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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 08/27/2003

Steuben County

Applicant: Steuben County
3 E. Pulteney Square
Bath, NY 14810 -1510
Facility: New Bath Landfill Lateral Expansion
Turnpike Rd
Bath, NY 14810
Application ID: 8-4624-00031/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Bath, Steuben County
Project Description:
An application has been received by the Department for an initial Title V Air Facility permit and modification to the existing Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facility permit for the Steuben County Bath Landfill located on Turnpike Road in the Town of Bath. The facility consists of two closed landfills and one active landfill for which a 31 acre lateral expansion directly south of the existing landfill is proposed.  This project will include the construction and operation of a double composite liner system.  It is proposed to join the double liner system of the existing landfill with the double composite liner system of the expansion area without installing an overlay liner system on the southern slope of the existing landfill. This expansion will also increase the height of the landfill 30 feet. The applicant has requested variances from the 6 NYCRR Part 360 regulations for elimination of the side slope liner system and the leachate barrier system on the southern slope of the existing landfill, the elimination of the 1 foot thick gas venting layer due to the installation of an active landfill gas collection system, and elimination of structural fill from the liner system design.  The applicant has also requested a groundwater separation waiver.   This expansion will also subject the facility to New Source Performance Standards and Title V permit requirements upon receipt of the modified Part 360 permit.  The expansion project includes installation of a new landfill gas collection and control system on the existing and new landfill areas. Control devices will include one large landfill gas flare and two smaller passive candlestick flares. Regulated contaminants at this facility under the Title V permit include carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, methane, volatile organic carbons and total hazardous air pollutants. Comments must be received within the thirty day period ending on the last filing date indicated.  The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application.  The Title V Facility and Part 360 applications and the draft Title V Facility permit are available for review at the Region 8 Avon office. The Department may modify the draft permit based on significant or important information raised during the comment period.  Following the 30 day comment period, the US EPA will have an additional 45 days to review the draft or modified draft permit. If the US EPA does not raise any objections during this period, the Department may issue the final draft permit as a Title V permit.  

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:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Steuben County
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: Lisa M Porter
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466

Applicant: NYS Dept of Transportation
1220 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12232
Facility: Southern Tier Expressway @ Rt 15
Rt 15 W/ NYS Rt 17
Erwin, NY
Application ID: 8-4642-00097/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Erwin, Steuben County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to develop improvements at the juncture of U.S. Route 15 and the newly designated I-86 (formerly N.Y.S. Route 17- Southern Tier Expressway) adjacent to the Village of Painted Post in the Town of Erwin, Steuben County. The interchange improvements are located in the vicinity of the confluence of Cohocton and Tioga Rivers, which form the Chemung River.  The project will reconfigure the existing interchange to provide direct connections between Route 15 and I-86  while satisfactorily accommodating local high volume traffic flows and local access.  The project will include new expressway and ramp construction, pavement widening / rehabilitation / reconstruction, bridge and culvert rehabilitation / replacement, drainage, lighting, and signalization.  There will be 1.79 acres of wetland areas under federal jurisdiction that will be disturbed by the project federal. A 3.9 acre wetland mitigation area is proposed. The project will also include the removal of islands and gravel shoals in the vicinity of the confluence of the Cohocton and Tioga Rivers. The buildup of sediment has had an adverse effect on the flow of water in the area of the riversí confluence and the removal of shoals and islands is required to maintain channel profiles for flood control purposes. Application materials are available for public review at the NYS DEC Region 8 Headquarters.

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 Dept of Transportation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 11 2003.
Contact: Peter a Lent
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
palent@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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