Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 11/02/2005

Delaware County

Applicant: Margaret M Mullins
Facility: Mullins Property
Covered Bridge Rd
Unadilla, NY 13849
Application ID: 4-1250-00133/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Sidney, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to restore an eroded stream bank along the Susquehanna River. The project consists of scalping a gravel bar formed from the eroded bank and placing rip rap along 120 feet of the eroded stream bank.  The project is located on Covered Bridge Road  just off State Route 357.
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 Nov 18 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

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: 4-3814-00061/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
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.

Please note that notice of this modification was initially published in the September 14, 2005 Environmental Notice Bulletin. However, the permit type in that notice was incorrectly identified as an industrial SPDES permit.  
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 Dec 2 2005.
Contact: Kevin A Kispert
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: John C Weir
Facility: Weir Sand & Gravel Mine
Buttermilk Falls Road & NYS Rt 61
Schaghticoke, NY 12154
Application ID: 4-3842-00089/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to mine sand and gravel from a 32.7 acre life of mine area on a 156 acre parcel of land in the Town of Schaghticoke. The proposed project site is located on the south side of NYS Route 67, approximately one mile west of the intersection of NYS Route 67 and NYS Route 40.  The mine access road will exit onto NYS Route 67.  MLF # 40762

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
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 Dec 2 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