ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 05/08/2002
Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 05/08/2002

Albany County
Applicant: General Electric Co
3135 Easton Tpke
Fairfield, CT 06431-
Facility: General Electric Selkirk Plastics Plt
One Noryl Avenue
Selkirk, NY 12158-
Application ID: 4-0122-00007/00719
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Bethlehem, Albany County
Project Description:
RE-NOTICE
In February of this year 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 Selkirk Plastics facility located in Selkirk, NY, Albany County.  A notice that the draft permit was available for public review was published in the Albany Times Union on February 15, 2002 and in the Department’s Environmental Notice Bulletin on February 13, 2002.  

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, including physical and operational changes made at 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. A copy of the revised draft Title V Permit for this facility can be found at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dardata/boss/afs/draft_atv_e.html
    
The plastics production facility which manufactures monomer (a chemical compound used to manufacture plastic) is on a 700 acre site of which 60 acres are industrialized.  Monomer is either produced (SIC 2869) from raw materials or purchased. The monomers are polymerized to form plastic resins. Manufactured and purchased resins are compounded at the facility by adding colorants and other ingredients to provide desired properties. The facility includes continuous and batch processes, a packaging operation, an energy recovery boiler, and a waste water treatment plant, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
                            
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 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 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.), 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 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 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’s wed site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm .



The permit application and draft permit are available for review at the Region 4 office. Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of 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.

In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.5 (d) 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 the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6 NYCRR 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 Jun 7 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

Columbia County
Applicant: Hudson - C
Cty Hall 520 Warren St
Hudson, NY 12534-
Facility: Oakdale Park
6Th Street- Northwest End Of Oakdale Lake
Hudson, NY -
Application ID: 4-1006-00053/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Hudson, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to make improvements to the existing Oakdale Park, including the reconstruction of the walkway including installation of an 18 inch high retaining wall at the lake edge and installation of stone rip rap along approximately 250 feet of shoreline to protect the walkway from erosion,  reconstruction of the outlet cover, and associated grading and seeding of park areas.  The project is located at Oakdale Park, Sixth Street and Glenwood Boulevard, City of Hudson, Columbia County.   
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 24 2002.
Contact: Nancy M. Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
nmadams@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Toplor Ltd/Slome Capital Investments Inc
40 West 57Th Street 33Rd Floor
New York, NY 10019-4001
Facility: Pond Lily Pond
West Pond Lily Road & Co Rt 8
Gallatin, NY 12567-
Application ID: 4-1034-00015/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Gallatin, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to continue the application of Rodeo and Aquathol annually to a 39 acre pond known as Pond Lily Pond to control weed growth.  The proposed permit would authorize application for a two year period.  The project is located at Pond Lily Pond, Columbia County Route 8, Town of Gallatin, Columbia County.  
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 24 2002.
Contact: Nancy M. Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
nmadams@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County
Applicant: St Lawrence Cement Co LLC
1945 Graham Blvd
Mont-Royal, PQ H3R-1H1
Facility: St Lawrence Cement Corp-Catskill Quarry
Rt 9W
Catskill, NY 12414-
Application ID: 4-1926-00021/00043
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Catskill, Greene County
Project Description:
St Lawrence Cement Co. is a Portland Cement manufacturing plant built in 1966 located on Route 9W, south of the Village of Catskill in the Town of Catskill, Greene County.  This facility is a major source for Air Permitting producing approximately 600,000 tons of cement per year and has a Title V Air permit from the Department.  The facility is a wet process plant utilizing a solid, liquid, and gas fueled kiln.  The operations at this facility include quarrying, raw materials acquisition, handling and storage, bulk materials handling and storage, raw milling, kiln operation, finish milling, cement storage and loadout.
St Lawrence Cement proposes to construct and operate a new materials transport system that will allow them to receive upto150,000 metric tons of finished cement product by barge, and transport it to the facilities “C” Silos for redistribution.  The changes will not result in any increase in manufacturing, however a minor Air Permit Modification will be required for the increase in particulate matter due to receipt, storage, transfer and trucking of the additional finished product. A Freshwater Wetland permit will be needed for the construction of the 4,300' long  by approximately 20" diameter transport line, portions of which are proposed to be constructed in the adjacent area of NYS DEC Freshwater Wetland HS-101.  The new line would be placed directly above their existing 16" diameter transport line.
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: A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 May 24 2002.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Applicant: Greene County
909 Greene Co Office Bldg
Cairo, NY 12413-9509
Facility: Bin 3-20082-0 On Sunside Road
Sunside Road 1/2 Mile From Sr 145
Durham, NY -
Application ID: 4-1930-00047/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Durham, Greene County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to replace existing stringer bridge which carries Sunside Road over Bowery Creek, in the Town of Durham, Greene County, with a precast concrete arch system.  Rip rap will be placed upstream, downstream as well as under the bridge, for a total of approximately 85' on each bank.  Project site is Sunside Road, approximately 1/4 mile southwest of Route 145.
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 24 2002.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Applicant: Greene Co Soil & Water Conservation Dist
Hc 3 Box 907
Cairo, NY 12413-9502
Facility: Westkill Flood Mitigation Site #2
Co Rte 6 At Schoemaker Road
Lexington, NY -
Application ID: 4-1940-00145/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Lexington, Greene County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to conduct a stream restoration project to stabilize approximately 3,086 linear feet of stream bank of the West Kill to mitigate significant stream degradation due to the flooding events of 1987, 1996 and 1999.  The restoration strategy consists of developing a stable stream channel planform and profile, utilize in-stream cross vanes for grade control, construction of rock vanes, and extensive plantings of riprarian vegetation. The project starts approximately 511 feet downstream of the Shoemaker Road Bridge and continues upstream for a distance of 2575 linear feet.  The project is located off County Route 6, approximately 1 1/2 miles east of the hamlet of West Kill.
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: A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 24 2002.
Contact: John H. Feltman
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 State Highway 10 Suite 1
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
jhfeltma@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Otsego County
Applicant: Otsego County
Linden Ave
Cooperstown, NY 13326-
Facility: Otsego County Skilled Nursing Facility
Phoenix Mills Cross Road @ NYS Rt 28
Cooperstown, NY -
Application ID: 4-3650-00172/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Otsego, Otsego County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve a new permit for a subsurface discharge of 21,000 gallons per day of sanitary wastewater from the proposed Otsego County Skilled Nursing Facility.  The proposal involves the construction of a 210 bed County nursing home facility with sewer and water on a site located on Phoenix Mills Cross Road at State Route 28.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 Sub-Office.  SPDES #NY-0261505.
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: Otsego County
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Jun 7 2002.
Contact: John H. Feltman
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 State Highway 10 Suite 1
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
jhfeltma@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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