Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 11/13/2002

Albany County
Applicant: NYS Office Of General Services
Mayor Erastus Corning Tower 34 Fl
Empire St Plz
Albany, NY 12242-
Facility: NYS OGS Sheridan Steam Plt
79 Sheridan Ave
Albany, NY 12210-
Application ID: 4-0101-00122/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Albany, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has received an Title V modification permit application from the NYS Office of General Services for the Sheridan Avenue Steam Plant located at 79 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY.  The facility produces steam for heating and cooling.  This application requests to reduce the sulfur content of fuel oil fired at the facility in order to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions. The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V modification 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 requestor 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 public 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 web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm

If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the Draft Title V modification 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 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 13 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

Delaware County
Applicant: Agway Energy Products LLC
PO Box 4852
Syracuse, NY 13221-4852
Facility: Agway Grand Gorge Bulk Plant
Route 23 Box 8
Grand Gorge, NY 13434-
Application ID: 4-1248-00016/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Roxbury, Delaware County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for a modification of an existing industrial SPDES permit to add a new outfall and suboutfall. The new outfall will discharge storm water from a secondary containment area into a tributary to the Bear Kill.  The suboutfall will discharge tank test water used to hydrostatically test tanks to the same tributary to the Bear Kill.  A draft permit is specifying effluent limitations and monitoring requirements is available for review. SPDES #NY-0224189.  The facility is located on State Route 23 south of the hamlet of Grand Gorge and just south of Frank Cottone 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: 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 Dec 13 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

Applicant: Burton F Clark Inc
Box 427 Sherwood Rd
Delhi, NY 13753-
Facility: Burton F Clark Pit
Co Rt 18 East Of Rich Rd
Stamford, NY 12167-
Application ID: 4-1252-00002/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Stamford, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to renew an existing 20 acre life-of-mine (LOM) sand and gravel mine to continue current mining activities and to expand the LOM to 36 acres. Approximatley 11 acres will be reclaimed during the permit term.  All mining and reclamation activities will continue as outlined in the previous approved Mined Land Use Plan with the exception of the mining direction which would proceed in a southern direction into the proposed expanded area. The project is located off County Route 18 approximately 1.25 miles west of the intersection of County Route 18 and County Route 5.
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 Dec 13 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

Greene County
Applicant: Raul Delgado
6600 Boulevard East Apt 2G
West New York, NJ 07093-
Facility: Delgado Property - Sleepy Hollow Lake
294 Fox Run
Athens, NY -
Application ID: 4-1922-00183/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Athens, Greene County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to place rip rap along approximately 295 feet of Sleepy Hollow Lake shoreline on property located at 294 Fox Run, Town of Athens, Greene 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 Nov 29 2002.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Applicant: Carl Iten
534 Embought Rd
Catskill, NY 12414-
Facility: Iten Property
534 Embought Road
Catskill, NY -
Application ID: 4-1926-00229/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Catskill, Greene County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to enhance existing wetland areas around NYS Wetland HS-101 by constructing 3 low-dike impoundments, one of which will be placed in the wetland and its adjacent area, and one pot hole which will be placed within the wetland on property located at 534 Embought Road, Town of Catskill, Greene County.  This site is enrolled in the USDA Wetland Reserve Program.
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 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 Nov 29 2002.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Otsego County
Applicant: Waste Recovery Enterprises Inc
Sidney, NY 13838-
Facility: Earl Road Gravel Mine
Earl Road
Wells Bridge, NY -
Application ID: 4-3662-00086/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Unadilla, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to operate a 8.9 acre Life-of-Mine sand and gravel mine, of which the entire 8.9 acres is to be affected during the permit term.  On-site processing will entail the occasional screening and/or crushing of materials by use of a portable screen plant. Reclamation will consist of redressing to blend with existing topographical features and the land can be reused for reforestation and agricultural purposes.  The mine is located on Earl Road approximately 3.5 miles northeast of the Village of Unadilla.
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: 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 Dec 13 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

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals