Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 09/12/2001

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 20.26 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 is being re-issued due to an admistrative error in connection with the August 7, 2001 Notice.

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 8 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

Delaware County
Applicant: Ralph Sitts
Ouleout Golf Course
Franklin, NY 13775-
Facility: Sitts Property
Ouleout Creek
North Franklin, NY 13820-
Application ID: 4-1232-00037/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Franklin, Delaware County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to stabilize 2 sections of eroded streambank of the Ouleout Creek by placing heavy stone rip rap. Total length of rip rap placement is approximately 450 feet. The project is located at the Ouleout Golf Course on State Route 357 adjacent to the SR 28 intersection.

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 28 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

Applicant: Burton F Clark Inc
Box 427 Sherwood Rd
Delhi, NY 13753-
Facility: Wilber Property Gravel Mine
Rt 357
Sidney, NY 13838-
Application ID: 4-1250-00024/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Sidney, Delaware County
Project Description:

The permittee proposes the renewal and modification of an existing sand and gravel mine, of which 4 acres is authorized to be affected during this permit term. Modifications include an increase in the life of mine from two acres to four acres and the addition of a portable screener. The mine is located on Route 357 in the Town of Sidney, Delaware County.

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: 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 12 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

Schenectady County
Applicant: Schenectady International Inc
PO Box 1046
Schenectady, NY 12301-1046
Facility: Schenectady International/Rott Jct Fac
1000 Main St Rt 5S
Rotterdam Junction, NY 12303-
Application ID: 4-4228-00056/00012
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 TItle 9 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Project is Located: Rotterdam, Schenectady County
Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation intends to modify Module VI of Schenectady International's 6 NYCRR Part 373 Hazardous Waste Permit. Module VI regulates the operational aspects of the hazardous waste incinerator located at the company's Rotterdam Junction facility. The company has conducted a series of trial burns and submitted a Health Risk Assessment Report based on the results of the stack tests that were conducted during the burns. The Department has tentatively determined that based upon the Health Risk Assessment Report, the heath risks of operating the incinerator are below the levels specified in US Environmental Protection Agency's guidance, and that the emissions from the incinerator meet Department standards. Therefore, the Department proposes to modify the permit to allow continued burning in accordance with the trial burn operating conditions, which are different from the conditions currently listed in the permit, with respect to the levels of constituents that can be contained in the wastes they are permitted to burn.

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: 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 Oct 29 2001.
Contact: Angelo A. Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
aamarcuc@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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