Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 12/15/2004

Herkimer County

Applicant: Humpf Sanitation LLC
414 Trenton Ave
Utica, NY 13502
Facility: Humpf Transfer Station
151 West St
Newport, NY 13416
Application ID: 6-2138-00006/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Herkimer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct and operate a combination facility consisting of a transfer station and Construction and Demolition (C&D) processing center on a 21 acre site located at the intersection of Honey Hill Road and West Street. The main process building will handle construction and demolition debris from 8 counties all located within a 150 mile radius of the facility.  The C&D debris will be shredded and processed for use as Alternate Daily Cover (ADC) for landfills.  A new 12,000 square foot metal building will be the main C&D processing building.  A grinder with a 200 tons per hour capacity will be used to pulverize the C&D. Operation of the grinder will take place Monday through Friday between 8:00AM and 4:00PM intermittently.   The proposed design capacity of the facility is 28,600 tons of C&D debris annually. The anticipated daily traffic flow for inbound C&D debris is 10 to 20 trucks.  The outbound traffic flow may be up to 11 trucks per week.  This facility currently has a small rural transfer station permit and will continue  transferring locally generated putrescible waste and recyclables.   As part of the application, the applicant has requested a  "cap-by-rule" air registration, which means they have agreed to federally enforceable conditions in their registration that would require them to stay below the 50% major threshold of air emissions (ie. Title V Permit).  The combination facility's hours of operation are from 6:00AM until 6:00PM Monday through Saturday.
356 STATE RT 167
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:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Dec 31 2004.
Contact: Patrick M Clearey
NYSDEC Region 6 Utica SUB-OFFICE
State Office Bldg - 207 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
(315)793-2555
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co
1001 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77002
Facility: Tgp Compressor Station 245
457 Burrows Rd
West Winfield, NY 13491
Application ID: 6-2156-00018/00021
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Herkimer County
Project Description:
This Department has received a request to renew a permit and has drafted an Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law, an Air Title V Permit, for the facility located at Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company Compressor Station 245, at 457 Burrows Road, West Winfield, NY  13491

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve the application of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, which provides for the transmission of natural gas along the natural gas pipeline.  The renewal of the Title V Permit allows the operations and modifications of emission units R-24501, R-24502, R-24503, and R-24504, which includes two Ingersall Rand internal combustion engines, five Worthington UTC internal combustion engines, one Worthington ML internal combustion engine, and one Clark TLAD internal combustion engine. The modifications are being conducted with respect to the new 6NYCRR Part 277 NOx RACT requirements and will be conducted as described in a table submitted in an approved Compliance and Operating Plan submitted in March 2004.

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 "permitting authority") 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 a.m. through 4:45 p.m.), 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 a public comment.  DEC's 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 Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department's web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Part 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the 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 applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.  After the public comment period, the USEPA will be provided a proposed permit and will have an additional 45 day period for review.  If USEPA does not raise any objection, the Department will issue the permit. The application and Draft Title V Facility permit are available in the Region 6 NYSDEC office in Utica, New York.

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 Jan 14 2005.
Contact: Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Jefferson County

Applicant: Knowlton Specialty Papers Inc
213 Factory St
Watertown, NY 13601 -2748
Facility: Knowlton Specialty Papers
213 Factory St
Watertown, NY 13601
Application ID: 6-2218-00017/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
This Department has received a request for a permit to operate air pollution sources and has drafted pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law, a Title V Facility Permit, for the facility located at Knowlton Specialty Papers, City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  This facility is engaged in the production of various types of specialty papers, including automotive filter and friction papers.  The Standard Industrial Classification representative of this facility is 2621, Paper Mills.

This permit allows for the operation of 3 paper machines (Emission Unit - 1 PAPER), solvent coating operations and pollution control equipment (Emission Unit 1-SVSAT), a glue laminator (Emission Unit 1-AQSAT) and solvent storage tanks (Emission Unit 1 - TANKS).

The facility has emissions of methanol (a Hazardous Air Pollutant - HAP) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) above the major source thresholds.

The paper coating operations and associated pollution control equipment are subject to the VOC RACT (Reasonable Available Control Technology) requirements of 6NYCRR Part 228, Surface Coating Processes, the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants of 40 CFR 63 Subpart JJJJ, Paper and Other Web Coating and the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants of 40 CFR 63 Subpart QQQQQ, Friction Materials Manufacturing Facilities.  In addition, the pollution control equipment is subject to New Source Performance Standard 40 CFR 60 Subpart Dc, Standards of Performance for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units.

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 "permitting authority") 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 a.m. through 4:45 p.m.), 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.  DEC's 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 of 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 Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department's web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Part 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the 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 applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.  After the public comment period, the USEPA will be provided a proposed permit and will have an additional 45 day period for review.  If USEPA does not raise any objection, the Department will issue the permit. The application and Draft Title V Facility permit are available in the Region 6 NYSDEC office in Watertown, New York.
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 Jan 14 2005.
Contact: Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

St Lawrence County

Applicant: Reynolds Metals Co
201 Isabella St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 -5858
Facility: Reynolds Metals St Lawrence Reduction Pl
194 County Route 45
Massena, NY 13662
Application ID: 6-4058-00024/00084
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: St Lawrence County
Project Description:
This Department has received a request to issue a permit and has drafted an Article 19
(Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law, an Air State Facility Permit, at the
facility located at Reynolds Metals (Alcoa East Plant) 194 County Route 45 Massena, NY 13662.

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve the application of the Reynolds Metals facility, a Primary and secondary aluminum production operation.  The State Facility Permit allows the operation of Emission unit 0-CRUCE which includes a new particulate control baghouse to control emissions that have not been controlled in the past. The modification will then be rolled into the Title V permit under the emission unit POT001. The modification will result in the reduction of particulate emissions of approximately 10 tons per year. The draft permit with conditions is available for review in the Region 6 NYS DEC office in Watertown, New York.
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:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Jan 14 2005.
Contact: Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals