Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 02/26/2003

Albany County

Applicant: Tri-City Aggregates LLC
494 Western Turnpike
Altamont, NY 12009
Facility: Tri City Aggregates
850 South Pearl St
Albany, NY
Application ID: 4-0101-00373/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Albany, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has received a Air State Facility (ASF) permit application from Tri-City Aggregates for a new facility to be located at 850 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY.  The owner Tri-City Aggregates, LLC located at Altamont, NY. This facility will be an enclosed portable asphalt plant.
The applicant has proposed restricting the potential to emit (PTE) of its emission sources through enforceable permit conditions which will limit or cap emissions at a level which is less than 100 tons per year for carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM-10), and for oxides of nitrogen (NOx); less than 50 tons per year for volatile organic compounds (VOC); less than 25 tons per year for the total of all Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) and less than 10 tons per year for each individual HAP–the applicability thresholds for Part 201-6, Title V.  
By accepting these state and federally enforceable limits, the facility is not subject to this particular regulation.  The permittee is required to maintain records, including the tonnage of asphalt produced, and to report this data to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.  
Persons wishing to inspect the subject ASF 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 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’s wed site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.
The application 4-0101-00373/00001 is available for review at the Region 4 Office, 1150 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY.  The contact person is Thomas P. Haley (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 ASF 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 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 Mar 28 2003.
Contact: Thomas P Haley
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
tphaley@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Colonie - T
P O Box 508
534 Loudon Road
Newtonville, NY 12128-0508
Facility: Colonie - T Mohawk View Wtr Trt Plt
Onderdonk Rd
Latham, NY 12110
Application ID: 4-0126-00036/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Colonie, Albany County
Project Description:
The Town of Colonie proposes the expansion of the Mohawk View Treatment Plant (MVWTP), thereby increasing the rated production from 22.5 million gallons per day to 30 million gallons per day. The additional raw water will be obtained form the Mohawk River. As part of the expansion the Town proposes the construction of a new 23,100 square foot water treatment facility, a new backwash pumping station, 2450,000 square feet of new sludge freeze/dry beds, and storage and feed facilities for various water treatment chemicals.
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve a modified permit for a surface discharge of a maximum of 1.5 million gallons per day of treated wastewater to the Mohawk River. Discharge is proposed from the MVWTP located on Onderdonk Road, Colonie (T), Albany County. A draft permit is available for review and comment at the Region 4 Office. SPDES #NY-010-2148.
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:
Colonie Town 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 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 Mar 14 2003.
Contact: Thomas P Haley
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
tphaley@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Delaware County

Applicant: Johnston & Rhodes Bluestone Co
Bridge St
East Branch, NY 13756
Facility: Moldenhauer Quarry
Bear Brook Road
Hancock, NY 13783
Application ID: 4-1236-00229/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Hancock, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to expand a surface consolidated sandstone mine from an existing 7.47 acre life of mine to 25.5 acre life of mine, to be affected in 2 phases.  Phase I will affect an additional 7.53 acres and Phase II will affect another 10.46 acres.  The mining operation will include blasting and the mechanical cutting of stone.  Reclamation of the site is intended to return the area to the unmanaged natural habitat usage and possibly for use as a scientific study of geological processes or palentological investigations by local educational institutions.  The project is located approximately 0.60 miles northwest of the Village of Hancock on the east side of Sands Creek 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 Mar 28 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

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 Public Notice. Notice of Legislative Public Hearing
The Department has made a determination on the pending Title V Facility Air Pollution Control
Permit modification to hold a legislative public hearing on Wednesday,  March 12, 2003 at 7:00PM in the Theater located in the Arts Center at Columbia Greene Community College off State Route 23 in the town of Greenport, Columbia County. The public comment period is extended to Friday, March 14, 2003 close of business. This permit modification was previously public noticed 12/18/02 and an extension granted 1/17/03. The requested modifications by Glens Falls Lehigh Cement Co. Inc. and the Department's proposed draft permit modifications as described in the 12/18/02 public notice remain the same.  Following the close of the hearing and public comment deadline the Department will complete its review and make a decision to issue the permit with conditions, deny the permit, or convene an adjudicatory hearing as well as make other required determinations on this application.  The application and draft Title V Air Permit continues to be available for public review at the address listed below.
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 Mar 14 2003.
Contact: William J Clarke
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
wjclarke@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Otsego County

Applicant: Seward Sand & Gravel
Rd 4 Box 516D
Oneonta, NY 13820-9348
Facility: Ross Pit
Rt 7 @ Peterson Rd
Maryland, NY
Application ID: 4-3636-00132/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Maryland, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to operate a 10.65 acre life of mine sand and gravel mine of which the entire 10.65 acres is to be affected initially.  Conveyors and screens will be used for dry screening process to sort unconsolidated materials.  The site will be reclaimed to a vegetative cover suitable for agricultural purposes.  The project is located east of Cooperstown Junction, off State Route 7 on an agricultural access road, southeast of the D&H Railroad track and northwest of Interstate 88.  
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 Mar 28 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: R P I
110 8Th St
Troy, NY 12180-3522
Facility: R P I
110 8Th St
Troy, NY 12181
Application ID: 4-3817-00019/00017
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Troy, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The Department has received a Air State Facility (ASF) permit application from R. P. I. for new construction of part of their boiler plant be located at Troy, NY.  The owner is R. P. I. also located at Troy, NY.
The applicant has proposed restricting the potential to emit (PTE) of its emission sources through enforceable permit conditions which will limit or cap emissions at a level which is less than 100 tons per year for carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM-10), and for oxides of nitrogen (NOx); less than 50 tons per year for volatile organic compounds (VOC); less than 25 tons per year for the total of all Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) --the applicability thresholds for Part 201-6, Title V.  
By accepting these state and federally enforceable limits, the facility is not subject to this particular regulation.  The permittee is required to maintain records, including the volumes of fuels burned, and to report this data to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.  
Persons wishing to inspect the subject ASF 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 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’s wed site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.
The application 4-0124-00012/00013 is available for review at the Region 4 Office, 1150 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY.  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 ASF 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:
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 Mar 28 2003.
Contact: Arthur N Henningson
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Applicant: Sean Gallivan
Facility: Otter Creek Farm Gravel Mine
Otter Creek Rd & Herrington Rd
Pittstown, NY
Application ID: 4-3836-00087/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Pittstown, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to mine sand and gravel from a 5 acre life of mine, within a 216 acre parcel, in one phase over a five year period.  The mining is proposed to level an area unsuitable for farming, and to return the site to agricultural use upon completion of mining.  Screening equipment is not immediately anticipated, however, authorization is requested for screening, in the event that it is warranted in the future.  The site is located on the north side of Otter Creek Road, at the existing Otter Creek Dairy Farm, east of the Village of Tomhannock, Town of Pittstown, Rensselaer 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 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 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 Mar 28 2003.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
nmadams@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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