Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 02/07/2007

Albany County

Applicant: NYS Office of General Services
Mayor Erastus Corning Tower 34TH Fl
Empire State Plz
Albany, NY 12242
Facility: NYS Ogs Sheridan Steam Plant
79 Sheridan Ave
Albany, NY 12210
Application ID: 4-0101-00122/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Albany, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has received a Title V (Air) renewal application from the New York State Office of General Services located at the Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY. for the continued operation of the Sheridan Avenue Steam Plant facility located at Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY. The facility is a boiler plant with seven (7) boilers that serve the Empire State Plaza and nearby buildings.   

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 (2) business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. through 4:45 p.m.), 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.

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 renewal permit.


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 09, 2007.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Ctl Sch Dist
26 Thatcher St
Selkirk, NY 12158 -1763
Facility: Junior Senior High Schools Campus
2025 Us Rte 9W
Ravena, NY 12143
Application ID: 4-0124-00017/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Coeymans, Albany County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to modify its State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit (number NY-0102962) to add washing of buses at its existing maintenance garage at the Junior-Senior High School campus.  The modification would allow a discharge of up to 960 gallons per day of  wash water, after treatment through an oil-water separator and sand filter system, before discharging to Mosher Brook, which is a Class C waterbody.

The department has made a tentative determination to allow this permit modification under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law.   This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  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 permit, or conduct a hearing.  Refer to the application number and SPDES number listed in this notice on all correspondences to the department regarding this application.

A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 office.   Persons wishing to inspect the subject 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 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 (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.
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 Mar 09, 2007.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Delaware County

Applicant: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Flushing, NY 11368
Facility: Margaretville - V STP
St Rtes 28 & 30 - E Side - S of Fair St
Margaretville, NY 12455
Application ID: 4-1246-00008/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Middletown, Delaware County
Project Description:
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has submitted a request to modify the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NY 002 6531) of the NYCDEP  Margaretville Waste Water Treatment Plant as part of Consent Order R4-2005-0419-45.  The proposed changes would require NYCDEP  to continuously operate and maintain the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system at the facility and notify the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) with 30 days of the implementation of any major changes (e.g. substantial alterations to the scope or technology) of the SCADA system.  The modification would also include several other minor reporting modifications.  The Margaretville Plant has surface discharge into the East Branch Delware River, a class A(T) water.  DEC seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.
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 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 Mar 09, 2007.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Flushing, NY 11368
Facility: NYC DEP-GRAND Gorge STP
Van Aken Rd
Grand Gorge, NY 12434
Application ID: 4-1248-00005/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Roxbury, Delaware County
Project Description:
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has submitted a request to modify the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NY 002 6565) of the NYCDEP  Grand Gorge Waste Water Treatment Plant as part of Consent Order R4-2005-0419-45.  The proposed changes would require NYCDEP  to continuously operate and maintain the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system at the facility and notify the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) with 30 days of the implementation of any major changes (e.g. substantial alterations to the scope or technology) of the SCADA system.  The modification would also include several other minor reporting modifications.  The Grand Gorge Plant has one surface discharge into Bear Kill, a class C water.  DEC seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.
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 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 Mar 09, 2007.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County

Applicant: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Flushing, NY 11368
Facility: Tannersville - V STP
Allen Rd
Tannersville, NY 12485
Application ID: 4-1936-00030/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Hunter, Greene County
Project Description:
    New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has submitted a request to modify the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NY 002 6573) of the NYCDEP Tannersville Waste Water Treatment Plant as part of Consent Order R4-2005-0419-45.  The proposed changes would require NYCDEP  to continuously operate and maintain the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system at the facility and notify the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) with 30 days of the implementation of any major changes (e.g. substantial alterations to the scope or technology) of the SCADA system.  The modification would also include several other minor reporting modifications.  The Tannersville Plant has one surface discharge into Gooseberry Creek, a class C (TS) water. DEC seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.
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 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 Mar 09, 2007.
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