Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 09/14/2005

Columbia County

Applicant: Town of Claverack
PO Box 14
Mellenville, NY 12544 -0014
Facility: Claverack Water District #1
Entire Water District
Claverack, NY
Application ID: 4-1028-00130/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Claverack, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to establish Claverack Water District 1 (WSA 10,689) and the development of a new community water system for the Town of Claverack.  The project will include construction of a booster pump station which will take an average of 90,300 GPD of water from the Town of Greenport water system and provide water to the residents of Claverack via a 200,000 gallon elevated storage tank and approximately 28,000 linear feet of 6, 8 and 12-inch water main.  The project will also require an Article 24 permit due to temporary disturbances to the Adjacent Area of New York State Freshwater Wetland HS-9 during the installation of water mains.  The project is located in the Town of Claverack, Columbia 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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Claverack 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 30 2005.
Contact: James J Eldred
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Town of Claverack
PO Box 14
Mellenville, NY 12544 -0014
Facility: Town of Claverack Booster Pump Station
Webb Rd
Claverack, NY
Application ID: 4-1028-00131/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Claverack, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes a new discharge of 4,500 gallons per day of untreated brine wastewater, to the Claverack Creek, from a new water softener unit, at the applicants facility to be located on Webb Road, in the Town of Claverack, Columbia County.  The applicant proposes to operate a water softener unit to treat a new water supply for the Town of Claverack Water District No. 1.  The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law.  This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  As such, this tentative determination does not signify department approval for, or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 Office.   Refer to this application by the application number listed above and SPDES #NY-0268607.  In addition, this project will require an Article 15 permit for the disturbance to the bed and banks of the Claverack Creek due to the construction of an outfall pipe and rip-rap bank stabilization.
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:
Claverack 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 Oct 14 2005.
Contact: James J Eldred
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Town of Greenport
Twn Hall Dr
Hudson, NY 12534
Facility: Greenport Water District #1
South Well Field Pump Station
Greenport, NY
Application ID: 4-1040-00074/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Greenport, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to take a supply of water for use in the existing Town of Greenport system and to supply water to the Town of Claverack, Water District No. 1, by the installation of one new well (No. 4) in the Town of Greenport South Well Field to supplement existing wells.  The total permitted taking for the well field including this application (WSA 10,757) will remain at 1240 GPM.  The project is located just west of NY State Rt 9, in the Town of Greenport, Columbia 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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Claverack 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 30 2005.
Contact: James J Eldred
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Delaware County

Applicant: Eldredge Axtell
Facility: Axtell Property
St Rte 8 - E Side - S of Hamlet
Barbourville, NY 13754
Application ID: 4-1230-00041/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Deposit, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to place stone rip rap along approximately 200 feet of eroded stream bank on the East Branch Cold Spring Creek for stabilization.  The project is locatd on the east side of State Route 8, south of the hamlet of Barbouville.
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: 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: Village of Hunter
PO Box 441 6349 Main St
Hunter, NY 12442 -0441
Facility: Route 23A
St Rte 23A - From Jewett Town Line to Ferraro Rd
Hunter, NY 12442
Application ID: 4-1936-00300/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Hunter, Greene County
Project Description:
As part of the reconstruction of State Route 23A and storm water drainage improvement project  in the Village of Hunter, the applicant proposes to install approximately 335 feet of rip rap and concrete stabilization structures to repair slope failures along the Schoharie Creek. The project also includes the replacement of a 4 by 6 foot arched corrugated metal culvert with a 3.5 by 11 foot concrete box culvert and the replacement of approximately 125 feet of 5 foot pipe with an open rock lined swale on  a protected tributary of the Schoharie between Central and Glen Avenues and the installation of a new 5 foot  round culvert  under Route 23A from Botti Drive to the Schoharie Creek. Additional work not requiring Stream Protection Permits include the installation of a storm water outfall and bank stabilization on Mad Brook.
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 30 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

Otsego County

Applicant: Ronald Sadlon
Facility: Sadlon Property
Brighton Road and Sr 20
Richfield Springs, NY 13439
Application ID: 4-3656-00113/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Richfield, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to install three approx. 5,000 square foot potholes as part of an Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project in Freshwater Wetland # SY-12.
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: 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: BESICORP-EMPIRE Newsprint LLC
1151 Flatbush Rd
Kingston, NY 12401
Facility: BESICORP-EMPIRE Recycled Newsprint Facility
36 Riverside Ave
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Application ID: 4-3814-00061/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Rensselaer, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
As a result of design modifications at the Recycled Newsprint Facility the permittee is proposing to modify the existing Air State Facility permit.  The modifications include; 1) source reduction of VOC emissions through use of low-VOC chemicals; 2) reduced emissions of non-criteria pollutants; 3) elimination of the 213-foot stack as result of reducing non-criteria pollutants; 4) a modification of on-site truck operations due to a reduction in size of the receiving and shipping warehouses.  The Department has determined the proposed modifications will result in less impacts.  The facility is located off Riverside Avenue in the Port of Rensselaer.   
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 Oct 14 2005.
Contact: Christopher M Hogan
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: William E Dailey Inc
1424 Vt Rt 7A
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Facility: Hoosick Mine Site
Farmers Inn Rd
Hoosick, NY 12090
Application ID: 4-3828-00058/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Hoosick, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The Applicant is proposing to modify and renew an existing Mining Permit.  The modification is for the addition of 1.5 acres of land to the previously approved 57-acre Life of Mine by mining within the 25-foot setback area along the northern and eastern boundaries of the mine site.  The mine is located on Farmers Inn Road, Town of Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY.
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 Oct 14 2005.
Contact: Patricia A Pinder
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Rifenburg Construction Inc
159 Brick Church Rd
Troy, NY 12180 -9643
Facility: Hoffay Farm Pit
Rt 150 & Sheer Rd
West Sand Lake, NY 12196
Application ID: 4-3840-00020/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Sand Lake, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to add 59 acres to an existing 61 acre life of mine, for a total mining area of 120.2 acres.  The site is located on Sheer Road in the Town of Sand Lake, Rensselaer County.
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 Oct 14 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

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals