Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 03/23/2005

Albany County

Applicant: Norlite Corp
628 S Saratoga St
Cohoes, NY 12047 -4644
Facility: Norlite Corp
628 S Saratoga St
Cohoes, NY 12047
Application ID: 4-0103-00016/00016
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 TItle 9 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Project is Located: Cohoes, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve the renewal of the Part 373 hazardous waste management facility permit for Norlite Corporation of Cohoes, Albany County, New York.  A draft permit has been prepared.  Norlite Corporation (Norlite), located at 628 South Saratoga Street (State Route 32) in Cohoes, New York, operates two rotary kilns to manufacture light weight aggregate from shale.  In these kilns, Norlite burns hazardous wastes/low grade fuel and waste oil for energy.  Norlite accepts hazardous wastes and waste oil from off-site generators.  Apart from these two kilns,  Norlite also operates fifteen storage tanks to store and blend hazardous wastes, and a container storage area to store hazardous wastes prior to burning them in the kilns. Norlite has a  hazardous waste permit (Part 373 permit) issued in June 1992 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) (“Department”) for a term of five years.  Prior to issuance of this permit , Norlite conducted a trial burn on these kilns under the permitted operating conditions and completed an acceptable multi-pathway human health risk assessment based on this trial burn emissions.  Before this permit expired in June 1997, Norlite submitted a Part 373 permit renewal application and thus, this 1996 permit has been extended under the State administrative Procedure Act (SAPA) until a final determination is made by the Department either to renew or deny the permit.


Public Comment Period and Document Availability for Review:  

DEC is interested in receiving comments from the public and other governmental agencies regarding the draft Part 373 Hazardous Waste Management Facility Permit and permit application for the Norlite facility.  Public Comments must be received no later than COB May 23, 2005 to the attention of the Contact Person that is identified at the end of this Combined Notice.


In addition to the Draft Permit, DEC has prepared a Fact Sheet which includes a more detailed description of the hazardous waste management activities at Norlite and descriptions of measures included in the Corrective Action Program for Norlite for the investigation and remediation of releases of hazardous waste or constituents to the environment from solid waste management units. A copy of these documents are available at the NYSDEC central office, DS&HM, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 122337251[contact Mr. Parag Amin at (518) 4028609], the NYSDEC Region 4 Office, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306 [contact Mr. William Clarke at (518) 357 2069] and at the Colonie Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211 and Cohoes City Library, 169 Mohawk St., Cohoes, NY 12047 (at the reference Desk).   


Public Information Session:


To familiarize the public with Norlite’s facility and its draft Permit, DEC has scheduled a Public Informational Session on 4/27/05 at 7:00 PM at the Cohoes Senior Center, 10 Cayuga Plaza, Cohoes, NY 12047.  DEC staff will be available to answer any questions from the public on Norlite’s operations and the proposed draft permit conditions.


Legislative Public Hearing:

Due to the anticipated  public interest, a legislative public hearing has been scheduled for 5/18/05 at 7:00 PM at the Cohoes Senior Center, 10 Cayuga Plaza, Cohoes, NY 12047 to receive unsworn statements from the public about the applicant’s Part 373 application and DEC’s proposed Part 373 permit.  No prefiling is required to speak at the hearing. People may present written and/or oral statements at this hearing. All comments received during the public comment period will be reviewed and considered by DEC, whether they are mailed to the DEC contact person, or, presented orally or in writing at the legislative public hearing. This hearing location is reasonably accessible to persons with a mobility impairment.  Interpreter services are available to deaf persons, at no charge.  Request for interpreter services must be received by the Contact Person at least 5 business days before the hearing.



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 May 23 2005.
Contact: William J Clarke
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County

Applicant: Elka Park Transportation Corporation
17 State St
New York, NY 10004
Facility: Elka Park Assoc
Co Rd 16
Elka Park, NY 12427
Application ID: 4-1936-00040/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Hunter, Greene County
Project Description:
Project consists of the construction of an upgrade to the existing wastewater treatment plant that will treat he waste from the homeowners,club house, and motel on the Elka Park Association property. The upgraded facility will include phosphorus removal via chemical precipitation with alum, microfiltration  to remove giardia lamblia cysts and enteric viruses, and ultra violet disinfection. These processes will be housed in a new treatment building. A new micro filtration pump station and aerated sludge digester will also be constructed. A new driveway and a stand by generator capable of operating all equipment in case of power failure will also be constructed.

The upgrade is required under the New York City Department of Environmental Protection's Watershed Rules and Regulations Regulatory Upgrade Program. The existing permit is limited to April to October discharge. This modification will allow for year-round discharge.

A draft permit is available for review from the Department contact person.
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:
Hunter Town Planning Board
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 Apr 22 2005.
Contact: Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Otsego County

Applicant: Town of Morris
PO Box 117
Morris, NY 13808 -0117
Facility: Town of Morris Hwy Garage
Lake St at Mill St
Morris, NY 13808
Application ID: 4-3642-00099/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Morris, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes a discharge of 200 gallons per day from the Town Highway Garage floor drain system to an oil/water separator tank into the existing storm water system and ultimately into an unnamed tributary of Butternut Creek. 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 reulated 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 final decisionon 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.  Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number NY0263044.  The project is located on Lake Street just west of the Mill Street intersection.
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 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 Apr 22 2005.
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

Schoharie County

Applicant: Dahlberg Construction Inc
PO Box 696
Gilboa, NY 12076
Facility: Manor Kill Mine
Bush Rd
Conesville, NY
Application ID: 4-4328-00069/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Conesville, Schoharie County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to mine  to operate a 12.69 acre (Life of Mine) unconsolidated Sand and Gravel Mine. 6.57 acres are propose to be disturbed during the current 5 year  permit term. The proposal includes onsite screening, crushing and processing of material at a rate of under 150 tons per hour.  
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:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Apr 22 2005.
Contact: Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals