Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 05/05/2004

Albany County

Applicant: Solid Sealing Technology Inc
44 Dalliba Ave
Watervliet, NY 12189
Facility: Solid Sealing Technology
44 Dalliba Ave
Watervliet, NY
Application ID: 4-0118-00046/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Watervliet, Albany County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes a discharge of 17,000 gallons per day of non-contact cooling water to the Hudson River, a Class C waterbody. The applicant plans to operate a new facility which will manufacture ceramic to metal seals.

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on 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 not signify department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project. A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 office. The project is located in the Watervliet Arsenal in the City of Watervliet. SPDES # NY-0268577.
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 Jun 4 2004.
Contact: Thomas P Haley
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Columbia County

Applicant: Arnold Okonski
Facility: Okonski Property
11321 Rt 22
Austerlitz, NY
Application ID: 4-1022-00077/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Austerlitz, Columbia County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to stabilize 175 feet of the eastern bank of the Green River which runs through his property at 11321 Route 22, Town of Austerlitz, Columbia County, to prevent further erosion of the bank and improve water quality in this section of the River. The project will include reshaping the stream bank to a 1 foot vertical to 3 foot horizontal slope, constructing 1 or 2 rock vanes and planting the bank with willows and crabapple trees.
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 May 21 2004.
Contact: Michael T Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Delaware County

Applicant: Cobleskill Stone Products Inc
PO Box 220
Cobleskill, NY 12043 -0189
Facility: Hancock Quarry
Green Flats Road
Hancock, NY 13783
Application ID: 4-1236-00015/00008
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Hancock, Delaware County
Project Description:
            
The Department has proposed an Air State Facility Permit for the application that was received for the Hancock Quarry facility located on Green Flats Road, Town of Hancock, County of Delaware, owned by Cobleskill Stone Products Inc., Cobleskill, New York. The facility is involved with the mining and processing of aggregate (sandstone) as well as the production of hot mix asphalt.  The facility includes equipment used to mine and process aggregate (including crushers, screens, bins, and conveyors), hot mix asphalt plants, and a generator.  The proposed Air State Facility Permit will combine the existing Certificates to Operate into a single permit and will also restructure the existing emissions caps.  In order to continue to remain below the applicability threshold for Title V 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 100 tons per year for each Oxides of Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide, and Particulate Matter less than 10 microns (PM-10).  The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit Oxides of Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide, and PM-10 by restricting the production of hot mix asphalt and fuel usage.  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 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 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:

The Air State Facility Permit, ID number 4-1236-00015/00008, is available for review at the Region 4 sub-office.  The contact person is Kent Sanders, NYSDEC, 65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1, Stamford, NY 12167-9503, telephone (607)652-7741.  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 Jun 4 2004.
Contact: Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County

Applicant: W & W Truck Transmission Repair Inc
13451 Route 9W
Hannacroix, NY 12087
Facility: W & W Truck Transmission Repair Inc
13451 Route 9W
Hannacroix, NY
Application ID: 4-1942-00051/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: New Baltimore, Greene County
Project Description:
The applicant requests a permit for an existing discharge of 200 gpd of treated industrial wastewater to a drainage ditch tributary to Sickles Creek, Class "C", from a truck transmission repair garage floor drain at the applicants facility located at 13451  Rte 9W, in the Town of New Baltimore, Greene County.
The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. This determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on 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 of the permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 Office.  Refer to this application by the application number listed above.
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 Jun 4 2004.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Otsego County

Applicant: Cobleskill Stone Products Inc
PO Box 220
Cobleskill, NY 12043 -0189
Facility: Cobleskill Stone Products Ceperly Ave
59-61 Ceperley Ave
Oneonta, NY 13820
Application ID: 4-3612-00007/00012
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Oneonta, Otsego County
Project Description:
The Department has proposed an Air State Facility Permit for the application that was received for the Cobleskill Stone Products Ceperley Avenue facility located on 59-61 Ceperley Avenue, Town of Oneonta, County of Otsego, owned by Cobleskill Stone Products Inc., Cobleskill, New York.  The facility is involved with the production of hot mix asphalt.  The facility includes hot mix asphalt plants and diesel generators.  The proposed Air State Facility Permit will combine the existing Certificates to Operate into a single permit and will also restructure the existing emissions caps.  In order to continue to remain below the applicability threshold for Title V 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 100 tons per year for each Oxides of Nitrogen and Carbon Monoxide.  The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit Oxides of Nitrogen and Carbon Monoxide by restricting the production of hot mix asphalt and fuel usage.  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 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 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:

The Air State Facility Permit, ID number 4-3612-00007/00012, is available for review at the Region 4 sub-office.  The contact person is Kent Sanders, NYSDEC, 65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1, Stamford, NY 12167-9503, telephone (607)652-7741  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 Jun 4 2004.
Contact: Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Schoharie County

Applicant: Valley Enterprises Parks & Realty LLC
PO Box 130
Howes Cave, NY 12092 -0130
Facility: Mine Kill Manor
Rt 30
Gilboa, NY
Application ID: 4-4334-00072/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Gilboa, Schoharie County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve a SPDES permit for a discharge of 4,800 gallons per day of treated effluent from a replacement wastewater treatment system at Mine Kill Manor, a 24-unit manufactured home community.  The proposed discharge location is to a class C sub-tributary stream of the Schoharie Creek (H-240-81-107a-1).  The permit includes intermittent stream discharge limitations and monitoring requirements, daily inspection and annual performance report submission, and effluent disinfection is also required.  Construction plans for the replacement system are being reviewed by the Schoharie County Health Department.  The proposed wastewater treatment system consists of recirculating intermittent sand filters with disinfection by ultraviolet light.  The project is located on State Route 30, approximately 9/10ths of a mile north of State Route 990v intersection.  A draft permit is available for review at the Stamford Sub-Office.
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 Jun 4 2004.
Contact: Martha A Wood
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Cobleskill Stone Products Inc
PO Box 220
Cobleskill, NY 12043 -0189
Facility: Cobleskill Stone Schoharie Asphalt Fac
Eastern Avenue
Schoharie, NY 12157
Application ID: 4-4342-00001/00016
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Schoharie, Schoharie County
Project Description:
The Department has proposed an Air State Facility Permit for the application that was received for the Cobleskill Stone Schoharie Asphalt Facility located on Eastern Avenue, Village of Schoharie, County of Schoharie, owned by Cobleskill Stone Products Inc., Cobleskill, New York.  The facility is involved with the mining and processing of aggregate (limestone) as well as the production of hot mix asphalt.  The facility includes equipment used to mine and process aggregate (including crushers, screens, bins, and conveyors), and hot mix asphalt plants.  The proposed Air State Facility Permit will combine the existing Certificates to Operate into a single permit and will also restructure the existing emissions caps.  In order to continue to remain below the applicability threshold for Title V 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 100 tons per year for each Oxides of Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide, and Particulate Matter less than 10 microns (PM-10).  The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit Oxides of Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide, and PM-10 by restricting the production of hot mix asphalt.  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 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 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:

The Air State Facility Permit, ID number 4-4342-00001/00016, is available for review at the Region 4 sub-office.  The contact person is Kent Sanders, NYSDEC, 65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1, Stamford, NY 12167-9503, telephone (607)652-7364.  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 Jun 4 2004.
Contact: Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals