Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 10/27/2004

Albany County

Applicant: SAFETY-KLEEN Systems Inc
5400 Legacy Dr
Cluster II Bldg 3
Plano, TX 75024
Facility: SAFETY-KLEEN Colonie Service Center
17 Green Mountain Dr
Colonie, NY 12205
Application ID: 4-0126-00167/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 TItle 9 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Project is Located: Colonie, Albany County
Project Description:
Safety Kleen Systems, Inc., formerly Safety Kleen Corporation, is a solvent distributor and recycler (reclaimer). Its customers are primarily engaged in automotive repair, industrial maintenance and dry cleaning.  The company offers spent solvent collection and reclamation. The facility operates under the state  6 NYCRR Part 373 hazardous waste management permit issued on September 27, 1999. The permit was due to expire on September 27, 2004, but Safety Kleen applied for permit renewal on March 24, 2004, so the existing permit will be extended pursuant to the State Administrative Procedures Act, Section 401(2), until the Department makes a determination on the renewal application. The area is zoned for commercial use and the facility is located in a business/industrial park.  The majority of this facility's customers generate less than 1000 kg (2200 lbs.) per month of hazardous waste. Wastes managed by Safety Kleen Systems are transported in its transport vehicles to one of Safety Kleenís Recycle/Process Centers or to contract reclaimers located outside New York State. The recovered solvents are returned to customers as usable product. Safety Kleen Systems also store hazardous wastes for less than 10 days incidental to transportation. This incidental storage is exempt from the hazardous waste regulations and regulated under the Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 pertaining to Hazardous Materials Transportation. However, such storage is limited to 10 days or less. These 10-day storage areas at the facility are designated as Area South and Area North.  The recyclable waste solvents generated by the Parts Washer Services, which is the primary business of the facility, will be collected by Safety Kleenís own transport vehicles and stored in the permitted tank prior to transportation to the Recycle centers in tanker trucks. Containerized spent parts washer solvent routed to the facility will remain on the transport vehicles for a limited time prior to it being transferred into the bulk storage tank through the fully enclosed Return and Fill station or transferred to two permitted staging/storage areas located at the Return and Fill Station building.  Safety Kleen stores in the permitted storage tank three types of spent cleaning solvents: ignitable solvents, water-based solvents and solvents with a high flash point which are not classified as ignitable under the Department regulations.  All these wastes derived from these commingled solvents are managed as hazardous wastes.  All ignitable wastes at the facility will be stored 50 feet from the facility property line. Interested persons with reasonable concerns about the draft permit can raise all reasonably ascertainable issues and submit, in writing, all available arguments and factual grounds supporting their position to Ms. Nancy Adams at the above address before the last filing date. A mailing list will be maintained for this facility.  The public can submit a written request to the above contact person to put on the mailing list.  In lieu of, or in addition to, the submission of comments as stated above, any interested person may request a Public Hearing.  Any request for a public hearing must be made in writing, stating the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing and submitted to the above-mentioned person no later than the last filing date.  The draft permit, the application and fact sheet are available for public review during normal business hours at: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 4 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1150 Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306-2014, Contact Person:  Ms, Nancy Adams,  Telephone No: (518) 357-2445.  Copies of the documents are also available at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials, Albany NY 12233, Contact Person: Isaac Natarajan, Telephone No: (518) 402-8623.
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 Dec 13 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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