Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 1 Completed Applications 01/11/2006

Nassau County

Applicant: Keyspan Energy Corp
175 East Old Country Rd
Hicksville, NY 11801
Facility: Glenwood Main Power Station
Shore Road
Glenwood Landing, NY 11547
Application ID: 1-2822-00481/00011
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: North Hempstead, Nassau County
Project Description:
    The Department is proposing to modify the SPDES permit for the Glenwood Power Station.  The Glenwood Generating Station, currently operates Units 4 and 5, which became operational in 1952 and 1954 respectively. The combined maximum net electrical generating capacity of Units 4 and 5 is of 200 megawatts.
    The units are cooled by a once-through system that draws water from Hempstead Harbor directly across from Bar Beach, through a shoreline intake structure.  The system consists of two cooling water circulator pumps per unit with a combined rated capacity of 125,000 gallons per minute (GPM) or 180 million gallons per day (MGD), four conventional vertical traveling screens with 0.375 inch mesh, and four vertical trash racks with 3 inch bar spaces.  The discharge of cooling water from the Glenwood Station Units 4 and 5 is through a common subsurface canal, located at the shoreline, into Hempstead Harbor.
     This SPDES permit authorizes the discharge of non-contact cooling water, treated wastewater, boiler blowdown, and storm water, to both Hempstead Harbor and groundwater.  The modifications to the SPDES permit being contemplated by the Department requires Keyspan to submit data and analyses related to the once-through cooling system.  The information will be utilized by the Department to determine best technology available for minimizing adverse impacts to the aquatic resources of Hempstead Harbor.  Keyspan will also be required to review possible technologies and operational measures to minimize aquatic impacts.  The information is being requested pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 704.5 and 40 CFR 125 - Subpart J.
    The Glenwood Station is located on the east shore of Hempstead Harbor, part of Long Island Sound.  The generating units are located on an approximately 5 acre parcel bordered by Glenhead Road to the north, Shore Road to the east, Motts Cove to the south and Hempstead Harbor to the west.
        A copy of the draft SPDES permit and fact sheet are available for review at the DEC Region 1 office or by calling the contact listed below.

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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Feb 17 2006.
Contact: Kevin A Kispert
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Suffolk County

Applicant: Caithness Long Island LLC
565 Fifth Ave 29TH Fl
New York, NY 10017
Facility: Caithness Long Island Energy Center
Zorn BLVD|SCTM# 777-01-28.4
South Yaphank, NY
Application ID: 1-4722-04426/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Brookhaven, Suffolk County
Project Description:
    Caithness Long Island LLC proposes to construct and operate the Caithness Long Island Energy Center (“the project”) which is a nominal 346 megawatt (MW), dual fuel, combined-cycle electric generating station consisting of one Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation 501F combustion turbine generator (CTG), a heat recovery steam generator equipped with natural gas-fired duct burners, and a single steam turbine. Emissions from the combustion turbine will exhaust through a single 170-foot stack.
    The Applicant has filed individual applications seeking the issuance of a preconstruction state facility air pollution control permit, a Title IV - Phase II Acid Rain permit, and a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit.  The applicant is also required to obtain emissions offsets in the form of emission reduction credits (ERCs) for VOCs and NOx.  
    The Department has made a tentative decision to approve the air and SPDES permit applications, and draft permits are available for review.  Details regarding the draft permits, ERCs, and the hearing on the draft permits can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/caithnessn.html
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Long Island Power Authority
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 Feb 10 2006.
Contact: Kevin A Kispert
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Laundry Palace Hunt Inc
2008 New York Ave
Huntington Station, NY 11746 -3233
Facility: Laundry Palace Property
2008 New York Ave
Huntington Station, NY 11746 -3233
Application ID: 1-4726-00949/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Huntington, Suffolk County
Project Description:

The applicant plans to continue to operate a laundromat and with a discharge of 35,000 gallons per day of laundry wastewater to groundwater from an Alltec WWT-LRAC filtration water treatment system at the applicant’s facility located at 2008 New York Ave, Huntington Station, Huntington, Town, Suffolk County. The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a modified 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. The facility is located at 2008 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, Town of Huntington.

Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number, NY 0226734. The proposed discharge is located within an area designated as a sole source aquifer. The following water purveyors have been identified as having service areas located within a 3-mile radius of the applicant's facility: Suffolk County Water Authority.



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 Feb 10 2006.
Contact: Marilyn E Peterson
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Belvedere Property Management LLC
2299 North Sea Rd
Southampton, NY 11968
Facility: Robins Island
New Suffolk to Robins ISLAND|SCTM # 1000-134-3-5
Robins Island, NY
Application ID: 1-4738-00950/00036
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Project is Located: Southold, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to place approximately 375 boulders, 2' - 4' in diameter, along 655 linear feet of beach shoreline landward of the apparent high water line.  The purpose of the project is to stabilize the shoreline and the "toes" of the adjacent eroding bluffs.  The project is located along the northwestern shoreline of Robins Island, Town of Southold in Suffolk County, SCTM# 1000-134-03-05.
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 Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
Coastal Management:
This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Jan 27 2006.
Contact: Sherri L Aicher
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals