Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 11/01/2006

Albany County

Applicant: Csx Transportation Inc
500 Water St J275
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Facility: Csx Selkirk Yard
St Rte 32 Extending South & East to Us Rte 9W
Feura Bush to Selkirk, NY 12158
Application ID: 4-0122-00003/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Bethlehem, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for a modification of the existing SPDES permit for a discharge of treated wastewater into the Hudson River, Coeymans Creek and an unnamed tributary to Coeymans Creek from the applicants wastewater treatment facility located at the CSX Transportation Selkirk Rail Yard Facility located at 1 Bell Crossing Road, Selkirk, NY 12158.  The modification will include the elimination of monitoring for 1,1,1-Trichlorethane, and the reduction of monitoring for phenols, surfactants and phosphorus. Other unsolicited changes to the permit are also proposed due to changes in permitting procedures, formats and new initiatives.  These include requirement to implement disinfection at outfall 001 and the addition of limits at outfall 003.  Also added to the permit is  increased flow monitoring at outfall 004 and updated Best Management Practices to better address stormwater runoff.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 Office.

Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.
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 Dec 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

Columbia County

Applicant: Columbia County
401 State St
Hudson, NY 12534 -1915
Facility: Columbia County Airport
St Rte 9H - E Side - N of Co Rte 20
Ghent, NY 12075
Application ID: 4-1038-00028/00014
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Ghent, Columbia County
Project Description:
Applicant is proposing to regrade an area (approximately 500' x 1,000') to the south of Runway 3 to correct deficiencies for the Runway Safety Area (RSA) to meet FAA safety criteria.  The project site is located in and adjacent to Freshwater Wetland ST-39.  The RSA will be reshaped to improve drainage and placing of fill to correct excessive grades. The project site is loacted at the south end of Columbia County Airport on the east side of NYS Route 9H and north of NYS Route 66 in the Town of Ghent, Columbia County.
Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.
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 Nov 17 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

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals