Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 08/08/2001

Orange County
Applicant: Genpak LLC
Republic Plaza
Middletown, NY 10940-
Facility: Genpak LLC Middletown Main Plant
Republic Plaza
Middletown, NY 10940-
Application ID: 3-3309-00064/00013
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Middletown, Orange County
Project Description:

The Department has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the Federal Clean air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application.

Genpak Corporation is an existing manufacturer of foamed polystyrene food trays and containers located in the City of Middletown, Orange County, New York. Polystyrene pellets are extruded where a nuclient and a blowing agent (isopentane) are added to produce an expanded polystyrene foam sheet. The expanded polystyrene foam sheet is thermoformed and cut to produce the final product. Isopentane is the selected blowing agent at the facility. The blowing agent is added to produce the foaming effect in polystyrene sheets. The isopentane arrives in liquid form by tank truck or rail car and is transferred to a 30,000 gallon pressurized receiving tank. A vapory recovery system prevents the release of isopentane vapors to the atmosphere during the pressurized transfer. Isopentane is a regulated flammable substance subjecting the facility to 40 CFR Part 68 - Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions. This regulation is not included as part of the Title V permit since NYSDEC is not delegated authority.

The facility's Title V air permit contains three emission units including U-SILO1,

U-SILO2 and U-PRINT.

U-SILO1 consists of Storage Silo No. 3, Storage Silo No. 13, two repellitizers and a thermal oxidizer. The two repellitizers remelt and reshape scrap expanded polystyrene sheets. Storage Silo No. 3 and No. 13 are used to store virgin and white polystyrene foam regrind. These sources of Volatile Organic Compound ("VOC") emissions are subject to Reasonably Available Control Technology pursuant to 6 NYCRR 212.10(c). Accordingly, VOC emissions are captured and controlled by a thermal oxidizer.

U-SILO2 consists of Storge Silo No. 7, No. 8 and No. 16. Silo No. 7 is used to store sesame polystyrene foam regrind. Silo No. 8 is used to store colored polystyrene foam regrind. Silo No. 16 is used to store black polystyrene lamination regrind. The facility has identified the usage of sesame polystyrene and colored polystyrene as less than 10 % of production. The facility has also demonstrated that black laminated polystyrene regrind does not significantly generate VOC emissions. Therefore, each of these sources of emissions are considered equipped with Reasonably Available Control Technology pursuant to 6 NYCRR 212.10(f). There are an additional eleven storage silos which store solid raw material (polystyrene) that are exempt from permitting in accordance with

6 NYCRR Part 201-3.2(c)(27).

U-PRINT describes minimal printing of polystyrene sheets using a dry off-set 2 color or 4 color printer. This emission source utilizes a surface coating with a maximum VOC content of 3.5 pounds per gallon as applied is considered equipped with VOC RACT in accordance with 6 NYCRR 212.10(c)(4)(ii).

The facility's potential air emissions for Volatile Organic Compounds exceed the major source pollutant thresholds listed in 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-6. Therefore, the facility is subject to the provisions of Title V permitting.

By acceptance of this permit, the permittee agrees that the permit is contingent upon strict compliance with the ECL, all applicable regulations, the General Conditions specified and any Special Conditions included as part of this permit.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d) and 201-6.4, 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 the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act of 6NYCRR Part 201.

The Application and Draft Permit are available for review at the Regional 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 Sep 10 2001.
Contact: Robert J. Stanton
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
rjstanto@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Greenwood Lake - V
PO Box 7
Greenwood Lake, NY 10925-0007
Facility: Greenwood Lake Lowering Project
Greenwood Lake
Greenwood Lake, NY 10925-
Application ID: 3-3354-00251/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Warwick, Orange County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes the temporary winter drawdown of Greenwood Lake for the purpose of controlling aquatic weeds (primarily Eurasian Milfoil). Water would be drawn down in a gradual manner with a five foot vertical drop anticipated for the approximate period of November 15 through February 28. The Department anticipates renewing a "General" permit which would allow lakeshore residents to take advantage of this drawdown and conduct minor maintenance and repair work on exposed structures without the need for individual permits. Applications for coverage under the General permit will be made available at the Village Hall or from the Departments regional office in New Paltz.

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 Aug 24 2001.
Contact: Lawrence G. Biegel
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
lgbiegel@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Sullivan County
Applicant: Judith Zigmund
PO Box 89
White Sulphur Springs, NY 12787-0089
Facility: Zigmund Property
64 Mineral Springs Rd
White Sulphur Springs, NY 12787-
Application ID: 3-4836-00215/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Liberty, Sullivan County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to restore approximately 50 feet of an un-named tributary of Swan Lake to its old location and place rock rip-rap along another 20 + feet of streambank to protect an undercut bank. The location is on the east side of Mineral Springs Road, approximately 3/10ths of a mile north of Route 52 in White Sulphur Springs.

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 24 2001.
Contact: Lawrence G. Biegel
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
lgbiegel@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ulster County
Applicant: Ulster - T
Twn Hall PO Box 139
Lake Katrine, NY 12449-0139
Facility: Ulster S I A Sewer Dis 1 STP
Dog Wood St Ext / Ulster S I A Sewer Dis 1 STP
Lake Katrine, NY 12449-
Application ID: 3-5154-00033/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Ulster, Ulster County
Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for modifications of a permit for an existing discharge of up to 1.26 million gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater into the Esopus Creek, a class "B" waterbody from a sewage treatment plant located at Dogwood Street Extension. The modifications includes reducing the disinfection period from year-round to seasonal (May 15 to October 15) and reducing certain monitoring requirements. A draft permit is available for review.

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 Sep 7 2001.
Contact: Lawrence G. Biegel
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
lgbiegel@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Westchester County
Applicant: Croton-On-Hudson - V
Municipal Bldg
One Van Wyck St
Croton On Hudson, NY 10520-
Facility: Croton Bay Railroad Tie Removal
Croton Bay
Croton-On-Hudson, NY -
Application ID: 3-5522-00245/00001
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: Cortlandt, Westchester County
Project Description:

The application proposes to undertake a pilot project involving the removal of up to 200 railroad ties from the Croton Bay at several locations between the Metro North-Amtrak rail station and NYS Route 9A. Portions of the two acre project area are situated within the regulated area of Freshwater Wetlands H-3 (Class I). The railroad ties are proposed to be trucked to the nearby Metro Enviro construction and demolition debris processing facility. If the pilot project is successful, the tie removal may be expanded to include most or all of the estimated 2000 ties which are situated within the Croton Bay.

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 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 24 2001.
Contact: William E. Steidle
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054

Applicant: Landmark Holding LLC
777 Old Saw Mill River Rd
Tarrytown, NY 10591-
Facility: Landmark @ Eastview
777 Old Saw Mill River Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591-
Application ID: 3-5534-00075/00015
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Mount Pleasant, Westchester County
Project Description:

The Department has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application.

Landmark at Eastview owns and operates a powerhouse at 777 Old Sawmill River Road, Tarrytown , NY. The powerhouse contains three boilers which serve the heating and hot water needs of a-five-building complex. The facilities potential air emissions for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) exceed the major source threshold listed in 6NYCRR Subpart 201-6. The permit contains a compliance plan which outlines measures and schedules for compliance with 6NYCRR 227-2 NOx RACT. All three boilers can operate on natural gas and No.6 oil. Individual parameters of each boiler include:

     1. Boiler No.3 is rated at 50 million BTU/hr and it was built in 1957. This boiler is classified as "mid-side boiler". Future controls will be installed which will effect the de-rating of the boiler to a new maximum of 49.5 million BTU/hr. This installation will reclassify the boiler from "mid-size" to a "small" boiler and it will be completed by February of 2002.

     2. Boiler No.4 is rated at 55 million BTU/hr and was built in 1967. This boiler is classified as "mid-side boiler". Future controls will be installed which will effect the de-rating of the boiler to a new maximum of 49.5 million BTU/hr. This installation will reclassify the boiler from "mid-size" to a "small" boiler and it will be completed by February of 2002.

     3. Boiler No.5 is rated at 85 million BTU/hr and was built in 1969. Future controls to be installed in this boiler include low NOx burners and 10% flu gas re-circulation. This installation will be completed by February of 2002.

By acceptance of this permit, the permittee agrees that the permit is contingent upon strict compliance with the ECL, all applicable regulations, the General Conditions specified and any Special Conditions included as part of this permit.

In accordance with 6 NYCRR part 621.5 (d) (9) and 201-6.5(c), the Administrator for 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 the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act of 6 NYCRR Part 201.

The Application and Draft Permit are available for review at the regional 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 Sep 10 2001.
Contact: Robert J. Stanton
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
rjstanto@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Allan S. Gordon
50 North Stanwich Rd
Greenwich, CT 06831-
Facility: Highlands Subdivision
13 Sarles St
New Castle, NY 10514-
Application ID: 3-5536-00073/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: New Castle, Westchester County
Project Description:

Applicant proposes to construct a common driveway across a portion of Freshwater Wetland K-17 and its adjacent area in order to access two proposed residences. The driveway will include a 30 foot long by 24 foot wide bridge over a portion of the wetland. The driveway will serve the proposed two lot "Highlands Subdivision" with access off Sarles Street. The 51.64 acre site is located west of Sarles Street between Westwood Drive and Brentton Ridge Road

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: New Castle Town Planning Board
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 24 2001.
Contact: Alexander Ciesluk, Jr
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
afcieslu@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals