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ENB Multiregion and Statewide Completed Applications 10/13/2004

Statewide

Applicant: Medical Waste of America LLC
999 Riverview Ste 102
Totowa, NJ 07512
Facility: Medical Waste of America Mobile Waste Treatment
Statewide
Statewide, NY
Application ID: 0-0000-01157/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Statewide
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to operate a mobile medical waste treatment unit.  The MWA mobile medical waste treatment unit uses an mechanical grinding of waste followed by the use of a proprietary chemical mix called Cold-Ster to sterilize waste and to turn into conventional solid waste that can be disposed of in any landfill.  
    As a mobile unit using existing infrastructure, any potential impacts are limited to those to air and those arising from odor and noise.  In normal operation the unit uses electricity provided by the site of operation.  The mobile unit should not generate significant dust.
    The sound generated by the mobile unit will be at levels in compliance with DEC requirements.
    An in-line activated charcoal filter in the in-feed exhaust system will mitigate odors. The final product has no odor.
    The permitted unit or units will operate at hospitals and other medical establishments. The current approval is for operations in the following counties:  Albany, Columbia, Delaware,  Dutchess, Greene, Montgomery, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester.  (DEC Regions 3 & 4).
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 Nov 12 2004.
Contact: Thomas D Engel
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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