Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 09/05/2001

Albany County
Applicant: Pseg Power New York Inc
80 Park Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102-
Facility: Bethlehem Energy Center
Rt 144
Glenmont, NY 12077-
Application ID: 4-0122-00044/00021
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Bethlehem, Albany County
Project Description:

The Applicant, PSEG Power New York Inc, proposes to construct and operate the Bethlehem Energy Center, a gas-fired combined cycle power generation facility consisting of three General Electric 7 FA combustion turbines (CTGs), three heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), one steam turbine generator (STG) and associated balance-of-plant systems and facilities. The primary fuel will be natural gas and the facility will have the capacity to use low (0.04 percent) sulfur distillate oil as a secondary fuel. The nominal electric generating capacity of the proposed facility will be approximately 750 megawatts (MW). The applicant proposes to withdraw an average of 4.72 million gallons per day (MGD) (8.53 MGD maximum) from the Hudson River via an intake structure located at the facility. Sanitary wastewater will be routed to the publicly owned treatment works at the Town of Bethlehem. Wastewater will be subject to appropriate monitoring and treatment and discharged to the Hudson River via existing outfalls. Stormwater will be discharged to the Hudson River via existing outfalls. The project is located on the site of an existing power generating facility, the Albany Steam Station, on State Route 144 in Glenmont, Town of Bethlehem, Albany County.

Pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 201, the applicant has opted to obtain a preconstruction permit authorizing construction and operation of the proposed Bethlehem Energy facility pursuant to 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-6.1(b), prior to obtaining a Title V permit. The Department has made a tentative decision to approve this air application and a draft permit is available for review. Details regarding the draft permit and the hearing on the permit can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/bethlehem.htm

In addition to the Part 201-6.1 preconstruction permit, DEC is concurrently issuing for public comment a Notice of Determination to Issue a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21 and 124. A copy of the entire PSD notice can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/bethlehempsd.htm

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: 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 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 Oct 22 2001.
Contact: Kevin A. Kispert
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
kakisper@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Coeymans - T
Russell Rd
Ravena, NY 12143-
Facility: Coeymans Sanitary Landfill
Jarvis Road
Coeymans, NY 12143-
Application ID: 4-0124-00038/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Coeymans, Albany County
Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for a permit for the surface discharge of 3000gpd of treated leachate from the closed Town of Coeymans Landfill to an unnamed tributary of Hannacrois Creek. Discharge is proposed from the Town of Coeymans Landfill Leachate Treatment Facility on Jarvis Road in the Town of Coeymans, Albany County. A draft permit is available for review and comment at the Region 4 Office. SPDES #NY-024-2101

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: 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 Oct 5 2001.
Contact: Thomas P. Haley
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
tphaley@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Atlas Copco Comptec Inc
46 School Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186-
Facility: Atlas Copco Comptec
20 School Rd
Voorheesville, NY 12186-
Application ID: 4-0134-00003/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: New Scotland, Albany County
Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application to modify an existing permit for discharge of 6,000 gpd of sanitary wastewater and varying amounts of noncontact cooling water to the Black Creek (Class A)/FWW V-19. The applicant plans to combine two separate sanitary treatment systems into one, and change the treatment process from sand filter bed and chlorination to trickling filters, sand filter and chlorination. The permit will also be modified to relax the limits for pH from 6.5 - 8.5 to 6.0 - 9.0 for the sanitary discharge (001), add a 90 degree F temperature limit for the non-contact cooling water discharges (002 & 003), and correct the permit to reflect that 2 non-contact cooling water discharges exist. The system will be located in the adjacent area of FWW # V-19 approximately 30' further from the wetland than the present system. The facility is located at 46 School Road in the Village of Vorheesville, and manufactures air handling systems.

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: 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 Oct 5 2001.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Delaware County
Applicant: Victor Napoli
Rd 3 Box 237A
Walton, NY 13856-
Facility: Victor Napoli Property
Dryden Brook Road 1/2 Mi Upstream Of Walton Mtn Rd
Pinesville, NY -
Application ID: 4-1254-00129/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Tompkins, Delaware County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to repair the east and west banks of Dryden Brook that have been damaged from a logging operation. Repair consists of placing heavy stone rip rap along approximately 100 feet of streambank for stabilization. The project is located on Dryden Brook Road approximately 1/2 mile north of Walton Mountain 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 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 21 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

Otsego County
Applicant: David R. Beisler
Rd 4 Box 5160
Oneonta, NY 13820-
Facility: Seward Sand & Gravel
Hemlock Rd
Oneonta, NY 13820-
Application ID: 4-3640-00010/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Milford, Otsego County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to add 17.6 acres to an existing 42 acre life of mine sand and gravel mine, for a total life of mine area of 59.6 acres, including the continued use of on-site processing. The site is located on Hemlock Road (County Route 458) in the Town of Milford, Otsego County. MLF #406-3-30-0046.

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 Oct 5 2001.
Contact: Nancy M. Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
nmadams@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Amerada Hess Corp
1 Hess Plz Wb6
Woodbridge, NJ 07095-1229
Facility: Amerada Hess Corp Property
State Routes 7 And 8
Unadilla, NY -
Application ID: 4-3662-00080/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Unadilla, Otsego County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to place fill in the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland SD-4 to facilitate the reconstruction and expansion of an existing convenience store and fueling station. Encroachment of fill into the adjacent area will extend to within 15' of the wetland boundary. The project is located at State Routes 7 and 8 northwest of the Village of Sidney.

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 21 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

Rensselaer County
Applicant: Mill Creek Development LLC
14 Stannard Ave
Troy, NY 12180-
Facility: Mill Creek Development
Mannix Rd - 3Rd Ave & Temple Lane
East Greenbush, NY -
Application ID: 4-3824-00071/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: East Greenbush, Rensselaer County
Project Description:

Applicant proposes to construct an Office/Commercial park requiring fill in 2 1/2 acres of Federally Regulated wetlands (USACOE #2000-00689-YN). Project site is located on Mannix Road, East Greenbush.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: Rensselaer County IDA
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 Oct 5 2001.
Contact: Arthur N. Henningson
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

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