Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 03/28/2007

Albany County

Applicant: The Salvation Army
452 Clinton Ave
Albany, NY 12206
Facility: Salvation Army Warehouse/ Retail
2145 Central Ave
Colonie, NY
Application ID: 4-0126-00639/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Colonie, Albany County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to expand its existing warehouse and store by constructing a 15,390 square foot addition.  The work will require discharging fill material in up to 0.48 acre of federal wetlands.  Approximately 3.77 acres of the 6.3 acre property, including 2.2 acres of wetlands, will be maintained as open space and preserved from future development through a deed restriction on the property.  The project site is located on the north side of Central Avenue across Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
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 13, 2007.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County

Applicant: Stiefel Laboratories Inc
6290 Rt 145
Oak Hill, NY 12460
Facility: Stiefel Laboratories Inc
6290 St Rte 145
Oak Hill, NY 12460
Application ID: 4-1930-00008/00006
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Durham, Greene County
Project Description:
Stiefel Laboratories Inc,. has applied to the Department for a modification to their existing Air State Facility Permit. This permit modification application includes proposed conditions for restructuring the permit to allow for permitting of the existing facility that manufactures and packages dermatological products and performs research and development activities.  Operations to be conducted under the state facility permit will be similar to those currently performed at the facility, with similar production levels planned for at this time.  An additional 10,044,000 btu per hour boiler will be constructed under this permit.  The facility will continue to be a synthetic minor facility, capping emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) @ 80 tons/yr each, volatile organic compounds emissions (VOC) @ 40.0 tons/yr and hazardous air pollutants @ 20 (total)/8(individual) tons/yr.
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application.
Project Location:  The existing facility is located in the Town of Durham, 6290 Rt 145,
Green County, New York 12460.
Public Notice: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) hereby notices a complete application and proposed Air State Facility permit conditions for the   
Stiefel Laboratories Inc.
Document Availability/Public Comments: A copy of the final draft permit can be obtained from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation offices, Region 4 Headquarters, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday or by calling Patti Pinder, Project Manager at (518) 357-2447.
Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of this notice.  If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the draft Air State Facility Permit.



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:
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 27, 2007.
Contact: Patricia A Pinder
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rensselaer County

Applicant: Besicorp Empire Development Co LLC
C/O Besicorp Ltd
1151 Flatbush Road
Kingston, NY 12401
Facility: Capital District Farms
321 Farm to Market Rd
Brunswick, NY
Application ID: 4-3822-00135/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Brunswick, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to disturb over 100 feet of a protected tributary to the Poesten Kill, as part of a wetland mitigation project.  The disturbance of the protected stream includes bank stabilization utilizing stone and vegetation.  Grade control structures will also be utilized to stabilize the stream. The overall project includes 5.4 acres of compensatory wetland mitigation at Capital District Farms.  The mitigation is being required by the Corps of Engineers for the filling of federal wetlands associated with the construction of electrical and gas transmission lines for Besicorp Power project in the City of Rensselaer.  The wetland mitigation project is located off SR 351, just north of the intersection with Dzembo 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 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 13, 2007.
Contact: Christopher M Hogan
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Norman Vandervoort
Facility: Vandervoort Property
74 Clickner Rd
Cropseyville, NY
Application ID: 4-3826-00040/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Grafton, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to enhance an existing Freshwater Wetland as part of the Wetland Reserve Program, which includes the excavation of 5 potholes, 300 lf level ditches and 6 wood duck nesting boxes.  The project is located at wetland AP-6, at 74 Clickner Road in the town of Grafton, Rensselaer 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:
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 13, 2007.
Contact: Nancy M Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Schenectady County

Applicant: Barton Andreoli
Facility: Helderberg Meadows
St Rte 158 - Both Sides - N of County Line Rd - S of Thruway - E of Conrail
Dunnsville, NY
Application ID: 4-4228-00218/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Rotterdam, Schenectady County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct 161 single-family homes and 100 condominium units, on approximately 123 acres of the 314 acre project site, to be known as Helderberg Meadows PRD.  The project requires a freshwater wetland, water quality certification and an Article 15 protection of waters permit from the Department due to impacts to wetlands and stream corridors existing on the site.  The site contains approximately 121.57 acres of Federal and State freshwater wetlands of which a total of approximately 2.42 acres of Federal jurisdictional wetland area (containing approximately 1.4 acres of State jurisdictional wetlands), 20.3 acres of state wetland buffer area, and approximately 345 linear feet of stream channel will be permanently filled/impacted for road and lot development.  To mitigate for wetland impacts, the developer proposes to create up to 3.4 acres of new wetlands on the project site, resulting in no net loss of wetland habitat as a result of the project.   As a form of secondary mitigation, approximately198 acres of the property (including the created and remaining wetlands) would remain protected, via a deed restriction placed on these lands to run with the land in perpetuity, as undisturbed open space area.  A home owners association to be established will be responsible for the maintenance and protection of these lands.  The project also requires the development of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (for pre and post construction sediment, erosion and stormwater control) and coverage under the Department's SPDES general permit for stormwater discharges from construction activities.  The subdivision will result in an increased taking of water over the current water supply permit limit into water district No. 5 which will require the Town to obtain a water supply permit from this office.  The project site is located along the north side of County Line Road, the west side of the New York State Thruway, the east side of the Conrail Line, and is bisected by NYS Route 158 (Guilderland Ave.) in the Town of Rotterdam, Schenectady 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 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:
Rotterdam Town Planning 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 an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. The department must consult further with OPRHP before making a final decision regarding the issuance of the permit.
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: James J Eldred
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals