Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 02/20/2002

Chautauqua County
Applicant: Chautauqua County
Co Office Bldg
Mayville, NY 14757-
Facility: Chautauqua County Landfill
3889 Towerville Rd, Jamestown
Ellery Center, NY 14701-
Application ID: 9-0636-00006/00017
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Ellery, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Air Title V facility 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 for the air emissions from existing landfill at 3889 Towerville Road in the Town of Ellery.  The County of Chautauqua owns and operates this landfill which is located on a 790 acre parcel.  The facility, which opened in 1981, has a total design capacity of 5.9 million megagrams (MG).  The total landfill footprint is 83.5 acres, of which 33 acres are active, 43.5 acres are closed and have received final cover, and an additional 7acre landfill cell will begin construction at a later date.  The landfill is an existing facility for the purpose of  applicability of 6 NYCRR Part 208, "Landfill Gas Collection and Control Systems for Certain Municipal Solid Waste Landfills".  The landfill currently emits less than 50 megagrams per year of nonmethane organic compounds (NMOC);  therefore,  Part 208 does not require a landfill gas capture and control system. However, the County already installed an active landfill gas collection system in accord with State solid waste management regulations in order to abate odors. Part 208 and this permit will require the facility to monitor the quantity of solid waste disposed at the landfill annually and to estimate annual NMOC emissions based on the current amount of solid wasteinplace and the annual solid waste acceptance rate.  If emissions of NMOC reach 50 megagrams per year, the facility will be required to modify the gas collection and control system according to the requirements of  Part 208. The County has recently installed an open "candlestick" flare for the gas collection system to both control odors and to meet the emission control requirements of 6NYCRR  Part 212. Landfill gas is known to contain hazardous constituents.  The candlestick flare will deliver at least 98% NMOC destruction efficiency.  The flare is intended to meet or exceed the requirements of 40 CFR 60.18.
In accordance with 6NYCRR Part 621.5(d)(9) and 210-6.4(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (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.  Following the 30 day comment period, the EPA will have an additional 45 days to review the draft or modified draft permit.  If the EPA does not raise any objection in that time, the Department may then issue the proposed permit as the Title V permit.  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 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 procedures for 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 determinations 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 web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.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: 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 Mar 25 2002.
Contact: Richard P. Sweeney
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165

Erie County
Applicant: Lafarge North America Inc
12950 Worldgate Drive Suite 500
Herndon, VA 20170-
Facility: Lafarge Depew Plant
5636 Transit Rd
Depew, NY 14043-
Application ID: 9-1430-00084/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Cheektowaga, Erie County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the discharge of approximately 15,000 gallons per day of process water and stormwater from 2 storm sewers and a ditch to Cayuga Creek.  The facility is a ready-mix concrete plant located in the Village of Depew.  The process water to be discharged results from washing activities and dust control.  A Fact Sheet and Draft Permit specifying effluent limitation and monitoring requirements are available for review at this Department's Buffalo Office.      
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 Mar 25 2002.
Contact: David S. Denk
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dsdenk@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals