Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 07/04/2001

Albany County
Applicant: Pseg Power New York Inc
80 Park Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102-
Facility: Albany Steam Station
Rt 144
Glenmont, NY 12077-
Application ID: 4-0122-00044/00014
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Bethlehem, Albany County
Project Description:

At the request of the applicant, PSEG Power New York, Inc., the Department hereby rescinds the Notice of Complete Application published in the June 27, 2001 edition of the Environmental News Bulletin (ENB), and the existing Certificates to Operate emission sources at the facility remain in effect. The applicant intends to amend the Title V application. The Department will continue it's review upon receipt of the amended application, and a subsequent Notice of Complete Application, if applicable, will then be published in the ENB.

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 Aug 3 2001.
Contact: Michael T. Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
mthiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Pseg Power New York Inc
80 Park Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102-
Facility: Albany Steam Station
Rt 144
Glenmont, NY 12077-
Application ID: 4-0122-00044/00015
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Bethlehem, Albany County
Project Description:

The Department has received an application from PSEG POWER NEW YORK Inc. to establish Emission Reduction Credits (ERC's) resulting from the future shutdown of the four existing units at its Albany Steam Station located at Rt 144, Glenmont, NY 12077 in the County of Albany. This notice establishes a 30-day public comment period for this proposed permit modification.

Albany Steam Station is a fossil fuel-fired steam generating station consisting of four oil/gas 100 MW steam generators (boilers) and four steam turbines. Each steam generator is equipped with a cyclone device for particulate capture. Albany Steam Station also operates a natural gas fired, 64 mmBTU/hr package boiler for comfort heating.

The Albany Steam Station is an USEPA, Acid Rain Program source subject to 40 CFR Parts 72 and 75. Albany Steam Station in accordance with the requirements of Part 75 operates continuous emission monitors for the pollutants SO2, NO2 and CO2. Additionally, Albany Steam Station operates a continuous opacity monitor in accordance with 6 NYCRR 227 and 40 CFR Part 75.

The existing steam generators will be shutdown as the proposed new gas turbines for the proposed Bethlehem Energy Center (BEC) project are brought on-line. The BEC project will replace the Albany Steam Station's existing four operating units with three new combustion turbine generators and supplementary-fired heat recovery steam generators, and one new steam turbine to establish a combined-cycle power plant with an output of 750 MW. This future shutdown will result in gross emission reductions for NOx and VOC as follows; NOx = 838.9 tons per year, VOC = 23.7 tons per year. The quantity of ERC's resulting from the shutdown are 838.9 tons per year NOx and 23.7 tons per year VOC. The full amount of ERC's are available to the applicant for netting purposes. These ERCs will be used for 6 NYCRR Part 231 netting purposes to demonstrate that the net changes in NOx and VOC emissions after shutdown of the existing steam generators and startup of the new turbines for the BEC 750 MW project, are less than the significant net emission increase thresholds listed in 6 NYCRR Subpart 231-2, Table 2.

The application and draft permit are available for review at the NYSDEC Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306.

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 Aug 3 2001.
Contact: Michael T. Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
mthiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Columbia County
Applicant: Troy Sand & Gravel Inc
PO Box 171
Watervliet, NY 12189-0171
Facility: Kinderhook Sand & Gravel Bank
Rt 9, 1/2 Mile South Rensselear Co Line
Kinderhook, NY 12106-
Application ID: 4-1044-00205/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Kinderhook, Columbia County
Project Description:

Operation of a sand and gravel mine between and including parts of two previously permitted mines. East of Route 9, about 3000 feet south of the Columbia/Rensselaer County Line.

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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 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 Aug 3 2001.
Contact: Arthur N. Henningson
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Otsego County
Applicant: Ronald J. Szatko
144 S 5Th Ave
Ilion, NY 13357-
Facility: Ronald Szatko Property
Bibik Road
Otsego, NY -
Application ID: 4-3650-00160/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Otsego, Otsego County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to stabilize an eroding area of shoreline of Canadarago Lake with rip rap placed around a tree on the north end of an existing seawall, and at the south end of the wall, and on the existing concrete slab seawall. Fill, topsoil, seed and mulch will be placed in the lawn area from the house to the concrete slabs. A concrete retaining wall will be constructed approximatley 3 feet high at the landward edge of the existing slabs to contain the fill. The project is located on the east shore of the lake at 184 Bibik Road off County Route 22.

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 Jul 20 2001.
Contact: Martha A. Wood
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 State Highway 10 Suite 1
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
mawood@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Egli Machine Co Inc
240 State Highway 7
Sidney, NY 13838-
Facility: Egli Machine Co Inc
240 State Highway 7|Just East Of Route 8
Sidney, NY 13838-
Application ID: 4-3662-00079/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Protection
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Unadilla, Otsego County
Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for a permit for an existing discharge of up to 2000 gallons per day of non-contact cooling water from the existing Egli Machine Company, Inc., to the Susquehanna River. The facility designs and builds injection mods, manufactures injection molded plastic parts, and manufactures machined metal components. Non-contact cooling water is used for cooling of injection mold plates. The facility is located at 240 State Highway 7, just east of Route 8, near the Village of Sidney, north of the Sidney/Unadilla town line. A draft SPDES permit is available for review at the Stamford Sub-Office. SPDES #NY-0262897.

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 Aug 3 2001.
Contact: John H. Feltman
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 State Highway 10 Suite 1
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
jhfeltma@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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