Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 08/22/2001

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:

The Department has received a Title 5 application from PSEG POWER NEW YORK Inc. for the existing Albany Steam Station located at Rt 144, Glenmont, NY 12077 in the County of Albany.

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 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. Albany Steam Station operates a continuous opacity monitor in accordance with NYCRR 227 and CFR Part 75.

The application also provides for the future shutdown of the existing boilers contingent upon on the construction and operation of the proposed Bethlehem Energy Center Article X Project.

In accordance with NYCRR Parts 621.5 (d) and 201-6.4(c), 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 or NYCRR Part 201. 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 Sep 21 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: Donald G. Kraft
P O Box 374
Shufelt Road
Chatham, NY 12037-
Facility: Pond Hill Road Mine
NYS Rt 203
Chatham, NY 12037-
Application ID: 4-1026-00103/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Chatham, Columbia County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to operate a 23 acre Life of Mine, sand and gravel mine over a period of approximately 25 years, removing approximately 750,000 cubic yards of material. The site will be mined in 5 phases and reclamation will occur concurrently with mining. The operation will include the use of a portable crusher/screener. All topsoil will be stripped, stockpiled and used in the reclamation process. The site is located northwest of the intersection of NYS Route 203 and Pond Hill Road in the Town of Chatham, Columbia County. MLF #402-3-30-0730. This action was previously considered by the Department and resulted in a Mined Land Reclamation permit being issued on March 14, 2000. Subsequently, the matter was remanded by order of the Supreme Court (Columbia County). The applicant resubmitted its application on July 19, 2001. The Department has reassessed potential environmental impacts associated with the action as well as new information on the project that was brought to the attention of DEC subsequent to its issuance of the permit on March 14, 2000. All of the new information is now part of the complete application record. Such new information includes that which was provided to the Town of Chatham in connection with its consideration and approval of a special use permit for the action.

Based upon its review, the Department has concluded that no significant adverse environmental impacts will result and an environmental impact statement will not be prepared.

Although it is not required to do so, DEC is making available a draft permit for public review and comment. The draft permit is identical to the permit issued by the Department on March 14, 2000, except for the effective date and incorporation by reference of the latest Mined Land Use Plan (MLUP) and associated documents. The draft permit may be obtained from the contact person below.

This Notice was published in the Chatham Courier during the week of August 6, 2001. The public comment deadline of September 10, 2001, was established based on a 30-day comment period from the last day of this week.

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 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 an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. The department must consult further with OPRHP before making a final decision regarding the issuance of the permit.
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: Michael T. Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
mthiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: NYS Office Of Parks, Rec & Hist Preserv
Agency Bldg 1
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12238-
Facility: NYS Olana Historic Site
5720 Rt 9G
Hudson, NY 12534-
Application ID: 4-1040-00020/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Greenport, Columbia 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 5,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to an unnamed Hudson River tributary.

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 008 6321

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 21 2001.
Contact: Erin L. Burns
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
elburns@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Delaware County
Applicant: Robert F. Algar
806 Townline Rd
Hauppauge, NY 11788-
Facility: Algar Property
2960 Burnwood Road
E Branch, NY -
Application ID: 4-1236-00393/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Hancock, Delaware County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to stabilize approximately 85 feet of eroded streambank along Trout Brook by placing heavy rock rip rap. The project is located on Burnwood Road, immediately downstream of the hamlet of Burnwood.

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: 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 Sep 7 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

Otsego County
Applicant: James L. Mayne
1313 Co Hwy 20
Edmeston, NY 13335-
Facility: James Mayne Property
1313 Co Hwy 20
Edmeston, NY -
Application ID: 4-3628-00055/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Edmeston, Otsego County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to repair a split channel of Mill Creek to control flooding of a shed on his property. The newer channel will be partially blocked to redirect the flow into the original channel, and rip rap shall be placed along approximately 100-120 feet of the newer channel for stabilization in flooding events. The project is located on County Route 20 approximately 1 mile north of the village of Edmeston

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: 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 Sep 7 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

Schenectady County
Applicant: Schenectady County
620 State St
Schenectady, NY 12305-2112
Facility: Schenectady Co Glendale Nursing Home
Hetcheltown Rd
Glenville, NY 12302-
Application ID: 4-4222-00038/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Glenville, Schenectady 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 120,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to Alpaus Kill.

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 009 0158

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 21 2001.
Contact: Erin L. Burns
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
elburns@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Schoharie County
Applicant: Douglas C. Sackett
Rr 2 Box 51B
Middleburgh, NY 12122-9608
Facility: Sackett Property
West Middleburgh Road
Middleburgh, NY -
Application ID: 4-4338-00019/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Middleburgh, Schoharie County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to stabilize sections of Line Creek and to redirect flow to a straighter alignment with an existing culvert at the applicant's driveway. Stabilization will consist of placement of heavy rock along approximately 300 of of streambank. Aligment will lessen erosive forces to the driveway and culvert. The project is located on West Middleburgh Road (Mill Valley Road), approximatley 2 7/10 mile from State Route 30 junction.

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: 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 Sep 7 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

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals