Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 1 Completed Applications 06/02/2004

Nassau County

Applicant: Bethpage Energy Center 3 LLC
Two Atlantic Ave 3RD Fl
Boston, MA 02110
Facility: Tbg Cogen Facility
939 South Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801 -5032
Application ID: 1-2824-00947/00008
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Oyster Bay, Nassau County
Project Description:
    Bethpage Energy Center 3, LLC., a subsidiary of Calpine Corporation, proposes to construct and operate a combined cycle 79.9 MW electric generating station (the project) adjacent to the existing TBG Cogen Partners cogeneration facility and CPN Bethpage 3rd turbine, Inc. simple cycle gas turbine facility located at 939 South Broadway, Hicksville. This project is an expansion of the existing power generation facility which consists of a cogeneration plant and a simple cycle power plant.
    The project entails the construction and operation of a combined cycle power plant. The new equipment includes a General Electric (GE) LM 6000 PC SPRINT Combustion Turbine Generator (CTG), a two-cell wet cooling tower with a drift eliminator to serve the inlet air chillers, a Once Through Steam Generator (OTSG) with duct burners, a steam turbine generator (STG), a five-cell wet cooling tower with a drift eliminator, and associated balance-of-plant systems and facilities.
    This project will be fueled exclusively by natural gas, and emissions from the CTG and duct burners will exhaust through a single 100-foot stack. The projects’s peak water supply requirements will be approximately 700,000 gallons per day and will be provided by the Northrop Grumman Corp (NGC) which currently supplies the existing facility.
    The Applicant has filed individual applications seeking the issuance of (a) a preconstruction state facility air pollution control permit pursuant to pursuant to Article 19 of the Environmental Conservation Law ("ECL") and Part 201 of Title 6 of the New York Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations ("6NYCRR"), and (b) a Phase II acid rain permit pursuant 40 CFR Part 72 as incorporated by reference at 6 NYCRR §200.10. The DEC has tentatively determined that the applications meet all air pollution control requirements of ECL Article 19, 6NYCRR Part 201, Part 204, Subpart 231-2, Part 227, and Title IV (Acid Rain) of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.  The applicant is also required to obtain emission reduction credits (ERCs) for NOx.
    The Department has made a tentative decision to approve the air permit applications, and draft permits are available for review. Details regarding the draft permits, ERCs, and the hearing on the draft permits can be found at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/bethpage2.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:
Long Island Power Authority
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 Jul 2 2004.
Contact: Kevin A Kispert
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Suffolk County

Applicant: Keyspan Energy Corp
175 East Old Country Rd
Hicksville, NY 11801
Facility: Wading River I C Facility
North Country Rd
Shoreham, NY 11786
Application ID: 1-4722-00108/00020
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Brookhaven, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for renewal of the Title V Facility Permit for Keyspan Wading River Facility.

The Facility consists of three combustion Turbines rated at 96.3 MW each.  Oxides of Nitrogen, NOx, Continuous Emission Monitors and inlet fogging have been installed at these units. In addition, one 22MW and one 62MW Combustion Turbine operate at the site.    Two new regulations have been incorporated inthis renewal: Part 204 and Part 237.
 
In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V 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 listed 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 2 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 public 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 exist.   A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

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 Jul 2 2004.
Contact: Susan Ackerman
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Avalon Bay Communities Inc
425 Broadhollow Rd Ste 101
Melville, NY 11747
Facility: The Village on the Fairways
Pine Road & County Road 83
Coram, NY 11727
Application ID: 1-4722-04060/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Long Island Well
Project is Located: Brookhaven, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to install two (2) 100 gallons per minute wells for the purpose of lawn and landscaping irrigation.  Each well is approximately 150 feet deep having capacities of 100 gallons per minute.  The site is located east of County Road 83, south of Pine Road, Coram, Town of Brookhaven.
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 18 2004.
Contact: Carol A Farkas
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Long Island Commercial
C/O Jay Osman
80 East Industry Ct
Deer Park, NY 11729
Facility: Centereach Laundromat
2594 Middle Country Road
Centereach, NY 11740
Application ID: 1-4722-04482/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Brookhaven, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a new permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation law. for a proposed facility to discharge 42,000 gallons per day of Laundromat process wastewater into groundwater from two outfalls.  The facility, Centereach Laundromat,  is located at 2594 Middle Country Road, Centereach, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County SPDES #NY 026 6744.  The proposed discharge is located within an area designated as a sole source aquifer.  The following water purveyor has been identified as having service areas located within a 3 mile radius of the applicants facility: Suffolk County Water Authority, St. James Water District, Smithtown Water District.  This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulator 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.  Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number NY 026 6744.  A copy of the application and 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:
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 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 Jul 2 2004.
Contact: Marilyn E Peterson
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Hedges Row LLC
PO Box 1259
Wainscott, NY 11975
Facility: Hedges Row LLC Property
Hedges Lane Sctm 300-192-02-016
Wainscott, NY 11975
Application ID: 1-4724-01341/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: East Hampton, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a single family dwelling with porch, sanitary system and pervious driveway within 100' of Freshwater Wetland EM-26.  The site is located on Hedges La., Wainscott, Town of East Hampton.
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:
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 18 2004.
Contact: Carol A Farkas
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Lau Sing Oi
Facility: State Plaza & Laundromat
1639 Fifth Ave
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Application ID: 1-4728-02837/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Islip, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The Department has tentatively approved a permit modification to allow an increased flow rate for a laudromat waterwater discharge to a groundwater.  The flow rate is proposed to increase from 45,000 gallons per day to 50,000 gallons per day.  The wastewater is generated by washing machines and is to be processed through a treatment system.  Public water in this area is primarily served by the Suffolk County water Authority.  The facility is known as the States Plaza Super Laundromat located at 1639 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore, Town of Islip, Suffolk County.    
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 Jul 3 2004.
Contact: Mark Carrara
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Cathy Mongiello
Facility: Mongiello Property
119 Hollywood Dr |SCTM # 500-376-3-19
Oakdale, NY 11769
Application ID: 1-4728-02947/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Project is Located: Islip, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct an addition to a single family dwelling 26 feet from the tidal wetland boundary, install a new septic system and add fill 76 feet from the tidal wetland boundary, remove an existing gravel driveway, and construct a new gravel driveway.  A variance from the required 75 foot wetland setback has been requested for the proposed addition and a variance from the required 100 foot setback from the wetland has been requested for the septic system. The parcel is located adjacent to tidal wetands associated with the Connetquot River, which is considered NYSDEC regulated tidal wetlands.  The project is located at:  119 Hollywood Drive, Oakdale, Town of Islip, Suffolk County.  SCTM # 500376319.  

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 Jun 21 2004.
Contact: Naomi J Brown
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Doug Westin's Boat Shop Inc
69 River Rd
PO Box 337
Sayville, NY 11782 -0337
Facility: Doug Westins Boat Shop Inc
69 River RD|SCTM 500-431-7-9.1
Sayville, NY 11782 -0337
Application ID: 1-4728-03426/00001
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: Islip, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant, Doug Westins Boat Shop, proposes to reconstruct approximately 950 feet of bulkhead, elevate the bulkhead 1 foot, rebuild walkways, and dredge a section of Brown's River and an adjacent channel to 4' below apparent low water resulting in the removal of approximately 1,775 cubic yards of dredge material.  The proposed dredge area is considered NYSDEC regulated tidal wetlands.  The project is located at  69 River Road, Sayville, Town of Islip, Suffolk County.  SCTM # 50043179.1.

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 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 Jun 21 2004.
Contact: Naomi J Brown
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Cow Neck Holdings LLC
C/O Belvedere Property Management
1251 Ave of the Americas 53RD Fl
New York, NY 10028
Facility: Cow Neck Holdings Property
Corner of Island Creek, West Neck & West Neck Pt RDS|SCTM# 900-92-03-01.10
Southampton, NY 11968
Application ID: 1-4736-06318/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Project is Located: Southampton, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to subdivide a 29.54 acre parcel into five lots.  One lot of 21.46 acres is proposed to remain as open space.  The remaining 8.08 acres are proposed to  be divided into four lots ranging in size from 1.8 to 2.2 acres each. Regulated tidal wetlands exist on the property.  The purpose of the project is to provide four lots for residential development.  The proposed project is located at the northwest corner of Island Creek, West Neck, and West Neck Point Roads in North Sea, Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, SCTM# 900-92-3-1.1.

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 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 Jun 18 2004.
Contact: Sherri L Aicher
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals