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ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 08/15/2007

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 08/15/2007

Madison County

Applicant:

City of Oneida
PO Box 550 109 N Main St
Oneida, NY 13421-0550

Facility:

Oneida - C STP
Harden St
Oneida, NY 13421

Application ID:

7-2512-00012/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Oneida, Madison County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is pursuing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY 002-6956, DEC Identification #: 7-2512-00012/00001-0), the City of Oneida Sewage Treatment Plant pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). The changes to the permit are as follows:

The concentration based effluent limit for UOD during the summer has been reduced, from 35 mg/l to 31.7 mg/l. The phosphorous limit has also been reduced, from 1.0 mg/l to 0.6 mg/l (beginning in 2008). The chlorine limit was reduced, from 0.15 mg/l to 0.1 mg/l. The limit for Ammonia during the summer was reduced, from 4.7 mg/l to 3.5 mg/l and during the winter the limit was lowered from 10 mg/l to 7.4 mg/l.

There will also be a minimum dissolved oxygen requirement of 7.0 mg/l beginning in 2008. The concentration based limits for CBOD and TSS remain the same. Limits (in lbs/day) for the above parameters have been increased accordingly to reflect the new design flow (2.5 mgd to 3.75 mgd).

The modification also includes several other minor reporting modifications. The City of Oneida Sewage Treatment Plant has surface discharge into Oneida Creek, a class C water. DEC seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity 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 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 Sep 14, 2007.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Richard Klish

Facility:

Klish Property
1158 Schoolheimer Rd
Oneida, NY 13421

Application ID:

7-2512-00065/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Oneida, Madison County

Project Description:

Applicant proposes to construct storage units upland of federally protected wetland. Stormwater drainage from site will be directed to adjacent wetland, approximately .75 acres of which is to be converted to stormwater basin. Site is along Schoolheimer Road in the City of Oneida.

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 Aug 31, 2007.

Contact:

Kevin R Bliss
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
dep.r7@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Fremac Marine Sales & Service Inc
Rd 1
Bridgeport, NY 13030-9801

Facility:

Fremac Marine Sales & Service Inc
Route 31, 2/10 Mile West of Lakeport, Oneida Lak
Lakeport, NY 13037

Application ID:

7-2548-00056/00011

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters

Project is Located:

Sullivan, Madison County

Project Description:

Applicant proposes to install 330 feet of concrete block retaining wall along Oneida lake shoreline at entrance to existing commercial marina to provent further erosion. Site is located at Fremac Marine Sales and Service along Rt. 31, Town of Sullivan.

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 Aug 31, 2007.

Contact:

Kevin R Bliss
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
dep.r7@dec.ny.gov


Onondaga County

Applicant:

Onondaga County Water Authority
200 Northern Concourse
PO Box 9
Syracuse, NY 13211-0009

Facility:

Southern Onondaga Area (MARCELLUS) Wd
NYS Rt 174; Otisco Valley, Martisco Lakeside, Abend Pt and Davis Grove Roads
Marcellus, NY

Application ID:

7-3140-00120/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply

Project is Located:

Marcellus, Onondaga County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to install a complete water supply and distribution system to serve the district, and to take a supply of water with an estimated average of 39,200 gallons per day for use in this system by a connection to their existing facilities. The project includes the installation of 19,900 LF of water main, appurtenances and a booster pumping station. Location: NYS Route 174, Otisco Valley Road, Martisco Lakeside Road, Abend Point and Davis Grove Road in the Town of Marcellus. The file is available for review and comment at NYSDEC Region 7.

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: Marcellus 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 Aug 31, 2007.

Contact:

Joanne L March
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
dep.r7@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Onondaga County Water Authority
200 Northern Concourse
PO Box 9
Syracuse, NY 13211-0009

Facility:

Southern Onondaga Area (OTISCO) Wd
Otisco Valley, Amber, Kenyon, Cemetery, Wheeler, Amber Beach, Lakeview Terr
Otisco, NY

Application ID:

7-3144-00100/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance

Project is Located:

Otisco, Onondaga County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to install a complete water supply and distribution system to serve the district, and to take a supply of water with an estimated average of 129,600 gallons per day for use in this system by a connection to their existing facilities. The project includes the installation of 35,500 LF of water main and appurtenances and a 388,000 gallon storage tank. Location: Otisco Valley Rd, Amber Rd, Kenyon Rd, Cemetery Rd, Wheeler Rd, Lakeview Terrace, Oster Lane, Amber Beach Rd, Fitzgerald Point and Syratisco Lane in the Town of Otisco. The project also includes the crossing of three protected streams (Article 15 permit): Van Benthuysen Brook, Amber Brook and an unnamed tributary (No.6) to Otisco Lake. The file is available for review and comment at NYSDEC Region 7.

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: Otisco 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 Aug 31, 2007.

Contact:

Joanne L March
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
dep.r7@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Onondaga County Water Authority
200 Northern Concourse
PO Box 9
Syracuse, NY 13211-0009

Facility:

Southern Onondaga Area (SPAFFORD) Wd
NYS Rt 174; Olanco and Glencove Roads
Spafford, NY

Application ID:

7-3152-00277/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply

Project is Located:

Spafford, Onondaga County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to install a complete water supply and distribution system to serve the district, and to take a supply of water with an estimated average of 44,400 gallons per day for use in this system by a connection to their existing facilities. The project includes the installation of 11,500 LF of water main and appurtenances. Location: NYS Route 174, Olanco Road and Glencove Road in the Town of Spafford. The file is available for review and comment at NYSDEC Region 7.

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: Spafford 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 Aug 31, 2007.

Contact:

Joanne L March
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
dep.r7@dec.ny.gov


Tioga County

Applicant:

Fred L Waterman Conservation Education Center Inc
403 Hilton Rd
PO Box 377
Apalachin, NY 13732-0377

Facility:

Brick Pond Fww A-2
East Front St
Owego, NY

Application ID:

7-4930-00098/00005

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Owego, Tioga County

Project Description:

Following the June 2006 flooding in the Owego area DEC issued an emergency permit to the Waterman Conservation Education Center to temporarily breach the beaver dam to 1) reconfigure a section of the beaver dam to prevent water, pumped from a different section of the village, from entering the Brick Pond wetland and 2) install a water control structure in the beaver dam to be able to manage water levels in the wetland. The beaver dam was breached and Item 1 was completed. However, the water control was not installed and the breach was not repaired. Subsequently, several local, state and federal agencies were enlisted to assist the Waterman Center in determining appropriate water levels to maintain a diverse wetland area (important for wildlife, local recreation, Waterman?s educational programs, etc.) while addressing and understanding the function of Brick Pond during flood events. As part of this effort, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assisted, through their Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, with design and funding to not only restore the wetland but to enhance the diversity and allow for long-term management of the wetland via two new low berms with water control structures that replace the beaver dam. The design calls for normal water levels to be less than prior levels and adds the ability to temporarily drain the wetland when necessary for management functions and emergencies.

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 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 Aug 31, 2007.

Contact:

John H Merriman, Jr
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
dep.r7@dec.ny.gov


Tompkins County

Applicant:

Dominion Transmission Inc
445 West Main St
Clarksburg, WV 26302-2450

Facility:

Borger Station
219 Ellis Hollow Ck Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

Application ID:

7-5024-00007/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Dryden, Tompkins County

Project Description:

On 09/27/06, the DEC published in the ENB its tentative decision to issue to Dominion Transmission a Title V permit renewal for its Borger Station facility in Ithaca, New York. Borger Station is a natural gas pipeline compressor station consisting of three stationary gas turbines and is subject to the DEC's NOx regulation, 6 NYCRR 227-2, which requires the installation of Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT). The current permit contains an alternative RACT limit of 84 pounds per hour, cumulative emissions for thee turbines; the draft permit proposed to revise that limit to 28 pounds per hour for each unit. The DEC is now proposing to maintain the current limit for reasons explained below.

The DEC is proposing to keep the current limit because (1) a review of control technologies determined that no new controls were cost effective, for that facility; (2) the turbines seldom operate in the summer, which is the ozone season; and (3) because Dominion is planning on replacing one of the older turbines with a much lower-emitting new turbine, which is projected to occur within the term of the permit. For these reasons, the DEC is retaining the original RACT limit and including a condition that requires Borger Station to preferentially operate any new, low-emitting turbine over the remaining, older turbines.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(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 6NYCRR Part 201.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V 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. It is recommended that an appointment be made to confirm the availability of the subject files. The DEC will endeavor to make the files available within 2 business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 am through 4:45 pm), unless the requestor wishes to inspect the files at a later date. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html.

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing. A public hearing may be legislative or adjudicatory. A legislative public hearing is a proceeding which provides an additional opportunity for public comment. DEC's determination to hold a legislative public hearing will be based on whether a significant degree of public interest exists. If a legislative public hearing is to be held, a Notice of Hearing will be published which will include the time and place of the hearing and submitting comments. The applicant and all persons who have filed comments on the permit will be notified by mail of the public hearing. Comments and requests for a legislative public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below.

An adjudicatory public hearing is a trial type proceeding which provides the opportunity for adjudication on the basis of evidence, including direct testimony and cross examination. An adjudicatory hearing is held only if substantive and significant issues relating to any findings or determinations the Department is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law exist. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.

Availability of Application Documents:
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 Sep 14, 2007.

Contact:

John H Merriman, Jr
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
dep.r7@dec.ny.gov


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