Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 07/19/2006

Delaware County

Applicant: Town of Kortright
PO Box D6
Bloomville, NY 13739
Facility: Kortright - T Kelly Gravel Bank
St Rte 10 - S Side - 1500' W of Co Rte 33
Bloomville, NY 13739
Application ID: 4-1240-00003/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Kortright, Delaware County
Project Description:
The Town of Kortright proposes to reopen the Kelly Gravel Bank, which was previously permitted under Article 23 of the Environmental Conservation Law, and to mine sand and gravel from a 10.75 acre life of mine, sand and gravel mine, including onsite processing. The site is located on NYS Route 10 in the Village of Bloomville, Delaware County.
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 an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. The department must consult further with OPRHP before making a final decision regarding the issuance of the permit.
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 18 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

Otsego County

Applicant: Cobleskill Stone Products Inc
PO Box 220
Cobleskill, NY 12043 -0189
Facility: Broe Bank (HEMLOCK Road)
Hemlock Rd
Milford, NY 13807
Application ID: 4-3640-00046/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Milford, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to renew and modify an existing mined land reclamation permit to add 4.8 acres to an existing 59 acre life of mine, sand and gravel mine, for a new life of mine area of 63.8 acres.   During the permit term, 63 acres would be affected, and two areas totalling 15 acres would be reclaimed.  The site is located on Hemlock Road in the town of Milford, Otsego County.  MLF #40079
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 Aug 18 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: Daniel Bosc
Facility: Bosc Property
181 Griggs Rd
Springfield Center, NY 13468
Application ID: 4-3660-00108/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Springfield, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes restoration activities on federal wetlands, including installation of a low earthen dike and excavation of two potholes, in conjunction with the Wetlands Reserve Program.  The project is located at 181 Griggs Road, in the Town of Springfield, Otsego 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:
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 Aug 4 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

Rensselaer County

Applicant: Bennington Paperboard Co
Rt 67
11 Cottrell Road
North Hoosick, NY 12133
Facility: Bennington Paperboard Co
Rt 67 at Cottrell Rd
Walloomsac, NY 12133
Application ID: 4-3828-00006/00008
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Hoosick, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The Department has received a Title 5 permit renewal application from the Bennington Paperboard Co. Located on Route 67, North Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY 12133.  The Bennington Paperboard Hoosick facility is a paperboard mill with a capacity to produce approximately 250 tons per day of recycled paperboard.  Raw material consist of recovered corrugated boxes, newspapers, office waste and several grades of white paper.  Additives such as liquid dyes, sizing agents, and starches are occasionally added to the process.  The finished product is either in a roll form or in sheets.  The facility operates a 60 mmBTU boiler firing fuel oil, pulping machines, rollers and, one emergency generator limited to operating a maximum of 500 hrs/year.  The facility is a major source (emissions greater than the Title 5 threshold)  for the contaminate sulfur dioxide, and also, is subject to provisions of 6 NYCRR Parts 2271, and 225. Furthermore, the facility is capping itís annual NOx emissions to less than the major source threshold by limiting itís fuel usage.  In accordance with NYCRR Parts 621.5 (d) 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 the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or NYCRR Part 201.  The application and draft permit are available for review at the NYSDEC Region 4 Office, 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306.  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 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.  DECís 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 Departmentís hearing procedures is available on the Departmentís wed site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm. The Permit is available for review at the Region 4 office.  The contact person is Nancy Adams. Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of this notice.  If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the Draft modified Title V Facility Permit. 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.
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 18 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: Tonoga Ltd
PO Box 69
Petersburg, NY 12138 -0069
Facility: Taconic
136 Coonbrook Rd
Petersburg, NY 12138
Application ID: 4-3834-00004/00025
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Petersburg, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The TONOGA Inc. d/b/a Taconic facility located in Petersburgh, Rensselaer County, NY manufactures a variety of coated fiberglass/fabric products, including laminated boards used by customers in the fabrication of printed circuit boards.  Sources of emissions include an adhesive coater venting to a thermal oxidizer and a number of drying/curing ovens venting to fume eliminators.  Other pollution sources include small boilers/heating units and a number of small exempt and trivial sources. This State Facility Air Permit Application was developed in accordance with Condition 5 of the Order on Consent (R42000031017).  The existing facility is located in the Town of Petersburgh, Rensselaer County New York 12138.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) hereby notices a complete application and proposed Air State Facility permit conditions for the TONGOA Inc. d/b/a Taconic. A copy of the final draft permit can be obtained from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation offices, Region 4 Headquarters at 1150 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday or by calling Nancy Adams, Project Manager at (518) 3572452.  Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of this notice.  If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the draft Air State Facility Permit.

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 Aug 18 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

Schenectady County

Applicant: General Electric Co
3135 Easton Tpke
Fairfield, CT 06431
Facility: General Electric Steam Turbine Generator Global
1 River Rd
Schenectady, NY 12345
Application ID: 4-4215-00054/00173
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Schenectady, Schenectady County
Project Description:
The Department has received an Air Title 5 Facility (T5) permit modification application from the General Electric Turbine Plant for the purpose establishing a federally enforceable emissions cap for hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) emitted from the facility.  The facility is located at 1 River Road, Schenectady, NY, 12345.  Operations at the facility include manufacture of steam turbines and generators.  Other operations include research and development to support steam turbine and generator manufacturing.  The owner is the General Electric Company, located at 3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, CN, 06431.

The permittee has proposed restricting the potential to emit (PTE) of the facility’s HAP emission sources through federally enforceable permit conditions which will limit or cap emissions at a level which is less than the major source thresholds of 10 tons per year for any individual HAP and 25 tons per year for total HAPs.  The permittee has agreed to permit conditions that limit the emissions of any individual HAP to 9 tons per year and total HAPs to 24 tons per year.  The permittee will be required to maintain records and report HAP emissions to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.  By accepting these state and federally enforceable emission limits, the facility is not considered a major source of HAPs.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject T5 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 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 web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

The application 4-4215-00054/00173 is available for review at the Region 4 Office, 1150 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY.  The contact person is James Eldred (518) 357- 2445. Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of this notice. If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the Draft T5 Permit.

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.
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 18 2006.
Contact: James J Eldred
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals