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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 05/13/2009

Cattaraugus County

Applicant:

Lime Lake Cottage Owners Association Inc
PO Box 481
Machias, NY 14101 -0481

Facility:

Lime Lake
St Rte 16 - E Side Between Zoulke Rd & Hazelmere Ave
Machias, NY 14101

Application ID:

9-0458-00109/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 3 Aquatic Pesticides

Project is Located:

Machias, Cattaraugus County


Project Description:

Application of the aquatic herbicide Diquat Dibromide (active ingredient in Reward) to nine selected areas, totaling approximately 30 acres of Lime Lake to control Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) and various pondweeds (Potamogeton spp.). Lime Lake is an approximately 159 acre lake located east of NYS Route 16 between Zoulke Road and Hazelmere Avenue.

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:

A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried 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 May 28, 2009.

Contact:

Jeffrey E Dietz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dep.r9@dec.ny.gov


Chautauqua County

Applicant:

Dunkirk Power LLC
211 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ 08540

Facility:

Dunkirk Steam Generating Station
106 Point Dr North
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Application ID:

9-0603-00021/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Dunkirk, Chautauqua County


Project Description:

The Department is proposing a department initiated modification to the SPDES permit for the NRG Dunkirk Generating Station. The modification is for the inclusion of a BTA determination for the intake structure. NRG Dunkirk Steam Station (Dunkirk) is a coal-fired, 628 MW facility located on Lake Erie that consists of four units that went into operation in 1950, 1950, 1959, and 1960 respectively.

To provide cooling for the four units, the facility has a design capacity to withdraw up to 578 million gallons per day from the Lake at the entrance of Dunkirk Harbor via a cooling water intake structure (CWIS). The CWIS begins as withdrawn water passes under a skimmer wall and into a forebay containing a pair of trash racks consisting of vertical bars spaced 7.6 cm apart. From the forebay, two separate intake tunnels travel several hundred feet each to a separate screenhouse, where intake screens operate to keep material from plugging the Stations condensers. Screenhouse No. 1 contains three dual flow traveling intake screens that serve Units 1 & 2. Screenhouse No. 2 contains four dual flow traveling screens servicing Units 3 & 4. Installation of new dual flow traveling intake screens containing fish protective features was completed in July 2000. The screens wash continuously and all fish and debris are transported back to the lake through a dedicated fish return line, completed in December 1996.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Section 704.5, Intake Structures, and Section 316(b) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA), the location, design, construction, and capacity of cooling water intake structures must reflect the best technology available (BTA) for minimizing adverse environmental impact. The Department has determined that use of finer mesh panels (1/16 x ½ inch or 1.0 mm square) on the existing Ristroph modified dual flow traveling intake screens, on a seasonal basis at minimum, represents BTA. Hence, the permit is modified to require 1) the Dunkirk to submit an approvable plan to study the effectiveness of using finer mesh panels on the stations modified traveling screens which will become enforceable once approved; 2) an approvable plan to reduce impingement and/or entrainment to meet conditions listed in B.7 (if they are shown not to be met) and include feasible approaches for doing so such as retrofitting closed cycle cooling at two station units; and 3) submittal of a Verification Monitoring Plan to ensure that the reductions in impingement and entrainment required by this permit are being met

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 Jun 12, 2009.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Mabel Spayer

Facility:

Spayer Property
8678 DARBY-SWITCH Rd
Pomfret, NY 14718

Application ID:

9-0658-00197/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Pomfret, Chautauqua County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to install 300 feet of limestone rock riprap and bendway weirs to stabilize a severely eroded section of Tributary 7 of Canadaway Creek. The project site is located at the facility address listed above, on the east of Darby-Switch Road, between Spoden and Glasgow Roads.

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:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried 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 May 28, 2009.

Contact:

Mary E Hohmann
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany SUB-OFFICE
182 East Union - Ste 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
dep.r9@dec.ny.gov


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