Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 05/15/2002

Essex County
Applicant: USA Canoe/Kayak
15 Parkside Dr
Lake Placid, NY 12946-
Facility: Whitewater Slalom Training Course
Chubb River Upstream From Rte 73 Bridge
Lake Placid, NY 12946-
Application ID: 5-1540-00291/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: North Elba, Essex County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to place boulder retards at several locations in the bed of the Chubb River between points just downstream of the Mill Pond Dam and the Route 73 Bridge to create pools and eddies in the river and enhance its flow characteristics for whitewater canoe and kayak use.  A staircase made out of native stone will also be constructed on the south bank just downstream from the dam to allow for easier access to the river by canoeists and kayakers.  The project will create a suitable whitewater slalom training site for Olympic athletes within a short distance from their main training facility.
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 31 2002.
Contact: Robert P. Forrester
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234

Saratoga County
Applicant: Ge Silicones LLC
260 Hudson River Rd
Waterford, NY 12188-
Facility: Ge Silicones Waterford Facility
260 Hudson River Rd
Waterford, NY 12188-
Application ID: 5-4154-00002/01743
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Waterford, Saratoga County
Project Description:
This permit modification is in response to GEís request for hearing on their original Title V Permit.  As a result of GEís comments, changes were made to the original 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 correction of lists of sources subject to various requirements.  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
    
General Electric operates a silicone production facility (sic 2821) located in Saratoga County, New York, in the town of Waterford. The plant is approximately 12 miles north of Albany.  The site produces silicone products and other materials including resins, fluids, dispersions, emulsions, heat curing elastomers, room temperature vulcanizing (rtv) elastomers and fumed silica.  The site has continuous and batch chemicals processes, compounding, finishing and packaging operations, and steam generation capability.

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 ďpermitting authorityĒ) 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.  DECís 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 Departmentís permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Departmentís 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 Warrensburg DEC 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 2016.4(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 17 2002.
Contact: Walter L. Haynes
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg Sub-Office
Hudson St Ext|PO Box 220
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
wlhaynes@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Washington County
Applicant: Richard D. Dedrick
Box 14 Hutton Sq Rd
Putnam Station, NY 12861-
Facility: Dedricks Dresden Station Sandpit
Rte 22 |North Of Leclaire Road
Dresden, NY 14441-
Application ID: 5-5324-00049/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Dresden, Washington County
Project Description:
The applicant is proposing to add an additional 4 acres to the previously permitted 4.8 acre life of mine. This additional area was disturbed by previous mining activity and abandoned prior to 1973. A copy of the application is available for review, by appointment, at the DEC office in Warrensburg.
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 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 17 2002.
Contact: George D. Casey
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg Sub-Office
Hudson St Ext|PO Box 220
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281

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