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Notice of Approval of A Comprehensive Performance Test (CPT)

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Notice of CPT Schedule

Applicant: Norlite Corporation

Date: 2/27/04

Address:
628 South Saratoga Street
Cohoes, New York, 12047

Permits/Application Numbers: 6 NYCRR 373 Hazardous Waste Management Permit.
EPA I.D. No: NYD080469935
DEC Permit No.: 4-0103-16/16-0
Title V Permit No.: 4-0103-00016/00048

Project Location/Description: Norlite Corporation is located at 628 South Saratoga Street in Cohoes, New York and operates two Light Weight Aggregate kilns (LWAKs) a/k/a kiln #1 & kiln #2 that incinerate liquid hazardous wastes as fuels. Norlite Corporation 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 and adopted by the New York State ( Air Program). Thus, Norlite Corporation has submitted a CPT Plan narrating detailed testing procedures to be followed during the test. Norlite Corporation has also submitted a Continuous Monitoring Systems (CMS) Performance Evaluation Test (PET) Plan as required by the MACT Rule.

Based on the review of these plans, NYSDEC has determined that both CPT and CMS PET plans are acceptable and therefore, has approved them with conditions on February 27, 2004. This notice is pursuant to 40 CFR Part 63.1207(e) (2) of the MACT Rule which requires Norlite Corporation to publish this approval along with the tentative test schedule and make the approved CPT and CMS PET plans available for public review.

Tentative Test Schedules: Scheduled commencement date of CPT: March 1, 2004
Scheduled completion date of CPT: March 5, 2004

DEC contact: Mr. William Clarke, Regional Permit Administrator, NYSDEC Region 4 Office, ; Telephone: (518) 357-2069, or Mr. Parag Amin, NYSDEC, Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, 625 Broadway, 8th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-7251; Telephone:(518) 402 - 8609.

Norlite Corporation Contact: Mr. William Morris, VP Environmental Affairs, Norlite Corporation; 628 South Saratoga Street, Cohoes, New York, 12047; Telephone: (518) 235-0401

Document availability: Copies the CPT and CMS PET Plans and supporting documents are available for review and copying at the NYSDEC Region 4 Office, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306-2014; Telephone: (518) 357-2069 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:

Cohoes Public Library
169 Mohawk Ave
Cohoes, NY 12047

Colonie Public Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

Watervliet Public Library
1501 Broadway
Watervliet, NY 12189


Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Planning Board of the City of Albany, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan Review will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves site plan approval to allow the construction of nine townhouses consisting of 4, 6, 8 and 12 dwelling units. The project is located at 96, 112, 225 First Street, 174 Third Street, 89 North Swan Street, 73, 88 Second Street, 70, 83 Lark Street.

Contact: Nicholas A. DiLello, City of Albany, Land & Use, 21 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207, phone: (518) 434-2532.


Albany County - The City of Albany Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezoning of 124-128 Washington Avenue Extension (Residence Inn Hotel) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves rezoning from R-1B (Single-Family Medium-Density Residential) to C-2 (Highway Commercial) to permit the construction of a 124-room hotel with accessory parking. The project is located at 124-128 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany.

Contact: Richard Nicholson, Department of Development & Planning, 21 Lodge Street, Albany, New York 12207, phone: (518) 434-2532, ext. 29, fax: (518) 434-9846, E-mail: nichor@ci.albany.ny.us.


Schenectady County - The Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 1752 Union Street Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action consists of a mixed use (commercial/residential) building. The first floor will be a commercial/retail use and the second floor will be used as a residential apartment. The project is located at 1752 Union Street, Niskayuna, NY.

Contact: Kathleen Matern, Town of Niskayuna, Planning Department, One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309-4381, phone: (518) 386-4530.


Schenecady County - The Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 1748 Union Street Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action consists of a mixed use (commercial/residential) building. The first floor will be a commercial/retail use and the second floor will be used as a residential apartment. The project is located at 1748 Union Street, Niskayuna, NY.

Contact: Kathleen Matern, Town of Niskayuna, Planning Department, One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309-4381, phone: (518) 386-4530.


Otsego County - The Planning Board of the Town of Springfield, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Brookfield Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed 23 unit hotel, located off of Route 80 in the Town of Springfield, NY. The project consists of a main lodge with 15 rental units and two "quad-plexes" each containing four units. Parking for the project will be located beneath two of the buildings with the remainder at grade. The project will also include substantial upgrades to the water, wastewater treatment and storm water systems at the site. The project further includes the renovation of an existing structure as a pavilion. A pool, lakeside bathing area and dock facilities for six boats are proposed. The project is located on Route 80 in the Town of Springfield.

Contact: Rick Morris, P.O. Box 235, Springfield, NY 13468, phone: (315) 858-0008.


Rensselear County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Callanan Industries, Inc., Valente Gravel Division, Wynantskill Mine Site Water Based Reclamation Permit Modification - MLF # 407-3-30-0019 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves modification of an existing permitted mining operation to expand/deepen the mining operation within the currently permitted Life of Mine area by mining sand and gravel reserves below the water table.

The new proposal requests approval to mine below the water table in 4 different areas of the site as follows:

Area (Pond) A (24.7 acres in size) (northwestern portion of site) down to an elevation of 330 feet asl;
Area (Pond) B (91.8 acres in size) (central portion of site) down to an elevation of 355 feet asl;
Area (Pond) C (20.5 acres in size) (southwestern portion of site) down to an elevation of 370 feet asl;
Area (Pond) D (18.6 acres in size) (southeastern portion of site) down to an elevation of 425 feet asl.

The project is located on NYS Route 66 in the Towns of North Greenbush and Poestenkill, Rensselear County.

Contact: Michael T. Higgins, New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, phone: (518) 357-2069.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Extension Of Comment Period

Montgomery County - City of Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency (AIDA), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Amsterdam Materials Recycling Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill and Recycling Facility. This is an extension of the public comment period which now ends March 15, 2004. The action involves the construction of a construction and demolition debris landfill and associated recycling center. The project will also provide for the construction of a new access road and new building sites for the Edson Street Industrial Park. The project will involve the acquisition and lease of land by AIDA to the project developer, Amsterdam Materials Recycling, LLC. The project would also involve a zoning change that would establish a new zone within the City of Amsterdam identical to the light industrial zone but would contain the construction and operation of a C&D landfill and recycling center as a permitted use. The project area would be rezoned with the new designation. The project is located on Edson Street Industrial Park, Amsterdam New York.

Contact: Michael Chiara, City of Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency, City Hall, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010, phone: (518) 841-4334, fax: (518) 841-4310.