Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 03/07/2007

Clinton County

Applicant: Roswell Beeman
Facility: Mooers Pit
Garrand Rd
Mooers, NY 12958
Application ID: 5-0938-00021/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Mooers, Clinton County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to expand an existing sand and gravel mine from a 15 acres life of mine area to an 85.4 acre life of mine area on a 207.27 acre parcel owned by the applicant.  Screening of materials currently occurs within the mine at and is expected to continue at a variety of locations within the mine area.  Sand and gravel will be trucked from the mine approximately one third mile west to NYS Rte 22 (Hemmingford Road) via an existing haul road.  The reclamation objective is for the establishment of grass cover.  
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:
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 Apr 06, 2007.
Contact: Michael J McMurray
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Saratoga County

Applicant: Saratoga Lake Protection & Improvement Dist
745 Malta Ave
Ballston Spa, NY 12020 -4143
Facility: Saratoga Lake
Entire Saratoga Lake
Sar SPR,SAR,MALTA,STILLWA, NY
Application ID: 5-4199-00002/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 3 Aquatic Pesticides
Project is Located: Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County
Project Description:
As part of the Saratoga Lake Invasive Species Long-term Management Plan (ISLMP), the applicant proposes to apply the aquatic herbicides Sonar Quick Release and Sonar Precision Release (active ingredient: fluridone- 5%) to the southern third of Saratoga Lake, involving approximately 158 acres from Snake Hill to Stony Point, to control Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum - EWM). This treatment represents the first of a three-year treatment program.Over the successive years, the goal of the ISLMP is to reduce the population of EWM by up to 80% by integrating spot and large area herbicide treatments, hand harvesting, mechanical harvesting, water level draw-down and other prevention and control methods. Saratoga Lake is an approximately 3850-acre lake located west of State Route 9P.
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:
Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District
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 Apr 06, 2007.
Contact: Marc S Migliore
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Warren County

Applicant: C R Bard Inc
289 Bay Rd
Queensbury, NY 12804
Facility: C R Bard Usci Div
289 Bay Rd
Queensbury, NY 12804
Application ID: 5-5234-00007/00087
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Queensbury, Warren County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit and made a tentative determination to approve this application for a State Facility Permit that will replace the currently valid individual emission point permits held by this facility.  The applicant manufactures medical devices and the processes of cleaning, coating and drying the devices create emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) to the atmosphere.  The permit limits VOC and HAP emission to levels below major source emission levels.

Some processes employ coatings which do not meet the VOC content requirements of 6NYCRR Part 228.  The Department has received and proposes to approve a request for a waiver allowing limited use of these coatings for 3 years.  The company has provided documentation that compliant coatings which meet their specific requirements are not available and that the cost of installing a control device significantly exceeds the cost threshold for Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT).  The permit contains conditions which only allow application of non-compliant coatings while using techniques that minimize emissions and which  limit the quantity of non-compliant coatings that may be used.

The application, draft permit and relevant materials are available for review at the Warrensburg DEC office.  Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement prior to the comment deadline.  DEC may schedule a public hearing based upon the nature and scope of any issues raised.  Hearing notices will contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments.
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 Apr 06, 2007.
Contact: Walter L Haynes
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Washington County

Applicant: Hollingsworth & Vose Co
112 Washington St
East Walpole, MA 02032 -1098
Facility: Hollingsworth & VOSE-EASTON Mill
Co Rt 113
Easton, NY 12834
Application ID: 5-5326-00004/00049
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Easton, Washington County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit modification that will involve the installation of a wet scrubber for the control of formaldehyde emissions from the coating line of paper machine #10. This modification will not result in any increases in the potential to emit or the addition of any new contaminants. The proposed modification will provide operational flexibility while maintaining compliance with existing formaldehyde limitations. The modification will also include a compliance plan that will require the permittee to conduct an expanded test program to verify formaldehyde emission factors used for compliance assurance.
In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(9) and 201-6.4(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.
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 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.  The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dar/boss/afs/index.html.
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 public 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 web 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 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 Apr 06, 2007.
Contact: Walter L Haynes
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals