Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 01/24/2007

Jefferson County

Applicant: William T Upton
Facility: Upton Black River Property
15799 Foster Park Rd
Dexter, NY 13634
Application ID: 6-2238-00187/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
Stabilize the fractured bedrock and earthen bank by constructing a 120' long x 4' to 8' high x 1' thick poured concrete wall and footer along and on top of the rock shelf at the base of the bank of the Black River.
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:
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 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 Feb 09, 2007.
Contact: Lawrence D Gunn
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Oneida County

Applicant: Utica Metal Products Inc
1526 Lincoln Ave
Utica, NY 13502 -5298
Facility: Utica Metal Products
1526 Lincoln Ave
Utica, NY 13502 -5298
Application ID: 6-3016-00065/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Oneida County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a renewal permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for the existing facility located at Utica Metal Products Inc. (UMP), 1526 Lincoln Ave, Utica, NY 13502.

This facility continues to utilize four emission units; which include an acid-cleaning operation (1-BDIP1), a halogenated solvent metal cleaning operation (1-CLN01), a coating (spray-painting) operation (1-COAT1), and a metal finishing operation (1-PLATE) which includes anodizing, alodizing, nickel plating and decorative chromium electroplating. This facility has 21 roof-mounted emission points. UMP has five natural gas fired boilers and heaters that are exempt from permitting due to their relatively small size.

The solvent metal cleaning operation utilizes trichloroethylene, a hazardous air pollutant (HAP) and is therefore regulated by 40CFR63 Subpart T. Trichloroethylene emissions are controlled by airflow monitoring, dwell time mandates and a freeboard ratio mandate of 1.
The decorative chromium electroplating operation utilizes chromic acid, also a HAP, and is therefore regulated by 40CFR63 Subpart N. Emissions of chromic acid are controlled by the monitoring of plating bath surface tension, which is modified by the addition of a fume suppressant. An operation and maintenance plan (OMP) has been developed to ensure methodical procedures.

Due to exacting coating (paints and finishes) requirements (high quality), UMP has been unable to utilize the required low-VOC finish materials in its coating operation. The installation of a thermal oxidizer could aptly control these VOC emissions. UMP has applied for, and has been granted, a VOC RACT Variance; which has demonstrated that such an oxidizer is economically not feasible. This variance will enable UMP to utilize higher VOC coatings for the five-year term of this permit. Per the basis of this variance, VOC emissions from this coating operation are capped below 9.9 tons per year.

To control the emission of both sulfuric and nitric acids from its bright dip operation (acid metal-cleaning and etching), UMP has elected to install a mist eliminator on this emission unit. UMP is required to monitor and report specific operating parameters of this device to the NYSDEC in an attempt to verify ongoing control efficiency. An operation and maintenance plan (OMP) has been developed to ensure methodical procedures.

All particulate emissions have been limited to 0.05 grains per dry cubic feet of exhaust air. Visible emissions have been limited to 20% per 6NYCRR212.6(a). Emissions to be controlled are chromium, HAPs, VOCs, sulfuric acid and nitric acid.

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 Renewal Permit are available in the Region 6 NYSDEC offices in Utica and 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 Feb 23, 2007.
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

St Lawrence County

Applicant: Town of Massena
Town Hall Room 1
60 Main St
Massena, NY 13662
Facility: Old River Road Water District
Old River RD|PONTOON Bridge Rd
Massena, NY 13662
Application ID: 6-4058-00141/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: St Lawrence County
Project Description:
The of Massena has proposed to construct a new water distribution system to serve residents in the Old River Road and Pontoon Bridge Road area. It includes approximately 3,200 feet of 8 inch water main and 5,325 feet of service line to provide up to 5,750 gpd from the Village of Massena's water supply.
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:
Massena 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 Feb 09, 2007.
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

Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals