Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 06/14/2006

Broome County

Applicant: State University of New York
State University Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
Facility: SUNY at Binghamton
Vestal Pkwy E
Binghamton, NY 13902
Application ID: 7-0348-00027/00011
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Vestal, Broome County
Project Description:
The DEC is proposing to renew the Title V permit for Binghamton University.  The primary sources of emissions are four high temperature hot water generators.  

Binghamton University’s hot water generators can fire either coal, natural gas or propane.  The hot water generators are subject to the opacity and particulate emission limits of 6 NYCRR Part 227 and the fuel sulfur limit of 6 NYCRR Part 225.  Facilitywide emissions of oxides of nitrogen are capped below 100 tons to avoid applicability to Nox RACT.  The amount of coal that can be burned is restricted, so that annual emissions of HCl, a hazardous air pollutant, is limited to less than ten tons per year.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 2016.4(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.

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 listed 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. 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 wed site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm
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 Jul 17 2006.
Contact: Jean W Cotterill
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Onondaga County

Applicant: National Structures Inc
145 Dwight Park Cir
Syracuse, NY 13209
Facility: National Structures Office
14 Dwight Park Dr
Syracuse, NY
Application ID: 7-3132-00105/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Geddes, Onondaga County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to construct a small portion of a building and part of a parking lot in the adjacent area of DEC Freshwater Wetland SYR-6 at 14 Dwight Park Drive, Geddes (T), Onondaga 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:
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 30 2006.
Contact: Joanne L March
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company
1001 Louisiana St
PO Box 2511
Houston, TX 77002
Facility: Tennesse Gas Pipeline Co - Comp Sta 241
3447 Sentinel Heights Rd
Lafayette, NY 13084
Application ID: 7-3134-00022/00011
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Lafayette, Onondaga County
Project Description:
The DEC is proposing to renew the Title V permit for Tennessee Gas Pipeline, covering three existing reciprocating gas-fired engines and to authorize construction of two new reciprocating engines.  The facility is a major source of hazardous air pollutants, NOx, CO and VOC.  The facility, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company - Compressor Station 241, is located at 3447 Sentinel Heights Road, Lafayette (T), NY.

The engines are subject to NOx RACT and the federal National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines, 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ.  The permit establishes emission rates for NOx and VOC that are more stringent than the DEC’s NOx RACT regulation, and also establishes an annual CO emissions cap.  The installation of the two new engines, equipped with oxidation catalysts, is not subject to major new source review.

The DEC is also including in the permit a condition that requires the facility to determine potential ambient impacts of formaldehyde on the surrounding community and, if predicted impacts exceed DEC guidelines, the facility must reduce annual emissions such that annual impacts are below DEC guidelines.  The applicant will conduct emissions testing, collect meteorological data and perform dispersion modeling to assess potential ambient impacts.

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.

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 listed 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. 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 wed site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm
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: Joanne L March
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Industrias Vassallo Inc
PO Box 473
Coto Laurel, PR 00780
Facility: Syroco Inc
7528 State Fair Blvd
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Application ID: 7-3156-00012/00059
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Van Buren, Onondaga County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a renwal permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments, and made a tentative determination to approve this permit for the existing Syroco Inc., located at 7528 State Fair Blvd., Baldwinsville, New York 13027.  The draft permit references a volatile organic compound (VOC) limit of 98 tons per year (over any twelve consecutive month period), for facility compliance with Part 231-2 of 6 NYCRR (Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations).  The facility is required to submit semi-annual compliance monitoring and annual certification reports to the Department, for facility compliance with the title V, federal operating permit program.

The draft permit and application are available for public review at the Region 7, Syracuse office. In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.6(d)(9) and 201-6.1(c), the administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency(USEPA) has authority to bar issuance of a 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.

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 listed 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 may schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised.  In accordance with 6NYCRR Part 621.7, a determination to hold a legislative public hearing shall be based on whether a significant degree of public interest exists; a determination to hold an adjudicatory hearing shall be based on whether public comments received raise substantive and significant issues relating to the application.  If a hearing is to be held, a Notice of Hearing will be published which will include the time and place of the hearing, and instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments.

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 listed 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.  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 public 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 web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.
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:
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 Jul 14 2006.
Contact: Joseph M Dlugolenski
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Tompkins County

Applicant: Rpm Ecosystems Inc
C/O Miller & Mayer
202 E State St
Ithaca, NY 14850
Facility: Rpm Ecosystems Dryden Nursery
2170 St Rte 13 - North of George Rd
Dryden, NY
Application ID: 7-5024-00210/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Dryden, Tompkins County
Project Description:
RPM Ecosystems, Inc. proposes the operation of a plant nursery on a 158 acre parcel of land.  Approximately half the site will be used for the project.   Development of the site will include a four acre pond for irrigation with a berm that is less than six feet high.  The applicant also proposes to construct a water intake structure in the bank of Virgil Creek to withdraw water from Virgil Creek to supplement water supplies for irrigation.  Project is located at 2170 St Rte 13, 1.6 miles West of the Village of Dryden on the North side of St Rte 13.
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 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 3 2006.
Contact: Michael K Barylski
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals