Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 10/06/2004

Albany County

Applicant: NYS Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Ave
Albany, NY 12229
Facility: NYS Capital Dist Psych Ctr
75 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
Application ID: 4-0101-00117/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Albany, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has received an Air State Facility (ASF) permit application from The NYS Capital District Psychiatric Center (CDPC) for the addition of 2 new boilers and the removal of 1 boiler (total heat input before: 222 million BTU per hour; after: 157 million BTU per hour) The facility is a boiler plant that serves the CDPC and the Albany Medical Center.  The facility is located at 75 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY.  The owner is the NYS Office of Mental Health located at Albany, NY. The applicant has proposed restricting the potential to emit (PTE) of its emission sources through enforceable permit conditions which will limit or cap emissions at a level which is less than 100 tons per year for carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM-10), and for oxides of nitrogen (NOx)--the applicability thresholds for Part 201-6, Title V; and Part 227-2, Reasonable Available Control Technology (RACT) for NOx.  By accepting these state and federally enforceable limits, the facility is not subject to this particular regulation.  The permittee is required to maintain records, including the volumes of fuels burned and sulfur content of oil burned, and to report this data to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.  Persons wishing to inspect the subject ASF 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 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.  DECís 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 exist.  A copy of the Departmentís permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Departmentís wed site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.  The application is available for review at the Region 4 Office, 1150 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY.  The contact person is Nancy Adams (518) 357-2452.  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 ASF Permit.

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 Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 5 2004.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Otsego County

Applicant: Kim Halbert
Facility: Halbert Property
Pine Tree Rd
New Berlin, NY
Application ID: 4-3652-00045/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Pittsfield, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to improve a camping and parking area within the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland BS-3. Improvements include placing 4-6 inches of gravel on the driveway, of which an 8' long X 16' wide section is within the adjacent area, the parking area and two camp site areas.  The site is located on thw est side of Pine Tree Road approximately 1/4 mile north of Whipple Road.
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 Oct 22 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

Rensselaer County

Applicant: Amerada Hess Corp
1 Hess Plz
Woodbridge, NJ 07095 -1229
Facility: Amerada Hess Rensselaer Terminal
367 American Oil Road
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Application ID: 4-3824-00019/00013
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: East Greenbush, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The Department has received a Title V renewal application from the Amerada Hess Corporation Rensselaer Terminal  located at 367 American Oil Rd., Town of East Greenbush, Rensselaer County.  The facility owner is the Amerada Hess Corporation located at 1 Hess Plaza, Woodbridge, NJ.  This facility is a bulk gasoline and oil storage and distribution facility.  The facility has large above ground gasoline and oil storage tanks.  The facility has a gasoline tanker truck loading rack from which emissions are controlled by a carbon absorber. The applicant has proposed restricting the potential to emit of these emission sources through enforceable permit conditions which will limit or cap emissions at a level which is less than 10 tons per year for each individual Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) and less than 25 tons per year for the total of all HAPs--the applicability threshold for 40CFR63, subpart R, the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for gasoline distribution facilities.  By accepting these state and federally enforceable limits, the facility will not be subject to this particular regulation.  The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit emissions of HAPs by restricting the annual facility throughput of gasoline and oils.  This draft permit includes an increase in the annual throughput of gasoline from 226,296,000 gallons to 282,870,000 gallons.  The permittee will be required to maintain records and report this data to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.  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 ďpermitting authorityĒ) 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 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.  DECís 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 exist.  A copy of the Departmentís permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Departmentís wed site at:   The application (mod 0) is available for review at the Region 4 office.  The contact person is Nancy Adams.  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 Title V Renewal Facility Permit.  In accordance with 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 the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or NYCRR 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:
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 5 2004.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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