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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 11/07/2007

Livingston County


Seneca Foods Corp
3736 S Main St
Marion, NY 14505 -9777


Seneca Foods- Leicester Plant
5705 St Rte 36
Leicester, NY 14481

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Leicester, Livingston County

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to modify the SPDES permit for the Seneca Foods Leicester facility which discharges treated vegetable process waste water effluent on to two onsite spray fields. The permit modification includes the elimination of outfall 001 and three monitoring points that were associated with the east spray field because it is no longer used; the elimination of the outfall for the sanitary effluent to groundwater from the permit because it is being sent to sewers; and the elimination of the chlorides limit from the monitoring wells due to naturally occurring high chloride levels in the groundwater (Note: these wells will continue to be monitored for chlorides). Finally, the monitoring locations page has been revised to reflect these changes. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments prior to making a final decision. The draft permit is available for review and comment at NYSDEC Region 8.

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 Dec 07, 2007.


Kimberly A Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414

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