ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 10/25/2000

Albany County
Applicant: Safety-Kleen Systems Inc
PO Box 11393
Columbia, SC 29211-
Facility: Safety-Kleen Colonie Service Center
Green Mountain Dr
Colonie, NY 12205-
Application ID: 4-0126-00167/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 TItle 9 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Project is Located: in Colonie in Albany County.
Project Description:

Safety Kleen Systems, Inc., formerly Safety Kleen Corporation, is a solvent distributor and recycler (reclaimer). Its customers are primarily engaged in automotive repair, industrial maintenance and dry cleaning. The company offers spent solvent collection and reclamation. The facility operates under the state 6 NYCRR Part 373 hazardous waste management permit issued on September 27, 1999. The area is zoned for commercial use and the facility is located in a business/industrial park. Majority of this facility's customers generate less than 1000 kg (2200 lbs.) of spent solvents. Wastes managed by Safety Kleen Systems are transported in its transport vehicles to one of Safety Kleen's Recycle/Process Centers or to contract reclaimers located outside New York State. In many instances the recovered materials are returned to customers as usable product. Safety Kleen Systems also operates permit exempt 10 day storage areas incidental to transportation in accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations.

The recyclable waste solvents generated by the Parts Washer Services, which is the primary business of the facility, will be collected by Safety Kleen's own transport vehicles and stored in the permitted 12,000-gallon tank prior to transportation to the Recycle centers in tanker trucks. Safety Kleen stores in the permitted storage tank three types of spent cleaning solvents: ignitable solvents, water-based solvents and solvents with a high flash point which are not classified as ignitable under the Department regulations. All these wastes derived from these solvents are managed as hazardous wastes. All ignitable wastes at the facility will be stored 50 feet from the facility property line. Parts washer wastes accepted at the facility are currently transferred directly from the trucks into the storage tank without any prior storage.

Safety Kleen in their application dated July 10, 2000 requested authorization to store 2400 gallons of the above described parts washer wastes in two container storage areas identified as R/F # 1 and R/F# 2 in the return and fill building to accommodate unforseen delays in direct transfer of the wastes into the storage tank. The waste part washer solvents will be staged in this permitted storage areas for a limited duration prior to being transferred into the storage tanks. The container storage areas are provided with impervious secondary containment and will be managed as provided in the New York State Regulations 6 NYCRR part 373-2.9. The Department has made a tentative determination to modify the permit and a draft permit modification has been prepared for public noticing.

Permits:     Article 27, Title 9; 6NYCRR 373: Hazardous Waste Management

Permit ID:     EPA I. D. No: NYD986872869

          DEC Permit No:4-0126-00167/00001

Document Availability:     

The draft permit, the application and fact sheet are available for public review during normal business hours at: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 4 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306-2014, Contact Person: Mr. Michael T. Higgins, Telephone No: (518) 357-2454.

Copies of the documents are also available at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials, Albany NY 12233, Contact Person: Isaac Natarajan, Telephone No: (518) 485-8400.

Last Filing Date: December 8, 2000

Interested persons with reasonable concerns about the draft permit modification can raise all reasonably ascertainable issues and submit, in writing, all available arguments and factual grounds supporting their position to Mr. Michael T. Higgins at the above address before the last filing date. A mailing list will be maintained for this facility. The public can submit a written request to the above contact person to put on the mailing list.

In lieu of, or in addition to, the submission of comments as stated above, any interested person may request a Public Hearing. Any request for a public hearing must be made in writing, stating the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing and submitted to the above-mentioned person no later than the last filing date.

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 permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
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 Dec 11 2000.
Contact: Michael T. Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069