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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 04/01/2009

Erie County

Applicant:

Buffalo Sewer Authority
1038 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202 -3310

Facility:

Bird Island STP
90 W Ferry St
Buffalo, NY 14213 -7999

Application ID:

9-1402-00154/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Buffalo, Erie County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pursuing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY 002 8410), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS).

The Bird Island WWTP serves the City of Buffalo, Town of Cheektowaga, West Seneca, and Lancaster, Villages of Sloan, Depew and Lancaster. The total collection consists of 790 miles are combined systems and 60 miles are separate systems. The facility consists of screening, primary clarifications, aeration and chlorination. Sludge management consists of sludge thickening, anaerobic digestions, centrifuge dewatering and landfill disposal. The facility has surface discharge into the Niagara River, a A-Special class water.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: Mercury and metals effluent limits have been changed in compliance with updated regulations. Sampling for new parameters that were detected during the priority pollutant scan will be required. Combined Sewer Overflows - Best Management Practices have been updated. A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan was included in the permit. Short-term High Intensity monitoring has been added for parameters detected during the priority pollutant scan. Other changes include: Permit limits, levels and monitoring definitions page was added. A statement was added recognizing the Consent Decree being negotiated. An updated diagram of the facility was added. An updated whole effluent toxicity page was added. Administrative changes to the facility's personnel information have been made.

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 May 01, 2009.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Erie County
95 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY 14202 -3904

Facility:

Blasdell Sewage Treatment Plant
Pieczonka Dr
Blasdell, NY 14219

Application ID:

9-1448-00004/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Hamburg, Erie 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 0681, pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). As a result of comments received from the permittee, this is a renotice of the Notice of Intent to Modify published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on 7/30/08.

The proposed changes to the permit are as follows: This draft permit covers Outfalls 001and 002 Emergency overflow from Blasdell Pumping Station) and 004 (Emergency overflow from Labelle Pumping Station). Both overflows from Outfalls 002 and 004 are sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). Total residual chlorine (TRC) permit limit has been reduced from the current limit of 2.0 mg/l to 0.375 mg/l as daily maximum when there is no discharge from the Overflow Retention Facility (ORF) of the Erie County Southtowns wastewater treatment facility, and 0.250 mg/l as daily maximum when there is a discharge from the ORF at the Erie County Southtowns wastewater treatment facility. As required in the schedule of compliance page of the draft permit, submittal of an approvable engineering report for Total residual Chlorine Study, in accordance with 10-state standards for the design of a disinfection process to meet the proposed total residual chlorine limitation is required. The draft permit includes a phosphorus limitation of 1 mg/l as 30-day average limit at Outfall 001. Draft permit limits for Phenols are included at Outfall 001. Action levels for parameters of Copper (T), Zinc (T), Cyanide (T) and Benzene are included at Outfall 001. A Capacity, Management, Operation, and Maintenance (CMOM) program, infiltration/inflow and sewer system evaluation survey study, and no feasible alternative analysis are included in the schedule of compliance page of the draft permit because of SSOs occur at the Blasdell Pump Station and Labelle Pump Station. Additional requirements in the schedule of compliance are: submission of an engineering report for elimination sewage bypasses at both Blasdell pump station and Labelle pump station; annual SSO report and a short term high intensity sampling program for mercury. The modification also includes several other minor reporting modifications. The facility has surface discharge into Lake Erie, a class A-Special water.

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 May 01, 2009.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Erie County
95 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY 14202 -3904

Facility:

Southtowns STP
S 3690 Lake Shore Rd
Hamburg, NY 14219

Application ID:

9-1448-00012/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Hamburg, Erie County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is pursuing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) and renewal to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit NY 009 5401, pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). As a result of comments received by the permittee, this is a renotice of the Notice of Intent to Modify published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on 9/19/07.

The proposed changes to the permit are as follows: This draft permit has incorporated the permit language of EPA's proposed rule for "National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Requirements for Peak Wet Weather Discharges from Publicly Owned Treatment Works Treatment Plants Serving Separate Sanitary sewer Collection Systems". Specifically: Outfall 001 Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) - Secondary treatment requirements applied with additional parameters to protect water quality of the receiving water and other parameters of concern. Outfall 002 Overflow Retention Facility (ORF) - During ORF discharges, monitoring parameters required for secondary treatment requirements and other parameters for protecting the water quality of the receiving water. Outfall 003 (WWTP + ORF) - During ORF discharges, permit limitations are set at the secondary treatment requirements, water quality based efflluent limitations and other parameters of concern. Footnotes are provided for calculating the limitations for compliance purpose. Outfall 004 (Bypass) - Bypass should be monitored and reported. Requirements for Capacity, Management, Operation and Maintenance (CMOM) program are detailed and essential to reduce peak wet weather flow in the separate sanitary sewer system and ultimately eliminate separate sanitary overflows (SSOs). The success of the CMOM program will also reduce the numbers of discharges from Outfalls 002 and 003. Pretreatment program implementation requirements added as required under 40CFR403. Schedule of compliance pages require the permittee to submit: Total residual chlorine study to meet the final water quality based permit limitations; Ammonia study to meet the final water quality based permit limitations; No feasible alternative analysis report to comply with the requirements in the 40 CFR 122.41 (m)(4) - Prohibition of bypass; Wet weather operation plan; CMOM plan; Infiltration/inflow analysis and sewer system evaluation survey; Annual SSO report to summarize SSO discharges for the previous year; Additional sampling monitoring program for Mercury and PCBs.
The modification also includes several other minor reporting modifications. The Erie County/Southtowns Sewage Treatment Facility has surface discharge into Lake Erie, a class A-Special water.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of 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 May 01, 2009.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Waste Management of New York LLC
1001 Fannin Ste 4000
Houston, TX 77002

Facility:

Chaffee Landfill
10860 Olean Rd
Chaffee, NY 14030 -9799

Application ID:

9-1462-00001/00013

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Sardinia, Erie County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve the application for the renewal of the Title V Permit for the Chaffee Landfill facility. The draft permit incorporates the Western Expansion landfill (WEX), the "original" Chaffee landfill, maintenance shop operations and the Renewable Energy Facility (REF). The draft permit includes a modification to the REF: two new engines are to be added bringing the total number of engines to eight and increase the proposed total power production from 4.8 to 6.4 megawatts. Gas generated by the existing landfill and WEX is directed to the REF and/or the enclosed flare/open flare. Filtering, dewatering, and compressing the gas prior to combustion in the internal combustion reciprocating engines treats the landfill gas as provided in 40 CFR 60.752(b)(2)(iii)(C). Equipment that uses treated landfill gas is not subject to the requirements of the New Source Performance Statndards (NSPS) including performance testing and ongoing monitoring, record keeping and reporting or the SSM requirements under 40 CFR 63 Subpart A. This permit contains requirements to install a well designed collection system and destroy 98% of the collected landfill gas per 40 CFR 60 Subpart WWW, Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. The duties associated with monitoring the facility's compliance with these requirements are shared by this Department and the Region 2 office of the Environmental Protection Agency. The facility is also subject to certain requirements of 40 CFR 63 Subpart AAAA, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS): Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. Applicable rule requirements have been incorporated into this permit and include primarily the development and implementation of a Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction (SSM) Plan for operation of the gas collection and control system. The entire Chaffee Landfill facility is a major source for oxides of Nitrogen (NOx). A federally enforceable cap of 95 tons per year (tpy) of NOx was placed on the original six engines. The two new engines will have a federally enforceable cap of 35 tpy of NOx. Also, all the engines must meet the requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 227-2 Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for NOx. Also included in this permit are initial and periodic emission testing requirements to verify that the applicant continues to comply with the emission control requirements.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed below. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html.

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing. Comments and requests for a public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.

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 May 01, 2009.

Contact:

David S Denk
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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