Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 10/20/2004

Albany County

Applicant: The Rigpa Center for Wisdom and Compassion Inc
251 New Karner Rd
Albany, NY 12205
Facility: Rigpa Center for Wisdom and Compassion
Game Farm Road - Switzkill Farm
Berne, NY
Application ID: 4-0120-00126/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Berne, Albany County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes a new discharge of an average of 37,500 gpd of treated sanitary waste (in two phases) to an unnamed tributary of the Switzkill from a primary treatment plant at the applicant's facility, the Rigpa Center for Wisdom and Compassion, Game Farm Road, in the Town of Berne, Albany County.  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.  SPDES #NY-0268534.
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:
Berne Town Board
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 19 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

Applicant: Slingerlands Associates LLC
C/O Windsor Development
15 Park Ave
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Facility: Slingerlands Price Chopper Supermarket
New Scotland Rd (RT 85) & Lagrange Ln
Slingerlands, NY 12159
Application ID: 4-0122-00206/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Bethlehem, Albany County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to expand the existing Slingerlands Price Chopper, located at the intersection of New York State Route 85 and New Scotland Road, Town of Bethlehem, Albany County, from 63,680 square feet to 73,823 square feet.  This expansion will necessitate the placement of fill in 0.135 acres of federal wetlands.
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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Bethlehem Town Board
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 Nov 5 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

Columbia County

Applicant: Niagara Mohawk Power Corp
300 Erie Blvd West
Syracuse, NY 13202 -4201
Facility: Niagara Mohawk Water St Site
Water St
Hudson, NY
Application ID: 4-1006-00057/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Hudson, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to stabilize the existing shoreline of embayment #2 by placing rip-rap stone approximately 1 foot above the low tide level on the north and south sides of the embayment.  The project site is located off of Water Street in the City of Hudson, Columbia County.
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 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 Nov 5 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: Lori Stark
Facility: Stark Property
Little Red Kill Rd
Fleischmanns, NY
Application ID: 4-1246-00461/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Middletown, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to stabilize an unstable portion of the side slopes of Tarigo Pond using heavy stone rip rap.  The project area to be stabilized is approximately 300 feet long and 6 to 10 feet in height.  The site is located on the Little Red Kill Road opposite Tarigo 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:
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 Nov 5 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

Schenectady County

Applicant: General Electric Co
3135 Easton Tpke
Fairfield, CT 06431
Facility: General Electric Nott St Plt
1 Nott St
Schenectady, NY 12345
Application ID: 4-4215-00015/00035
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Schenectady, Schenectady County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative decision to approve Emission Reduction Credits (ERCís) for the past emission reductions of oxides of nitrogen (N0x) and Volatile organic compounds (VOCís) which were the result of the shutdown of the General Electric Nott Street Plant in the City of Schenectady.  The amount of ERCís that are proposed to be certified are slightly less than that which was requested by the applicant.

The ERCís requested for emission unit "misc. combustion" are reductions from emissions not subject to 6 NYCRR Part 201.  As such, they are not considered reductions under this permit surrender.  The applicant however, may pursue certification of such reductions under 6 NYCRR Part 2312.6(a)(7)(iv) which requires the applicant to submit a single source State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for Department and EPA approval.

Also contained in the applicantís application are requests for Carbon Monoxide (CO) ERCís.  New York State does not have any areas within its borders that are in nonattainment of National Ambient Air Quality Standards for CO.  As such, the Department no longer certifies CO ERCís.

In summary, as a result of the shutdown of the GE Nott St. Plant (specifically emission units BOOTHS, PNTDIP, STLMLS, U03026, U03025, U00005 and U00006) the Department intends to certify 7.57 tons of N0x , and 45.74 tons of VOC ERCís.  The application and supporting documentation are available for review at the NYSDEC Region 4 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 Nov 19 2004.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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