Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 03/07/2007

Livingston County

Applicant: Seneca Foods Corp
3736 S Main St
Marion, NY 14505 -9777
Facility: Seneca Foods- Leicester Plant
5705 St Rte 36
Leicester, NY 14481
Application ID: 8-2430-00004/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Leicester, Livingston County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to modify the SPDES permit for the Seneca Foods Leicester facility which discharges treated vegetable process waste water effluent on to two onsite spray fields.  The permit modification includes the elimination of outfall 001 and three monitoring points that were associated with the east spray field because it is no longer used; the elimination of the outfall for the sanitary effluent to groundwater from the permit because it is being sent to sewers;  and the elimination of the chlorides limit from the monitoring wells due to naturally occurring high chloride levels in the groundwater (Note: these wells will continue to be monitored for chlorides). Finally, the monitoring locations page has been revised to reflect these changes.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments prior to making a final decision. The draft permit is available for review and comment at NYSDEC Region 8.  
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 Apr 06, 2007.
Contact: Kimberly A Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Steuben County

Applicant: Kraft Foods Global Inc
Three Lakes Dr
Winnetka, IL 60093 -2753
Facility: Kraft Foods North America Inc
8600 Main St
Campbell, NY 14821
Application ID: 8-4630-00006/00016
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Campbell, Steuben County
Project Description:
The Department received an Air State Facility permit application from Kraft Foods North America, Inc. for manufacture of various cheeses (Italian, Mozzarella, Ricotta) and produces whey powder through a drying process.  The facility does also mixing, pasteurization, and homogenization.  Kraft treats process wastes in an on-site wastewater treatment facility (WWTF).  The facility proposes to add six new anaerobic reactors and an 8-inch waste gas flare.  The biogas generated by the reactors will be treated by one of 5 boilers or flared.  The boilers can also burn biogas/natural gas mix, natural gas (NG), and No. 6 fuel oil.  The facility also operates exempt sources including NG fired whey dryers and WWTF boilers.

As part of this application, the applicant has proposed to restrict facility potentials to cap emissions of sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide  to below the applicability thresholds in 6 NYCRR Part 201-6 (Title V) by limiting No. 6 Fuel oil use to 675,000 gallons per any consecutive 12 months and by limiting the fuels sulfur content to 1.5% by weight. To verify compliance, a cap tracking system will be implemented where records of fuel use consumed will be tracked, calculated, and recorded.  This facility was previously able to cap by rule pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 201-7.3, due to emissions less than 50 percent of Part 201-6 (Title V) thresholds.  

The application and draft permit are available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office. The Draft Air State Facility Permit may be viewed or downloaded as a .pdf file at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dardata/boss/afs/draft_asf.html.


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:
Campbell Town Board
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 09, 2007.
Contact: Kimberly A Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Wayne County

Applicant: R E Ginna Nuclear Power Plant LLC
750 E Pratt St - 17TH Fl
Baltimore, MD 21201
Facility: R E Ginna Nuclear Power Plant
1503 Lake Rd
Ontario, NY 14519
Application ID: 8-5434-00010/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Ontario, Wayne County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a modification to an existing SPDES permit held by the RE Ginna Nuclear Power Plant for an existing discharge of circulating cooling water, service water from pumps, and boiler blowdown of 520 million gallons per day discharged to Lake Ontario.  The modification includes a revision to the Schedule for Compliance for Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) including a delay in the submittal of the TRC workplan to allow the facility to evaluate the use of non-chlorinated chemicals.  The modification also includes elimination of limits which are obsolete (limits for operation prior to the implementation of the extended power uprate) and other administrative changes.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed activity prior to making a final decision.  The file is available for review and comment at NYSDEC Region 8 office in Avon.  
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 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 Apr 06, 2007.
Contact: Kimberly A Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals