Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 03/08/2006

Dutchess County

Applicant: Town of Poughkeepsie
PO Box 3209, RT44&DUTCHESS Tpk
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Facility: Arlington Treatment Facility
78 Sand Dock Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Application ID: 3-1346-00052/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County
Project Description:
The Department of Environmental Conservation has tentatively determined to issue a modified State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) to the Town of Poughkeepsie for the Arlington Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP.)  This modification is permittee-initiated and encompasses an upgrade/expansion of the WWTP, including an increase in permitted flow from 4 to 5 million gallons per day.  This upgrade will be undertaken with funding assistance from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation.  Arlington WWTP discharges to the Hudson River.  The following list illustrates itemized changes to the draft permit:

Permit pages -
Updated permit pages are used, based on current Department guidance, format and nomenclature.
Permit pages are renumbered and reordered.
New interim limits, levels and monitoring page has been added to the permit.
A revised mini pretreatment program language has been added to the permit.
The Discharge Notification Act requirements were added to the permit.
The address for the Bureau of Watershed Compliance on the Recording, Reporting and Monitoring page have been updated.

Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring -

Mass limits - Mass limits for BOD5 and TSS were rounded to 2 significant figures in compliance with DEC guidance in the DMR Manual for Completing the Discharge Monitoring Report for the SPDES, NYSDEC, February, 2002.

New Final Limits - New final limits and sample frequencies have been added to the permit to reflect the increase in design flow from 4.0 to 5.0 MGD.

WET Testing - Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing requirements have been added to the permit.

Action Levels - All action levels are now Type I in accordance with DEC policy.

Removed parameters - Sampling results for antimony and chromium have been non-detect over the last three years and therefore the action levels for antimony and chromium have been removed  from the permit.  

The draft permit is available for review at the DEC Central Office in Albany and at the DEC Region 3 office in New Paltz.  Public comments must be submitted to the listed contact no later than close-of-business on the date specified below.  Please refer to SPDES number NY 002 6271 on all inquiries or substantive comments.  
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:
Poughkeepsie Town Board
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 7 2006.
Contact: Andrea Sheeran Glick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Orange County

Applicant: Al Turi Landfill Inc
73 Hartley Rd
Goshen, NY 10924 -9640
Facility: Al Turi Landfill & Lfgte Facility
73 Hartley Rd
Goshen, NY 10924
Application ID: 3-3330-00184/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Goshen, Orange County
Project Description:

    The Department has prepared a revised Draft Title V Permit Modification 3 pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the federal Clean Air Act Amendments for the Al Turi Landfill & LFGTE facility located in Goshen, Orange County, New York.

    Draft Title V Permit Modification 3 was originally published within the Environmental Notice Bulletin November 2, 2005.  This revised modification 3 incorporate changes discussed with USEPA January 19, 2006, February 13, 2006 and February 14, 2006 and changes discussed with facility representatives.  Revisions include:

1.    The PSD cap under 201-7 has been replaced with a general Title V permit condition under 201-6.5.  The annual maximum landfill gas combustion has been reduced from 1,300 x 10*6 cubic feet to 900 x 10*6 cubic feet.  This general condition under 201-6.5 also requires the operation of two gas meters.  One meter shall record total flow from the landfill proper.  The second gas meter shall record bypass gas combusted within the enclosed flares.  See permit condition 3-21.
2.    Process FGG has been added under emission unit 1-LFGAS to define uncollected landfill gas.  No further change to any permit conditions.  See permit condition 59.
3.    Condition 3-24, under 208.3(b)(2)(iii)('c'), has been revised.  Reference to NMOC destruction efficiency is inappropriate in the context of a gas treatment system and has been removed.
4.    Emission Unit 1-LFGAS description has been revised to reflect the most accurate compilation of total gas collection data available since the 2001 change in ownership of the LFGTE site to Ameresco LFG-1 Inc.
5.    Original permit condition 54 expired and replaced with permit condition 3-38. Reporting requirement changed from quarterly to semi-annually.  This change provides consistency with substantive permit requirements under all other 201, 208 and Part 63 conditions.
    The Al Turi Landfill & LFGTE Facility consists of five emission units. Title V Facility Permit modification 3 defines two of the five facility emission units which are applicable to the landfill proper.  These emission units are subject to the requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 208.
The remaining three emission units, subject to 6NYCRR Part 208 and 6NYCRR Part 227-2, are defined within Title V Permit Renewal 1 (No. 3-3330-00184/00002).  Renewal 1 is a separate document which primarily relates to the landfill gas to energy site.

    By acceptance of this permit, AL Turi Landfill, Inc. 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 applications and USEPA documents 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 comments received on the revised conditions contained within Draft Title V Permit modification 3 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: http://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 Apr 14 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: Newburgh City Sch Dist
124 Grand St
Newburgh, NY 12550 -4615
Facility: Balmville School
484 Us Rte 9W & Fostertown Rd
Newburgh, NY
Application ID: 3-3346-00196/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Newburgh, Orange County
Project Description:
    The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has made a tentative determination to issue a new Private/Commercial/Institutional State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (P/C/I SPDES) permit to the Balmville School.  

    The school will be constructing a new building addition and new bus loop and parking area. Currently the sanitary discharge from the four existing independent septic tank/absorption trench tile fields is subsurface.  Three of these four existing systems will remain operational.  One of the systems will be demolished due to the construction activities.  A new sewage disposal system will replace the demolished one and include the flow generated by the new addition to the school.  This new system will include a new septic tank, filter vault, pump station, and sand filter tile field.  This permit involves the surface discharge of up to 4,500 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to an unnamed tributary of the Hudson River, Class C, Waters Index Number H-97.
    Additional information on this permit may be requested from or inspected at the NYSDEC Regional Office in New Paltz.  Substantive comments must be submitted in writing to the contact person by close of business on the date specified below.

    SPDES #:  NY 027 1233

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:
Newburgh City Sch Dist
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 7 2006.
Contact: Andrea Sheeran Glick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Sullivan County

Applicant: Town of Rockland
P O Box 964
Livingston Manor, NY 12758 -0355
Facility: Mongaup Rd
Mongaup Rd|
Livingston Manor, NY
Application ID: 3-4844-00288/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Rockland, Sullivan County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to place heavy rock rip-rap along 250 of eroding streambank where the Mongaup River runs along  Mongaup Road. Also proposed is skimming of a gravel bar approximately 20 feet by 100 feet in size. The location is approximately 1 1/2 miles north of Debruce just below the state fish hatchery.
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 Mar 24 2006.
Contact: Lawrence G Biegel
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