Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 09/26/2001

Dutchess County
Applicant: Pawling Corp
157 Charles Colman Blvd
Pawling, NY 12564-1121
Facility: Pawling Corporation
157 Charles Colman Blvd
Pawling, NY 12564-
Application ID: 3-1340-00073/02002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Pawling, Dutchess County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to relocate approximately 500 linear feet of a previously piped stream, which is a tributary of the Swamp River (DEC Water Index No. CT-15-4-14; Class C(T)). The project site is located on the east side of Charles Colman Blvd. about 0.5 mile north of the intersectoin with South Main St. The project involves the installation of about 530 linear feet of new 42-inch diameter pipe around the perimeter of an existing building. The inlet and outlet of the new pipe will be placed in the same locations as the existing pipe inlet and outlet. The outlet is located in State-designated Freshwater Wetland DP-22 (Class I). The purpose of the project is to eliminate flow through the existing pipe, which is located directly under the existing building and has resulted in flooding of the building.

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 Oct 12 2001.
Contact: Scott E. Sheeley
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
sesheele@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Orange County
Applicant: Nepera Chemical Corp Inc
41 Arden House Rd
Harriman, NY 10926-
Facility: Nepera Chemical Company Inc.
41 Arden House Road
Harriman, NY 10926-
Application ID: 3-3358-00045/00127
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Woodbury, 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.

Nepera is a Chemical manufacturing facility located on Route 17 in the Village of Harriman in lower Orange County of New York State. The facility has been in existence since 1942. It produces, through the use of blending raw materials such as Acetaldehyde, Formaldehyde, Ammonia, Benzene, Alpha Picoline, Beta Picoline in distillation units and high temp reactors, products such as Pyridine and its derivatives, Alkyline Pyridine, 2 Cyanopyridine, 3 Cyanopyridine. Pyridine is used as an intermediate product in the manufacture of Agrochemicals and Pharmaceuticals. 3 Cyanopyridine is further reacted to produce Niacinamide (Vitamin B6) which is used in Human and Animal foods. Raw materials and finish products are stored in above ground storage tanks or drums. A plant wide fumes vent system is in the place to control odors from the manufacturing process.

Nepera, Inc. generates many types of solid, liquid and gaseous wastes during various stages of it numerous manufacturing processes. The vast majority consists of waste water and fumes which are collected and sent to their incinerator. In the incinerator, the waste products are burned very high temperatures which destroy all organic chemicals. The system has been further improved to ensure that the burning efficiency level in the incinerator remains at or above 99.99% even under peak loading conditions. Operating temperature is approximately 1700 degrees Fahrenheit.

The facility is subject to the following State and Federal Regulations 6NYCRR Parts 200, 201, 202, 211, 212, 225, 227, 233, 236, 40 CFR 60 VV, 40 CFR 61 FF and 40 CFR 63 EEE.

The facility is major for Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and particulates.

The Standard Industrial Classification Code for this facility is 2865 - Cyclic Crudes and Intermediates.

Processes at the facility include: three boilers (1) capable of burning #6 fuel oil or gas this boiler is rated at 31.4 mm BTU/hr, (2) capable of burning #6 and #2 fuel oil or gas this boiler is rated at 81.6mm BTU/hr and (3) burns gas this boiler is rated at 26.4mm BTU/hr; a Hazardous Waste Incinerator; a back up fume incinerator; storage tanks; transfer unit reactors; mixers; distillation and packaging.

Exempt sources at the facility include: combustion units less than 10 mm BTU/hr, emergency generators, non contact cooling towers, fuel oil storage tanks and laboratory and research operations.

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 Oct 29 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

Sullivan County
Applicant: Camp Toldos Yakov Yosef
P O Box 296
Swan Lake, NY 12783-0296
Facility: Camp Toldos Yakov Yosef
Kelly Bridge Road
Liberty, NY 12754-
Application ID: 3-4836-00099/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Liberty, Sullivan County
Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a modification of a permit (ID#NY0148679) for a proposed total discharge of 42,695 gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater into an unnamed tributary to Swan Lake, a class B(t) waterbody, and into groundwater, from a treatment system at the applicant's facility. The project consists of upgrading an existing discharge, constructing a new discharge and bringing another discharge into compliance. The applicant operates a summer camp for children on Kelly Bridge Rd, three-quarters of a mile north of Kelly Bridge over Swan Lake. A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 3 office.

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 Oct 26 2001.
Contact: Ruth D. Bean
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054

Westchester County
Applicant: Engelhard Corp
1057 Lower South St
Peekskill, NY 10566-5302
Facility: Engelhard Corporation - Pigment Plant
1057 Lower South Street
Peekskill, NY 10566-0000
Application ID: 3-5512-00041/00083
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Peekskill, 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.

This is an initial Title V permit for the Engelhard Corporation's Peekskill Pigments Plant (551200-1738) consists of approximately 40 buildings located on approximately 15 acres of land. The site had been occupied by the Mearl Corp. since 1950.

The Peekskill Pigments Plant produces pigments consisting primarily of titanium coated mica and iron oxide coated mica, as well as bismuth oxychloride products. The mica is received from the Engelhard Hartwell, GA facility, while the chemical raw materials are received in the tank truck shipments and stored in tanks located onsite. A portion of the production is used at the Buchanan Pearl Plant, which are sold for use into cosmetics, paint, and plastics markets. The facility has a 300,000 gallon/day ion exchange water demineralization plant for this purpose.

In manufacturing the titanium coated mica, the mica is first classified by particle size and then transferred as slurry into reaction vessels. The mica is mixed with titanyl chloride solution. Sodium hydroxide is added to maintain the pH. The slurry is then washed and dewatered on a vacuum filter, then dried in a furnace to fix the coating. The dried product is then pneumatically conveyed to tote bins, and may then be further packaged.

In manufacturing the iron oxide coated mica, the process is similar to that for titanium coated mica, except that ferric chloride solution is added to the mica instead of titanyl chloride solution. Adding bismuth nitrate to a sodium chloride solution produces the bismuth oxychoride pigments.

This permit also includes Engelhard's Specialty Films Plant (IF Plant) which is located across from South St. from the Peekskill Pigments Plant. The iridescent films produced at the IF plant are layered polyester and acrylic based. Layered films (113-226 layers) are produced in sheets and rolled on various width rolls. Plastic resins are predried and pneumatically conveyed, melted, and sent to an extruder where they are extruded into layered sheets, cooled on a cast roll, trimmed and rolled.

This facility is major for Oxides of Nitrogen and Particulates. Accordingly, the facility is subject to the following rules: 6NYCRR Parts 200, 201, 202, 211, 212, 217, 225, 227 and 257.

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 specific 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 Oct 29 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

Multiple Counties
Applicant: Hudson Valley Datanet LLC
263 Route 17K Suite 2003
Newburgh, NY 12550-
Facility: Submarine Cable Crossing
Newburgh To Beacon
Newburgh, NY -
Application ID: 3-9903-00064/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Newburgh, Multiple Counties
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to install a fiber optic cable across the bottom of the Hudson River from Beacon to Newburgh. The landfall sites are located about 0.4 mile north of the Metro North Beacon Terminal on the east side of the river, and the far north end of Front Street in Newburgh on the west side of the river. The project involves the installation of about 4,500 feet of 1-inch diameter fiber optic cable at least 4 feet below the bed of the river using a hydro-plow technique. The plow is a barge-mounted piece of equipment that cuts a narrow trench in the sediment, inserts the cable, and allows the trench to close in one contiuous operation. At each landfall location the cable will be attached to existing overhead utility poles near the shore.

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 Oct 12 2001.
Contact: Scott E. Sheeley
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
sesheele@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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