ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 04/24/2002
Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 04/24/2002

Albany County
Applicant: Michael Waldenmaier
108 Beacon Rd
Glenmont, NY 12077-
Facility: Waldenmaier Property
Corner Elsmere Ave & Feura Bush Rd
Bethlehem, NY -
Application ID: 4-0122-00196/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Bethlehem, Albany County
Project Description:
The project proposal consists of the development of 92 townhouses on 46 lots (lots 1 thru 9 and lots 10 thru 47) on 3 parcels of land (Parcels A, B & C) totaling 52.75 acres owned by Michael F.; Charles J.; George H.; and Trudie J. Waldenmaier.  Development will also include associated roadway, parking areas and utilities.  Impacts to federal wetlands will be associated with the construction of roadways, building footprints, grading, yard areas and utility connections.  Total impacts to federal wetlands will be approximately 0.35+ acres, which will be offset by compensatory mitigation consisting of maintenance of existing wetlands and wetland/upland buffer adjacent to the Dowerskill stream, including protection by deed restriction, as part of open space/green area controlled by a Homeowners Association, which results in approximately 24 acres of open space.  The project site is located on both the east and west sides of Elsmere Avenue (NYS Route 335), and north and south of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation right of way north of the Feura Bush Road intersection, in the Town of Bethlehem, Albany County.
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: Bethlehem Town Board
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 May 10 2002.
Contact: Michael T. Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
mthiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County
Applicant: Anthony Como
112 Paul Saxe Rd
Catskill, NY 12414-
Facility: Holiday Acres Resort
112 Paul Saxe Rd
Catskill, NY 12414-
Application ID: 4-1926-00223/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Catskill, Greene County
Project Description:
    The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application to re-issue the following EPA minor Private/Commercial/Institutional State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (P/C/I SPDES) permit.  DEC has made a tentative determination to re-issue this permit for a five-year period, maintaining the current effluent limitations and monitoring and reporting requirements.  This permit involves the surface discharge of up to 4,500 gallon per day of treated sanitary waste to the Vly Creek.

    Additional information including the current permit, renewal applications, and supporting documentation may be obtained from, or inspected at the NYSDEC central office in Albany.  Substantive comments on the permit or requests for a hearing or both must be submitted in writing to the contact person.
    
    SPDES Number : NY 007 1510


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 May 24 2002.
Contact: Erin L. Burns
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
elburns@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Schenectady County
Applicant: General Electric Co
3135 Easton Tpke
Fairfield, CT 06431-
Facility: General Electric Nott St Plt
1 Nott St
Schenectady, NY 12345-
Application ID: 4-4215-00015/00033
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Schenectady, Schenectady County
Project Description:
The Department has proposed modifications to the Title V permit for the General Electric Power Systems facility located on 1 Nott Street, City of Schenectady, County of Schenectady, owned by General Electric Company of Fairfield, Connecticut.  The facility is primarily engaged in the coating, laminating, curing, grinding, and other associated operations that support the manufacture and assembly of steam turbine, generators, and generator parts.  The facility has numerous sources including paint booths, curing ovens, electrolytic bath, glue oven, paint dip tank, sanders, and coating lines.

The modifications address and resolve issues raised by the permittee in a statement objecting to certain provisions of the permit and requesting a hearing in accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 621.9(a)(2).  Based on negotiations between the permittee and the Department in connection with the hearing request, the Department proposes to make changes to the permit issued on October 11, 2001 reflecting the agreed upon resolution. The changes involve modification of the permit effective date, clarification of regulatory terms, reliance upon regulatory citations to describe certain federal requirements, clarification of permit provisions requiring compliance certification, inclusion of provisions previously omitted from the permit, revisions to certain notification and general conditions language.  These changes do not affect any emission limits or standards and do not authorize any additional activities at the facility.

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 identified in this notice.  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 two business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 AM through 4:45 PM), unless the requester 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 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 hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed in this notice.  If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the draft modified Title V Facility Permit.

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 exists.  A copy of the Department’s permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department’s web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of 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 applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.
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 May 24 2002.
Contact: Angelo A. Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
aamarcuc@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Carver Sand & Gravel LLC
494 Western Tpke
Altamont, NY 12009-
Facility: Carver Stone- Asphalt Plant
Settles Hill Rd
Duanesburg, NY -
Application ID: 4-4220-00136/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Duanesburg, Schenectady County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to discharge fill material into 0.49 acres of federal wetlands along 60 linear feet of intermittent stream at two locations in order to build an access road to a site where a new asphalt plant will be constructed along with a retail facility for selling crushed stone, gravel, top soil, mulch and landscape rocks.  The applicant proposes to create 0.57 acres of new wetlands on the project site to establish a buffer area along the main stream corridor.  In addition, a total of 11.3 acres of the site will be preserved as undeveloped lands and would include the stream corridor buffer, wetland creation area and adjacent uplands.

The project site is located south of Route 20 in the Town of Duanesburg with the entrance to the facility on the west side of Settles Hill Road in the Town of Princetown.
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 May 10 2002.
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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