Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 08/10/2005

Herkimer County

Applicant: Herkimer County Soil & Water Conservation District
5653 State Route 5
Herkimer, NY 13350 -9721
Facility: Small Dams & Art 24 Wetlands
County Wide
Multi Town, NY
Application ID: 6-2100-00004/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Dam
Project is Located: Herkimer County
Project Description:
The applicant has applied for a Standard Activity Permit (SAP) for the implementation of wetland creation and enhancement projects under the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service Wetland Reserve Program and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Partners in Fish and Wildlife Program.  Projects that would be allowed under the SAP would be the construction of low berms, ditch plugs, and water level control structures to create shallow marsh environments, waterfowl pothole and nesting island structures with connecting level ditches, and minor habitat alterations for enhanced habitat diversity.
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 Aug 26 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: 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: 6-2128-00041/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Herkimer County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and Title IV 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 Title IV (acid rain) permit is for one stationary gas-fired turbine equipped with steam injection to control NOx.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title IV 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: 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 IV 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 IV 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 Sep 9 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

Jefferson County

Applicant: Carthage Energy LLC
701 West End Ave
Carthage, NY 13619
Facility: Carthage Energy Cogen Facility
701 Westend Ave
Carthage, NY 13619
Application ID: 6-2260-00024/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a renewal permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for the existing facility located at Carthage Energy Cogen Facility, 701 West End Avenue, Carthage, NY 13619.

This permit action is to renew the existing Title V permit.  The facility consists of a GE Frame 6 gas turbine, heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), Coen duct burner, and steam generator.  Facility supplies electricity to the open market.  The gas turbine/HRSG unit is equipped with Steam Injection to control NOx emissions.

The facility is a major facility subject to the requirements of Title V.  The facility's pollutant emissions which contribute to major source threshold are: Nitrogen Oxides, Carbon Monoxide and VOCs.  The facility is subject to Prevention of Significant Deterioration, 40 CFR 52.21 for Nitrogen Oxides, Particulates, PM-10, VOCs, and Carbon Monoxide.  The facility is also subject to the Acid Deposition Reduction Act (ADR), Parts 237and 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 Sep 9 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: Carthage Energy LLC
701 West End Ave
Carthage, NY 13619
Facility: Carthage Energy Cogen Facility
701 Westend Ave
Carthage, NY 13619
Application ID: 6-2260-00024/00010
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and Title IV of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the existing facility located at Carthage Energy Cogen Facility,701 West End Avenue, Carthage, NY 13619.

The Title IV (acid rain) permit is for one stationary gas-fired turbine equipped with steam injection to control NOx.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title IV 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 IV 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 IV 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 Sep 9 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

Oneida County

Applicant: Town of Marcy
9455 Toby Rd
Marcy, NY 13403 -2716
Facility: Fox Rd Sewers
Along Fox Rd From Luke Rd to Fish Lane Rd
Marcy, NY 13403
Application ID: 6-3044-00111/00003
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 to construct 1,000 linear feet of 2 1/2 inch diameter forcemain on Fox Road. The sewer line construction project includes directional boring beneath Freshwater Wetland OR-7, a class II, 160 acre wetland. The forcemain will cross 250 feet of wetland. No trenching or filling will take place in the wetlands 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 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 26 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: James R Browdish
Facility: Bowdish Murphy Road Pit
Murphy RD|2,000' North of Murphy Rd, 0.6 Miles West of Swamp Rd
Lisbon, NY
Application ID: 6-4050-00101/00006
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: St Lawrence County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a roadway 300' long x 20' wide (toe of slope) x 3' high to access isolated upland property and access to sand deposits.  A mining permit application is being applied for separately.  The road would cross state regulated freshwater wetland LI-5, a 6144 acre Class II wetland.  Mitigation for wetland road fill is proposed in the form of waterfowl pothole construction with upland spoil disposal.  The site is located approximately 1200' north of Murphy Road, 3,000' west of Swamp Road, approximately three miles south of Lisbon.
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 26 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: Reynolds Metals Co
201 Isabella St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 -5858
Facility: Reynolds Metals St Lawrence Reduction Pl
194 Co Rte 45
Massena, NY 13662
Application ID: 6-4058-00024/00083
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: St Lawrence County
Project Description:
This Department has received a request to issue a permit and has drafted an Article 19
(Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law, an Air State Facility Permit, at the  facility located at Reynolds Metals  194 County Route 45  Massena, NY 13662.

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve the application of the Reynolds Metals facility, a Primary and Secondary Aluminum Production facility.  The State Facility Permit allows the use of a limited amount of aluminum scrap in the operation of Emission unit EWCST2, which includes secondary aluminum production furnaces. The furnaces are subject to the requirements of 40 CFR 63 subpart RRR and requires substantial monitoring, testing and reporting to ensure compliance with the emissions limits for particulates, hydrogen chloride, and dioxins and furans. Dioxin and furan emissions are capped at or below 0.26375 grams of TEQ (toxicity equivalents) per year. This will keep impacts below the NY State Air Guide-1 annual guideline concentrations. The requirements of this state facility permit will then be added to the Title V permit.  The draft permit with conditions is available for review 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 Sep 9 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

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