Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 12/18/2002

Albany County
Applicant: Colonie - T
P O Box 508
534 Loudon Road
Newtonville, NY 12128-0508
Facility: Colonie - T Landfill
1319 New Loudon Rd
Cohoes, NY 12047-
Application ID: 4-0126-00033/00016
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Colonie, Albany County
Project Description:
The Town of Colonie proposes to remove 24 feet of the existing 42-inch outfall and install a 24 foot long drop structure which will lead to a gabion outfall structure consisting of a series of 12 foot wide vertical drops extending out approximately 170 feet to the north,  discharging into a wetland mitigation area. This project seeks to repair the erosion damage and prevent further erosion from occurring while directing stormwater flow into the Army Corps of Engineers mitigated wetland.
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 Jan 3 2003.
Contact: Thomas P Haley
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
tphaley@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Austerlitz - T
Hc 1 Box 45
Chatham, NY 12037-9602
Facility: Austerlitz Highway Garage
NYS Rt 203 - .5 Miles East Of Spencertown
Austerlitz, NY -
Application ID: 4-1022-00067/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Austerlitz, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applkicant proposes a new discharge of treated wastewater through an oil/water separator from a new highway garage, to be located on NYS Route 203, a half mile east of Spencertown, to discharge to a tributary of Punsit Creek.  The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit until 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.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 Office. SPDES #NY-0268348
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 17 2003.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
nmadams@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County
Applicant: Glens Falls Lehigh Cement Co Inc
313 Warren St
PO Box 440
Glens Falls, NY 12801-0440
Facility: Glens Falls Lehigh Cement Company
120 Alpha Road, Off Route 9W
Cementon, NY 12415-
Application ID: 4-1926-00001/00110
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Catskill, Greene County
Project Description:
Amended Notice  The Department proposes to issue a Title V Facility Permit modificaiton for the application that was received for Glens Falls Lehigh Cement Company, Cementon Facility, located at 120 Alpha Road, off Route 9,  Town of Catskill, County of Greene,  owned by Glens Falls Lehigh Cement Company, Inc., 313 Warren Street, City of Glens Falls, Warren County.

The facility consists of cement finish grinding, packaging, and shipping operations, and an associated quarry.  Major equipment includes stone crushers, storage silos, a rotary slag dryer, roll press, three finish mills, and packaging/bulk loading (for trucks and rail cars) equipment.  The facility also includes marine loading/unloading operations which occur at the facility's docks.  The Alsen property (adjacent, contiguous, and under Glens Fall Lehigh's control) provides additional storage and dock capacity.

This draft permit modification (ID 4192600001/00110) is for the Cementon Title V air permit.  As a result of this modification, the facility will now be subject to PSD (prevention of significant deterioration) regulations for PM10 particulate emissions.  All other contaminates will be capped below PSD triggering thresholds.  PM10 emissions are proposed to increase by 64.93 tons/year (36.35 tpy stack emissions, 28.58 tpy area emissions from area sources).  86.31 tpy of historic PM 10 air emissions have also been considered in calculations used to establish major source applicability.  Other air contaminants are described as increasing also: NOx by 27.42 tons per year (tpy), CO by 6.86 tpy, SO2 by 39.75 tpy, VOC by 0.27 tpy, and HAPís by 0.08 tpy.  Based upon air modeling ambient PM10 increases at receptors are projected to be 5 ug/m3 (24 hour) and 1 ug/m3 (maximum annual) with total and existing ambient PM10 levels at 52 ug/m3 (24 hours) and 17.3 ug/m3 (maximum annual).  Both of these levels are below the NAAQS (National Ambient Air Quality Standards) of 150 ug/m3 (24 hour) and 50 ug/m3 (maximum annual). This modification involves increased hours of operation for the slag dryer (1600 hpy increased to 6,000 hpy) and bin vent bag house dust filter installed on cement storage silos (1600 hpy increased to 8760 hpy), and converted roll press and finish mill 3, and the Clinker Hall (675 hpy increased to 8760 hpy), and removal of Special Condition 37 limiting operations at the Alsen Dock. The net reduction of 39.38 tpy of fugitive dust emission due to truck traffic on unpaved roads between Alsen Dock and on-site and off-site destinations would therefore no longer apply.  Applicant will continue to utilize fugitive dust control practices as enumerated in an approved 1994 fugitive dust management plan on site to control fugitive dust related to transportation of materials from the Alsen dock to Alsen storage areas or to the slag dryer and clinker hall areas of the GLFC facility. This draft permit also includes the requested construction of a truck/rail unloading station with associated material conveyors and dust collectors (emission points TRUL1 and TRUL2) and enclosure of the Clinker Hall.  Only the UALSEN, UCLTRN, URMHND, USHPNG, UFINML, and USGDRY emission units contain changes.  S02 emissions will be capped below the psd triggering threshold at 39.75 tons.  S02 will be limited by limiting the hours of operation for the slag dryer to 6000 hours per year.  By taking fuel use (hours) as a federally enforceable limit, all other contaminates except for PM10 will be capped below PSD triggering thresholds. Emissions will be tracked on a 12month rolling total basis, using production data, operating hours and published emission factors to calculate actual emissions.  Records will be made available to agency representatives upon request.
    
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 ďpermitting authorityĒ) 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 two 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.  DECís 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 exists.  A copy of the Departmentís permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Departmentís web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm
The modification ID number 4-1926-00001/00110 is available for review at the Region 4 office.  The contact person is William J. Clarke, NYSDEC, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306-2014, telephone (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 modified Title V Facility Permit.

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.
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 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 18 2003.
Contact: William J Clarke
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
wjclarke@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Catskill - V
422 Main St
Catskill, NY 12414-1303
Facility: Potic Reservoir Wtp
Potic Creek Road
Earlton, NY 12058-
Application ID: 4-1928-00043/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Coxsackie, Greene County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to increase an existing permitted discharge of 26,000 to 155,000 gallons per day of treated backwash wastewater to Potic Creek, a Class C stream with standards of (t), from the applicant's water treatment facility located on Potic Creek Road, Earlton, N. Y.  As part of the modification, the Department also proposes to increase sample frequency for pH, temperature, flow, settleable solids, chlorine, aluminum and iron and reduce daily maximum limits for chlorine residue.  The increase is a result of the backwash wastewater treatment system improvement project.

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Eliminiation 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.
A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 Office.
Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES Number NY-0261076.
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 Jan 20 2003.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Applicant: Hunter - V
PO Box 441 6349 Main St
Hunter, NY 12442-0441
Facility: Hunter - V Wastewater Treatment Plant
North Side Of Rte 23A
Hunter, NY 12442-
Application ID: 4-1938-00115/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Jewett, Greene County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes a discharge of 0.3259 million gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater to Schoharie Creek from a new treatment plant located on State Route 23A, just west of the Jewett/Hunter town line.  In conjunction with the new sewage treatment plant, an outfall to the Schoharie Creek will be constructed and approximately 3 crossings of protected streams for the collection system are proposed requiring an Article 15 Protection of Water permit.
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 acitivity 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, NY0241075.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: Hunter Village Board
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 an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. The department must consult further with OPRHP before making a final decision regarding the issuance of the permit.
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 17 2003.
Contact: John H Feltman
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
jhfeltma@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Otsego County
Applicant: Theodore Beckingham
5573 Us Highway 20
East Springfield, NY 13333-
Facility: Theodore Beckingham Property
County Route 30|Across From Frank Bartholomew Road
Springfield, NY -
Application ID: 4-3660-00092/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Springfield, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to excavate 2 potholes on the edge of Freshwater Wetland ES-5 under the USDA Wetland Reserve Program.  The potholes will be approximately 0.1 and 0.13 acres in size with an average depth of 1.5 feet to 2.0 feet.  The excavated material from the potholes will be deposited in the wetland adjacent to the potholes.  This project will enhance the hydrology of these former agriculture fields and pastures to benefit migratory birds, reptiles, amphibians and other wildlife that utilize wetland habitat.  The project is located on County Highway 30 just south of the Frank Bartholomew Road intersection.
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 Jan 3 2003.
Contact: John H Feltman
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
jhfeltma@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: John Vilagos
PO Box 31A
Springfield Center, NY 13468-
Facility: John Vilagos Property
Hinds Road In Cedar Swamp
Springfield, NY -
Application ID: 4-3660-00093/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Springfield, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct two potholes in the southeast corner of Freshwater Wetland ES-4 under the USDA Wetland Reserve Program.  The potholes will be approximately 0.25 acres each in size with an average depth of 1.5 feet  to 2.0 feet.  The excavated material from the potholes will be deposited in the wetland adjacent to the potholes. This restoration project will enhance the hydrology of the site to increase habitat diversity. The project site is located on Hinds Road, north of Domion Road and south of Wilsey Hill Road intersections.
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 Jan 3 2003.
Contact: John H Feltman
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
jhfeltma@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rensselaer County
Applicant: James Metz
PO Box 728
Sharon, CT 06069-0728
Facility: Metz Property
NY Rt 7 - Between Tory Hill Rd & Warren Cemetary Rd
Pittstown, NY -
Application ID: 4-3836-00121/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Pittstown, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to place fill in an area 70' x 8' (560 square feet) within the regulated adjacent area of FWW G-7 to provide greater truck clearance between the existing building and the edge of the existing fill.
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 6 2003.
Contact: Arthur N Henningson
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Schenectady County
Applicant: Schenectady International Inc
PO Box 1046
Schenectady, NY 12301-1046
Facility: Schenectady International/Rott Jct Fac
1000 Main St Rt 5S
Rotterdam Junction, NY 12303-
Application ID: 4-4228-00056/00012
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 TItle 9 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Project is Located: Rotterdam, Schenectady County
Project Description:
The department has deemed complete an application submitted by Schenectady International, Inc. (SII) to renew, for an additional year, its 6 NYCRR Part 373 Hazardous Waste Permit which allows the company to store hazardous wastes generated at its Rotterdam Junction Facility for up to one year.

Schenectady International, Inc.ís application requests approval of several modifications to their permit including removal from the permit of several hazardous waste storage tanks and a liquid hazardous waste incinerator because they are no longer being used to store and burn hazardous wastes.  Also, the company is modifying its personnel training and inspection programs, and tightening security procedures at the facility.
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 Feb 3 2003.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
aamarcuc@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals