Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 08/27/2003

Dutchess County

Applicant: Thalle Industries Inc
172 Rte 9
Fishkill, NY 12524-2932
Facility: Thalle Fishkill Quarry
172 Us Route 9
Fishkill, NY 12524
Application ID: 3-1330-00049/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Fishkill, Dutchess County
Project Description:

Thalle Industries, has submitted permit applications to expand its existing rock quarry mine which is located on the east side of Route 9 approximately 1.8 miles south of Interstate 84, in the Town of Fishkill, Dutchess County. The Applicant proposes to expand its rock quarry mining operation by 29 acres immediately east and south of the existing, operating mining site. About 13.4 million tons of rock would be mined within the expansion area in a four-phase sequence over an estimated period of 38 years. The Applicant proposes to use a bench design with 25-foot-high faces and 20-foot-wide benches. A portable primary crusher would be located at the working face of the expansion area, and covered conveyors would be used to transport crushed stone back to the existing mineral processing area.

The Applicant is requesting:

-- A Mined Land Reclamation permit modification pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 23,   Title 27;  

-- A State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit pursuant to ECL Article 17,   Titles 7  and 8;  The SPDES permit is required in relation to the point discharge of stormwater into an unnamed tributary of Clove Creek at two locations within the northerly section of the existing mine, and the relocation of a portion of an intermittent tributary of Clove Creek within the expansion area.

-- and, An Air Pollution Control permit pursuant to ECL Article 19.   The air pollution control permit, known as an Air State Facility permit, would regulate air emissions from all sources at the site, including an existing aggregate processing facility and asphalt plant. The proposed 29-acre expansion would not alter the operation of the asphalt plant. However, the Applicant has proposed the installation of a new portable primary crusher at the working face of the quarry expansion and the use of a series of conveyor belts to transport the crushed rock to the existing processing area. The crusher would be powered by a diesel generator.

The Department has scheduled a Legislative Hearing and an Issues Conference on these applications and on the recently accepted Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS).  Additional information on the Hearing and the DEIS can be found in the "Combined Notice of Complete Application and Hearing" in the Hearings section of this website at:

http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/thalle.html


State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Sep 19 2003.
Contact: Michael D Merriman
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
mdmerrim@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: K & J Partnership
1083 Route 9 Ste 10
Fishkill, NY 12524
Facility: Lawrence Farms
1083 Rt 9
Fishkill, NY 12524
Application ID: 3-1356-00037/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Wappinger, Dutchess County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (P/C/I SPDES) permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation law for a proposed discharge of 5,000 gallons per day (gpd) of treated sanitary wastewater to an unnamed tributary flowing toWappinger Creek from an existing shopping center, Lawrence Farms.  The project is designed to accommodate expansion of the facility with the addition of one new building and will replace the existing subsurface system.  This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute 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.  A draft permit indicating the Department's proposed effluent limitations and monitoring requirements has been prepared and is available for review.
Refer to this application by the application number listed above and SPDES number, NY-0166227.
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 Sep 26 2003.
Contact: Lee Kassin
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Dutchess County Water & Wastewater Auth
27 High St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 -1935
Facility: Dutchess Central Utility Corridor
From Poughkeepsie STP to Points South
Multiple, NY
Application ID: 3-1399-00036/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: La Grange, Dutchess County
Project Description:
The Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority has applied for permits to construct and operate the Dutchess Central Water Transmission Line, consisting of construction of approximately 70,000 linear feet of watermain and a series of booster pump stations, to convey potable water purchased from the Poughkeepsie Joint Water Board's Water Treatment Plant for  transmission from a connection at Overrocker Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie, through the Towns of LaGrange, Wappinger and East Fishkill, to the IBM Plant on Route 52 in East Fishkill.  Throughout most of its length, the pipeline would be installed in the bed of an abandoned railroad right-of-way, but at the southern terminus, in the Town of East Fishkill, it would be installed along Fishkill Road and Palen Road.  At full capacity, the Water Authority proposes to transmit up to 4.25 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) of water  through the pipeline.  Initially, the primary customer would be the IBM East Fishkill Plant, which would use approximately 2.0 MGD from the pipeline.

The Water Authority has applied for the following four (4) permits from this Department:
     Water Supply (WSA#10501);  To take up to 4.25 MGD from the Poughkeepsie Joint Water Treatment Plant, and provide the initial 2.0 MGD to the IBM East Fishkill Plant.

   Stream Protection;  Installation of the pipeline will involve boring under three protected streams to minimize impacts of pipeline installation on the bed of those streams.  The protected streams are the Wappingers Creek (Town of Poughkeepsie), Sprout Creek (Town of East Fishkill) and Fishkill Creek & Whortekill Creek (Town of East Fishkill).

     Freshwater Wetlands;  The construction of the pipeline would be primarily limited to the existing railroad berm which is within the 100-foot wide adjacent area of ten (10) state regulated freshwater wetlands along the pipeline route. The water line will disturb a limited amount of freshwater wetland area itself when it has to be constructed outside the existing railroad berm in order to go under several streams.

     401-Water Quality Certification;  The installation of the pipeline will disturb limited areas of federal wetlands.  However, these federal wetland disturbances are eligible for coverage under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers's Nationwide Permit (NWP) Program by NWP #12 (Utility Line Activities).  Because the installation of this pipeline may disturb more that 0.1 acres of federal wetland, it is not eligible for the Statewide 401-Water Quality Certification for this type of activity, but is subject to an individual review and certification.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Dutchess County Water & Wastewater 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 Sep 19 2003.
Contact: Michael D Merriman
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
mdmerrim@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Orange County

Applicant: Gangemi, Salerno and Fini
PO Box 996
Goshen, NY 10924
Facility: Gateway Hill Professional Park
At Intersection of Kings Hwy & Black Meadow Road
Chester, NY 10918
Application ID: 3-3322-00066/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Chester, Orange County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes the modification of an existing 9.1 - acre shale and slate mine to deepen and reconfigure the final floor elevations with increased "benching" of side slopes in order to allow for revegetation.  The floor of the mine is proposed for development as an office park.  The location is on the west side of King's Highway at the intersection with Black Meadow Road.
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 Sep 26 2003.
Contact: Lawrence G Biegel
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
lgbiegel@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Jacob Deutsch
Facility: Moores Hill ESTATES/DEUTSCH Property
Moores Hill Rd & NYS Rte 207
New Windsor, NY 12553
Application ID: 3-3348-00187/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: New Windsor, Orange County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a sewer main crossing of a tributary of Lake Washington (Class: "A(T)") in conjunction with a subdivision of 22 +/- acres into 13 residential lots.  A detailed Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan has been prepared.  The location is on the west side of Moores Hill Road south of Route 207.
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:
New Windsor Town Planning 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 Sep 12 2003.
Contact: Lawrence G Biegel
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
lgbiegel@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: E Tetz & Sons
130 Crotty Rd
Middletown, NY 10941
Facility: E Tetz & Sons Pine Lane Mine
Us Rt 6 @ Pine Ln North of I-84
Wawayanda, NY
Application ID: 3-3356-00066/00013
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Wawayanda, Orange County
Project Description:
The applicant requests a modification of an existing permit to deepen the final floor elevation of the 21.5 - acre "Phase II" area of an existing sand and gravel mine (called the "Pine Lane" site) by an average of six feet.  Material processing (e.g. screening) already occurs.  The location is northwest of the intersection of Route 6 with I-84.
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:
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 Sep 26 2003.
Contact: Lawrence G Biegel
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
lgbiegel@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Putnam County

Applicant: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing, NY 11368
Facility: Brewster - V STP
Railroad Ave
Brewster, NY 10509
Application ID: 3-3730-00007/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Southeast, Putnam County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application to modify a SPDES permit to increase an existing surface discharge from 110,000 gallons per day (gpd) to 240,000 gpd of treated sanitary wastewater from the Brewster wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) into the East Branch Croton River, Class A(t). The project involves reconstruction of the Brewster WWTP to meet requirements of the NYC Watershed Rules & Regulation (WR & R) and to provide wastewater treatment to areas of the Village of Brewster previously not served by sewer. The project includes construction of a new, four-unit Rotating Biological Contact (RBC) system with microfiltration, equalization tank, primary and final sedimentation tanks, rapid sand filters, and chlorination/dechlorination disinfection system. The project is located southeast of the intersection of Park Street and Marvin Avenue in the Village of Brewster. A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the regional office.
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:
Brewster Village Board of Trustees
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 Oct 3 2003.
Contact: R Scott Ballard
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
rsballar@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ulster County

Applicant: Churchill Coatings Corp
2 Grafton Common
PO Box 309
Grafton, MA 01519
Facility: Churchill Coatings Corp
346 Sawkill Rd
Kingston, NY 12401
Application ID: 3-5154-00190/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Ulster, Ulster County
Project Description:
    The Churchill Coatings Corp is a proposed lumber surface coating operation located in the Town of Ulster, Ulster County, New York.  An existing building, formerly used as a trash recycling facility, will be used to house the operation. The facility will employ a flow coater to apply primer/paint/stain to dimensional stock lumber used in the construction industry.  Coated lumber will be placed on movable racks inside the building for drying.  Dry boards will then be packaged and shipped offsite.  Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions will be vented through a roof mounted 3 foot diameter stack.
    Applied coatings are subject to the VOC limits specified in 6NYCRR Part 228. Overall facility emissions are capped below 46 tons per year subject to recordkeeping and reporting requirements specified by 6NYCRR Part 201.
    The Standard Industrial Classification representative of this facility is 2499-Wood Products.
    Persons wishing to inspect the facility 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.  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 public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative 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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Ulster Town Planning Board
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 Oct 3 2003.
Contact: Robert J Stanton
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
rjstanto@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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