ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 11/15/2000

Putnam County
Applicant: Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of NY
25 Columbia Hts
Brooklyn, NY 11201-2483
Facility: Watchtower Farms-Patterson
Rte 22
Patterson, NY 12563-
Application ID: 3-3724-00027/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: in Patterson in Putnam County.
Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application to modify a SPDES permit to divert 30,000 gallons per day (gpd) of treated sanitary wastewater from discharge to surface water (Mountain Brook, Class D) at the applicant's educational and hotel complex (Watchtower Educational Center & Hotel) for seasonal use in irrigating lawns, trees and shrubs. The proposed project was successfully pilot tested over a two-year period at the facility and will involve no new construction. The Watchtower Educational Center & Hotel is located on NYS Route 22, one mile south of NYS Route 311 in the Town of Patterson, Putnam County. A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the regional office.

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 17 2000.
Contact: Richard S. Ballard
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054

Rockland County
Applicant: Rockland County
23 New Hempstead Rd
New City, NY 10956-
Facility: Nauraushaun Bk/Lake Tappan
Sickletown Rd
Orangeville, NY -
Application ID: 3-3924-00243/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Protection
Project is Located: in Orangetown in Rockland County.
Project Description:

Construct a new rip-rap channel, approximately 1000 feet in length and 25 feet wide within the watercourse of Nauraushaun Brook. Temporary diversion dams will be constructed at both ends of the project and a 15 inch by-pass pipe will be installed during construction to divert Nauraushaun Brook. The project is proposed in order to help alleviate flooding and erosion problems in the area. The project is located from a private drive at 54 Sickletown Road downstream to its confluence with Lake Tappan.

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: ROCKLAND COUNTY DRAINAGE AGENCY
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 1 2000.
Contact: Ruth D. Bean
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054

Applicant: Good Samaritan Hospital
255 Lafayette Ave
Suffern, NY 10901-
Facility: Good Samaritan Hospital
255 Lafayette Avenue
Suffern, NY 10901-
Application ID: 3-3926-00041/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Title V Facility Permit
Project is Located: in Ramapo in Rockland County.
Project Description:

The Department has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the Good Samaritan Hospital located in the town of Ramapo, Rockland County, New York.

Regulated processes to be authorized under this permit consist of three (3)

(3) 33.46mmBtu/hr boilers and ethylene oxide sterilizer. Each boiler primarily fires natural gas and are capable of firing No. 4 fuel oil.

Applicable rules include: 6NYCRR Parts 200, 201, 202, 211, 212, 251, 225 and 227, and 40CFR82.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(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.

The Application and Draft Permit are available for review at the Region 3 Office of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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 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 26 2000.
Contact: Robert J. Stanton
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054

Westchester County
Applicant: NYS Thruway Authority
200 Southern Blvd
PO Box 189
Albany, NY 12209-0189
Facility: Auxiliary Lane To Thruway
From Interchange 8 To The Tappan Zee Toll Plaza
Tarrytown, NY -
Application ID: 3-5526-00297/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: in Greenburgh in Westchester County.
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to fill 0.13 acres of federal jurisdictional wetlands in conjunction with rehabilitation of the NYS Thruway (I-87/I-287) corridor from the Tappan Zee toll plaza east to the Saw Mill River Parkway. Rehabilitation includes construction of two auxiliary lanes (one in each direction), bridge replacement/repair and various pavement and drainage improvements. As mitigation, there will be 0.3 acres of wetland created on site.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: A final enviromental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS DOT
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management: This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 15 2000.
Contact: Lawrence G. Biegel
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054