Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 1 Completed Applications 07/07/2004

Suffolk County

Applicant: Suffolk County
H Lee Dennison Bldg
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Facility: Suffolk County Culvert Inspection & Cleaning Program
Existing Culverts on County Roadways & County Parks
Countywide, NY
Application ID: 1-4700-00023/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 27 Wild, Scenic, & Recreational Rivers
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: , Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant requests a general permit to undertake an inspection program for existing culverts located on Suffolk County roadways and parkland throughout the county. The inspections will be conducted visually or by video camera to determine structural condition and the need for repairs or replacement. The work may require the temporary cessation of flow at some locations, which will be accomplished by adjusting the height of existing weirs or the installation of temporary sand bag or sheet pile coffer dams. Also included, where necessary, is the excavation and removal of accumulated sediment and debris in the culverts and their immediate inlet and outlet areas for removal to upland disposal locations and minor repairs to culvert walls. No disturbance to the banks of waterbodies is proposed and full sediment and erosion control measures (silt fencing, turbidity curtains, hay bales) will be employed.
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 Jul 23 2004.
Contact: George W Hammarth
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Pet Crematory Agency Inc
164 Cabot Street
West Babylon, NY 11704
Facility: Pet Crematory Agency
164 Cabot Street
West Babylon, NY 11704
Application ID: 1-4720-00545/00008
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Babylon, Suffolk County
Project Description:
This permit modification incorporates an additional emission unit that includes one 200 pounds per hour incinerator, without affecting the capping limit for nitrogen oxide emissions from the facility. Pet Crematory Agency facility located at 164 Cabot Street, West Babylon, NY operates four incinerators which burn animal carcases, animal parts, and associated animal bedding. Emission Unit 1 consists of two 300 pounds per hour incinerators. Emission Unit 2 consists of one 200 pounds per hour incinerator and one 100 pounds per hour incinerator. Emission Unit 3 consists of one 200 pounds per hour incinerator.The Emission Unit 1 incinerators are subject to 6 NYCRR Part 219-5 regulations, whereas the Emission Units 2 and 3 incinerators are subject to 6 NYCRR Part 219-4 regulations. The operators of the facility are required to monitor stack opacities, inspect daily each incinerator, keep records of all inspections and monitored parameters, and submit yearly compliance reports to the Department. The facility is capped at 22.5 tons per year for nitrogen oxide emissions, which will be demonstrated by operating the facility at the base-load operating parameters of the incinerators as determined by stack testing and utilization of emission factors.
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 Aug 6 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: Julia's Sparkling Laundromat Inc
232 Belair Dr
Massapequa Park, NY 11762 -3209
Facility: Julia's Sparkling Laundromat
1339 Straight Path RD|SCTM# 100-80-2- 6 & 7
Wyandanch, NY 11798
Application ID: 1-4720-01613/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Babylon, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes discharge of 9,900 gallons per day of laundromat wastewater to groundwater from an Alltec water treatment system at the applicant’s facility located at 1339 Straight Path, Wyandanch, Babylon Town, Suffolk County.  The applicant plans to operate a laundromat.
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.
Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number,  NY 0266990.  The proposed discharge is located within an area designated as a sole source aquifer.  The following water purveyors have been identified as having service areas located within a 3-mile radius of the applicant's facility: Suffolk County Water Authority, Brentwood and Dix Hills Water Districts.

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 Aug 6 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: Town of Brookhaven
One Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738
Facility: Brookhaven Landfill & Recycling Area
350 Horseblock Rd
Yaphank, NY 11980
Application ID: 1-4722-00030/00020
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Brookhaven, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The Department of Environmental Conservation has drafted a permit modification pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and has made a tentative determination to approve an application by the Town of Brookhaven for the modification of the permit authorizing the construction and operation of an approximately 184 acre landfill expansion area known as Cell 6 in the central portion of the existing Town of Brookhaven Waste Management Facility. The expansion area is under construction and consists of a new 148 acre landfill cell with approximately 36 acres of supporting facilities. 82 acres of the new 148 acre cell will overlie portions of existing landfill cells (Cell 5, which is now being closed, and Cells 1-4, known as the Inactive Landfill Area) with 65 acres developed on property not previously landfilled.The design includes the installation of a double composite baseliner system in the area not previously landfilled, the installation of an overliner on top of the portion of the Inactive Landfill Area to be incorporated into the new cell and a leachate collection / storage / removal system. A landfill gas recovery system equipped with control equipment to reduce hydrogen sulfide gas generated in Cell 6 and the existing Cell 5 prior to combustion in the flare is required. Gas generated at this landfill primarily contains methane, hydrogen sulfide and non-methane organic compounds. Regulated air pollution control processes authorized under the Title V permit include the collection of landfill gas from the Inactive Landfill Area, the collection and combustion of landfill gas from Cells 5 and 6, the placement of waste and operation of motorized equipment at Cells 5 and 6, dust control activities at Cells 5 and 6, and the operation of stationary internal combustion engines. This facility is subject to the following primary air pollution control regulations: 6 NYCRR Parts 201, 208, 227 and 40 CFR Part 60. Cell 6 will accept, pursuant to intermunicipality agreements, ash from the Town of Hempstead Resource Recovery Facility and the Town of Huntington Resource Recovery Facility. The waste stream also includes construction / demolition debris, process residues from the Town's municipal recycling and yard waste composting operations, unprocessible wastes from the Town's other waste management facilities, downtime wastes from facilities utilized by the Town, car shredder residue and clean fill. The new cell is designed to accept a maximum of 2700 tons per day of the described waste stream for its estimated 17 year life.

The proposed changes to the permit include:

1. A modified schedule for the design, construction, installation and full operation of the hydrogen sulfide (H2S) control equipment to be incorporated into the landfill gas recovery system. The original permit contained a schedule requiring the full operation of the H2S control equipment by December 31, 2004. After analysis of actual H2S gas generation rates at the landfill, the Permittee estimates that the facility will not exceed the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) threshold for this contaminant until sometime well after the year 2005 and has requested that the date for full operation of the control equipment be extended to December 31, 2005. The extension would allow the Permittee more time to better understand the gas generation characteristics of the facility and to develop control equipment design and specifications which more closely match the application without exceeding the PSD regulatory threshold.

2. A reduction in the required surface methane sampling frequency from quarterly to annually.

3. Substitution of an originally approved diesel engine powered wood chipper unit rated at 800 horsepower with a 1,000 horsepower unit.

4. Addition of an oxides of nitrogen (NOx) reasonably available control technology (RACT) limit applicable to diesel powered equipment.

5. Addition of a particulate emission limit of 0.1 lb/mm Btu applicable to diesel powered equipment.

The site is part of the Town's 534-acre Waste Management Facility complex, located north of Sunrise Highway and south of Woodside Avenue and Horseblock Road in the hamlet of Brookhaven. The application materials and draft permit are available for review at the Region 1 office of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Persons wishing to inspect the subject files, including the application with all applicable supporting materials, the draft permit and all other materials available to 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 files available within two business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 A.M. through 4:45 P.M.), unless the requester 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 held, a Notice of Hearing will be published which will announce the date, time and place of the hearing and instructions for submitting documents. The applicant and all persons who have filed comments on the application or draft 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 an 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 and 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 Website at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm  .  In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.5(d) 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 Part 201.
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 Aug 13 2004.
Contact: George W Hammarth
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: John T Montecalvo Inc
P.O. Box 460
Speonk, NY 11972
Facility: John T Montecalvo Inc
253 Springs Fireplace Rd
E Hampton, NY 11937
Application ID: 1-4724-00021/02001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: East Hampton, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for an Air State Facility Permit.  
The facility operates a hotmix asphalt plant with a 300 KW Diesel powered electric generator. The plant uses a drumtype mix unit with a capacity of 100 tph. Particulate emissions from the plant are controlled by a bag house and the emissions of volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides are capped at 22.5 tons per year via production limits. Emission Unit 1 consists of the Emission Point 1 (bag house) and Emission Point 2 (Diesel engine). Sulfur content of fuel oil used shall be below 1.5 weight percent and the particulate emissions and stack opacities shall not exceed 0.04 grains/dscf and 20 percent, respectively. The facility's asphalt mix production rate is limited to less than 240,000 tons per year, which shall be demonstrated by monitoring and recording conditions of the permit and annual compliance reports. The facility is regulated by 6NYCRR Part 225 (Sulfur content in fuel oil), 40 CFR 60, NSPS Subpart I (Opacity and particulate concentration emission limits) and 6NYCRR Part 201-7 (Capping of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds).
Persons wishing to inspect the subject  files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC 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 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 Aug 6 2004.
Contact: Roger Evans
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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