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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 11/12/2008

Herkimer County

Applicant:

NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

Facility:

NYS Van Hornesville State Fish Hatchery
1285 Chyle Rd
Van Hornesville, NY 13475

Application ID:

6-2150-00001/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Herkimer County


Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue the permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. The approved application is for a modification of a permit for an existing discharge of a varying amount of treated sanitary wastewater from an on-site residence and treated process wastewater from an on-site treatment plant into the Otsquago Creek, a Class C(T) waterbody. The discharges occur from the applicant's facility located in the Town of Stark, Herkimer County. There are no significant changes to the existing permit.
This tentative determination indicates that a discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project. Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number NY-0035408.

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 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 12, 2008.

Contact:

Terry R Tyoe
NYSDEC Region 6 Utica SUB-OFFICE
State Office Bldg - 207 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
(315)793-2555
dep.r6@dec.ny.gov


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