Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 11/05/2003

Greene County

Applicant: NYS Dept of Correctional Services
Building 2 - State Office Building Campus
Albany, NY 12226
Facility: Greene Correctional Facility
County Rte 9
Coxsackie, NY 12051
Application ID: 4-1928-00040/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Coxsackie, Greene County
Project Description:
NYS Correctional Services, Greene Correctional Facility has applied to the department for a modification to their existing Air State Facility Permit. The permit modification application includes proposed conditions for three existing boilers and two diesel powered electric generators. The boilers are subject to US Code of Federal Regulations, New Source Performance Standards. The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application to permit emergency power generation units located at this facility so the permittee can participate in the Coordinated Demand Reduction Program (CDRP) and provide power to the electrical grid system to meet power shortages during periods of peak demand.
The Greene Correctional Facility fires either natural gas or distillate oil in it’s boilers and distillate  fuel oil in it’s generators.  The facility will be capping  NOx, CO and SO2 emissions with a 78 ton per year limit for each of these contaminates thereby avoiding the thresholds for both the Title V and New Source Review Programs.

Project Location:  The existing facility is located in the Town of Coxsackie, Green County New York 12051.

Public Notice: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) hereby notices a complete application and proposed Air State Facility permit conditions for the Greene Correctional Facility.

Document Availability/Public Comments: A copy of the final draft permit can be obtained from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation offices, Region 4 Headquarters at 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday or by calling Wendy DuBois, Project Manager at (518) 357-2459.

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 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 Dec 5 2003.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Applicant: David J Tschinkel
Facility: Tschinkel Farm
520 Plattekill ROAD|EAST of Rt 32 North Side Plattekill
Freehold, NY 12431
Application ID: 4-1932-00057/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Greenville, Greene County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes the installation of two culverts and associated fill to facilitate the improvement of a logging access road on the applicant's property. The 24" culverts will be 16 feet in length and involve the filling of approximately 2,000 square feet (0.046 acres) of New York State Freshwater Wetland (GR-113).
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 Nov 21 2003.
Contact: Thomas P Haley
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
tphaley@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Otsego County

Applicant: Fred Burrows Trucking & Excavating
437 Oriskany Boulevard
Whitesboro, NY 13492
Facility: Burrows- Hawes Gravel Pit
211 County Route 18C
West Edmeston, NY 13485
Application ID: 4-3628-00049/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Edmeston, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes a 13.0 acre surface sand and gravel mine within a 38.9 acre parcel east of West Edmeston. The project site is located on the west side fo County Route 18, 800 feet north of the intersection of Coontown Road. The mine is intended to operate as traditional surface extraction of the Howard series of gravelly silt loam which predominate on the site. Mining will not occur below the water table. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 240 truck loads of materials per year during the upcoming five year permit term. Material will be stockpiled as unprocessed “run of bank” or processed with portable screens. Maximum processing rate will not exceed 150 tons per hour. Final reclamation will restore the land to agricultural production. Approximately 6.5 acres is proposed to be affected during the first 5 year permit term.
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:
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 Dec 5 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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