Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 05/21/2003

Columbia County

Applicant: Jonathan G Merison
Facility: Merison Property
Silvernails Rd
Gallatin, NY
Application ID: 4-1034-00029/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Gallatin, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a horse barn partially within the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland A-26, and to clean out existing ditches, also partially within the adjacent area, to restore the drainage pattern.  The project is located adjacent to wetland A-26, on Silvernails Road in the Town of Gallatin, Columbia 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:
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 Jun 6 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

Delaware County

Applicant: Josh Construction Inc
PO Box 292
Highmount, NY 12441 -0292
Facility: Josh Construction Sand & Gravel Bank
Fleischmanns/ Halcott Ctr Road
Middletown, NY
Application ID: 4-1246-00432/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Middletown, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to mine sand and gravel from a 4.5 acre mine site located on the east side of County Route 37 across from Bruce Scudder Rd. in the Town of Middletown, Delaware County.  Site operation will also include the periodic use of a portable crusher and/or screen, dependent upon the demand for materials.

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 Jun 20 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: State University of New York
State University Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
Facility: Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave - Us Rt 4
Troy, NY 12180
Application ID: 4-3817-00013/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Troy, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to install an electrical generation facility to convert landfill gas (methane) to a renewable energy source for the college facility.  The Department has proposed an Air State Facility Permit for the application that was received for the Hudson Valley Community College facility located at 80 Vandenburgh Ave, City of Troy, Rensselaer County,owned by the State University of New York.  The facility is an educational facility serving approximately 11,000 students each semester and employing 500 faculty members.  The existing facility includes an incinerator and numerous exempt and trivial sources, including boilers, emergency generators, furnaces, a spray booth, and other miscellaneous activities.  The facility proposes to install an electrical generation facility consisting of one landfill gas fired engine, 3 natural gas fired engines, and one emergency diesel engine to provide electricity in order to meet power needs.  The applicant has proposed restricting the potential to emit through enforceable permit conditions which will limit or cap emissions at a level which is less than 100 tons per year, the applicability threshold for Title V permitting, for each sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide.  The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide emissions by restricting the sulfur content in the fuel used at the facility and by limiting the hours of operation of two of the proposed natural gas fired engines (sources CG003 and CG004).  By accepting the enforceable permit limits or caps, the facility will not be subject to Title V permitting.  The facility will be required to maintain records and report this data to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.  Persons wishing to inspect the Solid Waste and Air State Facility files, including the application and supporting materials, the draft permit, and other materials available to the DEC relative to this permit decision, should contact the DEC representative below.  It is recommended that an appointment be made to confirm the availability of the subject files.  DEC will endeavor to make the files available within 2 business days during normal business hours.  DEC will evaluate the application and comments received to determine whether to hold a public hearing.  A public hearing may be either 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 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 will be notified by mail of the public hearing.  Comments are requests for a legislative hearing should be in writing and addressed to the DEC contact person 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 determination the Department is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law exists.  A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department's web site at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm  The application and draft permits are available for review at the Region 4 Office.  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 permits.
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 Jun 20 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

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals