Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 09/27/2006

Madison County

Applicant: Madison County
Co Office Bldg
Wampsville, NY 13163
Facility: Madison County Landfill
Buyea Rd - Co Rte 54|W Side - N or Eddy Rd
Canastota, NY 13032
Application ID: 7-2538-00011/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Lincoln, Madison County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the Clean Air Act Amendments, and made a tentative decision to approve this permit for the Madison County Department of Solid Waste’s Landfill, located on Buyea Road, Canastota, NY.

The facility is a municipal landfill, SIC code 4953.  The landfill receives municipal and private waste for disposal.  The County has installed a landfill gas collection and control system in part of the landfill and operates one (1) large flare and six (6) portable candlestick flares to burn the collected landfill gas.  The facility also has two (2) leachate storage lagoons, weigh station and miscellaneous equipment to move, compact and cover the waste materials.

The County has applied for an expansion of the permitted design capacity of the landfill to above the applicability size threshold (2.5 million megagram and 2.5 million cubic meters) of the NYS Emission Guidelines for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Emissions and 40 CFR 60, subpart WWW, Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. Therefore, a Title V operating permit is required pursuant to 6 NYCRR 201-6. The County must demonstrate, through site specific (Tier 2) testing, that emissions of non-methane organic compounds (NMOC) are below 50 megagrams per year.  Landfills with NMOC emissions less than 50 megagrams per year are not subject to the collection and control requirements specified in 40 CFR 60.752(b)(2).  The County is required to submit a NMOC emission report annually.

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 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 public 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 web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.   

In addition to the above-referenced Title V application, the County has applied for a Solid Waste Managment Facility (Part 360) permit to expand the landfill.  The proposed West Side Landfill Expansion will be contiguous with the existing West Side Landfill currently operated by the County.  The landfill will receive an estimated 60,000 tons of mixed municipal solid waste and alternate daily cover materials per year.  Wastes will be accepted mostly from within the County with smaller quantities accepted from outside the County.  The expansion consists of 13 landfill cells over approximately 62.5 acres with and estimated useful facility life of 110 years.  An additional 124 acres will be developed for construcion of landfill containment berms, access roads, and a mining area that will disturb approximately 0.2 acres of federally-protected wetland.  

 




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:
Madison County
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 Oct 27 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

Onondaga County

Applicant: Town of Dewitt
5400 Butternut Dr
PO Box 159
Syracuse, NY 13214 -0159
Facility: Butternut Creek Recreation & Nature Area
East of Interstate Rte 481 & South of Kinne Rd
Dewitt, NY
Application ID: 7-3126-00275/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Dewitt, Onondaga County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to enhance and develop 1.7 miles of multiple use trails along Butternut Creek.  Work will include placement of an approximately 0.4 mile raised boardwalk through Class 2 wetland SYE-24, as well as a wood chip path and paved parking area within the buffer, to impact approximately 1.46 acres of protected buffer.  A fishing access platform will be placed at Class C Butternut Creek, with rip-rap bank protection along approximately 50 feet of shoreline.  The trail extends between Kiney Road and Genesee Street.
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:
De Witt 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 Oct 13 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

Tompkins County

Applicant: Dominion Transmission Inc
445 West Main St
Clarksburg, WV 26302 -2450
Facility: Borger Station
219 Ellis Hollow Ck Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Application ID: 7-5024-00007/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Dryden, Tompkins County
Project Description:
The DEC is proposing to renew the Title V permit for Dominion Transmissionís Borger Station.  

The facility consists of three simple cycle gas turbines.  There are no air pollution emissions controls.  Each gas turbine is a Dresser-Clark Model DC-990, 5800 hp.  The turbines were installed in 1982, 1999 and 1984.  The facility also has equipment that is exempt or trivial. The facility is subject to the Federal Standards of Performance for Stationary Gas Turbines and a source-specific Nox RACT limit.

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 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 requester 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 Oct 27 2006.
Contact: John H Merriman, Jr
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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