Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 06/14/2006

Delaware County

Applicant: Town of Colchester
PO Box 321
Downsville, NY 13755 -0321
Facility: Downs Brook Along St Rt 30
Downs Brook Along St Rt 30
Downsville, NY
Application ID: 4-1224-00361/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Colchester, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to repair an eroded stream bank at two sites (550' and 200')  on Downs Brook by placing heavy rock rip rap for stabilization.  The project is located near the pool area and east of the school approximately .2 miles upstream of the confluence of Downs Brook and the East Branch of the Delaware River.
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:
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 30 2006.
Contact: Martha A Wood
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Town of Middletown
Box 577 Main St
Margaretville, NY 12455
Facility: Dry Brook Road
Dry Brook Rd at Arkville
Arkville, NY 12455
Application ID: 4-1246-00065/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Middletown, Delaware County
Project Description:
The Town of Middletown proposes to realign and restore approximately 1,100 feet of the channel of Dry Brook at Arkville. The project includes the installation of rock vanes and armoring of the restored channel profile with  rip rap to enhance flow conditions during flood stage and to prevent continued erosion to Dry Brook Road.
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 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 30 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: Village of Walton
PO Box 29
Walton, NY 13856 -0029
Facility: West Brook
Bridge St - W Side - S of St Rte 10 on Access Rd Extending From Water St
Walton, NY
Application ID: 4-1256-00410/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Walton, Delaware County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to restore the hydraulic capacity of the lower portion of West Brook due to recent flooding events that have deposited large quantities of gravel and debris inhibiting its ability to convey water.  The project includes restoring the stream profile through approximately 850 linear feet of streambed to historic elevations and wil contain a low flow "V" shaped for fish passage.  The site is located adjacent to the Village water suply well house,  west of Bridge Street and south of SR 10 on the access road extending from Water Street.
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:
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 30 2006.
Contact: Martha A Wood
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: Ashland Chemical Co
PO Box 2219
Columbus, OH 43216 -2219
Facility: Industrial Chemicals & Solvents Facility
South St
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Application ID: 4-3814-00022/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Rensselaer, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to modify an existing State Pullutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit to reduce the frequency of monitoring of effluent limits and reduce effluent limits at outfall 001.  As part of the modification, Best Management Practices are also added to the existing permit.  The discharge is from the existing Ashland Chemical Company, located on South Street in the City of Rensselaer.  The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a SPDES 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 approval for, or endorsement of, the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall project.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 office.   
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 Jul 14 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: Troy Sand & Gravel Inc
PO Box 171
Watervliet, NY 12189 -0171
Facility: Nassau Quarry
St Rte 66 - E Side - South of Radley Rd
Nassau, NY
Application ID: 4-3830-00099/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Nassau, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant has applied for a Mined Land Reclamation Permit, State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit and Water Quality Certification for a proposed new rock quarry.  The project would include excavation of graywacke in a 79 acre area within a total life of mine area of 89 acres to be operated in 6 phases. The project includes onsite processing of materials (crusher/screener). The proposed mine site is located on the east side of NY Route 66, south of Radley Road in the Town of Nassau, Rensselaer County.  The applicant has also applied for a SPDES permit as part of the proposed project.  Accordingly, the Department has prepared a draft SPDES permit which may be reviewed, along with the DEIS, at the locations listed below.  Comments on the proposed project and draft SPDES permit will be accepted until July 21, 2006.  The application, draft SPDES permit, and supporting documentation are available at the Nassau Town Hall, Clerk’s Office, 29 Church Street, Nassau, or the Nassau Free Library, Church Street in Nassau, or the Region 4 Office of the NYS DEC for review.  In addition, pursuant to recent SEQR amendments, effective February 26, 2006, all Draft Environmental Impact Statements are required to be posted on the world wide web for accessibility by interested parties.  Therefore, the full DEIS for this project is available online at www.griggs-lang.com/public  for review.  A legislative public comment hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church Hall on Church Street in Nassau.  All interested parties are welcome to attend and provide verbal comments on the pending applications.  Written comments may be mailed to the contact person below and must be received within 30 days of the date of this notice.  Comments should include specific information relative to the project.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
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 Jul 21 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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