Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 03/14/2007

Dutchess County

Applicant: TRI-MUNICIPAL Sewer Commission
PO Box 859
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 -0859
Facility: TRI-MUNICIPAL WWTP
171 Sheafe Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Application ID: 3-1346-00066/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County
Project Description:
The department is pursuing an Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS) Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY 014-9209, DEC Identification #: 3-134600066-00002), the Tri-Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18.  The changes to the permit are as follows:

The department has established an action level for copper that will be added to the SPDES permit. Exceeding this established action level may require new limits to be established for the facility.  Sampling for mercury using EPA Method 1631 will be required to establish the amount of mercury being discharged.

The modification would also include several other minor modifications.  The Tri-Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant has surface discharge into the Hudson River, a class A water.  The department 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 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:
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 13, 2007.
Contact: Charles B Gardner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rockland County

Applicant: Town of Orangetown
26 Orangeburg Rd
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Facility: Orangetown Sd WWTP
127 St Rte 303
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Application ID: 3-3924-00038/00010
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Orangetown, Rockland County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct improvements to the Town of Orangetown Sewer District No. 2 wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) within the 100-foot adjacent area of State-designated Freshwater Wetland No. NA-10 (Class II).  The project site is located approximately 2,000 feet east of the NYS Route 303 and Palisades Interstate Parkway interchange.  The proposed improvements within the wetland adjacent area  include installation of chlorine contact tanks and new pavement, which will cover about 20,700 square feet (0.48 acre) of the 100-foot adjacent area.  Other improvements proposed outside the regulated area include an odor control faciltiy and a sanitary sewer line to Hunt Road.  No change in the permitted disccharge from the plant is 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 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 30, 2007.
Contact: Scott E Sheeley
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ulster County

Applicant: Bruce Davenport
Facility: Davenport Property
3411 Us Rte 209|ALONG Esopus Creek
Marbletown, NY
Application ID: 3-5134-00117/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Marbletown, Ulster County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to excavate a 5+/- acre irrigation pond within an active farm field. The total "life-of-mine" affected area would be about 6.5 acres. Material will be processed utilizing a small dry screen plant. The location is on the west side of Route 209 just north of the intersection with Marcott Road.
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 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 Apr 13, 2007.
Contact: Lawrence G Biegel
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Westchester County

Applicant: NYS Dept of Correctional Services
Building 2
1220 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12226 -2050
Facility: Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
247 Harris Rd
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Application ID: 3-5520-00007/00006
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Bedford, Westchester County
Project Description:
    The Department has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the Applicant’s facility located in Bedford Hills, Westchester County.
    Bedford Hills Correctional Facility maintains a power-house which covers the facility’s needs for heating and hot water. This is a renewal of the latest Title V permit. The renewal also authorizes the use of two new emergency generators rated at 1500 KW each, and the decommissioning of the old 850 KW and 750 KW generators. The generators are permitted to be used under 500 hours per year each, and are considered to be exempt sources.  
    All other air contamination sources located in this facility remain the same.  
    Applicable regulations include 6NYCRR Parts 200, 201-1, 201-3, 201-6, 202, 215, 225, 227, 40 CFR 68, and 40 CFR 82 F
    By acceptance of this permit, the permittee agrees that the permit is contingent upon strict compliance with the ECL, all applicable regulations, the General Conditions specified and any Special Conditions included as part of this permit.
    In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(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.
    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.   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 two (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.
    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.  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 13, 2007.
Contact: Kenneth R Grzyb
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals