Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 11/22/2006

Tompkins County

Applicant: Cornell University
300 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853 -2801
Facility: Cornell University Main Campus
College Ave
Ithaca, NY 14853
Application ID: 7-5007-00030/00027
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Ithaca, Tompkins County
Project Description:
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for renewal of an existing Title V permit for Cornell University.

Emissions form Cornell's campus exceed the threshold for a "major source", and Cornell is thus subject to Part 201-6 and Title V.  Cornell has submitted applications for four separate Title V permits, and this notice concerns the permit for the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) incinerator used to dispose of animal parts and bedding.  The incinerator is subject to 6 NYCRR 219-4.

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 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.  




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 26 2006.
Contact: Jean W Cotterill
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Cornell University
300 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853 -2801
Facility: Cornell University Main Campus
College Ave
Ithaca, NY 14853
Application ID: 7-5007-00030/00029
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Ithaca, Tompkins County
Project Description:
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for renewal of an existing Title V permit for Cornell University.

Emissions form Cornell's campus exceed the threshold for a "major source", and Cornell is thus subject to Part 201-6 and Title V.  Cornell has submitted applications for four separate Title V permits, and this notice concerns the permit for the Paint Spray Booth.  The paint shop is used to coat wood furniture, metal furniture and other metal objects.  Coating operations are subject to 6 NYCRR 228 and Cornell complies using low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) containing coatings.

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 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  
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 26 2006.
Contact: Jean W Cotterill
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Cornell University
300 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853 -2801
Facility: Cornell University Main Campus
College Ave
Ithaca, NY 14853
Application ID: 7-5007-00030/00031
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Ithaca, Tompkins County
Project Description:
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for renewal of an existing Title V permit for Cornell University.

Emissions from Cornell's campus exceed the threshold for a "major source," and Cornell is thus subject to Part 201-6 and Title V.  Cornell has submitted applications for four separate Title V permits, and this notice concerns the permit for the Utilities Department.  Cornell operates coal, oil and gas fossil fuel-fired boilers at their central heating plant.  The draft permit contains emission limits for particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur dioxide (sulfur in fuel).   The central heating plant is also subject to the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters, 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD.  Boilers 6 and 7 are subject to the Standards of Performance for Industrial/Commericial/Institutional Steam Generating Units.

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 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  

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 26 2006.
Contact: Jean W Cotterill
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Cornell University
300 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853 -2801
Facility: Cornell University Main Campus
College Ave
Ithaca, NY 14853
Application ID: 7-5007-00030/00033
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Ithaca, Tompkins County
Project Description:
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for renewal of an existing Title V permit for Cornell University.

Emissions form Cornell's campus exceed the threshold for a "major source," and Cornell is thus subject to Part 201-6 and Title V.  Cornell has submitted applications for four separate Title V permits, and this notice concerns the permit for the exempt and/or trivial emission sources NOT included in any other permits issued to the Cornell University Main Campus located in Ithaca, NY.

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 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.  
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 26 2006.
Contact: Jean W Cotterill
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Multiple Counties

Applicant: Alfred Gorick Co Inc
27 Track Drive
Binghamton, NY 13904
Facility: Hastings Pit #1
Off County Road 26
Nineveh, NY
Application ID: 7-9907-00056/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: 1-Article 23, Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
1-Section 401-Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Several Counties in this Region
Project Description:
COMBINED NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION
NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
AND
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING


Alfred Gorick Co., Inc. has applied for a mining permit to expand an existing 23.9 acre unconsolidated mine by approximately 42 acres.  The mine is located in the Towns of Afton, Chenango Co. and the Town of Colesville, Broome County.  While the existing mine is entirely within the Town of Afton, approximately 40 acres of the expansion is in the Town of Colesville.  The total mine will be 66.4 acres of a 160 acre site.
                
SEQRA STATUS AND DETERMINATION OF COMPLETENESS: The Department Staff determined on March 29, 2004 that the proposed project may have a significant effect on the environment and issued a Positive Declaration for the proposed mine expansion.  In response to the Positive Declaration, the Applicant prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).  On November 20, 2006, the Department Staff, as Lead Agency, (a) determined the application for the above described project was sufficiently complete for the purpose of commencing formal review, (b) accepted the DEIS for the proposed action as complete for review purposes, and (c) initiated a public comment period on the proposal.

PUBLIC MEETING AND COMMENT PERIOD: A public informational meeting on the proposed mining project will be conducted in the Town of Colesville Town Hall, 780 Welton Street, Harpursville, New York 13787 at 6:30 p.m. on December 5, 2006.

    The meeting site is reasonably accessible to persons with a mobility impairment.

    All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed project are invited to attend the informational meeting and/or submit written comments on the proposed project and DEIS.  It is not necessary to file a written request in advance to participate at the public meeting.

    The public comment period will remain open until January 2, 2007.  Written statements may be submitted at the Public Meeting or at the following address not later than the close of business on Tuesday, January 2, 2007.  Written statements should be submitted to: MICHAEL K. BARYLSKI, DEPUTY REGIONAL PERMIT ADMINISTRATOR, DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS, REGION 7, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, 1285 FISHER AVENUE, CORTLAND, NEW YORK 13045-1090 (Telephone 607-753-3095, ext. 233;
fax 607-753-8532).

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: All filed documents are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, New York 13045-1090 (telephone 607-753-3095, ext. 233), Contact Person: Michael K. Barylski, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator (please call to schedule an appointment for application review).  Additionally, copies of the DEIS are available for inspection at the Town of Colesville Town Hall (Attention: Tomi Stewart, Town Clerk) 780 Welton Street, Harpursville, New York (during normal Town business hours) and the Town of Afton Town Hall (Attention: Shirley Haynes, Town Clerk) 169 Main Street, Afton, New York 13730.

STATUTORY AND REGULATORY PROVISIONS: The application filed is being processed pursuant to Environment Conservation Law (“ECL”) Article 3, Title 3 (Department of Environmental Conservation, General Functions, Powers, Duties and Jurisdiction); Article 8, (Environmental Quality Review); Article 19 (Air Pollution Control); Article 23, Title 27 (Mineral Resources, New York State Mined Land Reclamation Law); Article 70 (Uniform Procedures); and Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (“6 NYCRR”) Part 200 (Prevention and Control of Air Contamination and Air Pollution); Part 420 (Mined Land Reclamation); Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review); Part 621 (Uniform Procedures); Part 624 (Permit Hearing Procedures).

All persons having an interest in the proposed project are urged to attend the public meeting or be represented either individually or collectively.
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:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 Jan 2 2007.
Contact: Michael K Barylski
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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