Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 09/25/2002

Jefferson County
Applicant: David Richardson
46150 Stump Road
Wellesley Island, NY 13640-
Facility: Richardson St Lawrence River Property
46150 Stump Road
Wellesley Island, NY 13640-
Application ID: 6-2222-00596/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
Remove a 180' x 6' dock and install a 40' x 40' covered boatport; dredge approximately 600 cubic yards of sediment from the small bay; construct 200' of 4' high stacked limestone retaining wall; and place cobbles along a 180' long section of shoreline along the St. Lawrence River at 46192 Stump Road on Wellesley Island.
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Oct 11 2002.
Contact: Lawrence D Gunn
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
ldgunn@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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:
Black River Power proposes to modify their existing permit to allow combustion of up to a maximum of 30% by weight, tire derived fuel (tdf) in combination with coal and/or petroleum coke for the facility's boilers.  Stack emission testing for NOX, CO, SO2, and PM while firing up to 30% tdf is required to determine compliance with the permit emission limits.  The Black River Power facility generates electric power for sale to the grid and is located at the intersection of Second Street West and Oneida Avenue, Fort Drum, Jefferson County.  This change would be a minor modification of the existing Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) determination and Title V permit.

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 Oct 25 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: Dale Myslivecek
116 County Route 47
Redfield, NY 13437-
Facility: Dale'S Excavating Gravel Pit
350 Ryan Road
Redfield, NY 13437-
Application ID: 6-2346-00033/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Lewis County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to mine 3 acres of sand and gravel from a 25.6 acre life of mine site on a 42.7 acre parcel owned by the applicant 500' east of Ryan Road, 900 feet south of Waterbury Road, four miles southeast of the hamlet of Redfield.  One site crushing and screening may take place.
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: 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 Oct 25 2002.
Contact: Mark A Wiggins
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
mawiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Oneida County
Applicant: Oneida Ltd
163-181 Kenwood Avenue
Oneida, NY 13421-
Facility: Oneida Ltd - Main Plant
102 East Seneca St
Sherrill, NY 13461-
Application ID: 6-3014-00004/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Oneida County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to relocate an existing discharge of varying amounts of treated process, cooling, and storm water to Sconondoa Creek, a class C waterbody, from a chemical treatment plant at the applicant's facility located at 102 East Seneca Street, Sherrill, New York 13461.The applicant plans to modify the Waste Water Treatment Plant piping so that the treated process water from outfall 001 discharges to Sconondoa Creek. The cooling and storm water will receive treatment in a retention pond prior to being discharged to Sconondoa Creek. The permit modification also includes the elimination of effluent limits and monitoring requirements for lead and hexavalent chromium from outfall 001. Neither metal is currently used in the manufacturing process, and sampling data for the past 5 years supports this request.
The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a  SPDES permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. 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 the overall proposed project.
    Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number, NY-0002488.
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 Oct 25 2002.
Contact: Patrick M Clearey
NYSDEC Region 6 Utica Sub-Office
State Office Bldg - 207 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
(315)793-2555
pmcleare@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Oneida Ltd
163-181 Kenwood Avenue
Oneida, NY 13421-
Facility: Oneida Ltd - Main Plant
102 East Seneca St
Sherrill, NY 13461-
Application ID: 6-3014-00004/00188
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Oneida County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct 320 feet of sewer line and a new outfall in the regulated 100 foot adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland V-5, a 27-acre class II wetland. The purpose of the new sewer line is to separate process water from cooling and storm water. The project is located at the Oneida LTD Main Plant, 102 E. Seneca Street, City of Sherill, Town of Vernon, Oneida 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 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 Oct 11 2002.
Contact: Patrick M Clearey
NYSDEC Region 6 Utica Sub-Office
State Office Bldg - 207 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
(315)793-2555
pmcleare@gw.dec.state.ny.us

St Lawrence County
Applicant: Bernadette A Sweeney
PO Box 105
Massena, NY 13662-0105
Facility: Sweeney Norwood Lake Property
River Road
Norwood, NY 13668-
Application ID: 6-4074-00124/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: St Lawrence County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to rip rap approximately 140' of shoreline, extend a highway culvert 15' and rip rap approximately 50' of drainage ditch and install a 6' wide x 10' long floating dock on Norwood Lake, approximately 1.25 miles south of the Village of Norwood and approximately 1000' north of Pig Street.
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 Oct 11 2002.
Contact: Mark A Wiggins
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
mawiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals