Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 01/15/2020

Albany County

Applicant:

Murphy Rubbish Inc
30 Overlook St
Slingerlands, NY 12159

Facility:

Murphy Rolloff Inc
119 Wade Rd
Latham, NY

Application ID:

4-0126-00631/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management

Project is Located:

Colonie, Albany County

Project Description:

Murphy Rolloff, Inc. operates a construction and demolition (C&D) waste transfer station that is currently authorized to intake 80 tons per day of material. The applicant proposes to increase the transfer station's intake to 240 tons per day. The transfer station will also be upgraded by installing a clear span enclosure over the facility. A 7,300 square foot concrete pad will be laid and the pre-fabricated enclosure placed on top. The facility enclosure will help secure waste onsite, keep the facility neat, and improve stormwater quality.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with 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: Colonie Town Planning Board

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact 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.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 30, 2020.

Contact:

Patricia M Gabriel
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 N Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Village of Voorheesville
29 Voorheesville Ave
Voorheesville, NY 12186 -9672

Facility:

Voorheesville - V SD 1 STP
Stonington Hill Rd
Voorheesville, NY 12186

Application ID:

4-0134-00022/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

New Scotland, Albany County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit NY0030139, pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, and 750-1.19, the Priority Ranking System known as New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS).

This is a municipal facility that receives flow from domestic users. The facility discharges treated sanitary wastewater via outfall 001 to Vly Creek, a class C(TS) water. Current treatment consists of bar rack for screening, influent grinder, and grit settling chamber, influent equalization, single circular clarifier and activated sludge, sand filtration, and disinfection (required by 5/1/2023). Sludge is hauled to the Albany County North Wastewater Treatment Plant for processing. The following changes to the permit are proposed: Toxic class as been updated; Removed flow monitoring of the effluent; Changed reporting for ammonia to "as N" and samples are to be 6-hr composites; Added a temperature monitoring program; Removed daily visual inspection since the operator is required to be present daily; Changed monitoring frequency for specific parameters to monthly; and, Seasonal monitoring dates have been modified.

As a result of the EBPS full technical review, a new five-year term is proposed. The permit includes updated forms and the latest general conditions. Details of changes are specified in the draft permit and fact sheet which may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6054.html.

Requests for a legislative (public statement) hearing must be sent in writing to the DEC contact person below by the comment deadline. The Department assesses such requests pursuant to 6 NYCRR Section 621.8.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with 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 application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Feb 14, 2020.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov


Rensselaer County

Applicant:

Rensselaer Resource Recovery LLC
80 Red Schoolhouse Rd Ste 101
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

Facility:

Rensselaer Engineered Fuels Mechanical Biological Treatment Solid Waste Processing Facility
36 Riverside Ave|Rensselaer Resource Recovery LLC Operation
Rensselaer, NY

Application ID:

4-3814-00084/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility
Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management

Project is Located:

Rensselaer, Rensselaer County

Project Description:

Rensselaer Resource Recovery, LLC is proposing to construct and operate a Municipal Solid Waste Processing Facility with an annual throughput up to 150,000 tons. The proposed location is at 36 Riverside Avenue, within the Port of Rensselaer. The facility is designed to process municipal solid waste using a high efficiency mechanical-biological treatment technology to produce a solid recovered fuel that is an EPA-approved marketable commodity substitute for coal. The facility is designed to remove recyclable material from the waste stream prior to producing the solid recovered fuel product. All processing of materials will occur inside a building under negative pressure. There will be no storage of any materials outside.

Availability of Application Documents:

Commissioners Policy (CP-29) on Environmental Justice and Permitting applies to this facility. The applicant has developed a Department approved Public Participation Plan to ensure community participation in the environmental review process. Documents related to this facility are available for public review in the designated document repositories as identified in the Public Participation Plan: Rensselaer City Hall and the Rensselaer Public Library.

This Notice of Complete Application commences technical review and the public notice and comment processes, including the procedures for incorporating environmental justice concerns, and does not constitute a final decision on the proposed project.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is a Type I action and, as determined by the City of Rensselaer Planning Commission, which served as lead agency under SEQR, will not have a potentially significant adverse effect on the environment. A negative Declaration is on file with the City of Rensselaer Planning Commission. In the event the City of Rensselaer Planning Commission rescinds its negative Declaration for the proposed project prior to renewal or extension of site plan approval, then this Notice of Complete Application shall be rescinded without further notice. See 6 NYCRR Part 617.3(c); Global Companies LLC v. DEC, 155 A.D.3d 93, 64 N.Y.S.3d 133 (3d Dep't 2017).

SEQR Lead Agency: Rensselaer City Planning Commission

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

The proposed action is subject to CP-29. An enhanced public participation plan was submitted by the applicant and has become part of the complete application.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 30, 2020.

Contact:

Kate F Kornak
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 N Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


Schenectady County

Applicant:

General Electric Company
33-41 Farnsworth St
Boston, MA 02210

Facility:

General Electric Steam Turbine Generator Global
1 River Rd
Schenectady, NY 12345

Application ID:

4-4215-00054/00190

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Schenectady, Schenectady County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a new State Facility Permit for the construction and operation of two new projects at General Electric Company's (GE) Steam Turbine Generator Global facility located at 1 River Road, Building 273, City of Schenectady. The facility includes manufacturing of steam turbines and generators. Other operations include research and development to support steam turbine and generator manufacturing.

Equipment will be installed for the purpose of developing a process to manufacture motor coils. Additionally, the applicant will install a new coating line for the inside space blocks that go into the final generators. This line will consist of a conveyor system, a dip tank, and an electrically-heated curing oven. Given that these projects consist of new process lines that are being installed in addition to all existing processes, volatile organic chemical emissions, or VOCs, are expected to increase in comparison to baseline actual emissions. The VOCs increase is expected to be below the regulatory threshold that requires analysis of emission control technology.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Air State Facility 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 below. The Draft Permit may be viewed and printed at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8569.html.

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing. Comments and requests for a public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the DEC representative listed below. A copy of the DEC's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the DEC website at www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with 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:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact 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.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Feb 14, 2020.

Contact:

Patricia M Gabriel
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 N Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


  • Contact for this Page
  • ENB
    NYS DEC
    Division of Environmental Permits
    625 Broadway, 4th Floor
    Albany, NY 12233-1750
    518-402-9167
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to all NYS regions