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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 06/17/2009

Essex County

Applicant:

Town of Essex
2313 Main St
PO Box 355
Essex, NY 12936 -0355

Facility:

Hamlet of Essex Water Filtration Plant
20 Beggs Point St
Essex, NY 12936

Application ID:

5-1526-00035/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Groundwater Discharge

Project is Located:

Essex, Essex County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes continued operation of their water filtration plant, with an existing discharge of up to 115 gallons per day of Diatomaceous Earth (DE) filter backwash to Lake Champlain, a Class A waterbody from a DE sedimentation tank at the applicant's facility located at 20 Beggs Point St. in Essex. The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. This tentative determination indicates that the 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 No. NY0256455.

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 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 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 Jul 17, 2009.

Contact:

Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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