Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 11/15/2006

Jefferson County

Applicant: Black River Generation LLC
6000 Fairview Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
Facility: Black River Generation LLC
Second St West & Oneida Ave
Fort Drum, NY 13602
Application ID: 6-2240-00009/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a renewal permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the existing facility located at Black River Power Electrical Generation Facility, Second Street West and Oneida Avenue, Fort Drum, New York.

The Black River Power Generation Facility is comprised of three circulating fluidized bed steam boiler of 249 mmbtu/hr each.  The boilers exhaust through a common stack after control devices.  Other emission units in support of the main boilers include: three auxiliary diesel generators, outdoor fuel piles, fuel oil storage tankage, and several exempt/trivial activities including ash handling.  The facility burns coal and other fuels to produce electrical power.

The facility is major for and therefore subject to Title V, PSD, NSPS Subpart Db, NOx Budget, 40 CFR 64 (CAM) and 40 CFR 63, Subpart DDDDD.

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 a.m. through 4:45 p.m.), 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 a 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 web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Part 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the 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.  After the public comment period, the USEPA will be provided a proposed permit and will have an additional 45 day period for review.  If USEPA does not raise any objection, the Department will issue the permit.

The application and Draft Title V Facility Permit are available in the Region 6 NYSDEC office in Watertown, New York.

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 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 Dec 15 2006.
Contact: Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Lewis County

Applicant: Town of Croghan
PO Box 6
Croghan, NY 13327 -0006
Facility: Beaver Falls Sewer District
Main St
Beaver Falls, NY 13305
Application ID: 6-2320-00033/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Lewis County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a permit to discharge 0.020 MGD of treated sewage to the Beaver River from the proposed Beaver Falls Sewer District waste water treatment plant to be constructed in the Hamlet of Beaver Falls, Town of Croghan in Lewis County. An application for a permit to construct an 8" outfall pipe into the Beaver River is also included in this project. The draft permit with conditions is available for review in the Region 6 NYS DEC office in Watertown, New York.
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 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:
Croghan Town Board
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 Dec 15 2006.
Contact: Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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