Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 01/24/2001

Chemung County
Applicant: Mount Saviour Monastary
231 Monastery Rd
Pine City, NY 14871-9787
Facility: Mount Saviour Monastary
231 Monastery Road
Big Flats, NY 14814-
Application ID: 8-0724-00108/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Big Flats, Chemung County
Project Description:

     The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application to re-issue the following EPA minor Private/Commercial/Institutional State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (P/C/I SPDES) permit. DEC has made a tentative determination to re-issue this permit for a five-year period, maintaining the current effluent limitations and monitoring and reporting requirements. This permit involves the surface discharge of 4,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to the Tributary of Chemung River.

     Additional information including the current permit, renewal applications, and supporting documentation may be obtained from or inspected at the NYSDEC central office in Albany. Substantive comments on the permit or requests for hearing or both must be submitted in writing to the contact person.

     SPDES Number: NY 006 0461

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 Feb 23 2001.
Contact: Deborah J. Knight
NYSDEC Headquarters
50 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12233
(518)457-2224
djknight@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Livingston County
Applicant: Foster Wheeler Development Corp
12 Peach Tree Hill Rd
Livingston, NJ 07039-5701
Facility: Combustion & Environmental Test Facility
9431 Foster Wheeler Road
Dansville, NY 14437-9178
Application ID: 8-2438-00057/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: North Dansville, Livingston County
Project Description:

The Department has received an application for a Title V Facility Air Permit from Foster Wheeler Development Corp. for their research and testing facility located at 5900 Rt. 36 in the Town of North Dansville, Livingston County. The company develops burners for industrial and electric utility size boilers that burn a variety of fuels such as coal, coke, char, biomass, and natural gas. The applicant has applied to add a number of fuel oils with various percentages of sulfur content as materials to be test burned. The applicant has proposed permit conditions that will limit or "cap" the facility's emissions of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) below the thresholds for Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration Program (PSD) and the emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) below the threshold of 6 NYCRR Part 227-2, NOx RACT. In addition, the permit will contain a condition that will allow the facility to burn fuel with a maximum sulfur content of 6 pounds per million Btu for research purposes. This condition reflects the 6 NYCRR Part 225-1 variance previously issued to the facility. The applicant has agreed to maintain records that verify facility emissions during any consecutive 12 month period.

The application, supporting documents and draft permit are available for review at the Region 8 Avon office. Comments must be received within the 30 day period ending on the last filing date indicated below. In addition, the Administrator of the US EPA has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V permit determined not to be in compliance with the Clean Air Act or 6 NYCRR Part 201. Following the 30 day comment period, the US EPA will have an additional 45 days to review the draft or modified draft permit. If the US EPA does not raise any objection in that time, the Department may issue the final draft permit as the Title V permit.

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 Feb 23 2001.
Contact: Christine Setari
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
casetari@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ontario County
Applicant: Ontario County
27 N Main St
Canandaigua, NY 14424-1447
Facility: Ontario Co Landfill
Rt 5 & 20
Seneca/Flint, NY -
Application ID: 8-3244-00004/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Seneca, Ontario County
Project Description:

The Department has received an application for an initial Tile V Air Facility permit for the construction and operation of a landfill gas recovery system at their municipal, sanitary landfill located at 3579 County Road 49 in the town of Seneca, Ontario County. The facility consists of two closed and one active landfills. The Title V Permit will include a compliance schedule for the completion of the design and construction of the collection and control system.

The application, supporting documents and draft Title V permit are available for review at the

Region 8 Avon office. Comments must be received within the thirty day period ending on the last filing date indicated. The Department may modify the draft permit based upon significant or important information raised during the comment period.

In addition, the Administrator of the US EPA has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V permit determined not to be in compliance with the Clean Air Act or 6 NYCRR Part 201. Following the 30 day comment period, the US EPA will have an additional 45 days to review the draft or modified draft permit. If the US EPA does not raise any objections during this period, the Department may issue the final draft permit as a Title V permit.

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 Feb 23 2001.
Contact: Christine Setari
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
casetari@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Orleans County
Applicant: Ridgeway - T
410 West Ave
Medina, NY 14103-1406
Facility: Ridgeway-T Water District #1
Rt 104
Ridgeway, NY -
Application ID: 8-3434-00021/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Ridgeway, Orleans County
Project Description:

The Town of Ridgeway has submitted a water supply application to serve the North Marshall Extension an area located along 1000 feet of North Marshall Road immediately north of route 104. The source of supply will be the Niagara County Water District.

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 Feb 9 2001.
Contact: Robert K. Scott
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466

Steuben County
Applicant: New Avoca Gas Storage LLC
801 Travis St - Suite 2100
Houston, TX 77002-
Facility: Avoca Natural Gas Storage Facility
Mackey Rd
Avoca, NY 14809-
Application ID: 8-4622-00028/00029
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Avoca, Steuben County
Project Description:

This publication will correct the release of a previous Notice of Complete Application for this project which was published on January 18, 2001 in the Corning Leader. The corrected text is underlined for identification, and the Notice now reads as follows:

The Department has made a tentative determination to modify the short-term SPDES permit previously issued on September 20, 2000 for the testing of the subsurface injection wells at the Avoca Natural Gas Storage facility. The modification would extend the expiration date of the permit to October 1, 2001. The permittee has identified three limiting circumstances which have prompted this decision *Particulate matter discovered in the wellbores must be analyzed to determine if its removal is necessary prior to well testing;

*More surface equipment than was anticipated was found to require repair or replacement before testing can begin, and;

*Winter weather conditions have made use of the freshwater supply system difficult to operate without the risk of freezing, and subsequent damage to pumps and water supply lines. No changes to the project plans or the current SPDES permit conditions will result from this modification. Testing will be done by the injection of brine, with well pressures and volumes of brine being the major well parameters being monitored Each well will be tested individually to determine if the long-term disposal of the wells is sufficient to complete the construction and development of the ANGS facility as it was originally designed. Nominal flows during the test will be 200-300 gallons per minute. The total duration of the test is anticipated to be 23-24 days. A copy of the permit and testing plan is available at the DEC Region 8 office in Avon, and at the Avoca Town Hall. The project site is on the north side of Reservoir Road, approximately 1 3/4 south west of the State Rt. 415 intersection

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 Feb 23 2001.
Contact: John L. Cole
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
jlcole@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Wayne County
Applicant: Rochester Gas & Electric Corp
89 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14649-
Facility: Circuit 795
South Of NYS 104 & West Of Fifth Road
Huron, NY -
Application ID: 8-5426-00440/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Huron, Wayne County
Project Description:

Rochester Gas & Electric proposes to install 5 wooden electric line poles in conjunction with a circuit rebuild project on Circuit 795. The poles will be located in a section of the 100 foot adjacent area in NYS regulated wetland RO-5. The installation will be within the highway limits of State Rt. 104, and is in an established, maintained road right-of-way of mowed grass. No fill will be required, and disturbance to the adjacent area will be temporary while the poles are augered in and tamped. The project site is on the south side of Rt. 104, approximately 500 feet west of the Campbell Road intersection.

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 Feb 9 2001.
Contact: John L. Cole
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
jlcole@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Wayne County Water & Sewer Authority
3377 Daansen Rd
Walworth, NY 14568-
Facility: Wayne County Western Service Area
Multiple Towns
Wayne Co, NY -
Application ID: 8-5499-00018/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Walworth, Wayne County
Project Description:

The Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority(WCWSA) has submitted a water supply application to serve the following areas in western Wayne County. Towns of Marion,Macedon,Palmyra,Walworth and Water District 2 in Arcadia. After permit isssuance the WCWSA will be able to extend new water service extensions in these areas without submitting further water supply applications to NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. These Towns have excuted lease management agreements with the WCWSA. The sources of water supply for the average day demand in the service area will be the Town of Williamson's Lake Ontario source at 270,000. gallons per day(gpd) ,the Town of Ontario's Lake Ontario source at 900,000. gpd, the Monroe County Water Authority(MCWA) Lake Ontario source at 4,200,000. gpd, and the Village of Palmyra's Canandaigua Lake source at 65,000. gpd. The Canandaigua Lake source use has been previously authorized by NYS Environmental Conservation. The Villages of Macedon and Palmyra are not included in the proposed regional water supply permit. A draft permit is available for review.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: WAYNE COUNTY WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY
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 Feb 13 2001.
Contact: Robert K. Scott
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466

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