
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095

Oswego County
Applicant: Jeff Holbrook
Rr 8 Box 508
Oswego, NY 13126-
Facility: Jwj, Inc. Transfer Station
County Route 51
New Haven, NY 13121-
Application ID: 7-3538-00101/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: in New Haven in Oswego County.
Project Description:

Applicant, Jeff Holbrook of JWJ Inc., proposes to expand an existing 40 tons-per-day construction and deomolition waste transfer station. The new proposal is for a 100 tons-per-day combined C & D and municipal solid waste transfer station at this same location. The enlarged facility would include construction of a building for enclosed waste storage and handling, along County Route 51 in the Town of New Haven.

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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaelogical sites or historic structures.
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 15 2000.
Contact: Kevin R. Bliss
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438

Tompkins County
Applicant: Cornell University
300 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-3701
Facility: Cornell University Main Campus
Cornell Campus
Ithaca, NY 10000-
Application ID: 7-5007-00030/00031
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Title V Facility Permit
Project is Located: in Ithaca in Tompkins County.
Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative decision to approve an application for a Title V Permit for Cornell University, 300 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the Clean Air Act. Cornell University operates the following pollutant emitting devices (that are not otherwise exempt): Boiler 1, which fires coal; Boiler 2, which fires oil; Boiler 5, which fires gas; Boilers 76 and 7, which fire oil or gas and are subject to NSPS Subpart Db; Boiler 8, which fires coal; and a diesel generator. This Title V permit is one of four Title V permits that will be issued to Cornell. Permit conditions specific to Cornell include: special sulfur in fuel limits for the coal fired in Boilers 1 and 8 (which are more stringent than the limits in Part 225-1); annual operating hours on Boiler 5 (for Nox control); a load floor for boiler 2; and load and operating hours on the diesel generator (to avoid new source review).

Emissions from Cornell's campus exceed the threshold for a "major source," and Cornell is thus subject to Part 201-6 and Title V. Cornell has submitted applications for four separate Title V permits, and this notice concerns the permit for the utilities department. Cornell operates coal, oil and gas fossil fuel-fired boilers at their central heating plant. The draft permit contains emission limits for particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur dioxide (sulfur in fuel). The draft permit also allows Cornell to burn waste fuel A. The permit restricts the operation of a diesel generator to avoid new source review. In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.6(d)(9) and 201-6.1(c), the administrator of the EPA has authority to bar issuance of this permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6 NYCRR Part 201.

The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the DEC Region 7 sub-office, 1285 Fisher Ave, Cortland, NY. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. DEC may schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. Hearing Notices will contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments.

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 permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation requlations.
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 29 2000.
Contact: Michael K. Barylski
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095