ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 05/01/2002
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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 05/01/2002

Albany County
Applicant: Albany County
112 State St Box 4187
Albany, NY 12207-2005
Facility: Entire Albany County
Countywide
County, NY -
Application ID: 4-0100-00006/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 3 Aquatic Pesticides
Project is Located: , Albany County
Project Description:
The Albany County Department of Health proposes a biological control treatment, for portions of New York State freshwater wetland A-10,  to control mosquito larvae during the summer 2002 season. The biological larvicide treatments will involve the placement of granular or briquet style larvicide into the wetland areas. All applications will be conducted by certified applicators and be part of the larger Albany County mosquito control program. Applications will take place in the vicinity of Sand Creek Road and Sunset Boulevard in the Village of Colonie.
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: Albany County
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 17 2002.
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 County
620 State St
Schenectady, NY 12305-2112
Facility: Entire Schenectady County
Countywide
Countywide, NY -
Application ID: 4-4200-00002/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 3 Aquatic Pesticides
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: , Schenectady County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to treat, if necessary, portions of New York State freshwater wetlands N-101, N-102, S- 4, S-5, S-115, S-116, S-117 & S-118 with a briquet or granular biological mosquito larvicide during the 2002 season. The treatments will be conducted by a certified applicator and be a part of the larger county-wide Schenectady County mosquito larvicide program. The freshwater wetlands are located in Niskayuna, Rotterdam and the City of Schenectady.

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: Schenectady County
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 17 2002.
Contact: Thomas P. Haley
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
tphaley@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: General Electric Co
3135 Easton Tpke
Fairfield, CT 06431-
Facility: General Electric Turbine Plt
1 River Rd
Schenectady, NY 12345-
Application ID: 4-4215-00054/00173
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Schenectady, Schenectady County
Project Description:
In July of 2001 the Department drafted a permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments, and made a tentative determination to approve the permit for the General Electric Power Systems facility located at 1 River Road in Schenectady, owned by General Electric Company of Fairfield, CT.

Notice that the draft permit was available for review was published in the Daily Gazette on July 19, 2001 and in the Department’s publication, the Environmental Notice Bulletin.  As a result of comments received, changes were made to the draft permit and this notice is being published to provide another opportunity to the public to provide comments to the department on the revised draft permit.

The revised draft reflects minor changes which have occurred to the type of equipment and processes used at the facility.  Other changes involve the 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.

This facility is primarily engaged in the manufacture of steam turbines and generators, the testing of gas turbine combustor units, and research and development to support steam turbine generator manufacturing.  This permit combines previously issued modifications and certificates to operate individual emission points for emissions units associated with processes at the facility such as  paint booths, sanders, curing ovens, autoclaves, combustion test stands, air pre-heaters and boilers, into one overall facility permit.

Emissions from this facility are controlled in accordance with multiple State and Federal regulations through the use of control equipment, emission caps, use of approved coatings and other permit limitations.  Daily and periodic monitoring activities as well as record keeping and reporting of data will be used to verify compliance.

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 31 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: General Electric Co
3135 Easton Tpke
Fairfield, CT 06431-
Facility: General Electric Corporate Res. & Dev.
1 Research Circle
Niskayuna, NY 12309-
Application ID: 4-4224-00001/00103
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Niskayuna, Schenectady County
Project Description:
In May of 2001 the Department drafted a permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments, and made a tentative determination to approve the permit for the General Electric Corporate Research and Development facility located at One Research Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309, in Schenectady County, owned by General Electric Company of Fairfield, CT.

Notice that the draft permit was available for review was published in the Daily Gazette on May 18, 2001 and in the Department’s publication, the Environmental Notice Bulletin.  As a result of comments received, changes were made to the draft permit and this notice is being published to provide another opportunity to the public to provide comments to the department on the revised draft permit.

The revised draft reflects minor changes which have occurred to the type of equipment and processes used at the facility.  Other changes involve the 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.

This facility is  an industrial laboratory engaged in research which supports all of GE’s businesses as well as other customers with programs in ceramics, chemical process technology, control systems and electronic technologies, electronic systems, engineering mechanics, environmental, industrial electronics, information technology, manufacturing technology, materials characterization, mechanical systems, physical metallurgy and polymer and inorganic systems.

Emissions from this facility are controlled in accordance with multiple State and Federal regulations through the use of control equipment, periodic monitoring activities and permit limitations.  Record keeping and reporting of data will be used to verify compliance.

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 31 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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