Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 06/26/2002

Jefferson County
Applicant: Black River Power LLC
Ja Jones Dr
Charlotte, NC 28287-
Facility: Black River Power Electrical Generating
Second Street West & Oneida Ave
Fort Drum, NY 13602-
Application ID: 6-2240-00009/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a modification permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the existing facility located at Black River Power, LLC, 2nd Street West and Oneida Avenue, Fort Drum, New York.  Black River Power is an electric generating facility.

Black River Power is proposing to co-fire coal and alternative fuel in existing emission unit U-00001, 3 circulating fluidized bed boilers.  Each boiler is rated at 217 mmbtu/hr. The alternative fuel is processed from pre-consumer, non-recyclable, non-reuseable, non-contaminated plastic coated paper, wax coated paper, paper, and low chlorine content (less than 0.16% dry weight as received) plastic film.  Alternative fuel will be consumed at rates up to 30 weight percent of total fuel feed rate.  This minor modification is expected to not produce any emission increases.  The facility remains subject to PSD for NOx, CO, and SO2.  The facility is Title V major for NOx, CO, PM, PM-10 and SO2. Black River Power must perform stack testing for the toxics, hydrogen chloride, chlorine, dioxins and furans.

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 listed 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 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 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 website at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Part 621.5(d)(9) and 201.6.4(c), the Administrator of the 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.  After the public comment period, the USEPA will be provided a proposed permit and will have an additional 45 day period for review.  If USEPA does not raise any objection, the Department will issue the permit. The application and Draft Title V Facility permit are available in the Region 6 NYSDEC office in Watertown, New York.

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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Jul 26 2002.
Contact: Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
lrambeau@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Lewis County
Applicant: The Nature Conservancy
1815 North Lynn St
Arlington, VA 22209-
Facility: Bonaparte Swamp
South End Of Bonaparte Lake Accessed From Route 5
Lake Bonaparte, NY -
Application ID: 6-2324-00089/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Lewis County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to apply a 50/50 solution of the herbicide Rodeo and water to control the spread of Giant Reed (Phragmites australis), using the cut stem inspection technique.  Giant Reed is considered an invasive plant that displaces more desirable plant species.  The treatment area, approximately six acres in size, is located in regulated freshwater wetland H-4, a 1022 acre Class I wetland, off CR 5, approximately one mile northeast of Dobson Road, 2.5 miles west of the Village of Harrisville.
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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Jul 12 2002.
Contact: Mark A Wiggins
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
mawiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: West Leyden Fire Department
PO Box 205
West Leyden, NY 13489-
Facility: West Leyden Dam
North Of NYS Route 26
West Leyden, NY 13489-
Application ID: 6-2332-00042/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Lewis County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to undertake repairs to the Reimiller Dam in the Hamlet of West Leyden.  Repairs would include installation of a temporary cofferdam, replacement of the east concrete penstock wall, replace rip rap at outlet to the Fire Emergency Spillway, temporary pond dewatering and installation of earth berms on east and west side of dam to channel flood flows within the dam spillway.
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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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: Mark A Wiggins
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
mawiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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