Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 08/31/2005

Albany County

Applicant: Manchester Associates Ltd
7005 Dunnsville Road
Altamont, NY 12009
Facility: Manchester Heights Residential Subdivisi
300 Boght Rd
Watervliet, NY
Application ID: 4-0126-00528/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Colonie, Albany County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a 52-lot subdivision on a 33.46 acre parcel, located on Boght Road and Windrose Way in the Town of Colonie.  The project would result in impacts to 0.95 acres of federal wetlands, with compensatory mitigation which includes on-site wetland creation and deed restrictions to prevent further wetland development.
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:
Colonie Town 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 16 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

Delaware County

Applicant: Walter Keller
Facility: Binnekill Square Restaurant
Main ST|BINNEKILL Square
Margaretville, NY
Application ID: 4-1246-00487/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Middletown, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicnat proposes to replace support piers and a retaining wall which supports an existing restaurant over the Binnekill, and to place approximately heavy rock rip rap at the base of the piers/wall for a distance of approximately 56 feet to provide protection.  The project is located on Main Street at Binnekill Square.
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 16 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: New Athens Generating Company LLC
7600 Wisconsin Ave 2ND Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Facility: Athens Generating Company
9300 Us Hwy 9W
Athens, NY 12015
Application ID: 4-1922-00055/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Athens, Greene County
Project Description:
The Department has received a draft Title 5 permit application from the Athens Generating Company for the new power generating facility located at 9300 US Highway 9W Athens, NY 12015 in Greene County, NY.  The facility began commercial operation in 2003 under the terms of an Air State Facility Permit to construct issued by the Department in 2000.  Athens Generating facility is a natural gas fired combined cycle facility rated at 1080 MW.  The facility consists of three Westinghouse Model 501G gas turbines (245 BW@based load), heat recovery steam generators, and steam turbine generators (115 MW) sith selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for NOx emission control. The alternative fuel is distillate fuel oil with a limit of 1080 hours/yr for each turbine. The facility has a 4 million gallon distillate oil tank, three aqueous ammonia tanks (20,000 gallons each) and an emergency diesel generator and diesel fired pump.  The facility is subject to provisions of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and New Source Review (NSR) regulations.  Accordingly, the facility has submitted in it's application a Best Available Control Technology (BACT) and Lowest Achievable Emission Rate demonstrations.  The application and draft permit are available for review at the NYSDEC Region 4 Office, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY  12306. Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application and 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 two business days of contact, during normal business hours 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) unless the requestor 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 and 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 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 requests for a legislative hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative 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 Environmental Conservation Law exist.  A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or at the Department's webiste at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm    The permit is available for review at the Region 4 office.  The contact person is Michael Higgins.  Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of this notice.  If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the Draft Title V permit.  In accordance with NYCRR Parts 621.5(d) 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 the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or NYCRR Part 201.  
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 Sep 30 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

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals