Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 04/06/2005

Kings County

Applicant: Radiac Research Corp
261 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 -4120
Facility: Radiac Research CORP-261 Kent Ave
261 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Application ID: 2-6101-00143/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 TItle 9 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to renew their existing 6NYCRR Part 373 Hazardous Waste Management  Facility permit.  Radiac Research Corporation (Radiac) transports containerized and lab pack hazardous waste from off-site generators to its facility for short term storage prior to subsequent shipment to authorized recycling, treatment and disposal facilities. The company provides transportation and waste management services to generators located primarily in the Northeast United States, including schools, laboratories, medical facilities and industrial companies. No explosives, military munitions or infectious wastes are stored at the facility.  The facility is located immediately adjacent to machine and metal shops and is in proximity to a residential building between Grand and South First Streets.    

Radiac also operates a radioactive material storage facility which adjoins the hazardous waste storage building.  The radioactive material storage facility is under license and is regulated by the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) for the storage of Class A low level radioactive materials under NYSDOL License Number 1944-1879. The low level radioactive material storage facility is exempt from Part 373 permitting. Radiac has a  6NYCRR Part 381 transporter permit from DEC for the transport of low level radioactive waste to and from the radioactive materials facility.

Radiac Research Corporation, Inc. was issued a 6 NYCRR Part 373 permit for the management of hazardous waste on March 30, 1989. This permit was subsequently modified on September 28, 1993. The permit expired on March 30, 1994. Radiac submitted a timely  renewal application as required in 6 NYCRR 373-1.8.  Accordingly, under the provisions of State Administrative Procedures Act section 401(2) the current permit continues in effect until the DEC makes a final decision on the renewal application submitted.  As part of the renewal application the DEC considered the renewal of a variance to a 50 foot buffer, originally granted on March 30, 1989.  The facility has been in continuous operation as a hazardous waste storage facility since 1977.

Tentative Determination:

After review of the application and supporting documentation the DEC has made a tentative determination to renew Radiac’s 6NYCRR Part 373 Permit for the storage of hazardous waste and a setback variance which would continue to authorize the operation of the hazardous waste storage facility.  The DEC  has prepared a draft permit pursuant to the regulations in 6NYCRR Part 373-2 (Final Status Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities) as well as with all other applicable hazardous waste management laws and regulations including Article 27, Title 9 of the Environmental Conservation Law, 6NYCRR Part 370, Part 371, Part 372, Part 373-1, and Part 376.

Notice of Complete Application:
The DEC has determined that the application was complete on March 14, 2005.  A Notice of Complete Application and a Notice of Legislative Hearing will be published by the NYSDEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, on or after April 6, 2005.  For scheduled hearing dates check the Office of Hearings and Mediation Services website notices for pending hearings in Region 2 at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/radiac.html.
        
Document Availability: All filed documents, including copies of the 6 NYCRR Part 373 draft permit, the renewal application and the fact sheet,  related to the renewal of Radiac Research Corporation’s renewal application permit are available for inspection during normal business hours at the DEC’s Region 2 Office, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, New York 11101.

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 Jun 1 2005.
Contact: Michelle Moore
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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