Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 05/24/2006

Herkimer County

Applicant: Remington Arms Co Inc
14 Hoefler Ave
PO Box 179
Ilion, NY 13357 -0179
Facility: Remington Arms Co
14 Hoefler Ave
Ilion, NY 13357
Application ID: 6-2128-00019/00373
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Herkimer County
Project Description:
This Department has received a request to modify an existing permit and has drafted an Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law, an Air State Facility Permit, at the facility located at Remington Arms Company, 14 Hoefler Avenue, Ilion, New York 13357. This facility is primarily engaged in the manufacture of small firearms and components thereof.  A secondary operation is the manufacture of commercial products through the application of powdered metal technology.  This State Facility Permit modification consists of incorporating the operations of the 90 mmbtu/hr auxiliary boiler from the former adjacent NRG-Ilion Steam Plant, located at 11 Remington Avenue in Ilion, NY.  The auxiliary boiler uses natural gas as the primary fuel, and kerosene and No. 4 fuel oil as the backup fuels.  The facility is limited to 99.0 tons per year of NOx and SO2.  The auxiliary boiler is subject to the 40 CFR 60, Subpart Dc. The draft permit with conditions is available for review in the Region 6 NYS DEC office in Watertown, New York.
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 23 2006.
Contact: Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Jefferson County

Applicant: Development Authority of the North Country
Dulles State Office Bldg
317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601 -3744
Facility: Danc Solid Waste Management Facility
23400 St Rte 177
Rodman, NY 13682
Application ID: 6-2252-00007/00015
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
This Department has received a request for a permit renewal to operate air pollution sources and has drafted pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law, a Title V Facility Permit, for the DANC Solid Waste Management Facility located in the Town of Rodman, Jefferson County, New York. The facility is a landfill that accepts municipal solid waste. The Standard Industrial Classification representative of this facility is 4953, Refuse Systems.

The facility commenced receiving waste in 1992 and has emissions of air contaminants required to comply with certain provisions of  40 CFR 60 Subpart WWW. The facility currently utilizes a landfill gas collection and control system for controlling off-site odors. The main control is a large flare that burns landfill gas from the collection and control system. In the near future the collected landfill gas will be piped to a separate facility (Innovative Energy Systems - IES) that will burn the landfill gas in internal combustion engines and sell the generated power to the grid. The large flare will remain as a backup in case the IES engines are unable to accept the landfill gas. The facility also operates up to 8 candlestick flares for additional control of landfill gas odors as needed. In addition the facility operates exempt and trivial activities including emergency generators, fuel storage tanks, building heaters, waste oil storage, and mobile equipment.

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 2 business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. through 4:45 p.m.), 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 a 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 exist.  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.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Part 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the 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.  After the public comment period, the USEPA will be provided a proposed permit and will have an additional 45 day period for review.  If USEPA does not raise any objection, the Department will issue the permit.

The draft permit with conditions is available for review in the Region 6 NYSDEC office in Watertown, NY.
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 Jun 23 2006.
Contact: Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Oneida County

Applicant: Thomas Tkachuk
Facility: Tkachuk Sand & Gravel
Streaun Rd - 1.1 Miles North of Intersection With West Ava Rd
Point Rock, NY
Application ID: 6-3024-00018/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Oneida County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to modify the existing mining permit to include mining below the local water table a parcel of land totaling 100.0 acres, east Murphy Road.  The project site is on parcels of property owned by Thomas Tkachuk and is located 500 feet east of Murphy Road and ½ mile north of Oneida County Route 67.  The mine is intended to operate as traditional sand and gravel mine with mining is proposed to eventually take place below the local water table.  Excavation of the sand and gravel will be done by front end loaders and tracked excavators, standard for sand and gravel mining operations. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 1,100,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel over the operational life of the mine.  Material will be excavated and then processed with portable crushers and screens.  Maximum processing rates for the screen and crushing operations are expected to exceed 150 tons-per-hour (TPH) and all necessary air permits will be obtained.  Final reclamation will restore the site to a 31.4 acre lake and upland open meadow with uniformly graded and re-vegetated open land.  Up-land reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil, and re-seeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture.  The reviewed life-of-mine area is 31.4 (LOM) acres.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Jun 23 2006.
Contact: Patrick M Clearey
NYSDEC Region 6 Utica SUB-OFFICE
State Office Bldg - 207 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
(315)793-2555
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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