Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 11/09/2005

Dutchess County

Applicant: Michael Keating
Facility: Keating Property
1141 Beekman Rd
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Application ID: 3-1322-00130/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Beekman, Dutchess County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct an access drive with a box culvert crossing over a tributary to Fishkill Creek,  Class C(t), in conjunction with the construction of a 14  lot residential subdivision, Grand Manor Estates, on a 27+ acre parcel. The access drive will be a shared driveway utilized by three (3) of the proposed new residences. Construction of the box culvert will disturb approximately 85 lineal feet along the stream. The project is located on the west side of Beekman Road, approximately 2000 feet north of Baker Road in the Town of Beekman, Dutchess County. A stormwater management plan has been prepared and is available for review.
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:
Beekman 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 Nov 25 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

Applicant: Helen E Symons
Facility: Symons Property
Bog Hollow Rd (CO Rte 3)
Wassiac, NY 12592
Application ID: 3-1326-00242/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Dover, Dutchess County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to modify portions of Freshwater Wetland AM-26 (Class II) and the 100 foot adjacent area in order to construct a single family residence with an access bridge over the Bog Hollow Brook (Class C) on a 14+ acre parcel. Activities proposed within the Freshwater Wetland include grading, trenching for utility conduit, reconstruction of an existing bridge and construction of a portion of unpaved driveway. Activities proposed within the adjacent area include grading, trenching for utility conduit and construction of a portion of unpaved driveway.  The total area of disturbance to the wetland is approximately  0.01 acre; the total area of disturbance to the adjacent area is 0.1 acre. The project site borders the western boundary of the State of Connecticut and is located on the south side of Bog Hollow Road (County Route 3) in the Town of Dover, Dutchess County.
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: 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

Orange County

Applicant: Ameresco LFG-1 Inc
111 Speen St - Suite 410
Framingham, MA 01701
Facility: Al Turi Landfill & Lfgte Facility
73 Hartley Rd
Goshen, NY 10924
Application ID: 3-3330-00184/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Goshen, Orange County
Project Description:
    The Department has prepared a Draft Title V Permit Renewal 1 pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application.  The Al Turi Landfill & LFGTE facility is located in Goshen, Orange County, New York.
    The Al Turi Landfill & LFGTE (the "facility") consists of  a combined municipal solid waste landfill (the "landfill"), which is owned and operated by Al Turi Landfill, Inc. ("Al Turi") and an adjacent landfill gas to energy plant (the "LFGTE Plant"), which is owned and operated by Ameresco LFG-1, Inc. ("Ameresco").  Pursuant to USEPA March 28, 2005 Reopening for Cause, this renewal consolidates the Al Turi Landfill and Al Turi LFGTE recognizing both sources as a single facility.
    The subject of this Title V Permit Renewal 1 pertain to the landfill gas to energy. Sources include seven internal combustion engines and two enclosed flares.  Five of the internal combustion engines directly generate electric energy for sale.  The two enclosed flares provide control of excess or bypass landfill gas.  The remaining two internal combustion engines are used to compress landfill gas in support of the gas treatment system.  The gas treatment system consists of filtration, dehydration and compression. Operation of all seven internal combustion engines is dependent on firing treated landfill gas.  When operating, the enclosed flares combust untreated landfill gas.
    This Title V Permit Renewal 1 clarifies the responsibilities of the AL Turi Landfill and Ameresco LFGTE compliance, reporting and certification of the various emission units.  This permit includes three of the five emission units associated with the overall Al Turi Landfill & LFGTE facility.  These emission units, which are located at the LFGTE Plant, include:
    0-U0001 - Electric generated by the operation of five internal combustion engines which utilize treated landfill gas as fuel.
    0-U0002  - Landfill gas treatment system.  The system consist of dewatering vessels, four compressor units, heat exchangers, a 30 ton chiller unit, a coalescing filter and housed cartridge filter. The four compressor units are comprised of two Sullair Model PDX25 superburn compressor engines which utilize treated gas as fuel and two Dunham-Busch model 2515DLR electric powered compressor engines which provide backup capability.
    0-U0003 - Two enclosed landfill gas flares used to control untreated excess or bypass landfill gas.
    The remaining two emission units at the Al Turi Landfill & LFGTE facility apply to the landfill proper and are covered by the Title V Facility Permit No. 3-3330-00184/00001.
    The Standard Industrial Classification  representative of this source is 4931 - Electric & Other Services Combined.
    The facility's combined emissions for carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen exceed major source pollutant thresholds listed in 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-2.  The landfill's documented waste placement exceeds 2.5 million megagrams, accepted waste after 1987 and has a nonmethane organic compound emission rate of greater than 50 megagrams per year.  Therefore, the facility is subject to the provisions of Title V.   
    The LFGTE Plant is subject to the landfill gas control requirements under 6NYCRR 208 and Reasonably Available Control Requirements under 6NYCRR 227-2.  Facility emissions (NOx, CO) have been limited below Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) threshold of 250 tons per year.
    By acceptance of this permit, the permittee agrees that the permit is contingent upon strict compliance with the ECL, all applicable regulations, the General Conditions specified and any Special Conditions included as part of this permit.
    In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(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.
    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 listed 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 two (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.  DEC’s 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 public 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 Department’s permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

    
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 Dec 16 2005.
Contact: Robert J Stanton
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rockland County

Applicant: Wyeth Holdings Corp
401 North Middletown Rd
Pearl River, NY 10965
Facility: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
401 North Middletown Rd
Pearl River, NY 10965 -1299
Application ID: 3-3924-00025/00821
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Orangetown, Rockland County
Project Description:
The facility is using the following NOx Emission Reduction Credits so that the new source will not be considered as a credible emission increase for any future source projects.  The new source is a mid-size boiler.
               FACILITY        QUANTITY
          Wyeth            28.4 Tons Per Year
Wyeth (EP16401)    2.93 Tons Per Year

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 Dec 9 2005.
Contact: Robert J Stanton
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ulster County

Applicant: Hydro Aluminum North America Inc
PO Box 667
Ellenville, NY 12428 -0667
Facility: Hydro Aluminum North America
9 Aluminum Dr
Ellenville, NY 12428
Application ID: 3-5156-00095/00011
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Wawarsing, Ulster County
Project Description:
    The Department has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for renewal of the applicant’s Title V permit.
    The facility is a secondary aluminum manufacturing facility with operations involving scrap and ingot  melting, aluminum extrusion and heat treatment, aluminum tube drawing, and degreasing.  Emission sources include one aluminum melting furnace, a holding furnace, three homogenizers, casting and dross recovery processes, a caustic bath cleaning operation, three dip tanks with 140-solvent, ten electric ovens and up to 35 aluminum cutting saws.  One melting furnace and one holding furnace have been removed.  The fuel for the remaining furnaces has been switched from No. 4 oil to propane.
    Potential emissions of volatile organic compounds are above the major source threshold of 50 tons per year.  Therefore, the facility is subject to Title V requirements. Particulate emissions from the furnaces and homogenizers are subject to the standards specified in NYCRR Part212. The three dip tanks are subject to NYCRR Part 226 requirements.
    By acceptance of this permit, the permittee agrees that the permit is contingent upon strict compliance with the ECL, all applicable regulations, the General Conditions specified and any Special Conditions included as part of this permit.
    In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(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.
    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 listed 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 two (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.  DEC’s 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 public 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 Department’s permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.


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 Dec 9 2005.
Contact: Robert J Stanton
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