Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 07/05/2006

Essex County

Applicant: International Paper Co
6400 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38197
Facility: International Paper Ticonderoga Mill
568 Shore Airport Rd
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Application ID: 5-1548-00008/00081
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Ticonderoga, Essex County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for the renewal of the existing Title V permit for the applicant's pulp and paper manufacturing mill.  International Paper has submitted a separate application for a permit modification to authorize a temporary two week test burn of tire derived fuel(TDF). The Department is processing that permit application separately. This renewal does not address the use of tire derived fuel(TDF).   The renewed permit does include a new concentration limit for nitrogen oxide(NOx) emissions from the lime kiln. The new concentration limit replaces an incorrect limit contained in the prior permit. Operation of the lime kiln is regulated by 6NYCRR Part 212(General Process Emission Sources). This regulation requires that the facility submit a process specific Reasonably Available Control Technology(RACT) analysis, which demonstrates that the facility as currently designed and operated meets RACT. New York State does not have a NOx emission limit for pulp and paper lime kilns, but the RACT analysis undertaken by the permittee recommends a NOx limit equivalent to the limit established by the state of Maine. That limit is 120 parts per million of NOx by volume corrected to 10% oxygen content. The Department has included this NOx limit in the draft permit. Other minor changes to the permit include a change to parameter monitoring limit based on a recent stack test, inclusion of an opacity monitoring requirement for the power boiler and a number of conditions rewritten for clarity. Administrative changes were also made to the permit replacing some current conditions with Department mandated revisions.
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.  The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dar/boss/afs/index.html.
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:
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 Aug 4 2006.
Contact: Walter L Haynes
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Franklin County

Applicant: NYS Dept of Transportation
50 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12232
Facility: NY Rt 30
Maddox Rd to Queen St
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Application ID: 5-1620-00385/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 27 Wild, Scenic & Recreational Rivers
Project is Located: Tupper Lake, Franklin County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes the rehabilitation/reconstruction of approximately 2.8 miles of NYS Route 30 between Maddox Road and Queen Street including the causeway in the vicinity of the Raquette River and Raquette and Simon Ponds.  The project includes drainage and utility improvements; a combination of relocation of overhead and the installation of under-grounding of sections of certain existing overhead utilities to enhance scenic vistas; construction of two parking areas and two pull-offs creating enhanced public viewing areas, one of which will have visitor interpretive signage; realignment of Raquette River Drive intersection with NYS Route 30; and pavement striping and signage improvements.  The project involves impacts to 0.19 acres of state and federally regulated wetland and undertaking of the proposed wetland mitigation plan which involves wetland restoration at two - 0.20 acre sites located within the project area. Approximately 285 lineal feet of shoreline will be stabilized as part of the project.  The Raquette River is classified as Scenic under the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers Program.
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 24 2006.
Contact: Michael J McMurray
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 NYS Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Saratoga County

Applicant: Town of Wilton
22 Traver Rd
Gansevoort, NY 12831 -9127
Facility: Wilton Water and Sewer Authority
20 Traver Rd
Gansevoort, NY 12866
Application ID: 5-4156-00033/00040
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Wilton, Saratoga County
Project Description:
The applicant has proposed to develop 5 new wells at the O'Brien wellfield located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Jones Rd. and Interstate 87. The new wells have been tested at a capacity of 885 gallons per minutes and will be utilized through the existing water distribution system. The development of these wells will allow the the applicant to meet peak demand requirements and to replace existing less productive wells.
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:
Wilton Water and Sewer Authority
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 21 2006.
Contact: Walter L Haynes
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals