Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 08/02/2006

Columbia County

Applicant: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company
1001 Louisiana St
PO Box 2511
Houston, TX 77002
Facility: Compressor Station 254
St Rte 66 - E Side - S of County Line
Riders Mills, NY 12123 -0369
Application ID: 4-1026-00037/00029
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Chatham, Columbia County
Project Description:
The Department has received a draft, Title 5 permit renewal application from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, Compressor Station 254, Route 66, Chatham, Columbia County, NY 12123. Compressor Station 254 transports natural gas along the pipeline receiving lowpressure inlet natural gas and compressing the stream to increase the pressure and maintain downstream flow. Compressor Station utilizes seven compressors that are mechanically powered by six internal combustion reciprocating engines (1400 hp) and one turbine (10,475 hp).  These units compress the natural gas and then discharge to the transmission system at operating pressure.  The units fire natural gas exclusively. Auxiliary equipment at the facility includes one emergency generator and several tanks storing various liquids. The Compressor Station 254 is a major source (emissions greater than the Title 5 threshold)  for the contaminates Oxides of Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide, and HAPs.  The facility is subject to the requirements of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), 40 CFR 63 Subpart ZZZZ, 40 CFR 60 Subpart KKKK and 6 NYCRR Parts 2016, 227, and 225.  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 permit hearing procedures is available upon request or 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 Michael Higgins.  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 Sep 1 2006.
Contact: Michael T Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: A W Coon & Sons
19 Cherry St
Red Hook, NY 12571 -1416
Facility: Blue Stores Mine
Us Rt 9
Livingston, NY
Application ID: 4-1046-00101/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Livingston, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applicant is proposing to operate a 34-acre Life of Mine unconsolidated sand and gravel mine over a period of approximately 20 years.  The mine will consist of 4 phases which will vary from 5.7 acres to 13.4 acres and will include a small portable dry screening plant and an office trailer.  Access to and from the site will be via a haulroad directly to US Route 9.  The proposed reclamation objective is for agricultural use.  The site is located south-southwest of the intersection of Maple Lane and US Route 9 in the Town of Livingston, Columbia County.  
MLF # 402-3-30-0840
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 Sep 1 2006.
Contact: Michael T Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Otsego County

Applicant: Ernest J Christian
Facility: Christian Property
528 Taylor Hill Rd
Edmeston, NY
Application ID: 4-3628-00064/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Edmeston, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct 3 shallow water wetland potholes and restore a low earthen dike to enhance wildlife values in Freshwater Wetland # ED-3 along a tributary of Wharton Creek just south of Taylor Hill  Rd. The irregularly shaped potholes will be approximately 5,000 square feet each and will predominately be less than 18 inches deep with a maximum depth of 4 feet.
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 Aug 18 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: New York Environmental Services Corp
2190 Rockcress Way
Golden, CO 80401 -9129
Facility: New York Environmental Services Corp
31 Lower River St
Oneonta, NY 13820
Application ID: 4-3646-00034/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Oneonta, Otsego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to modify its existing permit for the decontamination of Regulated Medical Waste to include the decontamination of potential contaminated material generated outside of medical facilities.

This material would include potentially contaminated materials generated by a spill, accident or other incident that required clean up and disposal of potentially infectious materials such as furniture, carpeting bedding and personal protection clothing worn during the decontamination of a biohazard incident (Biohazard Incident Debris).

The infectious nature of the material is similar to that of regulated medical waste presently permitted to be decontaminated at the facility, but may include items such as furniture and bedding that may require alternative procedures to ensure complete decontamination. The decontamination of biohazard incident debris is proposed only to be conducted  under NYSDEC and USEPA approved criteria.

Additional information on this application and the decontamination of biohazard incident debris can be obtained by contacting the contact person listed below.

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:
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: 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

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