Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 06/18/2003

Erie County

Applicant: Waste Management of New York LLC
123 Varick Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Facility: Chaffee Landfill
10860 Olean Road
Chaffee, NY 14030 -9799
Application ID: 9-1462-00001/00013
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Sardinia, Erie County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for modification of the facility-wide Title V Permit.  The primary change to the Draft Permit is that the facility is now limited to 240 tons per year of carbon monoxide which establishes the facility as minor in accordance with 40 CFR 52.21, the federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration regulations.  The Draft Permit contains corrections to a number of administrative and typographical errors.  These corrections do not change the overall integrity of the permit.  No changes to existing facility operations are permitted by modification to the permit.  Current operations at the facility regulated by the Draft Title V Permit are the landfill, landfill gas flare and a paint booth.  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.  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 "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed 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 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 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 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:
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 Jul 18 2003.
Contact: David S Denk
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dsdenk@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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