Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 10/30/2002

Albany County
Applicant: Mohawk Paper Mills Inc
465 Saratoga St
Cohoes, NY 12047-4626
Facility: Mohawk Paper Mills
465 Saratoga St
Cohoes, NY 12047-
Application ID: 4-0103-00015/00015
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Cohoes, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has determined that an Air State Facility (ASF) permit application from Mohawk Paper Mills for the Cohoes Mill is complete.   The facility owned by Mohawk Paper Mills, Inc., is a non-integrated paper mill in which pulp is obtained from vendors.  This ASF Permit includes the previous issued permit which capped the facility out of Title V (Part 201-6) by limiting boiler plant fuel consumption.  Emissions were capped to less than the Title V thresholds which are: 100 tons per year for sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM-10); 50 tons per year for volatile organic compounds (VOC); 25 tons per year for total hazardous air pollutants (HAP) and 10 tons per year for each individual HAP.  By accepting these state and federally enforceable limits, the facility is not subject to the Title V regulations.  The permittee is required to maintain records and 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 wed site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

The application 4-0103-00015/00015 is available for review at the NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenetady, NY.  Please contact Michael Higgins at (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.

The facility is located at  465 Saratoga St., Cohoes, NY, in Albany County.





                                                
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: 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 Nov 29 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: Coeymans - T
Russell Rd
Ravena, NY 12143-
Facility: Ravena Coeymans STP
South Main St & Rt 143
Ravena, NY 12143-
Application ID: 4-0124-00019/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Coeymans, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to modify an existing SPDES permit for the Ravena Coeymans Sewage Treatment Plant to remove previously permitted limits for chlorine residual and fecal coliform due to the fact that the facility is no longer required to chlorinate its effluent.  In addition a discharge sign requirement has been added to the permit.  A revised draft permit has been prepared and is available for review. The facility is located at the intersection of South Main street and NYS Route 143 in the Town of Coeymans, Albany County.  
SPDES # NY-0022772.
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: 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 Nov 29 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

Greene County
Applicant: Manley Hillicoss
385 Bronk Mill Rd
West Coxsackie, NY 12192-
Facility: Hillicoss Shale Pit
Rt 81
Coxsackie, NY 12192-
Application ID: 4-1928-00015/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Coxsackie, Greene County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to modify an existing mining permit to add three acres to the 21 acre life of mine area.  The addition of three acres will combine two separate operating areas into one uniform life of mine area.  The project is located on NYS Route 81, one half mile east of Earlton, in the Town of Coxsackie, Greene County.  MLF #404-3-32-0349
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 Nov 29 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

Montgomery County
Applicant: St Johnsville - V
16 Washington St
Saint Johnsville, NY 13452-1117
Facility: Village Of St Johnsville Marina
NYS Rt 61 & Marina Dr East
St Johnsville, NY -
Application ID: 4-2738-00051/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: St Johnsville, Montgomery County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to reconstruct the village's existing marina on the Mohawk River under a local waterfront revitalization program.  The project will involve clearing and grubbing of approximately 470 feet of river bank and placing stone rip rap over those areas.  The existing boat launch will be rebuilt and extended 41 feet into the riverbed using pre-cast concrete.  New utilities and floating docks will be installed and the site will be regraded and reconstructed with new walkways and parking areas to accommodate boat trailers and campers.  The marina is located on the north side of the Mohawk River the just east of Bridge Street (Route 61).    
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 Nov 15 2002.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
aamarcuc@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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