Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 08/31/2005

Allegany County

Applicant: Town of Cuba
5 Bull St
Cuba, NY 14727 -1009
Facility: Farnsworth Road & Griffin Creek
Farnsworth Rd at Griffin Creek
Cuba, NY 14727
Application ID: 9-0248-00121/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Cuba, Allegany County
Project Description:
The project is the installation of heavy stone riprap along 150 linear feet of Griffin Creek north bank, adjacent to the south side of Farnsworth Road and about 1,600 feet west of Acme 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 16 2005.
Contact: Kenneth C Taft
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany SUB-OFFICE
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Chautauqua County

Applicant: Jamestown Board of Pub Utilities
92 Steele St
PO Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14702 -0700
Facility: Samuel a Carlson Generating Sta
136 Steele St
Jamestown, NY 14701 -6438
Application ID: 9-0608-00053/00029
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Jamestown, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted an Air State Facility Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for a 750 kilowatt (kW) emergency combustion turbine generator at the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities' (BPUs') Samuel A. Carlson Generating Station (Carlson Plant) located at 136 Steele Street.  The turbine will be used to provide emergency starting capability for an existing LM6000 combustion turbine which operates solely on natural gas.  The emergency turbine will fire only distillate oil and has a maximum heat input rate of approximately 13.4 million Btu per hour (MM Btu/hr).  It is subject to the Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) regulations contained in 6 NYCRR Part 227-2.  It is also subject to the sulfur in fuel requirements of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Stationary Gas Turbines in 40 CRF Part 60 Subpart GG because the maximum heat input is greater than 10 MM Btu/hr.  However, it is not subject to the NOx emission limits of the NSPS for Stationary Gas Turbines in 40 CRF Part 60 Subpart GG since the BPU has choosen to limit the operation of the emergency turbine to less than 500 hours per year to meet the definition of an emergency generator.  The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials, and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the Region 9 Office of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in Buffalo.
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 Oct 3 2005.
Contact: Jeffrey E Dietz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Erie County

Applicant: Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corp
666 Elm & Carlton Sts
Buffalo, NY 14263
Facility: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
666 Elm & Carlton Sts
Buffalo, NY 14263
Application ID: 9-1402-00406/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Buffalo, Erie County
Project Description:
This project proposal consists of the installation of a new 64 MMBTU/hour maximum heat input capacity boiler in the Power House at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI).  This boiler will be used primarily to generate steam for the operation of a steam turbine, which will produce electricity for use onsite.  Emissions from this dual fueled (natural gas or No. 2 fuel oil) boiler will be controlled via low NOx burners and flue gas recirculation. The installation of the new boiler will increase the total maximum heat input capacity of the Power House boilers from 249 MMBTU/hr to 313 MMBTU/hr, making it one of the source categories with a major source threshold of 100 tons per year (tpy) for regulated pollutants listed in Prevention of Significant Deterioration of air quality under 40CFR52.21 (PSD).  It has been determined that with the addition of the new boiler, RPCI’s potential to emit carbon monoxide (CO) will exceed the applicability threshold of 100 tpy CO for PSD and 6NYCRR Subpart 201-6, Title V Facility Permit (Title V).  To avoid the requirements of those regulations, RPCI has chosen to limit facility-wide emissions of CO to 99 tpy or less.  RPCI is currently implementing an emissions cap to limit potential emissions of NOx and SO2 to less than 100 tons per year to avoid the requirements of Title V, PSD, New Source Review (6 NYCRR Subpart 231-2) and NOx RACT (NYCRR227-2).  The Department has prepared a draft Air State Facility Permit with monitoring conditions to limit the emissions of CO from RPCI to below 100 tons per year.  By accepting these State and Federally enforceable permit conditions, the RPCI will not be subject to Title V or PSD requirements for CO emissions.
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 30 2005.
Contact: Mary E Hohmann
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Russo Development Inc
6553 Boston State Rd
Hamburg, NY 14075
Facility: Sibley Road Gravel Pit
Sibley Road
Concord, NY
Application ID: 9-1438-00032/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Concord, Erie County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to add 2.1 acres to the 15 acre Sibley Road Gravel Pit, to add a crusher that has a maximum capacity less than 150 tons per hour and to mine up to 8 feet deeper throughout the mine floor.  No other changes to the mining plan and reclamation plan (agricultural reclamation) are proposed.  The mine is on the northeast side of Sibley Road, about 0.2 mile northwest from the Sibley Road intersection with NYS Route 240 and the expansion area is at the northwest corner of the current mine limits.
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 30 2005.
Contact: Kenneth C Taft
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany SUB-OFFICE
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Elma Conservation Club Inc
600 Creek Rd
PO Box 293
Elma, NY 14059
Facility: Elma Conservation Club Inc
600 Creek Rd|
Elma, NY 14059
Application ID: 9-1442-00136/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Elma, Erie County
Project Description:
Construction of a handicapped fishing access platform in the regulated 100 ft wide adjacent area of the State Regulated freshwater wetland identified as EA-16.  The platform will be on the property of the Elma Conservation Club on the bank of a pond that is part of the wetland.  The Platform will be an open pile structure 79 feet long and 10 foot wide. Its primary use will be for handicapped fishing access for club sponsored events.
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 16 2005.
Contact: Steven J Miller
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Niagara County

Applicant: Forbes Homes Inc
2635 Millersport Highway
Getzville, NY 14068 -1448
Facility: Bear Ridge Estates Subdivision
Bear Ridge Rd
Pendleton, NY 14120
Application ID: 9-2932-00078/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Pendleton, Niagara County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes construction of an 89 lot single home subdivision at 7303 Bear Ridge Road in the Town of Pendleton. The subdivision borders NYS Freshwater Wetland TE-10 along Trib 4 of Tonawanda Creek. Stormwater retention ponds will be built partially within the regulated 100 foot Adjacent Area of the Wetland. Sewer and water lines will cross the Wetland. A 50 foot buffer will be seeded to conservation mix and left unmown. A Protective Covenant will be filed for 13 lots along the wetland to assure long-term protection of the Wetland.  
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:
Pendleton Town 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 Sep 16 2005.
Contact: Penny R Dempsey
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals