Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 1 Completed Applications 03/01/2006

Nassau County

Applicant: Keyspan Generation LLC
175 East Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801
Facility: Ef Barrett Power Station
1 McCarthy Rd
Island Park, NY 11558
Application ID: 1-2820-00553/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Hempstead, Nassau County
Project Description:
    The Department is proposing to modify the SPDES permit for the E.F. Barrett Power Station.  The E. F. Barrett Generating Station currently operates Units 1 and 2, which became operational in 1956 and 1963  respectively. Each have a maximum generating capacity of 185  megawatts.  In addition to these steam units, there are twelve combustion turbines on site that can produce up to a total of 312 megawatts.
    Units 1 and 2 are cooled by a once-through system that draws water from the western end of Barnum’s Channel through a shoreline intake structure. Cooling water from both units discharges at the surface into the eastern end of Barnum’s Channel. The intakes and discharges are separated by a sheet pile wall that divides Barnum’s Channel. This wall prevents any recirculation of cooling water and confines all of the thermal discharge in the eastern end of Barnum’s channel. The system consists of two cooling water circulator pumps per unit with a combined rated capacity of 204 thousand gallons per minute (GPM) or approximately 300 million  gallons per day (MGD), four conventional vertical traveling screens with 1/4 x 1 inch mesh constructed of smooth-tex screen, and four vertical trash racks with 3 inch bar spaces. Water velocity at the intake screens averages 0.72 feet per second.
    This SPDES permit authorizes the discharge of non-contact cooling water, treated wastewater, boiler blowdown, alternate RO system blowdown, and storm water to the Barnum's Channel.  The modifications to the SPDES permit being contemplated by the Department includes an update of monitoring information, and 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 Barnum's Channel.  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 E. F. Barrett Station site is a triangular parcel located on the south of Barnum’s Channel, west of Long Beach Road and east of the Long Island Railroad tracks
        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 Apr 3 2006.
Contact: Kevin A Kispert
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Town of Hempstead
Town Hall Plaza
Hempstead, NY 11550
Facility: Pearsalls Hassock
Pearsalls Hassock - Southeast of Hewlett Bay
Hempstead, NY 11550
Application ID: 1-2820-05050/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Hempstead, Nassau County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to dredge 8 pond sites to improve waterfowl habitat and control mosquito breeding conditions. The resultant 2,079 cubic yards of dredge spoil will be deposited adjacent to dredged ponds. Project is located on Pearsall's Hassock, Hempstead.
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 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 Mar 17 2006.
Contact: Kendall P Klett
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Suffolk County

Applicant: Suffolk County Water Authority
PO Box 38
Oakdale, NY 11769 -1003
Facility: Suffolk Water Authority District
Entire Water District Wide
Suffolk, NY
Application ID: 1-4700-00010/00075
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: , Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to increase pumping at the existing well from 1,300 gmp to 1,950 gmp.
The existing well is located at the Middle County Road Well Field ( Well #1) , Lake Panamoka.
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 Mar 17 2006.
Contact: Susan Ackerman
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Suffolk County Water Authority
PO Box 38
Oakdale, NY 11769 -1003
Facility: Suffolk Water Authority District
Entire Water District Wide
Suffolk, NY
Application ID: 1-4700-00010/00135
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: , Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to increase pumping at the existing well from 1,300 gpm to 1,950 gpm. The existing well is located at the Middle Country Road Well Field ( Well #2) , Lake Panamoka.
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 Mar 17 2006.
Contact: Susan Ackerman
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Mo Pun
Facility: Pun Property
68 Hartford ST|SCTM # 103-7-1-15.2
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Application ID: 1-4720-03285/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Babylon, Suffolk County
Project Description:
THE APPLICANT PROPOSES TO CONSTRUCT A DWELLING, PATIO AND DRIVEWAY  WITHIN 29 FEET OF REGULATED FRESHWATER WETLAND # A-8, ALSO KNOWN AS NEGUTATOGUE CREEK.   GROUND DISTURBANCE IS PROPOSED WITHIN 15 FEET OF THE WETLAND.  THE SITE IS CURRENTLY A LAWN AREA.  THE PROJECT IS LOCATED AT 68 HARTFORD STREET, LINDENHURST, VILLAGE OF LINDENURST, SUFFOLK COUNTY, SCTM #0103-007-1-15.2.
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: Mark Carrara
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Dingle Bay Enterprises Ltd
325 E Sunrise Hwy
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Facility: Dingle Bay Enterprises Ltd Property
Somerset Pl Sctm 100-41-3-38
Deer Park, NY 11729
Application ID: 1-4720-03289/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Babylon, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to subdivide a parcel into two lots, remove existing structures on the site (single family dwelling, garage, and shed), and construct a single family dwelling, garage, porch, driveway and septic system on each lot.  The property is located on Somerset Place, SCTM 100-41-3-38, Deer Park, Town of Babylon.
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: Carol A Farkas
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: NYS Dept of Transportation
50 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12232
Facility: Penataquit Creek Culvert
St Rte 27A Over Penataquit CREEK|MONTAUK Hwy
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Application ID: 1-4728-04261/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Islip, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to replace the deteriorated culvert carrying NY Route 27A (Montauk Highway) over Penataquit Creek in Bay Shore.  A new concrete culvert, 10' wide by 3.3' high, is proposed to drop the freshwater portion of the stream into the tidal section.  Immediately upstream of the concrete inlet, the transition section will be regraded and stabilized with wetland plantings, fiber bio-logs and erosion control mats. The new outlet will be located approximately 30 feet east of the existing outfall within the tidal channel.  Sixty-two feet of bulkhead is proposed to be replaced in-place at the culvert outfall. A "vortex-type" stormwater treatment structure is proposed to be installed near the inlet bulkhead to remove floatables, oil, and coarse sediment from the stormwater prior to its discharge into Penatiquit Creek.  The proposed project will impact approximately 40 sq. ft. of open water wetlands; however, the repositioned channel will allow for the creation of approximately 120 sq. ft of new wetland area.  The proposed project is located in NYSDEC regulated tidal and freshwater wetlands at the junction of Route 27A and Penataquit Creek in Bay Shore in Suffolk 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 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 Mar 17 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

Applicant: Peter Cowan
Facility: Cowan Property
435 Mockingbird LN|SCTM # 1000-55-6-15.57
Southold, NY 11971
Application ID: 1-4738-03526/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Southold, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to install a swimming pool within 66 feet of freshwater wetland #SO-4.  The site is currently a backyard lawn area.   The project is located at 435 Mockingbird Lane, Town of Southold, Suffolk County, SCTM #1000-55-6-15.57.
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: Mark Carrara
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