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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 12/24/2008

Chemung County

Applicant:

Chemung County
PO Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902 -0588

Facility:

Chemung Co Sewer District #1 WWTP #1
1700 Lake St
Elmira, NY 14901

Application ID:

8-0730-00002/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Elmira, Chemung County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pursuing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) and renewal to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY 003 6986), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS).

The following changes to the permit are proposed:

Effluent Limitations: Flow changed from monthly average to 12 month rolling average because of wet weather effect on the flow. Percent removal for Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand and total suspended solids were adjusted to 70% and 75%, respectively, due to weak influent attributable to excessive infiltration inflow. The proposed mercury limit will be 50 ng/l until DEC reviews the Mercury Minimization Program (MMP). Mercury will be monitored using EPA Method 1631. An MMP requirement is included in the permit to ensure continued progress toward the water quality goal beyond that required by the effluent limit. Water Quality Based Effluent Limits or practical quantitation limits were used to calculate the revised effluent limits for metals.

Deleted Outfalls: At the request of the permittee, outfalls 003, 004, 005 & 006 were deleted. Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Requirements: Nutrient monitoring, actions levels and a schedule of compliance were added.

Other changes: Whole effluent toxicity testing page has been updated. EPA Method for arsenic, beryllium, silver and acetone has been updated. Method detection limit for acetone and carbon disulfide has been updated.

The modification also includes several other minor reporting modifications. The facility has surface discharge into the Chemung River, a class C water.

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 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 Jan 23, 2009.

Contact:

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


Monroe County

Applicant:

Town of Mendon
16 W Main St
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 -1013

Facility:

Great Bend Nature Park
St Rte 65 (CLOVER St) - W Side & S of Lehigh Valley Trail
Mendon, NY

Application ID:

8-2636-00122/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Mendon, Monroe County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a gravel driveway and eight-car parking lot in town park in the 100-foot adjacent area of a State Wetland (MN-23), requiring an Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands permit. Completion of project will consist of approximately 7,000 sf of gravel surface and an additional 800 sf of paved surface.

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:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 Jan 08, 2009.

Contact:

Peggy Norry
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
dep.r8@dec.ny.gov


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