Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 01/17/2007

Albany County

Applicant: Tech Valley Printing Inc
2550 9TH Ave
Watervliet, NY 12189
Facility: Tech Valley Printing
2550 9TH Ave
Watervliet, NY
Application ID: 4-0118-00048/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Watervliet, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has received an Air State Facility (ASF) permit application from Tech Valley Printing, Inc. for the operation of printing equipment at its facility located at 2550 9th Ave., Watervliet, NY.  The facility was formerly operated by Crest Litho.  Air emissions from certain printing lines in the building will be controlled by two afterburners.

The applicant has proposed to restrict the potential to emit (PTE) of its emission sources through enforceable permit conditions which limit or cap emissions at a level which is less than 40 tons per year for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), that is, less than the applicability threshold for Part 201-6 (Title V) and Part 234 (the NYS Graphic Arts rule); less than 8 tons per year for each individual Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) and less than 20 tons per year for the total of all HAPs, that is, less the applicability thresholds for Part 201-6 (Title V) by limiting the total usage of ink and solvents.  The permittee will be required to maintain records and report this data, including the usage of ink and solvents, to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.

By accepting these state and federally enforceable limits, the facility is not subject to state regulations Parts 201-6, and 234.

Persons wishing to inspect the permit 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 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 Feb 16, 2007.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County

Applicant: NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
Facility: Colgate Lake Dam
Colgate Rd
Jewett, NY
Application ID: 4-1938-00122/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Jewett, Greene County
Project Description:
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is applying for a Water Quality Certificate for the replacement of the Colgate Lake Dam to meet New York State Dam Safety criteria for spillway capacity and stability. Temporary construction access will require the installation of a temporary stabilized stream crossing.  The existing earthen and concrete dam will be removed following completion of the new dam and the spoils from it  will be used to reclaim the abandoned stream channel. Concrete portions of the dam will be trucked offsite and properly disposed of. The  project site is located on the East Kill in the Town of  Jewett, Greene County.

A public meeting will be held at the DEC Region 4 headquarters in Stamford, NY on February 1, 2007 at 7:00 pm to elicit public comment on the replacement of the Colgate Lake dam.  Staff will be available beginning at 6:00 pm to talk with the public and a presentation will begin at 7:00 pm.  



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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Feb 16, 2007.
Contact: Kent P Sanders
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rensselaer County

Applicant: State University of New York
State University Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
Facility: Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave - Us Rt 4
Troy, NY 12180
Application ID: 4-3817-00013/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Troy, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) has applied to the department for a modification to their existing Air State Facility Permit. This permit modification application includes proposed conditions for restructuring the permit to allow for operational flexibility regarding the sequence and concurrent firing of the existing natural gas (4) and natural gas/landfill gas (1) fired, power-generating engines.  The facility also operates a variety of exempt, combustion sources including a diesel fired, emergency generator which is limited to 500 hrs/yr. The facility will continue to be a synthetic minor facility, capping emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) @ 95 tons/yr each, and volatile organic compounds emissions (VOC) @ 39.5 tons/yr. Each capping calculation will be validated by representative emission stack testing of the engines.  
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application.

Project Location:  The existing facility is located in the City of Troy, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Rensselaer County New York 12180.

Public Notice: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) hereby notices a complete application and proposed Air State Facility permit conditions for the Hudson Valley Community College.

A copy of the final draft permit can be obtained from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation offices, Region 4 Headquarters at 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday or by calling Nancy Adams, Project Manager at (518) 357-2452.

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 Feb 16, 2007.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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