Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 03/21/2007

Albany County

Applicant: Norlite Corp
628 S Saratoga St
Cohoes, NY 12047 -4644
Facility: Norlite Corp
628 S Saratoga St
Cohoes, NY 12047
Application ID: 4-0103-00016/00019
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Cohoes, Albany County
Project Description:
Expansion of the Norlite life of mine area by 54 acres from the current 78 acres to a total of 132 acres.  Expansion of the affected mine area is proposed for the southern section in order to construct an overburden  storage area that will receive non rock soil material removed to uncover and allow the mining of rock reserves within the hard rock quarry area.  This overburden disposal area will be operated during cold weather months from November through April of each year.  A similar overburden storage area is located on the northern part of the mine.  The rock quarry area is proposed to expand along the western boundary by some 400 feet to the property line increasing recoverable rock reserves.  A draft SPDES permit has been prepared to cover stormwater permit requirements applying to this proposal.  This draft permit also would add effluent limits for Mercury and settleable solids, PCB and mercury pollutant minimization programs, reduction in mercury limit, additional monitoring requirements and additional stormwater outfalls including one for the hazardous waste fuel (used to fire the lightweight aggregate kilns) truck staging area subject to the approval of a wastewater treatment facility by the Department and an outfall for the advanced liquid recycling area. Receiving waters are the Salt Kill except for Outfall 006 which discharges into the Mohawk River.  The life of mine is located in the Town of Colonie and the City of Cohoes.  Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax or e-mail.  The mining application documents and draft modified SPDES Permit may be viewed at the Department's office listed below, the Colonie Public Library and the Cohoes Public Library.
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 20, 2007.
Contact: William J Clarke
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Columbia County

Applicant: Taconic Shores Property Owners Assoc Inc
Box 25
Copake, NY 12516 -0025
Facility: Taconic Shores PROPERTY-ROBINSON Pond
County Route 7A - Lake View Road
Copake, NY 12516
Application ID: 4-1032-00003/00029
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 3 Aquatic Pesticides
Project is Located: Copake, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applicant is proposing a 4 year aquatic pesticide treatment program to treat Robinson Pond for the purposes of controlling nuisance vegetation.  The treatment will involve the use of Aquathol Super K, Navigate and Sonar Q to treat milfoil, water chestnuts and coontail and  Captain to treat planktonic and filamentous algae.  Treatments are planned to occur between April 15th and August 31st of each year.  Robinson Pond is located in the Town of Copake, Columbia 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 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: Michael T Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Copake Lake Conservation Society Inc
C/O David Craw
61 Bloomer Rd
Lagrangeville, NY 12540
Facility: Copake Lake
Columbia Co Rte 7 & Lakeview Rd
Copake, NY 12516
Application ID: 4-1032-00153/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 3 Aquatic Pesticides
Project is Located: Copake, Columbia County
Project Description:
The applicant is requesting permission to treat Copake Lake during the 2007 season by applying Aquathol K on up to 55 acres of the lake to treat Curlyleaf Pondweed and Eurasian Watermilfoil and Copper Sulfate algaecide to control nuisance algae blooms. Application of Aquathol K is planned to occur between late April 2007 and early May 2007.  The application of copper sulfate is tentatively scheduled for June 2007 and August 2007.

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: Michael T Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rensselaer County

Applicant: Tamis Stamoulis
Facility: Stamoulis Diner
Us Rte 9 & Co Rte 3
Schodack, NY
Application ID: 4-3844-00209/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Schodack, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes a new surface discharge of 4800 gpd of liquid effluent waste through a recirculating sand filter to an unnamed stream, from the proposed Stamoulis Diner at Routes 9 & 20 in the town of Schodack, Rensselaer County.  The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit 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.  As such, this tentative determination does not signify department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 Office.  SPDES #NY0268780.
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 Apr 20, 2007.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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