Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 03/21/2007

Genesee County

Applicant: Hanson Aggregates New York Inc
4800 Jamesville Rd
PO Box 513
Jamesville, NY 13078 -0513
Facility: Hanson Agg Stafford Quarry
St Rte 5 - S Side - W of Co Rte 28
Stafford, NY 14143
Application ID: 8-1844-00013/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Stafford, Genesee County
Project Description:
Department staff have determined that the application and the draft Environmental Impact Statement (dEIS) prepared by the applicant is complete and adequate for public review.  Staff have also determined that a Legislative Hearing will be held to receive comments on this application and dEIS.  Refer to the SEQR and Other Notices section of this issue of the ENB for more information regarding the Hearing.    

The action involves the modification of the applicant’s existing permit for a 125.5 acre dolostone quarry on a 377.4 acre parcel.  The modification consists of a request to expand the current 125.5 acre Life-of-Mine to approximately 259.2 acres.  The mine will continue to operate as a traditional surface excavation of dolostone by drilling, blasting, and processing with mechanical equipment standard for quarry operations.  Mining will occur below the water table and includes dewatering. The excavated material is crushed, screened and washed and prepared for sale as aggregate and other similar materials.  This facility also contains three asphalt plants that produce bituminous products utilizing material derived from mining operations on site.  No significant operational modifications are proposed for this mining activity as a part of this application. Final reclamation will restore the site to a 201 (+/-) acre open water recreational pond ranging in depth from 40 to 60 feet.  At the expected surface water elevation of the lake, a sloped bench will provide a shoal area around the perimeter of the lake.  Upland reclamation will include replacement of stockpiled topsoil and reseeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture to stabilize banks.

The mining site is located south of NYS Route 5 and is generally bounded on the east by Clipnock Road; the south by the former New York Central Railroad, Batavia-Canandaigua branch; and by Fargo Road on the west.  The mine is located in the Town of Stafford, Genesee County.

The dEIS and the application are available for public review at the Department's Region 8 Office and at the Town of Stafford’s office at 8903 Route 237, Stafford, NY.

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:
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 23, 2007.
Contact: David L Bimber
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Monroe County

Applicant: Village of Spencerport
27 West Ave
Spencerport, NY 14559 -1345
Facility: Spencerport - V Pump Station & Sewer Mains
From WWTP Through Erie Canal Along Old Railroad to Trolley Blvd
Spencerport, NY 14559
Application ID: 8-2699-00106/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Ogden, Monroe County
Project Description:
The Department has received an application from the Village of Spencerport for the development of a regional duplex sewage pump station and 5.5 miles of 20 inch diameter force main capable of pumping 3,600 gallons per minute, which will serve the Village of Spencerport and a portion of the Town of Ogden.  The regional pump station will be constructed at the existing Village of Spencerport Wastewater Treatment Plant site on Village property.  The proposed 20 inch forcemain will be installed 1800 feet south to an existing Monroe County Right of Way.  The forcemain will cross the Erie Canal and follow the alignment of the right of way to Long Pond Road in the Town of Gates where it will discharge to an existing Monroe County Pure Waters interceptor sewer.  As part of this project, improvements to a portion of the Village collection system are also planned. These improvements will include the completion of an additional gravity sewer crossing under the canal.  This project also involves temporary impacts to federally regulated wetlands along the right of way for which a NYS 401 Water Quality Certification will be required.  

The Department has made a tentative decision to approve this application.  As a tentative determination, the Department is seeking public comments 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 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:
Spencerport Village Board
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: Lisa M Porter
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ontario County

Applicant: Town of Manchester
1272 County Rd #7
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
Facility: MANCHESTER-T Central Wd
St Rte 21 - Hill Cumorah Vicinity
Manchester, NY 14504
Application ID: 8-3236-00061/00015
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Manchester, Ontario County
Project Description:
The Town of Manchester proposes to extend the water supply and distribution system of the Central Water District into its 3rd Extension and to take for use therein a supply of water estimated to average 21,000 gallons per day and up to 36,800 gallons per day from Canandaigua Lake sources (City of Canandaigua and Village of Newark).  The project includes 52,240 linear feet of water main and appurtenances to serve 131 new connections along NYS Rt. 96, Co. Rd. 25, Field St., Bunker Hill, Bedette, Brown, Thompson, Wilber, Short and Gurnee Roads.  As a tentative determination, the Department is seeking comment prior to making a decision.  The file is available for review at the NYSDEC Region 8 office.  
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:
Manchester Town Board
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 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: Paul Obrochta
Facility: Obrochta Property
5272 Co Rte 70A
Avoca, NY 14809
Application ID: 8-4622-00100/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Avoca, Steuben County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes the stocking of U.S. Fish and Wildlife certified triploid grass carp to a 15 acre private pond, located with the boundaries of NYS Freshwater Wetland AV-17, for the purpose of controlling nuisance aquatic vegetation.
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: Thomas P Haley
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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 waste water 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 20, 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

Applicant: Instant Heat Wood Pellets Co Inc
7778 St Rte 417
Addison, NY 14801
Facility: Instant Heat Wood Pellets Inc
7778 St Rte 417
Addison, NY 14801
Application ID: 8-4670-00036/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Tuscarora, Steuben County
Project Description:
Instant Heat Wood Pellets Co Inc has submitted an Air State Facility application for its Tuscarora Plant, a new wood pellet production facility to be located on NYS Route 417, approximately 900 feet south of the Addison Town Line.  The facility will use saw dust and wood chips from the adjacent Two Rivers Timber Company sawmill to produce wood pellet fuel.

As part of this application, Instant Heat Wood Pellets Co Inc has proposed to restrict potential facility emissions to below the 6 NYCRR Part 201-6 (Title V) applicability thresholds for a Major Stationary Source, by limiting wood dryer operation.

In response, the Department has generated a Draft Permit restricting wood dryer operation to 7640 hours in any 12 consecutive month period.   Based on this and other facility operations proposed, this will limit facility emissions to less than the Part 201-6 thresholds of 100 tons per year of particulate matter (PM), 50 tons per year of volatile organic compounds (VOC), 25 tons per year of all hazardous air pollutants (HAP) combined, and of 10 tons per year of any individual HAP substance.

To verify that the facility is in compliance, Instant Heat Wood Pellets Co Inc will be required to maintain records of operations and emissions at the facility. These records are to be maintained for a minimum of five years, and must be made available with all supporting data to Department inspectors upon request.

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 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 23, 2007.
Contact: Roger T McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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