Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 07/31/2002

Albany County
Applicant: Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc
One New Bond Street
Worcester, MA 01606-
Facility: Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc
2600 Tenth Ave
Watervliet, NY 12189-
Application ID: 4-0126-00160/00143
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 for new construction from Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc., located at 2600 Tenth Ave., Watervliet, Albany County. Saint-Gobain Abrasives presently manufactures coated abrasives and proposes to add a new cloth finishing line and a new micro-abrasive line to their facility operations.

The applicant has proposed to accept a cap on emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) which will restrict the potential to emit of the portion of the facility involved in the new construction to a level which is less than the Part 231-2 (New Source Review in Non Attainment Areas) significant emission rate.  The significant emission rate is the difference between future potential and prior actual emissions and is 40 tons per year for VOC.  By accepting this state and federally enforceable limit, Saint-Gobain, Inc. will not be subject to this regulation.

The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit emissions of the above contaminant to less than the above threshold.  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 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 web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

The application 4-0126-00160/00143 is available for review at the Region 4 Office, 1150 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY 12306.  The contact person is Thomas P. Haley, (518) 357-2069. 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 ASF Permit.

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 Aug 30 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

Otsego County
Applicant: Leatherstocking Railway Historical Socie
P O Box 681
Oneonta, NY 13820-0681
Facility: Railroad Right Of Way At Sus. River
Susquehanna River Approx. 1 Mile North Of Milford
Hartwick, NY -
Application ID: 4-3632-00102/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Hartwick, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to stabilize a 60' section of slumping streambank with rock rip rap. The site is located on the bank of the Susquehanna River  and is also within the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland MI-1.  The slump area is immediately adjacent to the Leatherstocking Railroad railbed.  The project is located north of the Village of Milford east of State Route 28, between CR 45 and Oxbow Road.
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 Aug 16 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

Rensselaer County
Applicant: John Santora
7 Ethier Dr
Troy, NY 12180-
Facility: Santora Property
7 Ethier Dr
Brunswick, NY -
Application ID: 4-3822-00107/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Brunswick, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to install an in-ground swimming pool at Ethier Drive residence. The proposed construction is in an area adjacent to freshwater wetland AP-4,  and permit will require installation in back yard of a 30' drain trench for backwash water.  Pool and all structures must be more than 80 feet from the wetland, and not compromise  the existing buffer area.   Location is 7 Ethier Drive, City of Troy, Rensselaer County.  

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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 Aug 16 2002.
Contact: Arthur N Henningson
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

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