Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 09/10/2003

Albany County

Applicant: NYS Office of General Services
Mayor Erastus Corning Tower 34 Fl
Empire St Plz
Albany, NY 12242
Facility: NYS Ogs Sheridan Steam Plt
79 Sheridan Ave
Albany, NY 12210
Application ID: 4-0101-00122/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Albany, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has received an Title V modification permit application from the NYS Office of General Services for the Sheridan Avenue Steam Plant located at 79 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY.  The owner is the New York State Office of General Services located at the Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY.  The facility is a boiler plant which produces steam for heating and cooling.   
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application which is a proposal to rehabilitate the existing boilers, install low-NOX burners, and limit fuel oil sulfur content to 0.2%.  
Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V modification 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.  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.
Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of publication of this notice. If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the Draft Title V modification 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 Oct 10 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

Montgomery County

Applicant: Elizabeth Ann Durfee
Facility: Durfee Property
Otsquago Club Road
Minden, NY
Application ID: 4-2730-00045/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Minden, Montgomery County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a house, driveway, septic system and other appurtenances within the adjacent area of freshwater wetland FP-22.  The project site is located on Otsquago Club Road approximately 3/4 mile west of the village of Fort Plain.
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 Sep 26 2003.
Contact: Angelo a Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
aamarcuc@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rensselaer County

Applicant: W J Cowee Inc
PO Box 248
Berlin, NY 12022-0248
Facility: W J Cowee
Taylor Ave
Berlin, NY 12022
Application ID: 4-3820-00010/00025
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Berlin, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The Department has proposed an Air State Facility Permit for the application that was received for the W.J. Cowee, Inc. facility located on 28 Taylor Avenue, Town of Berlin, County of Rensselaer, owned by W.J. Cowee, Inc., Berlin, New York.  The facility manufactures wood products including floral arrangement supports and custom turned wood forms.  The facility produces steam and electricity for use in their manufacturing facility by combusting wood waste from their operations in two wood gasification units. The facility includes a surface coating operation, a dyeing operation, wood working operations, and two 10 million Btu per hour wood gasification units.  The wood working operations are considered trivial activities under the regulations and thus do not require permitting.  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 50 tons per year, the applicability threshold for Title V permitting (and 6NYCRR Part 228), for volatile organic compounds (VOC).  The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions by restricting the usage of VOC containing materials (coatings, dyes, etc.).  By accepting the enforceable permit limits or caps, the facility will not be subject to Title V permitting (and 6NYCRR Part 228).  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 subject Air State Facility files, including the application, 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 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.  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 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 Department’s permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department’s web site at: www.dec.state.ny.us      The Air State Facility Permit, ID number 4382000010/00023, is available for review at the Region 4 office.  The contact person is Nancy Adams, NYSDEC, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, telephone (518)3572452.  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:
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 Oct 10 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

Schoharie County

Applicant: Scot D Horvath
Facility: Scot Horvath Property
Bear Gulch ROAD|NEAR Daisy Lane
Summit, NY
Application ID: 4-4348-00059/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Summit, Schoharie County
Project Description:
Applicant has applied to build a  30' by 60' one family house within the 100' adjacent area of Freshwater wetland SU-4. Plans include a 10" by 60 ' attached deck and a gravel driveway and septic leachfield. The applicant also plans a gravel path  within the wetland to a  10' by 20' on Bear Gulch Lake.
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:
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 26 2003.
Contact: Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
kpsander@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Scot D Horvath
Facility: Horvath Property
Spruce Lake ROAD|SOUTHSORE of Bear Gulch Lake
Summit, NY
Application ID: 4-4348-00060/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Summit, Schoharie County
Project Description:
The applicant has applied to construct a 30' by 60' single family house with a 10' by 60' attached deck in the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland # SU-4 (Bear Gulch Lake). Plans also include a gravel driveway and a 10' by 20' floating dock on Bear Gulch Lake.
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:
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 26 2003.
Contact: Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
kpsander@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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