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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 05/21/2008

Chautauqua County

Applicant:

Chautauqua Utility Dist
PO Box M Ramble Ave
Chautauqua, NY 14722 -2213

Facility:

Chautauqua Utility Dist STP
South Lake Dr
Chautauqua, NY 14722

Application ID:

9-0628-00015/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Chautauqua, Chautauqua 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 9769, DEC No. 9-0628-00015/00002) for the Chautauqua Utility District Wastewater Treatment Plant pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS).
The proposed changes to the permit are as follows: (1) The inclusion of sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) requirements and a compliance schedule for the on-site Overflow Retention Facility (ORF) and the associated Outfall 01A discharge; and (2) Draft permit limits for total residual chlorine have been reduced based on water quality evaluation. A schedule of compliance is included in the draft permit with various requirements including a total residual chlorine study.
The Chautauqua Utility District Wastewater Treatment Plant discharges treated wastewater into Chautauqua Lake, a class A water. A draft SPDES permit and fact sheet have been prepared. Additional information including the current permit, renewal applications, and supporting documentation may be obtained from or inspected at the DEC Region 9 office in Buffalo. Substantive comments on the permit or requests for hearing or both must be submitted in writing to the contact person. 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 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:

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 Jun 20, 2008.

Contact:

David S Denk
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dep.r9@dec.ny.gov


Erie County

Applicant:

Pound Road LLC
222 Aurora St
Lancaster, NY 14086

Facility:

Balducci Construction Company Inc
521 Pound Rd
Elma, NY 14059

Application ID:

9-1442-00151/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 P/C/I SPDES- Groundwater Discharge

Project is Located:

Elma, Erie County


Project Description:

The Department has drafted a SPDES permit and made a tentative determination to approve this application for two proposed treated wastewater discharges from Balducci Construction Co. located at 521 Pound Road in the Town of Elma. One discharge is up to 200 gallons per day of sanitary wastewater after treatment by a septic tank/sand filter/absorption field system to groundwater. The second discharge is up to 10 gallons per day from an oil/water separator treatment system to a detention pond. The nearest receiving water is tributary 9 of the Buffalo River. The facilities served will be an office, equipment storage and repair bay.

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:

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 Jun 20, 2008.

Contact:

Mark F Passuite
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dep.r9@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Robert Winter

Facility:

Winter Property
2251 Sandrock Rd
N Collins, NY

Application ID:

9-1499-00073/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

North Collins, Erie County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to mine shale on 4 acres of land out of 64 contiguous acres owned by the applicant at this site, located approximately 4500 feet south of Sandrock Road in the Town of North Collins. Previously, mining of shale has occurred at the site at levels which were exempt from Department permit requirements. There will be no material processing on-site. The access/haul road is an existing farm road approximately 1 acre in size and is located off of Sandrock Road, approximately 1200 feet east of Route 62 in the Town of Eden. The estimated life of mine is 15 years and the reclamation objective is a meadow and wildlife use.

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:

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 Jun 20, 2008.

Contact:

Charles D Cranston
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany SUB-OFFICE
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
dep.r9@dec.ny.gov


Niagara County

Applicant:

AES Somerset LLC
7725 Lake Rd
Barker, NY 14012 -9600

Facility:

AES Somerset LLC
7725 Lake Rd
Barker, NY 14012

Application ID:

9-2938-00003/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Somerset, Niagara County


Project Description:

The Department is proposing to renew and modify the SPDES permit for the AES Somerset Generating Station. AES Somerset is a 675 MW coal-fired power plant located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. AES Somerset withdraws 274 million gallons of cooling water from Lake Ontario each day through a submerged intake located approximately 2000 feet offshore. Heated water is discharged through a subsurface diffuser that is located 1500 feet offshore and approximately 1000 feet from the intake. The SPDES permit authorizes the discharge of non-contact cooling water, stormwater, service water, discharge from their ash landfill, and boiler blowdown. The proposed modifications involve changes in effluent parameters and the implementation of the "Best Technology Available" (BTA) to minimize impacts caused by the withdrawal of cooling water.
Specifically, the primary effluent changes involve the lowering of limits for total residual chlorine and total mercury. A thermal study will also be required as part of the permit. Per 6NYCRR 704.5 and Section 316(b) of the Federal Clean Water Act, the location, design, construction, and capacity of cooling water intake structures must reflect BTA for minimizing adverse environmental impacts caused by Somerset's CWIS. The SPDES permit will require AES to evaluate technologies and/or operational measures that if implemented at Somerset would reduce the annual impingement mortality and entrainment caused by the CWIS.

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 permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 (No Comment Date Specified).

Contact:

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


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