Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 08/24/2005

Albany County

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:
The public comment deadline for the applications by Lafarge Building Materials to modify its existing Title V Air Facility Permit to add Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) to its currently approved fuels of coal, coke and oil used to fire its cement kilns and modify its 360 Solid Waste approvals to allow for the storage, handling and use of tires as fuel is being extended from Friday, September 2, 2005, to Monday, October 3, 2005, 4:00 PM.  

An additional public information session (the first was on 8/4/05) is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 7:00 PM, at the Ravena Coeymans Selkirk (RCS) High School auditorium located at the high school campus on State Route 9W just north of the Village of Ravena.  The Legislative Public Hearing for Thursday, August 25, 2005, 7:00 PM, at the A. W. Becker Elementary School, 1146 Route 9W in Selkirk, will proceed as scheduled and a second legislative public hearing session has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, 2005, 7:00 PM, at the RCS High School auditorium.

A description of the proposed project from the original and revised public notice published on 7/20 and 7/27/05 is as follows:

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.

In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.9(A)(5) 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 Oct 3 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

Delaware County

Applicant: Town of Colchester
PO Box 321
Downsville, NY 13755 -0321
Facility: Downs Brook Along St Rt 30
Downs Brook Along St Rt 30
Downsville, NY
Application ID: 4-1224-00361/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Colchester, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to replace a failing laid up stone retaining wall along Downs Brook in the Village of Downsville downstream of the State Route 30 Bridge. The wall will be replaced  with heavy stone rip rap streambank protection. Rip rap will placed on a 2 on 1 slope or flatter and will be approximately 6 feet high by 500 feet long.
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 Sep 9 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: Town of Franklin
Box 855
Franklin, NY 13775 -0855
Facility: E Handsome Brook Rd
E Handsome Brook Rd & Derke Rd
Franklin, NY 13775
Application ID: 4-1232-00185/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Franklin, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to remove an existing berm upstream and downstream of the East Handsome Brook bridge, for a total length of approximately 250' of streambank, that is exacerbating a flooding problem for structures along East Handsome Brook Road.  A more effective earthen berm will be constructed further away from the streambank to help direct water away from these structures.  The project is located near the East Handsome Brook Road and Derke Road intersection.
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 Sep 9 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

Otsego County

Applicant: Precision Plus Inc
9 Meadow Brook Rd
Chester, NJ 07930
Facility: Brookfield
Sr 80|JUST North of Otsego Lake Bay Side Motel
Springfield, NY
Application ID: 4-3660-00100/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Springfield, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes the construction of 4 duplex condo units with associated waste water treatment system, boathouse and dock area for approximately 5 boats.
The wastewater treatment system is proposed to consist of an enhanced septic system with innoculator, Peat Bio-filters, Phosphorus reducer and an El-Jan In-Drain Leach Field with a design flow of 3000 gpd. SPDES # NY-0263079. A Draft SPDES Permit and supporting documents are available for review from the contact person.
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:
Springfield Town Planning Board
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 Sep 9 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

Rensselaer County

Applicant: Brian Scott Feldman
Facility: Feldman Property
End of Turnabout Rd
Sand Lake, NY
Application ID: 4-3840-00148/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Sand Lake, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to remove seven existing trailers and their associated septic systems, and construct a single family residence, septic and well partially within the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland AP-17.  The project is located at the end of Turnabout Road in the town of Sand Lake, Rensselaer County.
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 Sep 9 2005.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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