Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 02/15/2006

Rockland County

Applicant: Mirant Bowline LLC
Four Executive Blvd Suite 100
Suffern, NY 10901
Facility: Bowline Point Generating Station
Samsondale Ave
West Haverstraw, NY 10993
Application ID: 3-3922-00003/00008
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Haverstraw, Rockland 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 Title V Permit Renewal for the facility.  The facility is subject to new requirements of Parts 237 and 238.
    This facility consists of three multiple fuel-fired boilers rated at 5,546 MMBTU, 5,374MMBTU and 136 MMBTU. This facility also has a 615 KW emergency generator, several storage tanks for fuels, lubricating oils and chemicals.  Other sources include a boiler water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant and a small gas dispensing station.
    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 Mar 24 2006.
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

Westchester County

Applicant: Metal Man Restoration LLC
245 E Third St
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Facility: Metal Man Restoration
245 E Third St
Mt Vernon, NY 10550
Application ID: 3-5508-00325/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Mt Vernon, Westchester County
Project Description:
    The Department has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the Applicant’s facility located in Mount Vernon, New York.
    This permit application pertains to the construction and operation of a facility, which will house refinishing operations of architectural pieces and small decorative metal parts. The
refinishing operations comprise electroplating and spray painting.  
    The electroplating processes that will take place in this facility include chrome, copper and nickel-plating along with its associated pre-plating and post-plating treatment. Among those processes only the chrome plating is a regulated process.  The facility shall use a wetting agent to suppress emissions generated during the chrome electroplating process.  Record keeping requirements include an initial compliance test as well as continuous monitoring of surface tension at the chrome-electroplating tank.
    The spray painting operation will be exempt from current regulations as its size will be under the regulated limit of 55 gallon of spray painting per year.  However, the facility shall be responsible for maintaining records to prove that the 55-gallon/year limit is not exceeded.
Any liquid wastes that will be generated from any of the processes described in this permit shall be shipped outside of the facility and handled by an outside licensed contractor.
    The facility shall maintain records pertaining to all permit requirements. Applicable regulations include  6 NYCRR Parts 201, 211 and 40 CFR 63N.
    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 Mar 17 2006.
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

Applicant: ANGEL/ALINE Polimeni
Facility: Polimeni Property
37 Pine Hill Dr
South Salem, NY 10590
Application ID: 3-5530-00152/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Lewisboro, Westchester County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to modify a portion of the 100 foot adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland L-23 (Class II) in order to construct various improvements to an existing single family residence on an 8.26-acre parcel. Activities proposed within the adjacent area include realignment, widening and grading of an existing paved driveway, construction of an addition to the home, and installation of new drainage improvements and utility conduit. The total area of disturbance to the adjacent area is 0.06 acre; no disturbance is proposed within the wetland.  The project is located on the east side of Pine Hill Road, approximately 2000 feet north of Boutonville Road  in the Town of Lewisboro, Westchester 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 Mar 3 2006.
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

Multiple Counties

Applicant: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Flushing, NY 11368
Facility: New York City Watershed
Croton, Catskill, Delaware Watersheds
DEC Region 3 Only, NY
Application ID: 3-9903-00023/00006
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Mount Pleasant, Multiple Counties
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a new SPDES permit for an existing surface discharge from an outfall (Catskill Influent Chamber) at the Kensico Reservoir (Class AA).  The outfall ( No. 001 ) is located near the northern terminus of the Kensico  Reservoir and reflects the routine transfer of approximately 400 million gallons per day (MGD) of drinking water from Ashokan Reservoir to Kensico Reservoir via the Catskill Aqueduct as part of on-going drinking water supply operations for the City of New York.  Aluminum sulfate (alum) and sodium hydroxide (caustic) may also be added periodically to the discharge in order to control turbidity and enhance disinfection. Additions of these treatment chemicals would be conducted at the existing Catskill Alum Plant (CATALUM) located in Pleasantville in the Town of Mount Pleasant, and would occur only after the NYS Department of Health has determined that such treatment is necessary to protect public health. The draft permit contains requirements intended to minimize the duration of such chemical treatments, and includes monitoring and reporting of flow, turbidity, total suspended solids (TSS), and temperature.  The project involves no new construction.  Outfall No. 001 is located near the northern terminus of the Kensico Reservoir, south of Nannyhagen Road in the Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County. A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the regional office. See Public Notice In Region 3 SEQR & Other.
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:
NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
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 Mar 17 2006.
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