Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 09/06/2006

Albany County

Applicant: Albany Medical Center
47 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208 -3412
Facility: Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
Application ID: 4-0101-00036/02001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Albany, Albany County
Project Description:
Albany Medical Center is an academic health sciences center conducting research with potential biohazardous materials.  As part of the research, the work will generate medical waste requiring on-site treatment.  The institution proposes to install small regulated medical waste treatment devices in order to safely dispose of these limited materials. Such devices incorporate alkaline hydrolysis to convert human and animal tissue containing biohazardous materials into a sterile, neutral aqueous solution.  The process sterilizes and digests in one operation, reduces waste volume by weight by up to 97% and completely destroys pathogens.  The remaining liquid is then discharged to the sanitary sewer system.  The tissue digestor devices will be located in two existing laboratory rooms at the center.
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 Sep 22 2006.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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