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Applicant: Glens Falls Cement Company, Inc, 313 Lower Warren Street, PO Box 440, Glens Falls, NY 12801

Facility: Glens Falls Lehigh Cement Company, 120 Alpha Road, Off Route 9W, Cementon, NY 12415

Application ID: 4-1926-00001/00110

Permit(s)Applied for: 1 - Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project description and location: The Department has received a request by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) to reopen the public comment period on this application. NYPIRG representatives were unable to comment within the initial comment period because their offices were severely damaged as a result of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attack. The Department made a final determination on this application to issue the permit on October 18, 2001. The grounds for reopening a permit are set forth in 6NYCRR Part 621.14 and 6NYCRR 201-6.5(i). At this point the Department does not believe grounds exist to justify a reopening of this permit. The Department will, however, consider comments from any member of the general public whether such grounds exist. If the Department determines that a regulatory basis does in fact exist to reopen this permit, the procedures for Department initiated modifications under 6NYCRR 621.14 or reopening under 6 NYCRR 201-6.5(i) will be followed. The following paragraph is the "Notice of Complete Application" as was published the week of 8/13/01:

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 has made a tentative determination to approve Glens Falls Lehigh Cement Company Inc's application for their existing facility located on NYS Rte 9W, Town of Catskill, Greene County. The facility is a cement manufacturing facility which produces cement form slag and clinker brought to the facility. The facility operations include clinker and slag storage, slag drying, milling operations, storage, bagging and shipping of cement, and raw material unloading and storage. The facility operates under a previously approved cap for Nox. In accordance with 6NYCRRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201. The application and draft permit are available for review at the Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed below. It is recommended that an appointment be made to confirm the availability of the subject files. The DEC will endeavor to make the files available within 2 business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 am through 4:45 pm), unless the requestor wishes to inspect the files at a later date.

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to reopen, modify and/or hold a public hearing. A public hearing may be legislative or adjudicatory. A legislative public hearing is a proceeding which provides an additional opportunity for public comment. DEC's determination to hold a legislative public hearing will be based on whether a significant degree of public interest exists. If a legislative public hearing is to be held, a Notice of Hearing will be published which will include the time and place of the hearing and submitting comments. The applicant and all persons who have filed comments on the permit will be notified by mail of the public hearing. Comments and requests for a legislative public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below.

An adjudicatory public hearing is a trial type proceeding which provides the opportunity for adjudication on the basis of evidence, including direct testimony and cross examination. An adjudicatory hearing is held only if substantive and significant issues relating to any findings or determination the Department is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law exist. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department website at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

Availability for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than March 1, 2002.

Contact: Wendy DuBois, NYSDEC REG. 4, DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS, 1150 N Westcott Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone 518-357-2069

Negative Declaration

Greene County - The Village of Athens, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Athens Firehouse Construction will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new firehouse building, installation of utilities, site grading, construction of a paved 40-car parkinglot and driveway and plantings to include lawn, shrubs and shade trees. The project is located on the west side of 3rd Street, opposite the terminus of Chatham Street, in the Village of Athens.

Contact: Chris Pfister, 2 First Street, Athens, NY 12015, phone: (518) 945-1551.

Draft Negative Declaration

Delaware County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYCDEP Beerston Police Precinct will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The public comment period ends: 02/30/02. The proposed project involves the construction of a one-story police precinct building. The proposed facility would be 5,000 square feet including a basement and garage, and have an adjoining parking lot with a capacity for 32 spaces. The police officers are employed by the NYCDEP to monitor and patrol the watershed land area. The proposed precinct would be located on Route 10, approximately one mile from Houck Mountain Road, in the Town of Walton, across the road from the existing police precinct. Currently, the proposed site is a NYCDEP owned, undeveloped land. Upon project completion, the facility would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and be staffed by 15 employees working alternating eight hour shifts. It is anticipated that the proposed project would require a building approval from the Town of Walton and a septic plan approval from the New York State Department of Health and the New York City DEP.

Contact: Lisa Fuerst, 59-17 Junction Blvd, Corona, NY 11368, phone: (718) 595-4407, fax: (718) 595-4479.


Delaware County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYCDEP Downsville Police Precinct will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The public comment period ends: 02/30/02. The proposed project involves the construction of a one-story police precinct building to relocate police officers from the existing precinct on NYC Highway 1. The proposed facility would be approximately 4,166 square feet and have an adjoining parking lot with a capacity for 30 spaces. The police officers are employed by the NYCDEP to monitor and patrol the watershed land area. The proposed precinct would be located on NYS Route 30, in the Town of Colchester, across the road from the existing police precinct. Currently, the proposed site is a NYCDEP owned vacant lot within an area of existing NYCDEP office facilities. Upon project completion, the facility would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and be staffed by 15 employees working alternating eight hour shifts. It is anticipated that the proposed project would require a site plan approval from the Town of Colchester and a septic plan approval from the New York State Department of Health and the New York City DEP.

Contact: Lisa Fuerst, 59-17 Junction Blvd, Corona, NY 11368, phone: (718) 595-4407, fax: (718) 595-4479.


Schoharie County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYCDEP Gilboa Police Precinct will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The public comment period ends: 02/30/02. The proposed project involves the construction of a one-story police precinct building. The proposed facility would be approximately 5,000 square feet including a basement and garage, and have an adjoining parking lot with a capacity for 30 spaces. The police officers are employed by the NYCDEP to monitor and patrol the watershed land area. The proposed precinct would be located on State Route 990V (R342), in the Town of Gilboa, on the access road to the lower section of the Schoharie Dam, directly across the road from the existing Gilboa Town Hall. Currently, the proposed site is a NYCDEP owned vacant lot within a dense woodland area. Upon project completion, the facility would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and be staffed by 15 employees working alternating eight hour shifts. It is anticipated that the proposed project would require a site plan approval from the Town of Gilboa and a septic plan approval from the New York State Department of Health and the New York City DEP.

Contact: Lisa Fuerst, 59-17 Junction Blvd, Corona, NY 11368, phone: (718) 595-4407, fax: (718) 595-4479.