Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 06/06/2001

Monroe County
Applicant: Rochester Gas & Electric Corp
89 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14649-
Facility: R G & E Beebee Station
254 Mill St
Rochester, NY 14649-
Application ID: 8-2614-00448/00019
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Rochester, Monroe County
Project Description:

The Department has received an Air State Facility application for existing operations, from Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) Corp, for the Beebee Electric Generating Station located at 254 Mill Street in the City of Rochester. This application seeks to establish certified Emission Reduction Credits (ERC) based on the permanent shutdown, effective May 1, 1999, of emission unit B-00001, an 804 million BTU per hour coal fired boiler, which was also permitted to burn limited amounts of waste oil.

RG&E Corp proposes to establish ERC of 1043 tons per year of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and 4.4 tons per year of volatile organic compounds (VOC) to be used for emission offsets or emission netting, in accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 231 New Source Review in Ozone Transport Regions. Note that while emission offset ERC have no time limit for use, and may be used at some other locations, emission netting ERC may only be used at the facility where the emission reduction occurred, and must be used within 5 years of the date of the emission reduction.

The ERC certifications will be issued with Special Permit Conditions that identify the source and quantities of the NOx and VOC ERC, and that prevent future operation of Emission Unit B-00001.

As part of this application, RG&E Corp also proposes additional Special Permit Conditions to cap facility emissions of SO2 and NOx to a maximum of 99 tons per year each. To accomplish this, Emission Unit B-00002, a turbine generator, will be limited to 2,146,131 gallons of #2 fuel oil annually with a sulfur content not to exceed 0.5 percent by weight, and operation of two natural gas steam heat boilers will be limited. This will restrict facility emissions to below the Title V and 6 NYCRR Part 201-6 thresholds of 100 tons per year each for SO2 and NOx.

The application and draft Permit are available for review at the Region 8 Department of Environmental Conservation office. Comments on this application will be received until the date shown below, and should refer to application ID number shown above.

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 Jul 9 2001.
Contact: Roger T. McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
rtmcdono@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Gordon P. Barnes
1541 Shoecraft Rd
Penfield, NY 14526-
Facility: Barnes Property
1541 Shoecraft Rd
Penfield, NY -
Application ID: 8-2642-00207/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Penfield, Monroe County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to enlarge an existing ponded wetland marsh area on his property on the north side of Shoecraft Rd. The project site is 1541 Shoecraft Rd., approximately 950 feet east of the Five Mile Line Rd. intersection. Additional excavation would deepen the existing 50' X 40' pond area to a maximum of 6 feet. Material removed from the pond would be used as fill on the site, outside of the regulated area. Existing vegetation in the pond / marsh will remain undisturbed.

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 Jun 22 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

Ontario County
Applicant: West Bloomfield - T
9053 Rt 5 & 20, PO Box 87
West Bloomfield, NY 14585-
Facility: W Bloomfield Wd 1
Rt 65 & Hickory Lane
West Bloomfield, NY 14585-
Application ID: 8-3250-00021/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: West Bloomfield, Ontario County
Project Description:

The Town of West Bloomfield has created Water District 1 Extension 5 for the purpose of providing water to Dugway Road and County Route 37 ( 6980 lineal feet of 8 inch line ) , and a a service area on County Route 35 for a distance of 1620 lineal feet north of Baker Road. The project involves taking up to 9,000 gallons of water per day from the City of Rochester's upland source of supply Hemlock / Canadice Lakes.

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: West Bloomfield Town Board
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 Jun 25 2001.
Contact: Robert K. Scott
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466

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