Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 04/25/2001

Allegany County
Applicant: Allegany County
Rm 210 County Office Bldg
Belmont, NY 14813-
Facility: Belvidere Crossing Mine
County Rd 20
Belvidere, NY 10000-
Application ID: 9-0232-00007/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Angelica, Allegany County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes a 4 acre addition to the Belvidere Crossing Mine, currently permitted for 3.5 acres. The permitted mine area is a gravel bar along the east (actually north at this location) bank of the Genesee River and the proposed addition is a gravel bar along the west (south) bank. Access to the new bar will be by a vehicle ford that will be temporarily armored with up to 9 inches of gravel fill. Gravel will be excavated by skimming from the edge of the bar nearest the water, working towards the west (south) bank and creating a 1% slope towards the bank. The reclamation objective is to increase channel flow capacity and minimize erosion of the opposite bank. The project is located on the Belvidere Trust property, on the Genesee River, between the County Road 20 (Gibson Hill Road) bridge and the Angelica/Amity town line.

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: 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 archaeological 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 May 25 2001.
Contact: Kenneth C. Taft
NYSDEC Reg 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
kctaft@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Cattaraugus County
Applicant: The L C Whitford Co Inc
164 N Main St
Wellsville, NY 14895-1152
Facility: Whitford/Hall Borrow Pit
Michigan Rd
Olean (T), NY -
Application ID: 9-0466-00023/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Olean, Cattaraugus County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes the addition of 9.6 acres of land to the Hall Borrow Pit, currently permitted for 1.4 acres. It is proposed to restore the site back to existing contours after mining, by backfilling with exempt (from solid waste permit requirements) demolition material from highway construction projects. After covering with soil, the site will be revegetated to become a meadow. No other changes are proposed. The estimated life of the expanded mine is 5 years. The mine is located north of Michigan Road with its haul road providing access to NYS Route 16. The new area is north of the present mine boundary.

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: 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 May 25 2001.
Contact: Kenneth C. Taft
NYSDEC Reg 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
kctaft@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Chautauqua County
Applicant: Megatech Corp
Rd 1 Box 417
Ashville, NY 14710-
Facility: Bailey Manufacturing Company
Bennett State Road
Forestville, NY 14062-
Application ID: 9-0646-00022/02001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Hanover, Chautauqua County
Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for a modification of an existing permit and resulting discharge of 6800 gallons per day of treated process wastewaters to groundwater. The requested modification is the result of a proposal to use a new Water Treatment Chemical in the applicant's manufacturing plant, located on Bennett State Road, where metal stampings and assemblies for the automotive industry are produced. The modification incorporates limits for total Aluminum and Iron and lowers the final effluent limit for Trichloroethylene. The Application, Draft Permit and Fact Sheet are available for review at the Region 9 Buffalo Office of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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 May 25 2001.
Contact: Charles D. Cranston
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
cdcranst@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Erie County
Applicant: Huntley Power LLC
901 Marquette Avenue
Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3265
Facility: Huntley Steam Generating Station
3500 River Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150-
Application ID: 9-1464-00130/00020
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Tonawanda, Erie County
Project Description:

The Department has drafted a 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 applicant's C R Huntley Steam Generating Station located at 3500 River Road. The plant's primary fuel is coal with oil start-up. The station has six boilers, numbered 63 through 68. The six boilers are in two groupings: 1) U0001 - Units 63 through 66 and 2) U0002 - Units 67 and 68. Both stacks have continuous monitors for Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and opacity. Units 63-66 are wet-bottom , arch-fired boilers, manufactured by Babcock and Wilcox. Arch-fired refers to a firing configuration wherein pulverized coal is input into the furnace from an inclined roof and the flame is angled down. Distillate fuel is used primarily for start-up and flame stabilization. The maximum heat input for Unit 63 is 1028 mmbtu/hr, 1001 mmbtu/hr for Unit 64 ,and is 906.8 mmbtu/hr for Units 65 and 66 each. These units were installed between 1942 and 1953. Units 63 through 66 each have an electrostatic precipitator (ESP) and all four of these boilers exhaust through a common stack. The two other boilers, Units 67 and 68, are tangential-fired units that fire pulverized coal, and were manufactured by Combustion Engineering. Distillate fuel oil is used primarily for start-up and flame stabilization. The maximum heat input for Units 67 and 68 is 1836 mmbtu/hr. Unit 67 was installed in 1957 and Unit 68 was installed in 1958. Low NOx burners were installed on both units prior to May 31, 1995. Units 67 and 68 each have an ESP and both boilers exhaust through a common stack. There are also fugitive emissions from coal handling operations at the facility. These are classified under U0003 in the permit. Coal arrives at the site by rail, marine vessel, or truck. Coal is transported underground, enclosed or covered, conveyors throughout the coal handling system except for: two reclaim hoppers, truck dumping, the stackout conveyor, the rotary rail car dumper, and unloading of marine vessels. Coal is stored in an outdoor storage pile. The boilers are subject to SO2, NOx, particulate and opacity limits. SO2 emissions are controlled by limiting fuel sulfur content. For Units 67 and 68 Nitrogen Oxide emissions are controlled with low NOx burners. Also the facility employs system-wide averaging to meet NOx limits. Particulates are controlled with ESPs. All pollutants are subject to Federal regulation. The facility also is subject to the Acid Rain provisions of the 1990 Clean Air Act. The Department has issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) for three separate issues at Huntley Power LLC's C R Huntley Steam Generating Station as follows: 1) NOV for opacity violations above the standards in 6 NYCRR Part 227-1; 2) NOV for violation of 40 CFR 52.21, Prevention of Significant Deterioration; and 3) NOV for violation of 6 NYCRR Part 201-1.8, Reintroduction of collected contaminants to the air. The above violations are being resolved by the attorneys and the compliance schedules will be included in this permit when finalized. The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials, and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the regional office. Written comments may be made within the 30 day period ending on the last filing date indicated in this notice. The Department may modify the draft permit based on significant or important information raised during the comment period. The Department may also schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. A hearing notice would contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments. In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6 NYCRR Part 201. Following the 30 day comment period, the EPA will have an additional 45 days to review the draft or modified draft permit. If the EPA does not raise any objection in that time, the Department may then issue the final draft permit as the Title V Permit.

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 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 Jun 11 2001.
Contact: Jeffrey E. Dietz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
jedietz@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Niagara County
Applicant: Penninox America Corporation
115 Muirhead Ave
Trenton, NJ 08638-5136
Facility: Penninox America Corporation
1625 Buffalo Ave
Niagara Falls, NY 14303-
Application ID: 9-2911-00332/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Niagara Falls, Niagara County
Project Description:

The Department has drafted an initial Air State Facility Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law for Penninox America Corporation located at 1625 Buffalo Avenue at Portage Road in the City of Niagara Falls. The proposed facility is a stainless steel rolling mill which will form stainless steel wire and bars from steel billets. There are seven emission units (from two furnaces, an acid pickler, grinder, saws, cooling water tower and fume scrubber) permitted primarily under 6NYCRR Parts 201, 212 and 227. This permit includes federally enforceable conditions to "cap" the emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) to less than 99 tons per year by limiting burning of natural gas to 1400 million cubic feet per year and number 2 fuel oil to 100,000 gallons per year. The draft permit with conditions is available for review in the Region 9 NYSDEC office in Buffalo, New York.

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: Niagara Falls City Planning Commission
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 May 25 2001.
Contact: David S. Denk
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dsdenk@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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