Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 08/21/2002

Lewis County
Applicant: NYS Dept Of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-
Facility: Patchin Road
Patchin Road
Natural Bridge, NY -
Application ID: 6-2324-00092/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Lewis County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to eliminate a substandard curve alignment on Patchin Road approximately five miles east of the hamlet of Natural Bridge, one mile east of Aldrich Settlement Road.  The realignment would result in 3500 square feet of wetland fill in regulated freshwater wetland NB-27, an 809 acre Class II wetland.  The old alignment road section would be removed and restored to a wetland condition for a "no net loss" of wetland.
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: 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 Sep 6 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: Scott Siegfried
85 First Street
Fort Drum, NY 13602-
Facility: Fusa Boulevard & Rock Road
Fusa Boulevard & Rock Road
Fort Drum, NY 13602-
Application ID: 6-2324-00093/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Lewis County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to reconstruct 13 miles of FUSA Road used for military training maneuvers.  Approximately 7.5 acres of wetland will be impacted by the project and an equivalent acreage of wetland will be developed as mitigation.  The road is located near the eastern boundary of the Fort Drum Military Reservation, north of Natural Bridge and running north near the St. Lawrence County line.
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: 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 Sep 6 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: Lyonsdale Power Company LLC
Rr 1 Box 27C
Lyons Falls, NY 13368-
Facility: Lyonsdale Power Company
Marmon Lowdale & Lyonsdale Rds
Lyonsdale, NY 13433-
Application ID: 6-2338-00012/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Lewis County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a Title V 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 Lyonsdale Power Company, at Marmon, Lowdale, and Lyonsdale Roads in Lyonsdale, Lewis County, New York.

The permit is a modification to the existing Title V permit and requests the ability to co-fire clean wood pallet chips with virgin wood chips.

The Lyonsdale facility uses a 290 mmbtu/hr stoker moving grate boiler.  The facility is a Title V major facility for NOx, CO, and PM.  The facility would be allowed to burn pallet wood chips up to 30 weight % of the total fuel feed rate.  To be allowed to be burned, the pallet wood must contain less than 1 percent paint by surface area and less than 1.5% total contaminants by surface area.  A specific monitoring procedure which will be used during unloading to check for contamination.  If excessive contamination is found, the load is to be segregated and either the contamination eliminated or the load returned to the seller. This minor modification is not expected to increase emissions from the facility.

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 Parts 621.5(d)(9) 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 applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.

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 Sep 20 2002.
Contact: Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
lrambeau@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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