Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 06/01/2005

Herkimer County

Applicant: Dominion Transmission Inc
445 West Main St
Clarksburg, WV 26302 -2450
Facility: Dominion Transmission Inc - Utica Station
Higby Rd
Frankfort, NY 13340
Application ID: 6-2126-00037/00025
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Herkimer County
Project Description:
This Department has received a request to renewal a permit and has drafted an Article 19
(Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law, an Air Title V Permit, at the facility located at Dominion Transmission Inc.-Utica Station, the facility located at Higby Road, Frankfort, NY 13340.

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve the application of the Dominion Transmission Inc., 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 0-0000A, 0-0000B, 0-0000C, and 0-0000D, which includes Five Copper GMVC-6 internal combustion engines, one Cooper GMVH-10C2 internal combustion engine, one Waukeshau H24Gl auxiliary generator, and one Kewanee KR8-G-07 auxiliary boiler. The modifications are being conducted with respect to the new 6 NYCRR Part 227 NOx RACT requirements and will be conducted as described in a table submitted in an approved Compliance and Operating Plan submitted in May 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 "permit 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 two business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 am through 4:45 pm), unless the requester wishes to inspect the file 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 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 request 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 exists. A copy of the Departments 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 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 Jul 1 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

Lewis County

Applicant: Paul H Lyndaker
Facility: KNOLLMAN/LYNDAKER - Knollman Pit
Rector RD|NORTH of Rector Rd, 1,000' North of Rector & Swernicki Int
Martinsburg, NY
Application ID: 6-2340-00046/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Lewis County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to mine 7.3 acres of shale from a 175.7 acre parcel owned by John and Carolyn Knollman 6989 West Road, Lowville, New York 13367.  It is intended that material from the mine site would be used in the operational needs of the Maple Ridge Wind Farm Project
(formerly Flat Rock Wind Power Project).  Blasting may take place to make the material available for front end loader use.
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:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. 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 Jul 1 2005.
Contact: Mark A Wiggins
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Paul H Lyndaker
Facility: NORTZ/LYNDAKER - Nortz Shale Pit
Keener Hill RD|1,200' South of Keener Hill Rd, 1 Mile West of West Rd
Martinsburg, NY
Application ID: 6-2340-00047/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Lewis County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to develop and operate a 9.0 acre shale mine on a 315 acre parcel owned by John and Michelle Nortz, Ridge Road, Lowville, New York 13367.  The site is located 500' south of Keener Hill Road, 1 mile west of West Road.  Blasting may take place three to four times a year in order to make the material available for front end loader use.  The material is expected to be used in support of the Maple Ridge Wind Farm Project (formerly Flat Rock Wind Power Project).
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:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. 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 Jul 1 2005.
Contact: Mark A Wiggins
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Delaney Construction Inc
2736 St Hwy 30
Gloversville, NY 12078
Facility: Beyer Pit
Rector RD|5,000' North of Rector Rd & 6,000' East of Borkowski Rd
Martinsburg, NY
Application ID: 6-2340-00048/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Lewis County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to mine 9 acres of shale from a 280 acre parcel owned by Benjamin Beyer, RR 2, Box 105, Lowville, New York 13367.  The site is located 5,000' north of Rector Road, 6,000' northwesterly of the Rector Road/Swerenicki Road intersection.  No on-site processing is proposed.  The purpose of the mine is to support construction of the Maple Ridge Wind Farm Project (formerly Flat Rock Wind Power Project).  The project is expected to last two years, after which the site will be returned to an open field condition.
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:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. 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 Jul 1 2005.
Contact: Mark A Wiggins
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: Village of Gouverneur
33 Clinton St
Gouverneur, NY 13642 -1012
Facility: Gouverneur STP
Route 58 Natural Dam Road
Gouverneur, NY 13642
Application ID: 6-4040-00005/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: St Lawrence County
Project Description:
This draft permit is Department-initiated modification, undertaken pursuant to 6NYCRR Part 750-1.18(a)(6) & (7). The following changes have been made to the permit:

Permit pages were updated. All the seasonal limits are included on page 3 of the permit.

The requirement to report influent 7-day averages was removed as only the monthly influent values are needed for calculation of percent removal.

The flow limit was changed from a monthly average limit to a twelve-month rolling average limit in accordance with Department guidance for combined sewer overflow permittees.

The Best Management Practices language was updated. The annual BMP report is to be submitted to both the Regional Water Engineer and the Central Office and the minimum flow through the plant headworks was changed from 3.67 mgd to 4.0 mgd, based on information from the permittee.

A requirement to develop a Long-Term Control Plan for Combined Sewer Overflows was added in accordance with EPA’s National CSO Control Policy and the Wet Weather Water Quality Act of 2000.

The person responsible for submission of monthly Discharge Monitoring Reports was changed to the current chief operator.

The requirement to continue to maintain the outfall sign under the Discharge Notification Act was included in the permit.


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 Jul 1 2005.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals