Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 03/29/2006

Albany County

Applicant: Lafarge North America Inc
12950 Worldgate Drive Suite 500
Herndon, VA 20170
Facility: Lafarge Building Materials Inc
Us Rte 9W
Ravena, NY 12143 -0003
Application ID: 4-0124-00001/00057
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Coeymans, Albany County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to modify an existing SPDES Permit by adding another outfall which will discharge to an unnamed tributary of Coeymans Creek, a Class C waterbody. The discharge of an average of 0.8 mgd (maximum of 2.9 mgd) of quarry pumpout water will result from activities carried out in the quarry, including drilling, blasting, hauling and crushing of limestone necessary for the clinker-making process.

Other modifications to the permit will include: 1)  Two outfalls will now discharge to an unnamed tributary of Coeymans Creek instead of to Coeymans Creek; 2) An outfall to handle the settling pond overflow will be added; 3) The sample type for two of the existing outfalls will change from composite to grab to provide a more representative sampling at the time of discharge; 4) Best Management Practices requirements will be added; and 5) The requirement to submit a plan to reduce total suspended solids will be removed as this issue has been addressed and a modified schedule of compliance to require implementation of the approved Coeymans Creek Improvement Plan by January 30, 2007, will be included.

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a 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.

A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 Office.

Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES No. NY 000 5037.
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 Apr 28 2006.
Contact: William J Clarke
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

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