Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 07/20/2005

Herkimer County

Applicant: NRG-ILION LP
901 Marquette Avenue
Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402 -3265
Facility: NRG-ILION Energy Center
11 Remington Ave
Ilion, NY 13357
Application ID: 6-2128-00041/00008
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Herkimer County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a renewal permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the existing facility located at NRG - Ilion Energy Center, 11 Remington Avenue, Ilion, NY 13357.

This facility is a cogeneration plant furnishing steam to Remington Arms and electricity to Niagara Mohawk. The facility is a combined cycled gas turbine utilizing a GE frame 6 Gas Turbine, an HRSG with Coen Duct Burner and GE Steam Turbine. The plant is operated from a centralized control room through a Westinghouse distributed control system (WDCS). Circulating water is cooled through a three cell wet cooling tower. Natural Gas is the primary fuel for both the gas turbine and duct burner. No. 2 distillate oil is the back up fuel for GT. A 150,000 gallon storage tank is provided for fuel oil storage. An auxiliary boiler provides backup steam to Remington Arms during periods when the main cycle is down. This boiler fires either natural gas or distillate oil. The main cycle operates between 80% and 100% load. Oil firing is limited to 1440 hours annually for either the GT or auxiliary boiler. Total operating hours are not limited. The GT is equipped with steam injection for NOx control. The duct burner utilizes low NOx burners. This level of control constitutes BACT for this facility.

The facility is a major source subject to the requirements of Title V. The facility's pollutant emissions which contribute to major source threshold are: Nitrogen Oxides and Carbon Monoxide. The facility is not subject to Prevention of Significant Deterioration, 40 CFR 52.21. The facility is a Title V major for Nitrogen Oxides, and Carbon Monoxide. The facility is also subject to the Acid Deposition Reduction Act (Parts 237 and 238) and NOx Budget (Part 204).

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 am through 4:45 pm), unless the requester 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 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 an 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 Aug 19 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

Applicant: Robert S Foltan
Facility: Lot #10 - Woodgate Properties
South of Shaad Rd & Wetland SY-15
Salisbury Center, NY 13454
Application ID: 6-2146-00039/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Herkimer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a stone staircase and maintained pathway in the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland SY-15, a class II, 75 acre wetland. A seasonal boat dock will also be placed in the wetland proper.
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:
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: 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

Jefferson County

Applicant: Paul William Wimmer
Facility: Wimmer Round Island Trust Rd Property
29529 Round Island Trust RD|1,000' East of Bean Hill Rd
Redwood, NY
Application ID: 6-2222-00704/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to suction dredge an old boat channel 500' long x 25' wide x 3' deep, and include a 125' long x 25' wide x3' deep channel paralleling the mainland at the terminus of the main channel.  The site is located on the west shore of Butterfield Lake, approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Redwood.  The site is further located 500' north of the Butterfield Lake Association boat basin.
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: 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

Oneida County

Applicant: Beaver Creek Golf Club & Beaver Creek Estates LLC
PO Box 398
Rome, NY 13442
Facility: Beaver Creek Golf Course & Estates
5219 ROME-TABERG RD|NW of St Rt 69 & Gore Rd Intersection
Rome, NY 13440
Application ID: 6-3013-00279/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Oneida County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to develop 176 acres of land to accomodate the expansion of an existing 9 hole golf to an 18 hole facility with 49 planned lots ranging from one-half acre to one-acre in size. The project will be developed in phases.

Phase I will be 22 lots plus a pond. Construction of the pond will affect 0.057 acres of DEC Regulated Wetland LC-47, a Class II wetland and a portion of two lots(11 & 12) will be in the 100 foot wide adjacent area. A strom water management permit is in place for this phase.

Phase II will be the expansion of the golf course and will involve construction in the wetland adjacent area, include a cart path across a portion of the wetland and proposes to modify water courses. DEC permits for this phase include wetlands, stream protection and stormwater management. An archaeological assessment may be required.

Phase III of the project will be lots 23 through 49. A stormwater management permit will be required an an archaeological assessment may be required.

This notice is submitted for consideration of Phase I.


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:
Rome City Planning Board
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: J Joseph Homburger
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: Thomas D Deragon
Facility: Deragon Property Adjacent to Fww UW-7
5043 Bell Rd
Whitesboro, NY -13492
Application ID: 6-3070-00134/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Oneida County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a portion of a modular home in the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland UW-7. Freshwater Wetland UW-7 is a class II, 50 acre wetland. A portion of the regulated adjacent area will be converted to lawn. The septic system and utilities will be outside the adjacent area.
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:
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: 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

St Lawrence County

Applicant: Robert Patrick Hunt
Facility: Hunt Irish Settlement Road Property
Irish Settlement RD|2.5 Miles West of County Route 27
Canton, NY 13617
Application ID: 6-4022-00019/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: St Lawrence County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct an 817' long x 14' wide driveway to access a proposed private residential building site, located 1.5 miles west of State Route 68 on the south side of the Irish Settlement Road.  A portion of the driveway would be in the buffer area of Regulated Freshwater Wetland RF-7, a 4976 acre Class I wetland.  
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: 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: St Lawrence Seaway Development Corp
PO Box 520
Massena, NY 13662 -0520
Facility: St Lawrence Seaway Develop Snell Lock St
145 Snell Lock Road
Massena, NY 13662
Application ID: 6-4058-00028/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: St Lawrence 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 500 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to the St. lawrence 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 002 3035


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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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

Applicant: St Lawrence Seaway Development Corp
PO Box 520
Massena, NY 13662 -0520
Facility: Maintenance Bldg WWTP
251 Fregoe Rd
Massena, NY 13662
Application ID: 6-4058-00029/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: St Lawrence County
Project Description:
    The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application to re-issue the following EPA minor Private/Commercial/Institutional State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (P/C/I SPDES) permit.  DEC has made a tentative determination to re-issue this permit for a five-year period, maintaining the current effluent limitations and monitoring and reporting requirements.  This permit involves a surface discharge of a maximum amount of 3,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to the Grasse River.
    Additional information including the current permit, renewal applications, and supporting documentation may be obtained from or inspected at the NYSDEC central office in Albany.  Substantive comments on the permit or requests for hearing or both must be submitted in writing to the contact person.
    SPDES Number:  NY 002 3078
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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

Applicant: St Lawrence Seaway Development Corp
PO Box 520
Massena, NY 13662 -0520
Facility: St Lawrence Seaway Eisenhower Lock STP
Barnhart Island Road
Massena, NY 13662
Application ID: 6-4058-00030/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: St Lawrence 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 3,500 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to the St. Lawrence 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 002 3051

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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals