ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

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Public Notice

Approval of Comprehensive Performance Test (CPT) and Risk Burn (RB) Plan with CPT & RB Test Schedule

Orange County - Nepera Inc. (EPA I.D. No: NYD002014595), located on 41 Arden House Road in Harriman, New York, operates an incinerator that incinerates liquid hazardous wastes and fumes generated from pyridine, pyridine derivatives and niacinamide (Vitamin B-3) manufacturing operations at the site, under a 6 NYCRR Part 373 Hazardous Waste Management Permit ( DEC Permit No.: 3-3358-00045/00101, previously issued as 3-3340-00027-00004) and a Title V Air Permit (DEC Permit No.: 3-3358-00045/00127).

Nepera Inc. is required to conduct a comprehensive performance test (CPT) to demonstrate compliance with new air emission standards in the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule for hazardous waste combustors, promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and adopted by the New York State ( Air Program). In addition under 6 NYCRR Part 373 Nepera Inc. is required to perform a Risk Burn (RB) to demonstrate that at the normal operating conditions its emissions are protective of human health and environment. Nepera Inc. has opted to conduct CPT & RB test separately (CPT immediately followed by RB) and thus, has submitted CPT & RB Plans narrating detailed testing procedures to be followed during the tests. Nepera Inc. has also submitted a Continuous Monitoring Systems (CMS) Performance Evaluation Test Plan as required by the MACT Rule.

Based on the review of these plans, NYSDEC has determined that both CPT and RB plans are acceptable and therefore, has approved them with conditions on September 10, 2003. This notice is pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 373-1.9(a)(4) & 40 CFR Part 63.1207(e) (2) which requires Nepera Inc. to publish this approval along with the tentative test schedules and make the approved CPT, RB and CMS Performance Evaluation Test plans available for public review.

Tentative Test Schedules:
Scheduled commencement date of CPT: September 24, 2003
Scheduled completion date of CPT: September 28, 2003

Scheduled commencement date of RB: November 3, 2003
Scheduled completion date of RB: November 7, 2003

DEC contact: Mr. Michael Merriman, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator, NYSDEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696; Telephone: (845) 256-3165, or Mr. Parag Amin, NYSDEC, Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, 625 Broadway, 8th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-7251; Telephone:(518) 402 - 8609.

Corporation Contact: Mr. Charles Decker, Director, Environmental, Health & safety, Nepera Inc 41 Arden House Road, Harriman, NY 10926; Telephone: (845) 782-1231.

Document availability: Copies the CPT & RB plan, CMS Performance Evaluation Test Plan and supporting documents are available for review and copying at the NYSDEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696; Telephone: (845) 256-3165 and also at NYSDEC Headquarters at 625 Broadway(8th Floor), Albany, NY 12233-7251; Telephone:(518) 402-8609. Copies of these plans are also available for public review at the Central Valley Library (845-928-6829) in Central Valley, NY.


Public Notice

Pursuant to Title 9, Article 54 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation hereby gives public notice of the following:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 49-0305 (9) of the Environmental Conservation Law, that the State of New York acting by and through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation intends to acquire a Conservation Easement from: Friends of the Outlet over certain lands located in Town of Torrey, Yates County, New York; and Open Space Institute over certain lands located in Town of Philipstown, Putnam County, New York; and Grasse River Heritage Area Development Corporation over certain lands located in Town of Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York; and Finger Lakes Land Trust, Inc. over certain lands located in Town of South Bristol and Town of Richmond, Ontario County, New York; and Gomez Foundation for Mill House over certain lands located in Town of Newburgh, Orange County, New York; and Appalachian Mountain Club, Inc. over certain lands located in Town of Gardiner, Ulster County, New York; and Cider Mill Friends of Open Space and Historic Preservation, Inc. over certain lands located in Town of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York; and New York Champion Tree Project, Inc. over certain lands located in City of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York; and Empire State Railway Museum over certain lands located in Town of Shandaken, Ulster County, New York.

For further information, contact: T. Kevin Burns, Chief, Bureau of Grants Management, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, Agency Building One, 16th Floor, Albany, New York 12238, Telephone: (518) 474-8372, Fax: (518) 486-7377.


Meeting Notice

The Technical Advisory Committee of the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council (WPPC) will meet on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., at the offices of the Empire State Development Corporation, 33 Airport Center Drive, Newburgh, NY.

The Executive Committee of the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council has asked the Technical Advisory Committee to review the interim Phase II Nonpoint Source TMDL Implementation Report (Report) prepared by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and to make recommendations to DEC on how to finalize the Report.


Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The Town of Plattekill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Town of Plattekill Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action recommendation of addressing:

Contact: Lawrence Cavazza, Town of Plattekill, PO Box 45, Modena, NY 12548, phone: (845) 883-7331.


Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Minisink, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ridge Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a 86 lot residential development and related infrastructure, including central sewer and water system, and proposed town highways to provide access within the subdivision. The project is located on County Route 1, Ridge/Brown/Outlook/High Farms Roads, in the Town of Minisink.

Contact: David Witkowski, Planning Board of the town of Minisink, Town Hall, PO Box 349, Westtown, NY 10998, phone: (845) 726-3700.