Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 09/06/2006

Essex County

Applicant: Michael Christian
Facility: Grant's Gravel Mine
North Side of State Rte 9N|WEST of Intersctn Hurricane Rd
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Application ID: 5-1524-00103/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Elizabethtown, Essex County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes a new 15.7 acre Life-of-Mine sand and gravel mine on lands owned by the permittee, with use of portable crushing and screening equipment.  5.8 acres are proposed to be affected in the first 5-year permit term.  The reclamation objective is to plant conservation green grass mixture with eventual reversion to natural forest or other uses.  The site is located on the North side of Route 9N, approximately 4.5 miles west of the Hamlet of Elizabethtown.  The Adirondack Park Agency is also handling a permit application for this project (APA#2004-194).
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:
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 Oct 6 2006.
Contact: Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 NYS Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: International Paper Co
6400 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38197
Facility: International Paper Ticonderoga Mill
568 Shore Airport Rd
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Application ID: 5-1548-00008/00006
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Ticonderoga, Essex County
Project Description:
    The applicant has requested authorization to use two new Water Treatment Chemicals (WTC) and to expand the use of another WTC at the Ticonderoga Paper Mill which is located at Shore Airport Road, Ticonderoga, where it has an existing treated wastewater nominal discharge flow of 17.5 million gallons per day to Lake Champlain.  The authorization request applies to the following three chemicals: Bromide Activated Chlorine (BAC), Ammonium Bromide, and Sodium Hypochlorite which are all biocides used in the paper making process.  The first two listed chemicals would be used on an extended trial basis to determine their effectiveness and if the trial use is successful, may replace the incumbent WTC, Actibrom 1318.  Sodium Hypochlorite, which is currently used for disinfection, microbiological control, zebra mussel control and chemical oxidation in the water treatment process and microbiological control in the mill’s paper making process, would be expanded in it’s use to produce BAC biocide.

    In order to authorize use of the Water Treatment Chemical (WTC) Bromide Activated Chloramine, and comply with water quality standards, it is necessary to modify the facility’s existing permit to change monitoring of Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) from the previously authorized Action Level of 97 lbs/day, to an Enforceable Compliance Level of 69.4 lbs/day.  

    The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation law.  This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  As such, this tentative determination does not signify department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.  This requested SPDES Permit modification is unrelated to International Paper’s separate application for an Air Title V permit modification to authorize a temporary two week test burn of tire derived fuel(TDF).  The Department is processing that permit application separately.  Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES No. NY-000 4413.
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 Oct 9 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: Clifton Court Apartments LLC
3 Cemetery Rd
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Facility: Pointe West Townhomes & Halfmoon Heritage Apts
Fellows Rd - Mile S of St Rte 146
Halfmoon, NY 12065
Application ID: 5-4138-00179/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Halfmoon, Saratoga County
Project Description:
Proposed construction of three stormwater detention basins within 0.25 acre of the adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland T-1 (Class II), and disturbance to 0.49 acre of federal wetlands, associated with development of the Pointe West Townhomes and Halfmoon Heritage Apartments.  As mitigation, 1.18 acres of wetlands would be created. The project is located on Fellows Road, 1/4 mile south of NYS Route 146, Town of Halfmoon.

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:
Halfmoon Town Board
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 22 2006.
Contact: W Richard Speidel
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