Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 1 Completed Applications 04/09/2003

Nassau County

Applicant: Grease Masters Recycling Corp
100 Voice Rd
Carle Place, NY 11514
Facility: Grease Masters Recycling Corp Property
100 Voice Road
Carle Place, NY 11514
Application ID: 1-2822-01261/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: North Hempstead, Nassau County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to pick up oil/grease waste from restaurants and food processing facilities; separate the sludge into wastewater and oil/grease; and sell the recycled oil/grease to a rendering plant.  The separated wastwater generatead during the process will be discharged into the public sewer system.  The project site is located on Voice Road, Carle Place, Town of North Hempstead
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 Apr 25 2003.
Contact: Carol A Farkas
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
cafarkas@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: J Morse
Facility: South Francis Pond
Chicken Valley Rd & Oyster Bay Rd
Matinecock, NY 11560
Application ID: 1-2824-02293/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Oyster Bay, Nassau County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to apply herbicides to South Francis Pond to control white water lillies.  The pond is a NYSDEC regulated freshwater wetland, #BV-2.  The project is located at Oyster Bay Road and Chicken Valley Road in Locust Valley, Nassau 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:
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 Apr 25 2003.
Contact: Mark Carrara
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
mccarrar@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Suffolk County

Applicant: Suffolk County Water Authority
Mr. Pokorny
PO Box 38
Oakdale, NY 11769 -1003
Facility: Suffolk Water Authority District
Entire Water District Wide
Suffolk, NY
Application ID: 1-4700-00010/00581
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: , Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a new production well to a depth of approximately 730 feet deep, 10" well screen and rated at 1,300 gallons per minute.  The well will be part of the Port Jefferson-Farmingville High water supply system which serves the northern and central portions of the Town of Brookhaven.  The project site is located at North Washington Ave. and Hawkins Road, Centereach, Town of Brookhaven.
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 Apr 25 2003.
Contact: Carol A Farkas
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
cafarkas@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Suffolk County
H Lee Dennison Bldg
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Facility: Bergen Point STP & Bergen Ave Dock
600 Bergen Ave
W Babylon, NY 11704
Application ID: 1-4720-00355/00043
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Babylon, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (‘the Department”) has received an order from the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  (USEPA) requiring the Department to make certain modifications to the current Title V Air Permit issued to Suffolk County for its Bergen Point Sewage Treatment Plant.   Therefore, the Department intends to implement this EPA order by modifying the Title V Permit so that it is in compliance with the order.  The Department has drafted a modified permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and intends to issue this modified permit for the applicant’s existing facility located at 600 Bergen Avenue, West Babylon, County of Suffolk, New York.

The facility is engaged in the treatment of waste water and sewage sludge incineration. The facility is equipped with two (2) multiple hearth incinerators using No. 2  fuel oil, treatment tanks and filters, settling tanks, aeration tanks, clarifiers, etc.  The incinerators are connected to thermal afterburners, spray towers, venturi scrubbers, impingement plate scrubbers and I.D fans. The facility has two small boilers with 40 mmbtu/hr capacity each operating only one at any time to produce 30,000 lb/hr. of steam to meet facility heating and cooling requirements.  The boilers use natural gas as the primary fuel with a firing rate of up to 392 therms/hr. with No. 2 fuel oil being utilized as an auxiliary fuel which when burned utilizes up to 280 gallons per hour of No. 2 fuel oil.  The facility will also be utilizing low-sulfur fuel (<0.37% sulfur by weight).  Regulated processes to be authorized under this permit consist of two multiple hearth incinerators, boilers, liquid and solid open processes processing up to 30.5 million gallon per day (mgd) of waste water, ash silo exhaust and the packed bed scrubber for treatment of gases from sludge conditioning using hypochlorite at an alkaline pH to remove trace organics. The facility is subject to 6 NYCRR Parts 225 and 227, 40 CFR 61 Subpart E and 40 CFR 60 Subpart O.

The proposed permit modifications include the following changes:

1.         Inclusion of additional clarifying language regarding Annual Compliance Certification.
2.         Inclusion of additional requirements for prompt reporting of deviations.
3.         In regard to startup, shutdown and malfunction, deletion of the “Unavoidable Noncompliance and Violations” condition, which cites 6 NYCRR section 201 - 1.4, from the federal side of the permit and addition of language acknowledging that the Department cannot exercise more discretion than allowed by federal requirements.
4.         As required by NESHAP Subpart E, identification and statement of operating parameters that may not be changed in order to prevent increases in mercury emissions and prescription of annual mercury sampling of sludge to satisfy periodic monitoring.
5.         In regard to Particulate Emissions, expression of all applicable particulates standards in the same units as called for in the regulations.  When different emission standards are used at different regulations, all the standards must be admitted as permit limits.
6.         Inclusion of a permit requirement that allows sludge feed rate to be calculated.
7.         In regard to Maintenance and Operation Procedures, stating the calibration frequencies and operating ranges and referencing calibration methods for various equipment listed in permit Condition 46.
8.         Stating the test method and the attendant record-keeping requirements that are associated with the grab sample.
9.    In regard to Monitoring of Scrubber Pressure Drop, stating the average pressure drop which was measured for the scrubber during the most recent performance test, as required by Subpart O.
10. In regard to Opacity Monitoring, referencing  all attendant QA/QC program requirements relating to the operation of the Continuous Opacity Monitors (COMs).
11. Inclusion of a complete Permit Review Report to discuss the basis for the monitoring to assure compliance with annual mercury analysis of the sludge and the deletion of the  6NYCRR 227-1 emission limit from the permit as this Part is not applicable to incinerators.

As requested by the facility, this permit is also being modified to reflect the fact that natural gas is now the primary fuel used in the boilers and low-sulfur No. 2 fuel oil is being utilized by the facility.

In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 2016.4(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 6 NYCRR Part 201.

Following the 30 day comment period, the USEPA will have an additional 45 days to review the draft or modified draft permit.  If the USEPA does not raise any objection in that time, the Department may then issue the final draft permit as the Title V Permit.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft modified permit, the USEPA Order and all other materials available to the Department (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the Department representative listed below.  It is recommended that an appointment be made to confirm the availability of the subject files.  The Department 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.

Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. The Department may modify the draft permit based on significant or important information raised during the comment period.  The Department will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to schedule and hold a public hearing.

Hearing Notices will contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments.   A public hearing may be legislative or adjudicatory.  A legislative public hearing is a proceeding which provides an additional opportunity for public comment.  The Department'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 exist which relate to any findings or determinations the Department is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law.  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 not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
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 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 May 19 2003.
Contact: John W Pavacic
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
jwpavaci@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Bernard/Lucille Helfat
Facility: Helfat Property
Asharoken Ave, 3,800' West Of Beach Plum Dr, Sct M 401-6-2-24
Asharoken, NY 11768
Application ID: 1-4726-01349/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Project is Located: Huntington, Suffolk County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to construct a single family dwelling 8' feet from the tidal wetland boundary requiring a 67' variance, a deck 5' from the tidal wetland boundary requiring a 70' variance, and a septic system within 66' of the wetland boundary requiring a 34' variance. Project is located on Asharoken Avenue, Asharoken.
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:
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 Apr 25 2003.
Contact: Kendall P Klett
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
kpklett@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Long Island Power Authority
333 Earle Ovington Blvd, Suite 403
Uniondale, NY 11553
Facility: Lipa - Great South Bay Cable
Bayview Ave, East Islip Under Gsb To Ocean Beach, Fire Island
East Islip, NY 11730
Application ID: 1-4728-03543/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Islip, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to install a submarine electric cable from East Islip to the Village of Ocean Beach on Fire Island under the Great South Bay.  The cable is proposed to enter Great South Bay at the south end of Bay View Avenue in East Islip and be installed via jet plow method approximately 4 feet below the bay bottom to the bulkhead in Ocean Beach.  The cable is proposed to be located so as to avoid shoal areas and eelgrass beds. A cofferdam on the landward side of the bulkhead, and an 8" high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe beginning 10 feet seaward of the bulkhead and extending through the bulkhead will be installed for the cable landing at Ocean Beach.  The cable will replace an existing cable, which will remain for emergency use only.  
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 Apr 25 2003.
Contact: Claire K Werner
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
ckwerner@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: G L Paving Products Inc
Youngs Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Facility: Gl Paving Products
3 Youngs Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Application ID: 1-4730-01180/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Riverhead, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air State Facility) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the Applicant’s facility located in Suffolk County, New York.

GL Paving Products Corporation plans to erect a HotMix Asphalt processing facility to be located in Riverhead, New York.  This project is in association with the Township of Riverhead as the sand and gravel feedstock the plant will use has been reclaimed and the feedstock has been deemed for beneficial use to both parties.  GL Paving is using the land from the Township of Riverhead.  GL Paving will furnish, install, and operate the asphalt plant on the site, and is responsible for the output of emissions from the facility.  The Township of Riverhead is in agreement with the proposal of this project and will provide the sand and gravel for GL Paving to use at the asphalt production facility (Facility).  The Township of Riverhead understands that, if approved, the Beneficial Use Determination (B.U.D. reference #753152 established on August 1, 2002) will allow recovered soils to be used to manufacture asphalt at the plant located at the landfill site.
The Facility will occupy one HotMix Asphalt plant, selfcontained, utilizing an 800 HP diesel power generator, a 2000gallon tank of #2 fuel oil on the premises to fire the burner and a 500gallon tank of #2 fuel oil for the generator.  The plant will a preowned ASTEC portable Turbo "400" Double barrel Counterflow DrumMix with a design capacity of 400 tons per hour. The hot-mix asphalt plant will be equipped with horizontal cyclone and filtration bag house technology containing aramid fiber 14 once per square yard filtration media.

The Facility will be permitted under the New York State regulations 6NYCRR Part 201-5 (State Facility Permits) and Part 201-7 (Federally Enforceable Emission Caps), and will be subjected to the Federal regulation 40CFR60- Subpart I (Standards of Performance for Asphalt Concrete Plants) and State regulations Part 212 (General Process Emission Source), Part 225-1 (Fuel Sulfur Limitation) and Part 227-1(Stationary Combustion Installation).  The facility will maintain an annual emission cap of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) less than 25 tons by limiting the maximum annual hours of operation to 1440 and an hourly throughput of 400 tons.  Monitoring of the plant, control of access, records of quantities, and air monitoring reports including observations of odor problems will be conducted by the Town of Riverhead's consulting engineers and onsite inspectors.  Overall responsibilities for compliance are upon the owner/operator (GL Paving Products).

By acceptance of this permit, the permittee agrees that the permit is contingent upon strict compliance with ECL, all applicable regulations, the General Conditions specified and any special conditions as part of this permit.The Application and Draft Permit are available for review at the Regional Office of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
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:
Riverhead Town 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 May 9 2003.
Contact: Marilyn E Peterson
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
mepeters@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals