Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 11/29/2006

Albany County

Applicant: Air Products & Chemicals Inc
Box 538 Psg Oper Dept
Allentown, PA 18105
Facility: Air Products & Chemicals
461 River Rd (ST Rte 144)
Glenmont, NY 12077
Application ID: 4-0122-00062/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Bethlehem, Albany County
Project Description:
    The Department has decided to pursue a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the SPDES permit for the Air Products and Chemicals Sewage Treatment System (NY 007-2532).  This initiative was implemented to ensure compliance by the year 2009 with Goal 10 of the Hudson River Estuary Action Plan, 2005-2009; enacted by the Governor in 2004 to improve water quality.
    The objective of Goal 10 is to make the waters of the Hudson River safe for the public to swim for the river’s entire length.  Swimming in the Hudson River is currently limited in part due to high pathogen levels; some of which come from discharges of wastewater treatment facilities.  Therefore to reduce pathogen levels, the DEC will modify the above mentioned SPDES permit to include disinfection of the effluent for these wastewater discharges, as well as monitoring the discharges for fecal coliform and chlorine levels (as relevant) in the respective receiving waters within the Hudson River Watershed.
    The Hudson River Estuary Action Plan, 2005 - 2009, is available online at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hreagenda05.pdf.  Questions concerning the technical details of the permit can be directed to Shayne Mitchell at 518-402-8125.
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 29, 2006.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rensselaer County

Applicant: New Ngc Inc
2001 Rexford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211 -3498
Facility: National Gypsum Company
Riverside Ave Ext
East Greenbush, NY 12061
Application ID: 4-3824-00010/00013
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: East Greenbush, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
    The Department has decided to pursue a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the SPDES permit for the National Gypsum Company Sewage Treatment System (NY012-2980).  This initiative was implemented to ensure compliance by the year 2009 with Goal 10 of the Hudson River Estuary Action Plan, 2005-2009; enacted by the Governor in 2004 to improve water quality.
    The objective of Goal 10 is to make the waters of the Hudson River safe for the public to swim for the river’s entire length.  Swimming in the Hudson River is currently limited in part due to high pathogen levels; some of which come from discharges of wastewater treatment facilities.  Therefore to reduce pathogen levels, the DEC will modify the above mentioned SPDES permit to include disinfection of the effluent for these wastewater discharges, as well as monitoring the discharges for fecal coliform and chlorine levels (as relevant) in the respective receiving waters within the Hudson River Watershed.
    The Hudson River Estuary Action Plan, 2005 - 2009, is available online at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hreagenda05.pdf.  Questions concerning the technical details of the permit can be directed to Shayne Mitchell at 518-402-8125.
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 29, 2006.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals