Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 12/11/2002

Chautauqua County
Applicant: Crawford Furniture
1021 Allen St
Jamestown, NY 14701-2301
Facility: Crawford Furniture, Atlas Division
40 Windsor St
Jamestown, NY 14701-
Application ID: 9-0608-00026/00048
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Jamestown, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for an Air State Facility Permit. Crawford Furniture Manufacturing Corp., Atlas Division manufactures wooden residential furniture at a facility located in the City of Jamestown, Chautauqua County.  Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC's) from this facility are limited by the draft permit to less than 45 tons per year to avoid the requirements of Title V permitting and VOC Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for Surface Coating Operations, 6 NYCRR 228.  Emissions of toluene and each individual hazardous air pollutant (HAP) along with the total emissions of HAP's are limited to less than 9 tons per year, and 22.5 tons per year respectfully, to avoid the requirements of Title V permitting and the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Wood Furniture Manufactures, 40 CFR 63 subpart JJ.  The facility was capped out of the above regulations in 1997.  The Draft Permit, with conditions, application, relevant supporting materials and regulations are  available during normal business hours at the DEC office provided in this notice. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated.
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 Jan 10 2003.
Contact: David S Denk
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dsdenk@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Weber Knapp Co
441 Chandler St
Jamestown, NY 14702-
Facility: Weber Knapp Co Main Mfg Plant
441 Chandler St
Jamestown, NY 14702-
Application ID: 9-0608-00087/00058
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Jamestown, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The Department has reevaluated effluent limits and made a tentative determination to issue a modified State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law, for the facility listed above.  The proposed permit changes consist of increased effluent limits for discharge of Aluminum, Chromium, Copper, Cyanide, Fluoride, Nickel and Zinc, and decreased limits for Total Suspended Solids, to the Chadakoin River, a Water Quality Class “C” stream.  The effluent limit modifications are due to an increased flow from the manufacturing processes, use of US Environmental Protection Agency categorical standards for this industrial category, and new water quality standards.
The draft permit has been developed in accordance with the Department’s Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS) and is based on new information and more accurate procedures for calculating effluent limits.  The tentative determination for the SPDES permit modification, is that the discharge will satisfy regulatory standards with the proposed changes.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed changes prior to making a final decision.  The draft permit, SPDES fact sheet, current permit and applicable regulations are available for inspection at the NYS DEC offices at Allegany and Buffalo.  Comments in support of or opposition to the proposed permit may be made by filing a written statement by the date indicated below, with reference to the application number above and/or SPDES number, NY0003387.
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 Jan 10 2003.
Contact: Kenneth C Taft
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
kctaft@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Erie County
Applicant: 3M Co
3M Center Box 33331
Saint Paul, MN 55133-3331
Facility: 3M Tonawanda
305 Sawyer Avenue
Tonawanda, NY 14150-
Application ID: 9-1464-00164/00117
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Tonawanda, Erie County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for modification of an existing Title V Permit.  The facility is proposing to upgrade the current salt treatment process, called the B squared process, with a wet air oxidation system.  Emissions from B squared were counted towards a New Source Review "Cap" established during an expansion in the year 2000. The emissions from this modification will not increase this cap. A separate stack will be constructed that will emit less than 7.8 pounds per hour of carbon disulfide. Carbon Disulfide is converted in this process to a salt. This method of removing the Carbon Disulfide and the conversion rate satisfies the requirements of Reasonable Available Control Technology for Volatile Organic Compounds as specified in 6NYCRR Part 212.10. The facility will perform an initial compliance stack test to demonstrate that emissions of carbon disulfide do not exceed 7.8 pounds per hour as well as to verify the surrogate monitoring conditions established in this permit for PH and Oxygen content.  Also part of the upgrade will include two new 75 mmbtu/hr boilers to replace existing boilers and meet new energy demands of the wet air oxidation system. The fuel is limited to natural gas and 0.5 % sulfur # 2 oil. Fuel usage and sulfur content will be monitored with fuel receipt to demonstrate compliance with the sulfur in fuel limit and facility Sulfur dioxide limit.  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.  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 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

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 Jan 10 2003.
Contact: David S Denk
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dsdenk@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Niagara County
Applicant: Ucar Carbon Company Inc
3625 Highland Ave
P O Box 887
Niagara Falls, NY 14302-
Facility: Ucar Carbon Company
3625 Highland Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14302-
Application ID: 9-2911-00185/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Niagara Falls, Niagara County
Project Description:
The Department has received an application from UCAR Carbon Company, Inc. for surrender of
an existing air pollution control permit (#9-2911-00185/00006) for sources located at the UCAR Carbon Company, Inc. Niagara Falls, NY facility.  This surrender is being proposed by the applicant for the purpose of establishing certified emission reduction credits for past reductions resulting from permanent shutdown of the facility.

The owner will be establishing emission reduction credits of 1.8 tons per year of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and 17.3 tons per year Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) in accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 231, “New Source Review in Nonattainment Areas,” with these permit modifications. Public comment is invited for the next 30 days immediately following the publication of this notice.
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 Jan 10 2003.
Contact: Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
deborsch@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Margaret M Moyer
1 Bayview Circle
Wilson, NY 14172-9700
Facility: Moyer Property
Bayview Circle
Wilson, NY 14172-
Application ID: 9-2942-00043/00014
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 15 Title 5 Marinas & Moorings
Project is Located: Wilson, Niagara County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes maintenance dredging of an area measuring approximately 100 feet by 100 feet for access to an existing dock at the north side of the marina.  Dredged spoils would be disposed off-site at 3704 Wilson Youngstown Road and 2210 Beebe Road in the Town of Wilson.
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 27 2002.
Contact: Penny R Dempsey
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
prdempse@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Wyoming County
Applicant: Randy Broughton
5664 School Rd
Castile, NY 14427-
Facility: Broughton Mine
5664 School Rd
Castile, NY 14427-
Application ID: 9-5632-00048/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Gainesville, Wyoming County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to mine sand and gravel with no on-site mechanized material processing, on 8 acres of land.  The estimated life of the mine is 5 years and the reclamation objective is for agricultural use.  The location is approximately 2,000 feet north of School Road (Wyoming County Road 40) and 3,000 feet west of New York State Route 19A.  An existing farm lane that provides access to School Road is the proposed mine haul road.  
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 Jan 10 2003.
Contact: Kenneth C Taft
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
kctaft@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Kenneth J Blair
1857 Rt 20A
Varysburg, NY 14167-
Facility: Apartment House
2478 Main St
Varysburg, NY -
Application ID: 9-5646-00054/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Sheldon, Wyoming County
Project Description:
    The applicant proposes an existing discharge of 1750 gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater to Tonawanda Creek, a Class A stream, from a replacement septic tank and sand filter treatment system at the applicant's apartment house facility located at 1857 Route 20A, Varysburg.

    The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System 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 or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.

    Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number, NY-0258989.
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 Jan 13 2003.
Contact: Michael J McMurray
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
mjmcmurr@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals