Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 05/03/2006

Albany County

Applicant: Town of Colonie
534 Loudon Rd
PO Box 508
Newtonville, NY 12128 -0508
Facility: Colonie - T Landfill
1319 New Loudon Rd
Cohoes, NY 12047
Application ID: 4-0126-00033/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Colonie, Albany County
Project Description:
The town of Colonie requests a modification of their Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facility permit to allow them to locate a Household Hazardous Waste Storage Facility at the town's landfill site on Route 9 (Loudon Road).  The new facility would consist of a self contained 8 foot by 20 foot by 9 foot steel building with an automated dry chemical fire suppression system and integrated secondary containment.  The building would be used to temporarily store hazardous wastes that are found and removed from the general waste stream during the screening process which is routinely conducted prior to waste disposal at the landfill.  The building would also be used to temporarily store hazardous wastes collected during residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection events, which are conducted by the town 4-6 times during the year.  Collected wastes are temporarily stored in the building until such time that they can be transported to an approved facility for disposal.
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 19 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: Lake Onderdonk Improvement Association
C/O Lee Warren
3045 Jeanne Dr
Schenectady, NY 12303
Facility: Onderdonk Lake
Onderdonk Lake
Westerlo, NY 12193
Application ID: 4-0138-00014/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 3 Aquatic Pesticides
Project is Located: Westerlo, Albany County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to apply the aquatic herbicide Aquathol K to control curley leaf pond weed and the aquatic algaecide Copper Sulfate to control algae in Onderdonk Lake (Freshwater Wetland W-25) during the spring/summer of 2006.  Applicant is also requesting permission to continue these applications on an annual basis, as needed, for a period of three years.
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 May 19 2006.
Contact: Patricia A Pinder
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Columbia County

Applicant: Hudson's Landing Mobile Home Park LLC
PO Box 87
Stuyvesant, NY 12173 -0087
Facility: Hudson's Landing Mobile Home Park
Summerset Rd
Stuyvesant, NY
Application ID: 4-1052-00039/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Stuyvesant, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applicant is proposing to modify an existing groundwater discharge SPDES permit resulting in an increase in the total discharge from 9,000 gallons per day (gpd) via 7 subsurface outfalls to 30, 360 gpd via 11 subsurface outfalls.  The existing Mobile Home Park will increase by 89 units from 45 units to a total of 134 units. The park expansion is proposed to occur in five phases of building and the park expansion will be serviced by a total of four new pumping stations and four new subsurface treatment systems.  The facility is located at 155 Summerset Road in the Town of Stuyvesant, Columbia County. SPDES # NY 0268399.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Stuyvesant Town Planning Board
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 Jun 2 2006.
Contact: Michael T Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County

Applicant: Stiefel Laboratories Inc
6290 Rt 145
Oak Hill, NY 12460
Facility: Stiefel Laboratories Inc
6290 Rte 145
Oak Hill, NY 12460
Application ID: 4-1930-00008/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Durham, Greene County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to modify an existing SPDES Permit by moving the current location of the treated process and wastewater outfall from a tributary to Thorp Creek, a class C stream, to Catskill Creek, a class C(T) stream. Minor modifications to the discharge limits in order to meet current standards are proposed to the existing outfall location, which will only be in operation during the construction of the new outfall location on Catskill Creek. In addition, Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. plans to construct a pump station located adjacent the existing wastewater treatment plant along with associated water piping and electrical conduit, which requires a Protection of Waters permit for stream disturbance. 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 019 1973.
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 Jun 2 2006.
Contact: Sarah H Evans
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rensselaer County

Applicant: Lake Elizabeth Lot Owners Assn Inc
P O Box 15
Grafton, NY 12082 -0015
Facility: Lake Elizabeth Dam
Off Rt 2
Grafton, NY 12082
Application ID: 4-3826-00013/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 3 Aquatic Pesticides
Project is Located: Grafton, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to treat Lake Elizabeth (15 acres) with copper sulfate during the summer season of 2006 to control algae growth.  The project is located at Lake Elizabeth, in the town of Grafton, Rensselaer County.

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 May 19 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: Joseph S Hunter
Facility: Hunter Property
68 Higgins Rd
Wynantskill, NY
Application ID: 4-3832-00128/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: North Greenbush, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to enhance an existing wetland area to create a 0.3 acre recreational pond, and utilizing the soils from the pond on his own property at 68 Higgins Road, in the Town of North Greenbush, Rensselaer County.  
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 May 19 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

Schoharie County

Applicant: Carver Sand & Gravel LLC
494 Western Tpke
Altamont, NY 12009
Facility: Masick Pit
Rt 30
Schoharie, NY 12157
Application ID: 4-4338-00004/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Middleburgh, Schoharie County
Project Description:
The Department has proposed an Air State Facility Permit Modification for the application that was received for the Masick Pit located on Route 30, Town of Middleburgh, County of Schoharie, owned by Carver Sand & Gravel LLC, Altamont, New York.  The facility is involved with the mining and processing of aggregate (limestone) and uses some of the mined aggregate to produce bituminous concrete.  The facility includes equipment (crushers, screens, bins, and conveyors) used to mine and process aggregate into saleable stone as well as operating a hot mix asphalt plant.  This modification will allow for the continued operation of additional processing equipment. This equipment includes  a crusher and conveyers that have previously been installed. The installation of this equipment has been resolved under an Order on Consent. In addition to the equipment changes, the facility will also use waste oil A in the burner heating the stone for mixing with the asphalt as a means of energy resource recovery.  In order to continue to remain below the applicability threshold for Title V permitting, the applicant has proposed restricting the potential to emit through enforceable permit conditions which will limit or cap emissions at a level which is less than 100 tons per year for Carbon Monoxide.  The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit Carbon Monoxide by restricting the hours the generators can operate and how much bituminous concrete the asphalt plants can produce.  The facility will be required to maintain records and report this data to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.  Also, the facility will be required to maintain records of the quantity of oil received and their certifications meeting the definition of waste oil A. No increase in the hours of operation of the facility is proposed.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Air State Facility 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 requester 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:

The Air State Facility Permit, ID number 4-4338-00004/00007, is available for review at the Region 4 sub-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 Air State Facility 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 Jun 2 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

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals