Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 12/18/2002

Dutchess County
Applicant: Debbie L Dalbo
9 Dutchess Hill Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-
Facility: Shadowlands Subdivision
10-13 Dutchess Hill Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538-
Application ID: 3-1332-00250/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Hyde Park, Dutchess County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a gravel surfaced driveway across Freshwater Wetland HP-27 (Class I) and the adjacent 100 feet.  The proposal involves approximately 25 linear feet of driveway within the freshwater wetland and approximately 280 feet of driveway within the adjacent area.  As part of this project, the applicant proposes to abandon portions of an existing drive which is partially located within the adjacent area of the same wetland.  The project site is located to the north of Dutchess Hill Road (County Road #40) and east of the Fallkill Creek.
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 Jan 3 2003.
Contact: William E Steidle
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054

Rockland County
Applicant: Mirant New York Inc
Four Executive Blvd Suite 100
Suffern, NY 10901-
Facility: Lovett Generating Station
Elm Ave
Tomkins Cove, NY 10986-
Application ID: 3-3928-00010/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Stony Point, Rockland County
Project Description:
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has made a tentative determination to approve the renewal of the Lovett Electric Generating Station (Lovett) State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit No. NY 0005711 and to reduce the effluent limitations for Copper, Iron, Nickel and Chlorine to reflect changes in receiving water quality standards.  The Department has also made a tentative determination to approve a Department initiated modification to the SPDES permit to require seasonal installation of a specially designed porous polypropylene fabric filter system (Gunderboom® Marine Life Exclusion System™  [MLES™]) around all of Lovett’s cooling water intake structures to minimize the mortality of aquatic organisms that are drawn from the Hudson River into the oncethrough cooling water currently authorized in the SPDES permit.  Lovett is located on the west shore of the Hudson River at the end of Elm Avenue (#37) in the Town of Stony Point, Rockland County (River Mile 41.7).

Installation of the MLES™ requires:
    •    the excavation of approximately 2,000 cubic yards of rock rubble from the bottom of the Hudson River which will be disposed of offsite;
    •    the extension of the north discharge canal sheet pile wall parallel to the shoreline by approximately 250 feet;
    •    the installation of a 400 foot sheet pile wall parallel to the shoreline which will create a discharge canal on the south side of the facility;
    •    installation of two 30 foot diameter circular concrete filled sheet pile cells; and,
    •    installation of approximately 88 3'x3'x6' concrete anchors.

The sheet pile discharge canal walls are needed to form a structural barrier to insure that water that has already been used for the cooling systems at the plant is discharged outside the MLES™. This  also allows for an adequate length of MLES™ to be deployed to reduce the flow velocity of water through the MLES™ and reduce the potential for debris and non motile organisms to be impinged on the MLES™.  The concrete cells and anchor system are necessary for secure attachment of the MLES™ to prevent water from entering the cooling water intakes without being filtered.  Additionally an existing boat access to the Hudson River on the south end of the Lovett property will be upgraded, including installation of additional shoreline protection (riprap) and a concrete ramp to allow safe, efficient deployment of the MLES™,.

The MLES™ will be deployed from February 23 or iceout conditions which will allow safe deployment, until at least October 31 of each year to prevent susceptible aquatic organisms from being drawn from the Hudson River through the cooling water intake into the plant.   It has been determined that the MLES™ is the Best Technology Available (BTA) for reduction in entrainment impacts to aquatic organisms for the Lovett Electric Generating Station.
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 Jan 24 2003.
Contact: Barbara Rinaldi
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
bbrinald@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Mirant New York Inc
Four Executive Blvd Suite 100
Suffern, NY 10901-
Facility: Lovett Generating Station
Elm Ave
Tomkins Cove, NY 10986-
Application ID: 3-3928-00010/00045
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Stony Point, Rockland County
Project Description:
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has made a tentative determination to approve the renewal of the Lovett Electric Generating Station (Lovett) State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit No. NY 0005711 and to reduce the effluent limitations for Copper, Iron, Nickel and Chlorine to reflect changes in receiving water quality standards.  The Department has also made a tentative determination to approve a Department initiated modification to the SPDES permit to require seasonal installation of a specially designed porous polypropylene fabric filter system (Gunderboom® Marine Life Exclusion System™  [MLES™]) around all of Lovett’s cooling water intake structures to minimize the mortality of aquatic organisms that are drawn from the Hudson River into the once-through cooling water currently authorized in the SPDES permit.  Lovett is located on the west shore of the Hudson River at the end of Elm Avenue (#37) in the Town of Stony Point, Rockland County (River Mile 41.7).

Installation of the MLES™ requires:
  1. the excavation of approximately 2,000 cubic yards of rock rubble from the bottom of the Hudson River which will be disposed of off-site;
  2. the extension of the north discharge canal sheet pile wall parallel to the shoreline by approximately 250 feet;
  3. the installation of a 400 foot sheet pile wall parallel to the shoreline which will create a discharge canal on the south side of the facility;
  4. installation of two 30 foot diameter circular concrete filled sheet pile cells; and,
  5. installation of approximately 88 3'x3'x6' concrete anchors.

The sheet pile discharge canal walls are needed to form a structural barrier to insure that water that has already been used for the cooling systems at the plant is discharged outside the MLES™. This  also allows for an adequate length of MLES™ to be deployed to reduce the flow velocity of water through the MLES™ and reduce the potential for debris and non motile organisms to be impinged on the MLES™.  The concrete cells and anchor system are necessary for secure attachment of the MLES™ to prevent water from entering the cooling water intakes without being filtered.  Additionally an existing boat access to the Hudson River on the south end of the Lovett property will be upgraded, including installation of additional shoreline protection (riprap) and a concrete ramp to allow safe, efficient deployment of the MLES™

The MLES™ will be deployed from February 23 or ice-out conditions which will allow safe deployment, until at least October 31 of each year to prevent susceptible aquatic organisms from being drawn from the Hudson River through the cooling water intake into the plant.   It has been determined that the MLES™ is the Best Technology Available (BTA) for reduction in entrainment impacts to aquatic organisms for the Lovett Electric Generating Station.
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 Jan 24 2003.
Contact: Barbara Rinaldi
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
bbrinald@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Sullivan County
Applicant: Herbert Fischman
1641 49Th St
Brooklyn, NY 11204-
Facility: Rosewood Cottages
Old Liberty Rd
Thompsonville, NY 12784-
Application ID: 3-4846-00069/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Thompson, Sullivan County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a new permit for an existing total discharge of 15,750 gallons per day of treated  sanitary wastewater. One discharge is 13,950 gallons per day to Kinnebrook, a Class B waterbody, and the other discharge is 1800 gallons per day to groundwaters from a treatment system at the applicant's facility, known as Rosewood Cottages. The cottages are located at 288 Old Liberty Rd, Monticello. This new permit is a reissuance of a permit that expired in February, 2000.
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 20 2003.
Contact: Ruth D Bean
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054

Applicant: NYS Dept Of Transportation
1220 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12232-
Facility: E Branch Callicoon Creek
Rts 17B, 52, & 52A|Entire Creek
Delaware, NY -
Application ID: 3-4899-00006/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Delaware, Sullivan County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes various bank stabilization activities along Callicoon Creek, in conjuction with improvements to NYS Routes 17B, 52A and 52, in Sullivan County. The improvements will disturb approximately 5,906 linear feet of streambanks at nine locations, including filling of  approximately 185 cubic yards of median stone rip-rap below high water at two locations for a total of approximately 483 linear feet in length. The streambank improvements are needed to stabilize the existing slopes and provide minimum shoulder widths on these roads for safety reasons.
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: 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 Jan 6 2003.
Contact: Ruth D Bean
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054

Ulster County
Applicant: Thomas Sperl
897 Route 212
Saugerties, NY 12477-
Facility: Glacier Park
Mary Ann Ave & Van Buskirk Rd
Saugerties, NY 12477-
Application ID: 3-5148-00326/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Saugerties, Ulster County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a road across an unnamed tributary of the Plattekill Creek in conjunction with a 34 lot residential subdivision known as "Glacier Park".  The proposed stream crossing will utilize a 48 inch diameter culvert having a length of 60 feet.  The stream crossing site is located immediately west of VanBuskirk Road, approximately four tenths of a mile north of West Saugerties Road.  A stormwater management plan has been prepared for the project and is available for review.
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: Saugerties Town Planning Board
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 3 2003.
Contact: William E Steidle
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054

Westchester County
Applicant: Scott Davis
58 Locust St
Greenwich, CT 06830-
Facility: Davis Property
115 Hickory Kingdom Rd
North Castle, NY 10506-
Application ID: 3-5538-00148/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: North Castle, Westchester County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to dredge approximately 3,500 cubic yards from an existing man-made pond within State-regulated wetland K-33.  Material will be disposed of on-site in an upland area for future garden use.  The location is at 115 Hickory Kingdom 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: 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 3 2003.
Contact: Lawrence G Biegel
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
lgbiegel@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals