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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 08/06/2008

Richmond County


NYC Dept of Sanitation
125 Worth St
New York, NY 10013 -4006


Staten Island Landfill
Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Staten Island, Richmond 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 020 0867, DEC Identification #: 2-6499-00029/00037), the NYC Dept. of Sanitation - Fresh Kills Landfill Leachate 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 toxicity testing requirements and footnote is now included in the permit limits, levels and monitoring page. Best Management Practices Plan requirements have been updated to include the 13 BMPs. The daily maximum limit of 0.2 mg/l for settleable solids was reduced to a technology based effluent limit of 0.1 mg/l. Monthly average limitations of 0.014 mg/l for p-cresol, and of 0.071 mg/l for benzoic acid were added. Sampling type for these parameters has been changed from grab sampling to 6-hr composite sampling. The existing limits and action levels for Aldrin + Dieldrin, Heptachlor, Hexachlorocyclopentadiene, Alpha-BHC, Beta-BHC, Delta-BHC, 4.4'-DDT + 4,4-DDE + 4,4'-DDD, Endrin, Chlordane, and Toxaphene were changed to new water quality based effluent limits based on Ambient Water Quality Standards and Guidance Values. The action level of 0.003 mg/l for Mercury has been changed to a technology based effluent limit of 50 ng/l. Limits for barium, lead, manganese, chromium, and bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate have been changed to action levels. The monitoring frequencies for these pollutants were reduced from monthly to quarterly.

Action levels for flouride, vanadium, chlorobenzene, cobalt, acetone, di-n-butyl phthalate, nickel, selemium, tin, and phenanthrene were reduced to reflect the level of treatment of the facility's system. The action levels for ethylbenzene, 2,4-dimethylphenol, 2,4,6-trichlorophenol, benzidine, di-n-butyl phthalate, cadmium, thallium, benzene, acrylonitrile, p-chloro-m-cresol, acenaphthene, bis(2-chloroethyl)ether, flourene, n-nitrosodiphenylamine, endosulfan, 2-chloronaphthalene, 1,3-dichlorobenzene, 1,4-dichlorobenzene, di-n-octyl phthalate, styrene, cresol (o+m+p), 2,4,5-T, and 2,4-D have been removed from the permit as these parameters have not been detected in the effluent over the past three years. The technology based effluent limits for silver, chromium (+6), naphthalene, toluene, and xylene have been changed to quarterly monitoring. A short term high intensity sampling program is added in the compliance schedule for the parameters that have been detected in the pollutant scan for the stormwater outfalls 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 114 and 116.

The modification also includes several other minor reporting modifications.

The NYC Dept. of Sanitation - Fresh Kills Landfill Leachate Treatment Plant has surface discharge into the Arthur Kill, a class SD water.

Additional information including the current permit, renewal applications, and supporting documentation may be obtained from or inspected at the DEC central office in Albany. 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 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 Sep 05, 2008.


Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

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