Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 04/12/2006

Albany County

Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN Abrasives Inc
1 New Bond Rd
PO Box 15008
Worcester, MA 01606 -2614
Facility: SAINT-GOBAIN Abrasives Inc
2600 Tenth Ave
Watervliet, NY 12189
Application ID: 4-0126-00160/00144
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Colonie, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has received an Air State Facility (ASF) permit application from St. Gobain Abrasives, Inc. The facility manufactures coated abrasive materials consisting of cloth or paper backing.  The fabric is prepared, coated with an adhesive, and grain is deposited on its surface. The material is then top coated and cured.

The facility is currently operating under an Air Title V permit and two Air State Facility permits. A new Air State Facility permit has been drafted by the department which incorporates the three existing permits into one overall operating permit. Once the new permit is issued, the previous permits will be rescinded.
  
Under the new permit the applicant has proposed restricting the potential to emit (PTE) of its emission sources through enforceable permit conditions which will limit or cap emissions at a level which is less than 50 tons per year for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and less than 100 tons per year for carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter with diameters less than 10 microns (PM10)the applicability thresholds for Part 2016 (Title V); less than 10 tons per year for each individual Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) and less than 25 tons per year for the total of all HAPsthe applicability thresholds for 1) Part 2016 (Title V), 2) 40CFR63, Subpart JJJJ, the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Paper and other Web Coating, 3) 40 CFR 63, Subpart OOOO , the NESHAP for Fabric Printing, Coating and Dyeing, and 4) 40 CFR 63 DDDDD, the NESHAP for Boilers and Process Heaters.  The permittee will be required to maintain records and report this data to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.  By accepting these state and federally enforceable limits, the facility is not subject to these particular regulations.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject ASF 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 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 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.  DECís 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 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 Departmentís permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Departmentís wed site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of this notice. If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the Draft ASF Permit.



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 12 2006.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Honeywell International Inc
101 Columbia Rd
Morristown, NJ 07962
Facility: Honeywell Friction Materials
3 Tibbits Ave
Green Island, NY 12183
Application ID: 4-0128-00001/00105
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Green Island, Albany County
Project Description:
Honeywell Friction Materials currently has a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit (number NY-0006734) which allows the discharge of non contact cooling water and stormwater to the Hudson River, and requires monthly monitoring of the discharge for Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), with a 500 mg/L (milligrams per liter) limit for this parameter.  The facility utilizes salt on its facility's roadways during winter and believes that the melting of snow with the associated runoff into the facility's storm drains elevates the TDS parameter beyond permit limits.  The company is requesting a modification of this permit limit.
 
The department has made a tentative determination to issue a modified SPDES permit for the facility which would authorize a higher TDS limit of 5,000 mg/L during the months of October through April.  The increased effluent limitation was evaluated with respect to impacts to the Hudson River and was deemed to be protective of the water quality of the river.

A draft permit is available for review at the Department’s Region 4 office.  Persons wishing to inspect the draft permit and permit application materials should contact the DEC representative below.  Comments on the draft permit will be received until the closing date listed in this notice.   If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the draft permit. Refer to the application number and SPDES number listed in this notice on all correspondences to the department regarding this application.
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 12 2006.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Delaware County

Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
358 Hall Ave, PO Box 384
Wallingford, CT 06492 -7007
Facility: Amphenol Corp - Bendix Connector Opers
40-60 Delaware Ave
Sidney, NY 13838
Application ID: 4-1250-00018/00278
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Sidney, Delaware County
Project Description:
The Department has proposed a Title V permit for the application that was received for the Amphenol Corporation - Bendix Connector Operations, on 40 - 60 Delaware Street, Village of Sidney, County of Delaware, owned by Amphenol Corporation of Wallingford, Connecticut.  The application is for the renewal of the facility’s existing Title V permit. The initial Title V permit for the facility was issued on August 24, 2000.  The facility manufactures electrical connectors and electronic interconnection devices.  The facility includes downdraft benches, a boiler house with several boilers, curing ovens, vapor degreasers, plating operations, spray booths, storage tanks, and other miscellaneous emission sources.  In order to remain below the applicability threshold for 6 NYCRR Part 227-2, Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) , the applicant has proposed restricting the potential to emit through enforceable conditions which will limit or cap emissions at a level which is less than 100 tons per year of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx).  The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit NOx by restricting the fuel usage of the boilers.  The applicant will be required to maintain records and report this data to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.

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 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 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 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 exists.  A copy of the Department’s permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department’s web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm

The permit, ID number 4-1250-00018/00278 is available for review at the Region 4 office.  The contact person is Kent Sanders, NYSDEC, 65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1, Stamford, NY 12167, telephone (607)652-2564.  Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of this notice.  If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the draft Title V Facility 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.


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 May 12 2006.
Contact: Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Otsego County

Applicant: Troy Mattice
Facility: Mattice Property
309 Wilson Rd
Milford, NY
Application ID: 4-3640-00234/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Milford, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a single family residence partially located within the 100 ft adjacent Area of Freshwater Wetland M-21 on Goodyear Lake.
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 28 2006.
Contact: Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Larry Place
Facility: Place Gravel Mine
St Rte 205 - W Side - Betw St Rte 23 & Townline
West Oneonta, NY
Application ID: 4-3646-00183/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Oneonta, Otsego County
Project Description:
The project sponsor proposes to operate a 7.4 acre, life-of-mine, unconsolidated, surface sand and gravel mine, of which 7.4 acres is authorized to be disturbed during the initial permit term (5 years).  Mining activities will include the  removal of bank run sand and gravel  The mining operation will include occasional on site screening of material.  A specialty contractor with a portable screen will be  used to process material for a specific demand.

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:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 May 12 2006.
Contact: Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rensselaer County

Applicant: Rensselaer City Sch Dist
555 Broadway
Rensselaer, NY 12144 -2608
Facility: Rensselaer PRE-K Thru 12 School
Partition St
Rensselaer, NY
Application ID: 4-3814-00064/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Rensselaer, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The Rensselaer City School District proposes to construct a new Pre-K through 12 public school complex on approximately 62 acres, which would involve the filling of 0.4 acres of federal wetlands, and onsite mitigation.  The project is located between Partition Street, Tenth Street, and I-90 in the City of Rensselaer, Rensselaer County.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Rensselaer City Sch Dist
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 27 2006.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: City of Rensselaer
City Hall 505 Broadway
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Facility: Partition St Access Road
Partition St
Rensselaer, NY
Application ID: 4-3814-00065/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Rensselaer, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The Applicant proposes to construct an access road to a proposed Pre-K through 12 public school campus, which will disturb approximately 460 linear feet of stream channel for road construction, and which includes mitigation measures on ten separate sections of Quackenderry Creek.  The project is located between Partition Street, Tenth Street and I-90 in the City of Rensselaer, Rensselaer County.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Rensselaer City Sch Dist
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 27 2006.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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