Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 11/10/2004

Otsego County

Applicant: Lowes Companies Inc
PO Box 1111
North Wilkesboro, NC 28656
Facility: Lowe's Home Centers
Sr 23 300' West of Del Co Line
Oneonta, NY
Application ID: 4-3646-00174/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Oneonta, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a commercial development that includes a 169,793 square foot Lowe's Store, and  two smaller retail buildings.  The work will involve the discharge of fill material into waters of the United States including 0.19 acre of federal wetland and 820 lienar feet of an unnamed intermittent stream to facilitate construction of the buildings and parking lots.   Mitigation of impacts will consist of creating 1,123 linear feet of new stream channel, creating 0.78 acre of associated upland buffer, creating 0.81 acre of wetland adjacent to the new channel, and preserving a 300 foot riparian buffer along the Susquehanna River.   The project is located on the north side of State Route 23 just west of the Otsego/Delaware County line.
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:
Oneonta Town Planning Board
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 26 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

Applicant: Bonita Debrango Enjem
Facility: Fran & Bonita Debrango Enjem Property
Rt 28 Just North of RICHFIELD/OTSEGO Townline
Richfiled, NY 13439
Application ID: 4-3656-00046/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Richfield, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to remove an existing trailer, construct a new house, sewage disposal system and place a seasonal dock within the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland SY-6 at Canadarago Lake.  The project is located on the west shore of Canadarago Lake, off State Route 28, just north of the Exeter town line.
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 cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 26 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

Applicant: James C Decker
Facility: Decker Property
156 Co Hwy 25A
Richfield Springs, NY
Application ID: 4-3656-00200/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Richfield, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a residence to be located adjacent to an abandoned railroad bed.  The construction will necessitate the placement of fill within .2 acres of federal wetland.  The project is located on County Highway 25A justh south of the County Highway 25 and 25A intersection, west of the Village of Richfield Springs.
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 26 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: Ge Global Research Center
1 Research Circle
Niskayuna, NY 12309
Application ID: 4-4224-00001/00100
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 TItle 9 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Project is Located: throughout Schenectady County
Project Description:
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has reviewed the
6 NYCRR Part 373 Hazardous Waste Management permit renewal application submitted by General Electric Company, Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY (EPA I.D. No. NYD071094197) and has made a tentative determination to renew the permit.  

The General Electric Company operates a research and development center on a 580 acre site adjacent to the Mohawk River on River Road in the Town of Niskayuna. Facilities at this site include offices, laboratories, and support facilities. There are four main technical components: the Chemical Research Center, the Electronics Research Center, the Engineering Research Center, and the Materials Research Laboratory.
    
Hazardous Wastes are generated as a result of the research projects and these wastes are stored on site in containers and tanks. Waste acids are neutralized in tanks and all hazardous wastes are shipped off site for disposal. The storage of these wastes are regulated under NYS Reguations Part 373.

The NYSDEC has prepared a draft renewal permit which requires compliance with 6NYCRR 3732 "Final Status Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities" and 6NYCRR Part 376 "Land Disposal Restrictions" as well as with all conditions in the Part 373 permit.  The draft permit also requires the facility to institute corrective action to address any uncorrected releases at all solid waste management units.

A copy of the permit application and supporting materials, the draft permit and Fact Sheet for the permit and the administrative record are available for review at the NYSDEC Region 4 Office by contactd the person listed in this announcement during normal business hours.
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 27 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

Schoharie County

Applicant: State University of New York
State University Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
Facility: SUNY Cobleskill Ag & Tech College
W Main St
Cobleskill, NY 12043
Application ID: 4-4326-00023/00006
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Cobleskill, Schoharie County
Project Description:
This is a mass modification, in accordance with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Technical & Operational Guidance Series 1.2.2 and 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18 (b)(7).

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently promulgated effluent limitations guidelines and new source performance standards for the Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production (CAAP) Point Source Category at 40 CFR Part 451. This point source category consists of facilities with Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes of 0921 and 0273, i.e. fish farms and fish hatcheries. The following SPDES permit is affected by the new regulation and has been modified, en masse with all other fish hatcheries in NYS, to comply with the federal regulations:

Facility
Permit Number
DEC Number
SUNY Cobleskill Ag-Tech Fish Hatchery
NY0242225
4-4326-00023/00002

The federal regulations require that the SPDES permits for all CAAP facilities include specific reporting requirements, including reporting of: use of investigational new animal drugs; failure in, or damage to, the structure of an aquatic animal containment system resulting in an unanticipated material discharge of pollutants to waters of the state; and the spill of drugs, pesticides or feed that results in a discharge to waters of the state. All of the 18 SPDES hatchery permits in NYS now include these reporting requirements.

The federal regulations also require that CAAP facilities that produce over 100,000 pounds per year of fish be required to develop, maintain, and implement a Best Management Practices (BMP) plan to prevent releases of significant amounts of pollutants to the waters of the state. Four of the eighteen facilities produce over 100,000 pounds of fish per year. They are: Caledonia, Catskill, Rome and Salmon River fish hatcheries. These four SPDES permits were modified to include the requirement to develop BMP plans.
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 10 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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