Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 10/26/2005

Albany County

Applicant: Selkirk Cogen Partners LP
24 Power Park Drive
Selkirk, NY 12158 -2299
Facility: Selkirk Cogeneration Project
24 Power Park Dr on Ge Property
Selkirk, NY 12158 -2299
Application ID: 4-0122-00078/00013
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Bethlehem, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has received a draft, Title 5 permit application from the Selkirk Cogeneration Partners for the existing, Selkirk Cogeneration Project, power generating facility located at 24 Power Park Drive, Selkirk, New York.

Selkirk Cogeneration Project is natural gas fired, combined cycle facility rated at 345 MW.  The facility consists of two phases.  Phase 1 is a gas turbine with an associated heat recovery steam generator with supplemental firing and a steam turbine generator.  Phase 2 consists of two combustion turbines, two heat recovery steam generators with supplemental firing and a steam turbine generator.  Each gas turbine is equipped with a GE Frame 7 Quiet Combustor low NOx burner and steam injection for NOx control. Phase 2 units are also equipped with selective catalytic reduction to control the emissions of NOx.  Selkirk Cogen also operates four utility boilers as secondary steam generators units to assure an uninterruptible supply of steam to itís host facility, GE Selkirk Plastics. The alternative fuel is distillate fuel oil with a limit of 2190 hours/yr for each turbine.

The facility is subject to provisions of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and BACT (Best available control Technology).   

In accordance with NYCRR Parts 621.5 (d) and 2016.4(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.  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 with 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 2 business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 am through 4:45 pm), 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 an additional opportunity for public comment.  DECís 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 listed 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 the Environmental Conservation Law exist.  A copy of the Departmentís permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Departmentís wed site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

The Permit ID number 4012200078/00013 is available for review at the Region 4 office, by contacting Michael Higgins, deputy Permit administrator.  Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of publication of this notice.  If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the Draft modified Title V Facility Permit.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 2016.4(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 6NYCRR Part 201.

Permit: Article 19: Title V Facility Permit
Permit ID: DEC4-012200078/00013



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 25 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

Applicant: Rosetti Associates LLC
427 New Karner Rd
Albany, NY 12205
Facility: Shaker Run Apartments
Sand Creek Rd
Colonie, NY 12205
Application ID: 4-0126-00180/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Colonie, Albany County
Project Description:
This project involves the proposed expansion of the Shaker Run apartment complex for two multi family dwellings.  The expansion would impact 0.06 acres of freshwater wetlands and 0.66 acres of the wetland buffer zone.  Stormwater controls are incorporated into the design to comply with state and federal stormwater controls and to protect the wetlands.  Two archaeologically sensitive areas will be set aside and remain undisturbed. The remaining open space area on this parcel, consisting primarily of wetlands, shall remain undeveloped and undisturbed.  This is consistent with the prior development of Shaker Run and protection of the open areas consisting primarily of the wetlands and forms a larger contiguous protected open space area in the Shaker Creek watershed upstream of Ann Lee Pond.  The project site is located at 601 Sand Creek Road.
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 Village Board
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 25 2005.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Otsego County

Applicant: Mark R Lavalley
Facility: Lavalley Property
515 Keating Rd
Fly Creek, NY
Application ID: 4-3650-00192/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Otsego, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a 48' X 96'  storage building, driveway, and drill a well within the adjacent area of freshwater wetland SY-5.  A wooden rail fence and evergreen plantings will be placed bhetween the building and Keating Road.   A non-vehicular bridge is to be constructed over Oaks Creek in the same area as a previous bridge once was.  The site is located on Keating Road approximately 1.8 miles north of Hoke 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:
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 Nov 14 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

Applicant: Mark R Lavalley
Facility: Lavalley Property
515 Keating Rd
Fly Creek, NY
Application ID: 4-3650-00192/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Otsego, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a 48' X 96'  storage building, driveway, and drill a well within the adjacent area of freshwater wetland SY-5.  A wooden rail fence and evergreen plantings will be placed bhetween the building and Keating Road.   A non-vehicular bridge is to be constructed over Oaks Creek in the same area as a previous bridge once was.  The site is located on Keating Road approximately 1.8 miles north of Hoke 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:
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 (No Comment Date Specified).
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

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