Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 07/12/2006

Cayuga County

Applicant: Cayuga County Swcd
7413 County House Rd
Auburn, NY 13021
Facility: Cayuga Regional Digester & Bioenergy Enterprise
7413 County House Rd
Auburn, NY 13021
Application ID: 7-0552-00065/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Sennett, Cayuga County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct and operate a facility which will anaerobically digest approximately 65,000 tons per year of a combination of dairy manure, potato processing waste and grease/cooking fats to produce methane. The methane will be used to heat three adjacent existing facilities.  A variance has been requested from doing a boundary survey, since the proposed facility will be located in the inside of 100+ acres owned by the applicant.  A Water Quality Certification is required for building an access road to the digester facility through an existing wildlife marsh/pond built by the County's SWCD in the early 1990's; a mitigation plan has been proposed to enhance the area around the pond. Location: Cayuga Natural Resource Center, 7413 County House Road, Sennett (T), Cayuga 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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Cayuga County Soil and Water Cons District
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 28 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

Cortland County

Applicant: Michael McKee
Facility: Mike McKee Property
Taylor Valley Rd - West of St Rte 26
Cincinnatus, NY
Application ID: 7-1120-00045/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Cincinnatus, Cortland County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to reestablish bank height along approximately 50' of stream and to grade and seed a 150' section of Mallory Creek to alleviate flooding and stream bank erosion.  Project is located on Taylor Valley Road, just west of NYS Route 26.
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 Jul 31 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: Project Orange Associates LLC
520 East Taylor St
Syracuse, NY 13204
Facility: Poa Cogen FAC/SYRACUSE Univ Steam Sta
520 East Taylor St
Syracuse, NY 13202
Application ID: 7-3115-00229/00008
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Syracuse, Onondaga County
Project Description:
The DEC is proposing to renew the Title V permit for POA, covering two stationary combined cycle gas turbines and four power boilers.  The DEC is proposing to issue to POA a permit pursuant to Title IV of the Clean Air Act.  The facility is a major source of SO2, NOx, CO and PM10.  POA (Project Orange Associates, LLC) Cogeneration Facility/Syracuse University Steam Station is located at 520 East Taylor Street, Syracuse (C), Onondaga County, NY.

The turbines are subject to PSD emission limits for NOx and CO, the federal acid rain program and the state’s NOx budget and acid deposition programs.  The boilers are subject to the DEC’s NOx RACT, particulate, opacity and sulfur regulations.

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 IV and 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 Aug 11 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: Herb Greenwood
Facility: Greenwood Cove
Greenwood COVE|END of Doyle St Seneca River
Baldwinsville, NY
Application ID: 7-3136-00255/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 3 Aquatic Pesticides
Project is Located: Lysander, Onondaga County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to have granular Aqua-Kleen applied to a 2.9 acre area of the Seneca River, located at Greenwood Cove which is located at the end of Doyle Road in the Town of Lysander, for the control of water chestnuts.  
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 28 2006.
Contact: Kevin R Bliss
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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