Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 11/06/2002

Seneca County
Applicant: Hampshire Chemical Corp
55 Hayden Ave
Lexington, MA 02173-7994
Facility: Hampshire Chemical Corp/Evans Chemetics
228 E Main St
Waterloo, NY 13165-
Application ID: 8-4538-00003/00019
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Waterloo, Seneca County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit modification for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation law.  The applicant proposes to modify an existing discharge of approximately .41 million gallons per day of process wastewater, cooling water and stormwater (Outfall 013) to the Seneca River/Barge Canal from the Evans Chemetics facility owned by Hampshire Chemical   located at 228 East Main Street, Waterloo, NY. The facility, which manufactures sulfur-based chemicals, has constructed and begun operating a new wastewater treatment plant.  The proposed change includes extending the interim limit for iron of 1.5 mg/l as the final limit rather than the more stringent effluent limit of .55 mg/l due to high background concentrations of iron in the influent water. This modification requires a variance from 6NYCRR Part 702.17.  In addition, the Department proposes to change the Total Suspended Solids limit of 114 pounds/day to 176 pounds/day based on a review of the categorical limits in 40 CFR Part 414.81.  This tentative determination for the SPDES permit modification indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance.  A Negative Declaration is on file. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  You may contact the NYSDEC Region 8 office for review and comment by referring to the application number listed above.
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 Dec 6 2002.
Contact: Kimberly A Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
kamercha@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Steuben County
Applicant: Edward J Machuga
PO Box 475
Bradford, NY 14815-0475
Facility: Machuga Pit
Rt 226
Bradford, NY 14815-
Application ID: 8-4626-00001/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Bradford, Steuben County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to expand a 16-acre gravel mine on a +/- 64-acre parcel to a total of approximately 25 acres. The mine site is located south ot State Route 226, approximately 1500 feet west of the Schuyler County/Steuben County border. The mining operation is typical unconsolidated surface extraction of gravel. Excavation is done by mechanical equipment, standard for gravel mining operations. A portable crusher and screener will be used to process the gravel and cobble material, with no water required for this operation. There will be no mining below the local water table. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 75,000 cubic yards of gravel over the operational life of the mine. The material will be used by both municipal and commercial clients.
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: 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 Dec 6 2002.
Contact: Nancy H Barkan
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
nhbarkan@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Erwin - T
Erwin Town Hall
Painted Post, NY 14870-
Facility: Morningside Heights Water District
Canada Rd
Erwin, NY -
Application ID: 8-4642-00049/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Erwin, Steuben County
Project Description:
The Erwin has submitted a water supply application for the purpose of providing public water to lands under development for the Corning Inc diesel filter manufacturing plant on the north side of State Route 417 near Erwins NY,  and to undeveloped lands south of Route 417 and north  of the Canisteo River.  A total of 128 acres can be served and the permit when issued allocates 251,000 gallons of water per day to the service area.
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: Corning Town Board
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 25 2002.
Contact: Robert K Scott
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466

Wayne County
Applicant: Rochester Gas & Electric Corp
89 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14649-
Facility: Rochester Gas Ginna Nuclear Power Plt
1503 Lake Rd
Ontario, NY 14519-
Application ID: 8-5434-00010/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Ontario, Wayne County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit modification for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation law.  The applicant proposes to modify an existing discharge of approximately 490 million gallons per day of circulating cooling wastewater (Outfall 001) to Lake Ontario from the Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation Ginna Nuclear Power Plant - Station 13 facility, located at 1503 Lake Road, Ontario, NY. The proposed change includes revising the effluent discharge for Boron from 40 pounds per day to 140 pounds per day.  The revised limit, which is under the Water Quality Guidance Value, will allow operational flexibility. This tentative determination for the SPDES permit modification indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  You may contact the NYSDEC Region 8 office for review and comment by referring to the application number listed above.
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 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 Dec 6 2002.
Contact: Kimberly A Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
kamercha@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals