Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 07/20/2005

Albany County

Applicant: Solid Sealing Technology Inc
44 Dalliba Ave
Watervliet, NY 12189
Facility: Solid Sealing Technology
44 Dalliba Ave
Watervliet, NY
Application ID: 4-0118-00046/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Watervliet, Albany County
Project Description:
Solid Sealing Technology, Inc. proposes a modification to its current SPDES permit to increase the maximum daily flow rate of discharge for the facility's non-contact cooling water to the Hudson River from 17,000 gallons per day maximum to 25,000 gallons per day.  This modification is being  requested due to an increased business demand, and to make a correction to the previously calculated water flow rates.  The company is located in Watervliet Arsenal and manufactures ceramic and metal seals which requires the use of water for cooling furnaces.  A proposed modified permit has been drafted by the department and is available for review at the department's Region 4 office.
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 Aug 19 2005.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Lafarge North America Inc
12950 Worldgate Drive Suite 500
Herndon, VA 20170
Facility: Lafarge Building Materials Inc
Us Rte 9W
Ravena, NY 12143 -0003
Application ID: 4-0124-00001/00112
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Coeymans, Albany County
Project Description:
Lafarge Building Materials, Inc. is proposing to modify its existing Title V Air Facility Permit to add Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) to the currently approved fuels of coal, coke and oil used to fire its cement kilns.  A draft permit has been prepared for public review.  The facility owner is Lafarge North America, Inc., located at Suite 500, 12950 Worldgate Drive, Herndon, VA 20170.  This facility is a manufacturer of Portland Cement and includes two kilns with electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) air cleaning equipment.  The TDF would substitute for up to 20% (on a btu basis) or 35,000 tons annually of the coal and coke fuel currently in use using a tire feed system that would drop whole tires into the rotating kilns through an opening to be installed midway down the kiln tubes.  This opening or chute would open and close once every rotation of the kiln tube to deposit approximately (based upon size of tires) 6 tires at a time into each of the two kilns.  Up to 4.8 million whole tires per year would be burned for fuel.  Whole tires are to be brought to the Lafarge facility in trailers and remain in the trailers until moved to the kiln for sorting and feeding into the kilns.  A maximum of 100 tire storage trailers holding up to 100,000 tires are to be parked on site at any one time, with an average of 13-20 filled trailers arriving daily and a similar number leaving.  Trailers will be located at a closed portion (Cell A) of the cement kiln dust landfill located just east of the cement plant.  Criteria pollutant emissions for Particulates (PM-10), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are not expected to increase nor are those for volatile organic hazardous air pollutants or Total Suspended Particulates while increases to Carbon Monoxide (CO) are expected to stay under the significant net emissions increase threshold of 100 tons per year or no more than a 10.0% increase over existing CO emissions (projected CO emissions would be 1,081 tons per year). Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) emissions are expected to decrease by 100 tons. Trace metals emissions of concern - Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Selenium and Zinc - could increase under worst case estimated emissions levels but still remain well within NYSDEC Air Guide I guidance concentration levels.  As stated by USEPA, Lafarge is not required to obtain a  Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) determination from EPA at this time.  The storage and handling of the TDF would be covered under a Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facility Permit and the use of the tires as fuel would be covered under a Part 360 Solid Waste Beneficial Use Determination (BUD).  A 360 variance is sought that would allow any rims on tires to not have to be removed until tire sorting instead of within one week of receipt.  

The application and draft permit may be reviewed at the Department's Region 4 office at 1150 North Westcott Road in Rotterdam, NY;  the Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Community Library at 15 Mountain Road in Ravena, NY; and the Castleton Public Library at 85 South Main Street Castleton, NY.

A public information session has been scheduled for Thursday, August 4, 2005, 7:00 PM, at the A.W. Becker Elementary School auditorium at the Ravena-Coeymans School District main campus off of US Route 9W, just north of the Village of Coeymans and across the street from the Lafarge cement plant and Callanan aggregate plant.

A Legislative Hearing to take public comment has been scheduled on Thursday, August 25, 2005, 7:00 PM, also at the A. W. Becker Elementary School auditorium.

In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)99) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the United States 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 6 NYCRR Part 201.

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to issue the permit, change the proposed draft permit conditions or hold an adjudicatory public hearing. 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.

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:
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 Sep 2 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

Applicant: SAFETY-KLEEN Systems Inc
5400 Legacy Dr
Cluster II Bldg 3
Plano, TX 75024
Facility: SAFETY-KLEEN Colonie Service Center
17 Green Mountain Dr
Colonie, NY 12205
Application ID: 4-0126-00167/00015
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Colonie, Albany County
Project Description:
    The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application to re-issue/re-new  the following pre-existing EPA minor Private/Commercial/Institutional State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (P/C/I SPDES) permit.  DEC has made a tentative determination to re-issue/re-new this pre-existing permit for a five year term maintaining current effluent limitations and monitoring and reporting requirements.  This permit involves the surface discharge of up to 500 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to a tributary of the Mohawk River.
    Additional information on this permit may be requested from or inspected at the NYSDEC Central Office in Albany.  Substantive comments must be submitted in writing to the contact person.  To be called substantive, 6 NYCRR Part 621.7 requires public comments "explain the basis of opposition and explain specific grounds..." for opposition.
    SPDES #:  NY 021 2130

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 Aug 19 2005.
Contact: Andrea Sheeran Glick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Columbia County

Applicant: Valley Materials Inc
1530 East St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Facility: Valley Materials Inc Sand & Gravel
Co Rt 9 South of Hand Hill Rd
New Lebanon, NY 12125
Application ID: 4-1048-00055/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: New Lebanon, Columbia County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to increase the life of mine area of the existing mine site located on County Route 9, south of Hand Hill Road, Town of New Lebanon, Columbia County, from 9.45 acres to 35.27 acres.  The mining shall take place in nine phases.  Mining activities will be restricted between April and July to minimize disturbance to nesting cliff swallows.  The site will be reclaimed to vacant land upon completion of mining activities.  
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:
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 Aug 19 2005.
Contact: Michael T Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Delaware County

Applicant: Gary A Foote
Facility: Foote Property
108 Footepath Ln
Andes, NY 13731
Application ID: 4-1220-00312/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Andes, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to re-bury an exposed well line and use heavy rock rip rap to stabilize approximately 90 feet of a bank failure along Bussey Hollow Creek.  The project is located off Bussey Hollow Road.
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 Aug 5 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

Applicant: Town of Colchester
PO Box 321
Downsville, NY 13755 -0321
Facility: East Branch Delaware River
East Branch Delaware River at Downs BROOK|BRIDGE St
Downsville, NY
Application ID: 4-1224-00356/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Colchester, Delaware County
Project Description:
The Town of Colchester proposes to remove gravel deposits at the confluence of Downs Brook and the East Branch of the Delaware River. The project involves the restoration of approximately 750 feet of the channel of the East Branch. The project will reestablish the 1987 thalweg elevation of 1088 ft through the effected reach, lowering the stream bed elevation by approximately 4 ft.  A 150 ft wide channel will be established with a 30 ft wide low flow channel to provide for fish passage flows.
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 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 Aug 5 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

Applicant: Elbridge Gerry
Facility: Lake Delaware Farm
500 Lake Delaware Rd
Delhi, NY
Application ID: 4-1228-00241/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Delhi, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to remove 180' or iron railing from within the Little Delaware River that is causing an obstruction to the normal flow of water.  The project is located on State Route 28 west of Lee Hollow Road.
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 Aug 5 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

Greene County

Applicant: Mountain View Estates Transportation Corp
4 Duer Ln
Staten Island, NY 10301
Facility: Mountain View Estates
Co Rte 40 - W Side - Between Cr 23C & Round Hill Rd
East Jewett, NY 12424
Application ID: 4-1938-00020/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Jewett, Greene County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to replace two existing sand filter surface discharge waste water treatment collection and disposal systems with  capacities of 6000 and 7000 gallons per day for Mountain View Estates in the Town of Jewett, with a single upgraded wastewater treatment system with surface discharge of 13,000 gallons per day. The new system includes a new microfiltration treatment building located at approximately the same location as one of the existing systems. The existing systems will be partially removed and the remainder abandoned or decomissioned upon completion of the new treatment system.

A Draft permit is available for review by request from the contact person.

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 Aug 19 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

Applicant: NYS Thruway Authority
200 Southern Blvd
PO Box 189
Albany, NY 12209 -0189
Facility: NYS New Baltimore Service Area
Rt 87 South
New Baltimore, NY
Application ID: 4-1942-00007/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: New Baltimore, Greene County
Project Description:
    The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application to re-issue/re-new  the following pre-existing EPA minor Private/Commercial/Institutional State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (P/C/I SPDES) permit.  DEC has made a tentative determination to re-issue/re-new this pre-existing permit for a five year term maintaining current effluent limitations and monitoring and reporting requirements.  This permit involves the surface discharge through a sand filter of up to  100,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to Sickles Creek.
    Additional information on this permit may be requested from or inspected at the NYSDEC Central Office in Albany.  Substantive comments must be submitted in writing to the contact person.  To be called substantive, 6 NYCRR Part 621.7 requires public comments "explain the basis of opposition and explain specific grounds..." for opposition.
    SPDES #:  NY 002 7359


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 Aug 19 2005.
Contact: Andrea Sheeran Glick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Schenectady County

Applicant: Adirondack Beverage Company Inc
701 Corporation Park
Scotia, NY 12302
Facility: Adirondack Beverage
701 Corporation Park
Scotia, NY
Application ID: 4-4222-00241/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Glenville, Schenectady County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes a new discharge of 70,000 gallons per day of untreated process wastewater, to the existing storm sewer system which ultimately discharges to the Mohawk River approximately 350 feet downstream of Lock 8, from a reverse osmosis process, at the applicants facility located at 701 Corporations Park in Scotia.  The applicant is operating a beverage facility which utilizes a reverse osmosis process to purify their well water prior to bottling.  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 regulated 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 a final decision on 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.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 Office.   Refer to this application by the application number listed above and SPDES #NY-0268631.
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 Aug 19 2005.
Contact: James J Eldred
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Kim B Peacock
Facility: Ridgetop Duplex
807 Sandborn Rd
Schenectady, NY
Application ID: 4-4228-00042/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Rotterdam, Schenectady County
Project Description:
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application to re-issue/re-new  the following pre-existing EPA minor Private/Commercial/Institutional State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (P/C/I SPDES) permit.  DEC has made a tentative determination to re-issue/re-new this pre-existing permit for a five year term maintaining current effluent limitations and monitoring and reporting requirements.  This permit involves the surface discharge of up to 600 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to a tributary of the Sandseakill Creek.
    Additional information on this permit may be requested from or inspected at the NYSDEC Central Office in Albany.  Substantive comments must be submitted in writing to the contact person.  To be called substantive, 6 NYCRR Part 621.7 requires public comments "explain the basis of opposition and explain specific grounds..." for opposition.
    SPDES #:  NY 020 4994

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 Aug 19 2005.
Contact: Andrea Sheeran Glick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals