Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 06/12/2002

Albany County
Applicant: Altx Inc
201 Spring Street Rd
Watervliet, NY 12189-
Facility: Altx Inc
1A Lincoln Ave
Watervliet, NY 12189-
Application ID: 4-0126-00011/00053
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Colonie, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has received an Air State Facility (ASF) permit application from Altx, Inc., located on Lincoln Avenue in the Town of Colonie, Albany County  to cap the facility out of Title V (Part 201-6).  The facility is an alloy steel extrusion plant.  This cap will also cap the facility out of NOx Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) (Part 227-2) and Part 212 RACT (Part 212.10).

The applicant has proposed to accept a cap on emissions of carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM10), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), volatile organic compounds (VOC), and total and individual hazardous air pollutants (HAP) which will restrict the potential to emit of the facility to a level which is less than the applicability threshold for Title V.  These levels are: 100 tons per year for CO, SO2, PM10, and NOX; 50 tons per year for VOC; and 25 tons per year for total HAP and 10 tons per year for each individual HAP.  By accepting these state and federally enforceable limits, Altx, Inc. will not be subject to these regulations.

The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit emissions of the above contaminants to less than the above thresholds.  Emissions are limited by limiting the volume of steel pickled and the volume of fuel fired. The permittee will be required to maintain records and to report this data to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject ASF 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 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 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 application 4-0126-00011/00053 is available for review at the Region 4 Office, 1150 North
Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY.
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: 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 Jul 12 2002.
Contact: Patricia A. Pinder
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Columbia County
Applicant: John Clarkson
51 Craryville Road
Craryville, NY 12521-
Facility: Clarkson Property
51 Craryville Road
Craryville, NY -
Application ID: 4-1054-00059/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Taghkanic, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to dredge an existing pond (approximately 45' by 95') to remove accumulated sediments, and to dispose of sediments outside the wetland area.  The project is located within the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland CK-42, at 51 Craryville Road, in the Town of Taghkanic, 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 Jun 28 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: Iroquois Gas Transmission System Inc
One Corporate Drive Suite 606
Shelton, CT 06484-6208
Facility: Athens Compressor Station
Schoharie Tpk Cr 28
Athens, NY 12015-
Application ID: 4-1922-00049/00008
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Athens, Greene County
Project Description:
The applicant is proposing to construct a natural gas lateral pipeline to service the Athens Generating Company (AGC) electrical power generating station.  The pipeline lateral will be 2400' in length and will run in a north-south direction from the existing Iroquois Gas mainline to the AGC property and will result in the temporary disturbance of approximately 1300 sq. ft. of the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland HN-108.  Wetland enhancements/mitigation will also occur.  The project is located south of Greene County Route 28 and east of US Route 9W in the Town of Athens, Greene 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: 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 28 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

Applicant: Paul Capobiano
461 Rt 385
Catskill, NY 12414-
Facility: Catskill Animal Shelter
Rt 385
Catskill, NY 12414-
Application ID: 4-1926-00010/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Catskill, Greene County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to modify a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law for an existing surface  discharge of 1500 gpd to an unnamed tributary of the Hudson River under Article15 of the Environmental Conservation law.  The modification would transfer this permit to the current owner, Paul Capobianco of Mainstay Kennels, make flow monitoring a monthly requirement and delete the disinfection requirements since disinfection is not presently required for discharges to Class “C” water bodies.  This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  As such, this tentative determination does not signify department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.  

    Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES Number NY 0092541.
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: 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 (No Comment Date Specified).
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Applicant: Sunny Hill Farm Inc
Sunny Hill Rd
Greenville, NY 12083-
Facility: Sunny Hill Farm
Sunny Hill Rd
Freehold, NY 12431-
Application ID: 4-1932-00012/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Greenville, Greene County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to modify a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law for an existing surface discharge of 20,500 gpd of treated sanitary wastewater from a summer resort to an unnamed, Class C tributary of the Platte Kill.  The following modifications are proposed:  a) deletion of the disinfection requirements, since disinfection is not presently required for discharge to Class C water bodies; b) suspended solids limit will be decreased from 20 mg/l to 10 mg/l; c) ammonia effluent limits will be adjusted from 2 mg/l throughout the year to 2 mg/l from June to October and 3 mg/l from November to May of each year; d) daily visual inspections and chlorine residual and fecal coliform monitoring will no longer be required; and e) additional monitoring requirements will be imposed.  This tentative determinatation indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  As such, this tentative determination does not signify department approval or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.  Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number NY0083372.


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: 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 Jul 12 2002.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Applicant: Windham - T
Rt 296 Town Hall
Windham, NY 12496-
Facility: Windham Wastewater Treatment Plant
South Street Corner Of Cr 12 And Sr 23
Windham, NY -
Application ID: 4-1946-00114/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Windham, Greene County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a new permit for a proposed discharge of treated municipal sewerage into the Batavia Kill from a proposed municipal treament plant with a design flow of 0.375 million gallons per day. The new plant and associated sanitary sewer collection system will serve the hamlets of Windham and Hensonville. The collection system will consist of construction of approximately 15 miles of collection lines and will involve various stream crossings.  The treatment plant is to be located on South Street west of the hamlet of Windham and the service area extends along State Route 23 and State Route 296 to the hamlet of Hensonville.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 Stamford Office.  SPDES #NY-0262935.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: A final enviromental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: Windham Town Board
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 Jul 12 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: Elmer Bond
645 Munson Road
West Winfield, NY 13491-
Facility: Elmer Bond Property
645 Munson Road|Just South Of Cr 22
Exeter, NY -
Application ID: 4-3630-00059/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Exeter, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to place heavy stone rip rap along approximatley 100 feet of Wharton Creek stream bank to control erosion to agricultural fields.  Also, debris will be removed from downstream of a bank scour area and the scour area will be backfilled and armored with rip rap.  The project is located on Munson Road just south of the intersection with County Route 22.  
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 Jun 28 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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