Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 10/05/2005

Orange County

Applicant: Callahan Nannini Shale Inc
262 Angola Rd
Cornwall, NY 12518 -1118
Facility: Callahan & Nannini Shale Mine
Clove Rd
Blooming Grove, NY
Application ID: 3-3320-00009/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Blooming Grove, Orange County
Project Description:
The applicant requests the modification of an existing Mined Land permit to expand the"life of Mine" from 47.3 acres to 66.5 acres, on a total site of 88 +/- acres. In addition it is proposed to modify (lower) final floor elevations in portions of the existing mine. No changes in existing procedures in the extraction of mineral (shale, limestone and gneiss), material  processing and transport is proposed. The location is northwest of Clove Roadin the Salisbury Mills section of the Town.
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:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 Nov 4 2005.
Contact: Lawrence G Biegel
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Town of Crawford
PO Box 109
Pine Bush, NY 12566 -0109
Facility: Water District Pine Bush
Black Hawk Rd
Pine Bush, NY 12566
Application ID: 3-3326-00041/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Crawford, Orange County
Project Description:
       The Town of Crawford has applied for a Water Supply Permit (WSA #10,830) to take water from the Finneran Lane Well at a pumping rate of up to 100 gallons per minute (gpm) to supplement the Town's three approved water supply wells.  The Finneran Lane Well is approximately 68 ft. deep and takes water from a 20' to 40' thick shallow gravel aquifer.  The Town conducted of 5-day aquifer test and an 8-hour step drawdown test to determine the safe yield of this well.  The well is located on Town property off Finneran Lane in the hamlet of Pine Bush, Town of Crawford, Orange 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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Crawford Town 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 Oct 22 2005.
Contact: Michael D Merriman
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Sullivan County

Applicant: Congregation Kahal Minchas Chinuch
1452 55 Th St
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Facility: Pine Hill Cottages
Thompsonville & Downs Rds
Thompson, NY
Application ID: 3-4846-00202/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Thompson, Sullivan County
Project Description:
          The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application to re-issue/re-new  the following pre-existing Private/Commercial/Institutional State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (P/C/I SPDES) permit.  DEC has made a tentative determination to re-issue/re-new this pre-existing permit for a five year term with updated regulatory requirements and maintaining current effluent limitations and monitoring and reporting requirements.  This permit involves the surface discharge through a septic tank and 2 stage sand filtration system of up to 13,700 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to the Sheldrake Stream.
    Additional information on this permit may be requested from or inspected at the NYSDEC Central Office in Albany.  Substantive comments must be submitted in writing to the contact person.  To be called substantive, 6 NYCRR Part 621.7 requires public comments "explain the basis of opposition and explain specific grounds..." for opposition.
    SPDES #:  NY 010 0978
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 Nov 4 2005.
Contact: Andrea Sheeran Glick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ulster County

Applicant: H&R Rock Inc
Roger Davis
County Route 2 Box 1228
Olivebridge, NY 12461
Facility: H&R Rock Bluestone Mine
Quarry Rd Near Lapla Rd
Marbletown, NY
Application ID: 3-5134-00095/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Marbletown, Ulster County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to utilize new equipment, a hydraulic rock hammer and a drop ball, at an existing 4.9 acre bluestone and shale mine on a 10.7-acre site over the five year permit term.  The proposed rock hammer will be used to fracture an existing bedrock ledge at the mine to facilitate material removal. The proposed drop ball will be used to reduce the size of excavated rock.  The currently permitted surface mine is anticipated to remove 100,000 cubic yards of material from the site at the rate of several thousand cubic yards per year. Proposed final reclamation will return the mine site to open space. No other changes in mine operation or reclamation are proposed; no further modification to the existing permit for operation of this facility is proposed. The mine is located on the east side of Quarry Road, approximately 1,000 feet east of the intersection with Lapla Road in the Town of Marbletown, Ulster 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:
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 21 2005.
Contact: R Scott Ballard
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals