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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 09/08/2021

Steuben County

Applicant:

City of Corning
500 Nasser Civic Center Plz
Corning, NY 14830

Facility:

Corning - C WWTP
E Market St in Denison Park
Corning, NY 14830

Application ID:

8-4603-00001/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Corning, Steuben 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 NY0025721, 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 publicly owned treatment works that receives flow from domestic and industrial users. Wastewater consists of treated sanitary wastewater, which is discharged via Outfall 001 to the Chemung River, a class C water. Current treatment consists of preliminary, primary, secondary, and tertiary. Disinfection will begin on 5/1/2022 as per the schedule of compliance. The following changes to the permit are proposed: General permit updates include the coordinates for Outfall 001, an updated definitions page, removal of nitrogen and phosphorus permit limits tables and incorporation of Total Maximum Daily Load requirements, removal of stormwater Best Management Practices and addition of new stormwater no exposure language, and change from a high priority mercury minimization program to Type I. Changes to the Permit Table for Outfall 001 include addition of daily maximum flow monitoring; addition of 12 month rolling average limit for mercury and updated mercury sampling frequency; removed the iron action level since the facility no longer uses ferrous chloride; added monthly average concentration limit for phosphorus; updated the existing whole effluent toxicity action levels, and the reporting requirements for ammonia; removed the Total Residual Chlorine loading limit, and influent sampling requirements for Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand 5 and Total Suspended Solids, settleable solids and ammonia. The Schedule of Compliance has been updated for effluent disinfection, phosphorus concentration limit, and final phosphorus rolling load total.

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 Oct 08, 2021.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Gridley Excavating LLC
11244 River Rd
Corning, NY 14830

Facility:

River Road Farms Mine
River Rd - N Side, S of Chemung River N of Gillette Creek
Corning, NY

Application ID:

8-4638-00106/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Corning, Steuben County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes a new sand and gravel mine to be located at 11629 River Rd in the Town of Corning. The proposed Life of Mine (LOM) is 52.8 acres and the first Permit Term Area (PTA) is 9.9 acres. Operations will include on-site processing with screening and crushing equipment as well as mining below the water table.

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 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. The report of the survey is on file. No 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.

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 Oct 08, 2021.

Contact:

Kristine M Carlson
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Yates County

Applicant:

Gerald Z Martin

Facility:

Martin's Sand and Gravel
Havens Corner Rd S Side, 1/3 Mi E of Payne Rd
Benton, NY

Application ID:

8-5722-00091/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Benton, Yates County

Project Description:

The applicant is requesting a new Mined Land Reclamation (MLR) permit for a facility located on the south side of Haven's Corner Rd in the Town of Benton. The proposed mine is located on a previously mined site which did not require a MLR permit from the Department as it existed before MLR regulation (pre-1975). The new mine will be in approximately the same footprint as the previous mine with a 9.7-acre Life of Mine (LOM) and a 5-acre Permit Term Area (PTA). On-site screening of material is proposed.

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 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: Benton Town Zoning 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 Oct 08, 2021.

Contact:

Kristine M Carlson
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Greenidge Generation LLC
590 Plant Rd
PO Box 187
Dresden, NY 14441-0187

Facility:

Greenidge Station
590 Plant Rd
Dresden, NY 14441

Application ID:

8-5736-00004/00017

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)

Project is Located:

Dresden, Yates County

Project Description:

The Department has determined that the applications to renew the Title V (Air) and Title IV (Acid Rain) permits for the Greenidge Generating Station (Facility) are complete for the purposes of public review and comment. The Department has prepared draft Title V and Title IV permits, subject to public comment or other information, for the Facility, located in the Town of Dresden, Yates County. The Facility is a primarily natural gas-fired electric generating plant, with a generating capacity of approximately 107 megawatts (MW) with a maximum heat input which is limited to 1,117 million BTUs per hour. While the Department is making a draft Title V and Title IV permit available for public review and comment, the Department has not made a tentative or final determination to issue any final permit for the Facility. The Title V renewal application requests renewal of the existing permit, with revisions limited to: removal of the diesel fire pump permit conditions, because the diesel fire pump has been taken out of service and removed from the Facility; and a request for minor revisions to the monitoring requirements for particulate emissions (PM-10, PM-2.5 and Particulates), which includes the use of a flowmeter for the Facility to demonstrate continuous compliance with the existing PM-10, PM2.5 and Particulates permit conditions.

In accordance with 6NYCRR 621.7(b)(9) and 201-6.3(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 6 NYCRR Part 201.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V and Title IV 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. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8569.html.

A full notice of the Notice of Complete Application, Availability of Draft Permits and Announcement of Virtual Legislative Public Comment Hearings is available at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20210908_not8.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 not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

he 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 Oct 22, 2021

Contact:

Christopher M Hogan
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
Comment.GreenidgeGenerating2021@dec.ny.gov


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