Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 1 Completed Applications 09/24/2003

Nassau County

Applicant: Equus Power 1 LP
5603 Willers Way
Houston, TX 77056
Facility: Equus Freeport Power Generating Station
289 Buffalo Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520
Application ID: 1-2820-04508/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Hempstead, Nassau County
Project Description:
Equus Power I, LP proposes to construct and operate a new gas turbine facility at Freeport Power Plant #2.  The new facility will be constructed on land leased from the Village of Freeport.    The Equus Freeport Power Generating Station will be constructed immediately adjacent to the new facility proposed by the Village of Freeport and previously permitted by the Department.  The proposed facility will consist of a new General Electric (GE) LM6000 Sprint simple cycle combustion turbine.  The total new electrical power from this combustion turbine generator will have a nominal electrical power output of 47 MW.
The combustion turbines will fire natural gas and the units will operate in simple cycle mode (no heat recovery) to provide electric generation.  The turbines will utilize inlet chillers and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to control nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and an oxidation catalyst will be used to control emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOC).  Upon leaving the turbines, the exhaust will be directed into a 187foot stack.
Pursuant to 6NYCRR Part 201, the Village has opted to obtain a preconstruction permit and certificate to operate authorizing the construction and operation of the proposed new facility, pursuant to 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-6.1, prior to obtaining a Title V permit. The Village has also applied for a modification of their Tidal Wetlands permit.  The Department has made a tentative determination to approve the applications and a draft air permit is available for review. Details regarding the draft permits and the hearing on the permit can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/equus.html.
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:
Freeport Village 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 24 2003.
Contact: Christopher M Hogan
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
cmhogan@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Suffolk County

Applicant: Suffolk County Water Authority
Mr. Pokorny
PO Box 38
Oakdale, NY 11769 -1003
Facility: Suffolk Water Authority District
Entire Water District Wide
Suffolk, NY
Application ID: 1-4700-00010/00598
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: , Suffolk County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law for the discharge to groundwater of filter backwash containing iron & manganese from a system used to treat potable water at a public water supply wellfield. The proposed activity is located at the SCWA's Greenbelt Parkway Well Field at Greenbelt Parkway, Holbrook, Town of Islip.

This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulator standards for permit issuance based on the 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 ot signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.  Please refer to this application by the application number listed above and SPDES number NY-0266914.  A copy of the application and the draft permit are available at the Region I Stony Brook 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 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 24 2003.
Contact: Marilyn E Peterson
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
mepeters@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Don Blanco
Facility: Blanco Property
Inlet View Path LOT#24|SCTM#200-797-2-3.5
East Moriches, NY 11940
Application ID: 1-4722-04498/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Project is Located: Brookhaven, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a two story single family dwelling, septic system, and a pervious driveway.  Clearing, grading and ground disturbance associated with the project is proposed within 100 feet of a NYSDEC regulated freshwater wetland at Lot #24 on Inlet View Path in East Moriches in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, SCTM# 0200-797-02-03.5.
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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: Sherri L Aicher
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365

Applicant: Dawn Heard
Facility: Heard Property
127 Sterling Avenue
Greenport, NY 11944
Application ID: 1-4738-03172/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Southold, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to remove and replace in the same location 130 linear feet of bulkhead.  Dredge 10 ft. seaward of the replacement bulkhead to a maximum depth of 6 ft. below mean low water.  Excavate a 16 ft. x 36 ft. upland area to a depth of 6 ft. below mean low water and construct 52 linear feet of new bulkhead to create a boat slip. Resultant 536 cubic yards of spoil material will be trucked off site.  Remove and replace 3 existing mooring piles and add one additional mooring pile.  Install a 3 ft. x 16 ft. ramp, a 4 ft. x 65 ft. float, and construct a 12 ft. splashboard.  Property is located at 127 Sterling Avenue, Greenport, Town of Southold, County of Suffolk, on Sterling Creek.
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:
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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: Darleen M Gerbino
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
dmgerbin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals