Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 04/16/2003

Albany County

Applicant: General Electric International Inc
4200 Wildwood Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339
Facility: General Electric
11 Anderson Dr
Albany, NY 12205
Application ID: 4-0101-00085/00021
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 General Electric International, Inc. for an existing facility located at 11 Anderson Drive, Albany, NY.  The owner is General Electric International, Inc.  located at 4200 Wildwood Parkway, Atlanta, GA. The facility manufactures and repairs steam turbines and generator components. 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 10 tons per year for each individual Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) and less than 25 tons per year for the total of all HAPsĖthe applicability thresholds for Part 2016, Title V; and less than 10 tons per year for volatile organic compounds (VOC) the applicibility threshold for table 2, Part 228, Surface Coating.  (The 10 ton per year VOC cap also caps the facility out of Title V for VOC.).  By accepting these state and federally enforceable limits, the facility is not subject to this particular regulation.  The permittee is required to maintain records 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.  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 exist.  A copy of the Departmentís permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Departmentís web site at: www.dec.state.ny.us     The application and draft permit are 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:
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 May 16 2003.
Contact: Michael T Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
mthiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Albany County Airport Authority
Arff Bldg Rm 21 Alb Co Airport
Albany, NY 12211
Facility: Albany County Airport
Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211
Application ID: 4-0126-00140/00018
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Colonie, Albany County
Project Description:
As part of an overall safety area improvement project and to meet futureservice demand requirements, the Albany County Airport Authority is proposing the construction of a 1,300feet Runway 19 extension and associated Taxiway "A", a holding apron, a 200' x 200' blast pad and a security patrol road. As a result of the proposed project, approximately 7.62acres of federally regulated wetland and 820 feet of stream channel will be permanently impacted. The impact to Shaker Creek will include the culverting of approximately 820 feet of stream channel. Proposed mitigation to compensate for impacts associated with the project include the creation of approximately 8 acres of wetland, 6 acres of wetland enhancement and the placement of conservation easements on the wetland mitigation areas. A portion of the mitigation may be constructed adjacent and connected to New York State Regulated Freshwater Wetlands.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Albany County Airport Authority
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 May 2 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: Walton - V
PO Box 29
Walton, NY 13856 -0029
Facility: Walton - V WWTP
South St
Walton, NY 13856
Application ID: 4-1256-00018/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Walton, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to increase the flow from an existing discharge of 1.17 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated wastewater to 1.55 mgd to meet future business and residential needs. A draft permit is available for review and comment at the Stamford sub-office.  The department has made a tentative determination to modify this 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 statue 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 NY0027154.
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 May 16 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: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp
284 South Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 -4838
Facility: So Cairo Combustion Turbine
St Rt 32 Just South Of Co Rt 23B
Cairo, NY 12413
Application ID: 4-1924-00093/02001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Cairo, Greene County
Project Description:
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., has applied to the department for a Air State Facility Permit for their facility located on State Route 32 in the Village of South Cairo. This facility provides both reserve and peaking electric power, and has been in operation since 1970.  Itís turbine fires distillate oil exclusively. The permit application includes proposed conditions for the existing, stationary combustion turbine for both reserve and peaking power purposes.  The facility will be capping itís NOx emissions with two capping conditions as follows; (1) a 25 ton ozone season (May1 - September 30) limit, and (2) a 75 ton annual cap.  This new State Facility Permit will allow for a maximum 25 ton per year increase in the facilityís potential to emit.
Persons wishing to inspect the subject 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 application ID number 4-1928-00055/02001 is available for review at the Region 4 office.  The contact person is Wendy DuBois, 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 Air State Facility 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 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 16 2003.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Applicant: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp
284 South Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 -4838
Facility: Coxsackie Combustion Turbine
Bailey St
Coxsackie, NY
Application ID: 4-1928-00055/02001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Coxsackie, Greene County
Project Description:
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., has applied to the Department for a Air State Facility Permit for its existing facility located inthe Village of Coxsackie on Bailey Street, which provides both reserve and peaking power.  The facility went into operation in 1969 and is capable of firing both distillate oil and natural gas.  The permit application includes proposed conditions for the existing, stationary combustion turbine for both reserve and peaking power purposes.  The facility will be capping itís NOx emissions with two capping conditions as follows; (1) a 25 ton ozone season (May 1 September 30) limit, (2) a 75 ton annual cap.  This new State Facility Permit will allow for a maximum 25 ton per year increase in the facilityís potential to emit.  
Persons wishing to inspect the subject 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 application ID number 4-1928-00055/02001 is available for review at the Region 4 office.  The contact person is Wendy DuBois, 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 Air State Facility Permit.


Public Notice: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) hereby notices a complete application and proposed Air State Facility permit conditions for the Coxsackie Combustion Turbine facility.

Document Availability/Public Comments: A copy of the final draft permit can be obtained from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation offices, Region 4 Headquarters at 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday or by calling Wendy Dubois, Project Manager at (518) 357-2459.

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 Air State Facility Permit.

The facility is accepting a Federally enforceable cap on HAP emissions of  22.5 tons per year, and MTBE emissions of 10 tons per year.  The cap will keep this facility from crossing Title V permitting emission thresholds and allow them to operate under a State Facility Permit.  The permitee will be limited to receiving not more than 15, 055 tons of non hazardous pcs containing not more than 10,000 mg(gasoline)/Kg of soil, during any 12 month period.  Record maintenance and reporting is required to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.   
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 May 16 2003.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

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