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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 10/29/2008

Queens County

Applicant:

Tully Environmental Inc
127-50 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11368 -1520

Facility:

Tully Environmental Inc
127-20 34TH Ave
Flushing, NY 11368

Application ID:

2-6302-00259/00020

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens 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 1278, DEC Identification #: 2-6302-00259/00020), the Tully Environmental Inc Facility 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: Draft Permit Limits and Monitoring: -The technology based limits for Ammonia and Lead were changed to water quality based effluent limits based on updated regulatory standards for protection of aquatic life. - The technology based limits have been changed to action levels or monitoring requirements for arsenic, cadmium, chromium, selenium, xylene, benzene, and ethylbenzene. The monitoring frequency for these parameters has been changed from monthly to quarterly. - A short-term hi-intensity monitoring program is added in the schedule of compliance for copper, nickel, zinc, and total phosphorous. A reopener is included in the permit so the Department can modify the permit after review of the data. - The permit includes an effluent limit, mercury minimization plan (MMP), and routine monitoring using EPA method 1631 or 245.7. An interim mercury limit of 55 ng/l is effective until the submission of first MMP annual report. The modification also includes several other minor reporting modifications. The Tully Environmental Inc Facility has surface discharge into Flushing Bay, a class I 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 Nov 28, 2008.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Multiple Counties

Applicant:

Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc
4 Irving Pl Rm 828
New York, NY 10003 -3502

Facility:

M-29 Feeder Tunnel Under Harlem River
Harlem RIVER|220TH St (MANHATTAN) & 225TH St (BRONX)
New York, NY

Application ID:

2-9902-00089/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Bronx, Multiple Counties


Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a new permit for a proposed temporary discharge of up to 720,000 gallons per day of treated groundwater into the Harlem River (Class I) from a treatment system consisting of settling tanks, pH neutralization, bag filters, clarifiers, carbon units and mix tanks at the applicant's construction site located at 4135 Ninth Avenue in Manhattan where the applicant is constructing a utility tunnel below the Harlem River. A temporary outfall structure will also be constructed to allow discharge of treated groundwater on the Manhattan side of the Harlem River.

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.

This project is subject to the Department's Environmental Justice Policy and an enhanced public participation plan has been prepared and accepted as a component of application completeness. As part of the plan, a document repository has been established near the project area that contains application and project related materials. Information on the repository location and other outreach components of the plan is available from the identified DEC contact.

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 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 Nov 28, 2008.

Contact:

Steve A Watts
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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