Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 01/31/2007

Columbia County

Applicant: A Colarusso & Son Inc
PO Box 302
Hudson, NY 12534 -0302
Facility: Colarusso Quarry Co
Newman Rd
Hudson, NY 12534
Application ID: 4-1040-00034/00025
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Greenport, Columbia County
Project Description:

The applicant has applied to a Mined Land Reclamation Permit to expand an existing permitted limestone quarry.  The project would involve the expansion of a 77 acre limestone quarry by an additional 175 acres (compromising of 122 acres of excavation area and 53 acres of support area).  The revisied Life of Mine Area will total 252 acres. Excavation will proceed through 5 phases of approximately 24 acres each with reclanation being completed on all but the 5 acres of the active phase before mining extends into the subsequent phase.  No additional onsite processing of materials (crusher/screener) beyond what currently exists is proposed.  The project site is located on the east side of Newman Road, south of NYS Route 23H, in the Town of Greenport, Columbia County.  

The application and DEIS can be viewed at the Greenport Town Hall, 600 Town Hall Drive, Hudson, NY, the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street, Hudson, NY, or the Region 4 Office of the NYS DEC for review. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) will also be posted on the internet at www.acolarusso.com and the Notice for the DEIS may be viewed in this issue of the ENB under Region 4 SEQR and Other .  Comments on the proposed project will be accepted until COB on March 5, 2007.  In addition a legislative public comment hearing will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. in the Theater, located in the Arts Center building at the Columbia Greene Community College, on NYS Route 23 in the Town of Greenport.  Additional information can also be found at: (insert SEQR Link).  All interested parties are welcome to attend and provide verbal comments. Comments should include specific information relative to the project.

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 Mar 02, 2007.
Contact: Michael T Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Delaware County

Applicant: David W Gould
Facility: Gould Gravel PIT/MAPLE Lane Farms
Off Laurel Bank Road
Deposit, NY 13754
Application ID: 4-1230-00017/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Deposit, Delaware County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to add 2.0 acres to the Life of Mine (LOM) acreage of an existing 26.8-acre sand and gravel mine which consists of two areas identified as the East Mine and West Mine, for which a mining permit has been previously issued.. The new acreage will be added along the southeastern boundary of the East Mine.  In addition, 9.56 acres (the entire West Mine) which were never mined will be removed from the LOM area.. The revised LOM area will be 19.24 acres.  Site is located on NYS Routes 8 and 10, 1 mile northeast of the Village of Deposit, Town of Deposit, Delaware County.
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 Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 Mar 02, 2007.
Contact: Patricia A Pinder
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Norbord Industries Inc
Laurel Bank Ave
PO Box 26
Deposit, NY 13754 -0026
Facility: Norbord Industries
Laurel Bank Ave
Deposit, NY 13754
Application ID: 4-1230-00019/00055
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Deposit, Delaware County
Project Description:
The Department has proposed a Title V permit for the application that was received for the Norbord Industries facility located on Laurel Bank Avenue, Town of Deposit, County of Delaware, owned by Norbord Industries, Inc. of Deposit, New York.  The application is for the renewal of the facility's existing Title V permit and includes the control systems installed to meet lowest achievable emission rate.  The initial Title V permit for the facility was issued on January 11, 2001.  The facility produces medium density fiberboard (MDF) used by the furniture industry as a core material.  The facility includes boilers, press, dryer, raw material handling sources and other miscellaneous sources.  The emissions from the dryer and press are controlled by three regenerative thermal oxidizers and one thermal catalytic oxidizer respectively.  The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the dryer and press in order to meet regulatory requirements.  The VOC emissions will be limited through the use of the thermal oxidizers operating at prescribed minimum temperatures.  The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit particulate emissions in order to meet several regulatory requirements.  The particulate emissions will be limited through the use of various methods.  In addition, the facility proposes to limit the emissions of particulates to less than 499,000 pounds per year on a twelve (12) month rolling average.   The applicant has proposed restricting the potential to emit of oxides of nitrogen from the portable chipping operation through enforceable permit conditions which will cap emissions at a level which is less than the applicability threshold for 40 CFR 52.21, Subpart A and 6 NYCRR Part 2312.  The applicant will cap emissions by limiting the hours of operation of the portable chipping operation to less than 1000 hours per year on a twelve (12) month rolling basis.  The applicant will be required to maintain records and report this data to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.

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 two 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 exists.  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

The Title V Permit ID number 4123000019/00055 is available for review at the Region 4 office.  The contact person is Martha Wood, NYSDEC, 65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1, Stamford, NY 12167, telephone (607)6522564.  Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of this notice.  If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the draft modified Title V Facility Permit.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 2016.4(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.



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 Mar 02, 2007.
Contact: Martha A Wood
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 State Highway 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County

Applicant: LAWRENCE/SUZANNE Krauss
Facility: Krauss Property
Potic Creek Rd
Coxsackie, NY
Application ID: 4-1928-00172/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Coxsackie, Greene County
Project Description:
Construction of a single family home, driveway, well and septic system within the adjacent area of NYS Freshwater Wetland L-10, Mill Pond.
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:
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 16, 2007.
Contact: Sarah H Evans
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Schoharie County

Applicant: Carlton Lewis
Facility: Lewis Mine Site
Flat Creek Rd
Gilboa, NY 12076
Application ID: 4-4334-00015/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Gilboa, Schoharie County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to renew mining activity at a previously permitted 3.5 acre sand and gravel pit located on Flat Creek Road in the Town of Gilboa. The site was last permitted in 1995. No changes in Life of Mine boundary or mining plan are proposed.
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:
A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 Mar 02, 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

Applicant: Cobleskill Stone Products Inc
PO Box 220
Cobleskill, NY 12043 -0189
Facility: Cobleskill Stone Schoharie Quarry & Asphalt Fac
Eastern Ave
Schoharie, NY 12157
Application ID: 4-4342-00001/00019
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Schoharie, Schoharie County
Project Description:
NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION
and NOTICE of PUBLIC HEARING
                                        
                        
DATE: January 31, 2007
                

APPLICANT:   Cobleskill Stone Products, Inc. - Schoharie Quarry
ADDRESS:        PO Box 220, 112 Rock Road, Cobleskill, NY 12043

Permits applied for and application numbers:   Mined Land Reclamation, State Air Facility, Section 401 Water Quality Certificate.), DEC #4-4342-00001/000019

Project description and location:      
The applicant has applied for a modification to an existing Mined Land Reclamation Permit, and State Air Facility Permit for an existing rock quarry. The applicant proposes to increase the Life of Mine Boundary at it’s 86 acre Schoharie Quarry by approximately 69 acres. The quarry is located on Eastern Ave in and immediately east of the Village of Schoharie in the Town of Schoharie. The expansion extends southward across Rickard Hill Road, directly east of and adjacent to the Village limits. The proposed modification would include moving the primary crusher to the expansion area and the addition of a new tertiary crusher of approximately 400 tons per hour capacity. The new crusher is designed to produce different grades of stone products and is proposed to operate alternatively with currently permitted crushers and not increase the production capacity of the facility. The  project will require  modifications to the existing Mined Land Reclamation and State Air Facility Permits and a Section 401 Water Quality Certificate for the proposed disturbance of Federally regulated wetlands. The Department has prepared a draft State Air Facility Permit which may be reviewed, along with the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and supporting documentation, at the locations listed below.  The application, draft air permit, and supporting documentation are available at the Town of Schoharie, Town Clerk’s Office, 300 Main Street, Schoharie, NY 12157, Schoharie Library, Bridge Street, Schoharie, NY 12157, and the NYS DEC Region 4 Sub-Office, 65561 State Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167. In addition, pursuant to recent SEQR amendments, effective February 26, 2006, all Draft Environmental Impact Statements are required to be posted on the world wide web for accessibility by interested parties.  Therefore, the full DEIS is available online at www.griggs-lang.com/schoharie for review.  A legislative public comment hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express at 160 Holiday Way, just south of I-88  Exit 23 on State Route 30A.  All interested parties are welcome to attend and provide verbal comments on the pending applications.  Written comments  to the contact person in this notice must be received by the close of business - 4:45 PM -  on March 5, 2007 by mail. fax or e-mail at r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.  Comments should include specific information relative to the project.
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. 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 Mar 05, 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

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