Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 03/15/2006

Queens County

Applicant: Triumvirate Environmental Inc
61 Inner Belt Road
Somerville, MA 02143
Facility: Triumvirate Environmental (NYC) LLC
42-14 19TH Ave
Astoria, NY 11102 -1082
Application ID: 2-6301-00113/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 TItle 9 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:
Triumvirate Environmental (NYC), LLC (“Triumvirate”) formerly Chemical Waste Disposal (CWD) proposes the renewal and modification of a hazardous waste management permit. Triumvirate transports containerized and lab pack waste from off-site generators to its facility for short term storage prior to subsequent shipment to authorized recycling, treatment and disposal facilities.  The facility has been in continuous operation as a waste storage facility since 1964. CWD submitted a renewal application as required by 6 NYCRR 373-1.8 in April 1998. Under the provisions of State Administrative Procedures Act Section 401(2), when an “applicant has made a timely and sufficient application for the renewal of their permit, the existing permit does not expire until the application has been finally determined by the agency.”  The ownership of the facility was transferred to Triumvirate on August 8, 2003.  As part of the renewal application the DEC considered the renewal of a variance to a 50 foot buffer, (relieves the facility of a requirement for ignitable and reactive wastes to be stored at least 50 feet from the property boundary on the condition that it meets the requirements of National Fire Protection Agency’s Codes NFPA 30 for Flammable and Combustible liquids and NFPA 430 for Liquid/Solid Oxidizers), originally granted on March 30, 1989. Triumvirate proposes in their current application, amongst other items, to modify facility operations to commingle ignitable lab pack wastes  from different generators and to increase the amount of waste managed and stored (increase from 180 gallons to 360 gallons of reactive wastes and an increase from 5500 gallons to 9900 gallons of ignitable wastes) on site.

Tentative Determination:
The Department has made a tentative determination to renew and modify the 6NYCRR Part 373 Permit to operate a hazardous waste management facility permit for Triumvirate. A draft permit was prepared pursuant to the regulations in 6NYCRR Part 373-2 (Final Status Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities) as well as with all other applicable hazardous waste management laws and regulations including Article 27, Title 9 of the Environmental Conservation Law, 6NYCRR Part 370, Part 371, Part 372, Part 373-1, and Part 376.

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 May 5 2006.
Contact: Michelle Moore
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101

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