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ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 08/12/2009

Orange County

Applicant:

Village of Florida
33 S Main St
PO Box 505
Florida, NY 10921 -0505

Facility:

Florida-V STP
Meadow Rd - N of Quaker Creek
Florida, NY 10921

Application ID:

3-3354-00146/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Warwick, Orange County


Project Description:

The Village of Florida applied for a modification to their State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NY 002-0273) to expand the Village of Florida Wastewater Treatment Plant and increase capacity from 0.45 million gallons per day (MGD) to 0.60 MGD to accommodate planned residential development. The plant expansion includes installation of an additional primary settling tank, four rotating biological contactor units, an additional clarifier, and an additional post aeration/metering tank as well as some site regrading. The plant dishcarges to Quaker Creek in the Village of Florida. The modified permit includes more stringent water quality effluent limits for total suspended solids and ammonia, monitoring requirements for nitrogen and temperature of the effluent, and sampling methods to be employed. Influent monitoring for several parameters has been removed.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: Florida Village Board

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

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 Sep 11, 2009.

Contact:

Ellen M Hart
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Putnam County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Flushing, NY 11368

Facility:

Shaft 9 Delaware Aqueduct
West Branch Reservoir - Nw Side
Kent, NY

Application ID:

3-3722-00174/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Kent, Putnam County


Project Description:

The Department of Environmental Conservation has undertaken this modification of the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit upon request of the permittee and pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18. The permittee requested that the current monitoring requirements for Flow and Dissolved Oxygen be modified, and that a limit for Phosphorous be added to the permit. This permit will also be renewed at this time for the standard five-year SPDES permit term.

The Permittee, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), submitted a permit modification request on February 1, 2009. The permittee requested that the Flow and Dissolved Oxygen monitoring be changed so that the daily samples only be required during the period when chlorination and dechlorination treatment takes place. The permittee also requested authorization for the use of a continuous monitor for Dissolved Oxygen, rather than grab samples, provided grab sampling be used to monitor Dissolved Oxygen if the continuous monitor malfunctions. In addition, the permittee requested that a limit of 27.5 kg/l for phosphorous be included in the current permit, that this limit be a 12-month rolling average, and that phosphorus monitoring be weekly.

Dechlorination of the drinking water from Rondout Reservoir is performed at Shaft 9 by application of sodium bisulfite, following the chlorination process at the Chelsea Pump Station/ Rondout Effluent Chamber. Dechlorination is performed to reduce the Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) content of effluent water and to meet permit limits for TRC. The discharge from Shaft 9 is currently required to be monitored for TRC each day during the period when disinfection takes place plus a week following the end of chlorination/dechlorination period. The discharged water is also monitored for Flow and Dissolved Oxygen year-round, even at times when no chlorination/dechlorination is taking place. The dechlorination process can reduce dissolved oxygen levels in the water, therefore Dissolved Oxygen levels are monitored continually ensure that the discharge does not cause an exceedance of the water quality standard for Dissolved Oxygen in the waterbody. Monitoring Dissolved Oxygen with a continuous monitor, as the modified permit now requires, will provide more accurate results than the grab sampling procedure because it measures instantaneously. Hence, NYCDEP's proposal to use a "Continuous Monitor" is approvable. Grab sampling will now be required only during times when the Continuous Monitor malfunctions.

The Bureau of Water Quality (BWQ) evaluated the request for including a Phosphorous limit of 27.5 kg/day in the permit. The waste load allocation set forth in the Phase II Phosphorous Total Maximum Daily Loads for Reservoirs in The New York City Water Supply Watershed (Delaware, Duchess, Greene, Putnam, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Countries) - June 2000 was reviewed. According to the BWQ, a maximum phosphorous discharge of 35 kg/day is allowed to discharge from Shaft 9 into West Reservoir and Kensico Reservoir. The Department has, therefore, included the requested phosphorous limit of 27.5 kg/day in the permit as the permittee's proposal is more conservative than BWQ's finding.

This draft permit has been modified from the existing SPDES Permit in the following ways:


Draft Permit Pages

Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current Department guidance, format and nomenclature. Permit pages and conditions have been renumbered and reordered.

Draft Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring

The footnotes for the Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated and reordered.

Outfall 001


Total Phosphorous:
A water quality based effluent limit of 27.5 kg/day has been included in the permit, based on the "Phase II Phosphorous Total Maximum Daily Loads For Reservoirs in The New York City Water Supply Watershed (Delaware, Duchess, Greene, Putnam, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Countries) - June 2000."

Dissolved Oxygen and Flow
: Monitoring requirements of Dissolved Oxygen and Flow have been changed. The draft permit requires that Dissolved Oxygen and Flow be monitored daily only in the period when chlorination and dechlorination take place and for one week following the end of treatment. Continuous Monitor may be used for Dissolved Oxygen monitoring, however, grab sample must be used to monitor Dissolved Oxygen if the continuous monitor malfunctions.

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 Sep 11, 2009.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Town of North Salem
Town Hall
226 Titicus Rd
North Salem, NY 10560

Facility:

Peach Lake Sewer District
Co Rte 21
Southeast, NY

Application ID:

3-3730-00304/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Groundwater Discharge
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Southeast, Putnam County


Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a new SPDES permit (No. NY 0274526) for a surface discharge of 170,000 gallons per day (gpd) of treated sanitary wastewater with outfall to Peach Lake Brook (Class C), in conjunction with the formation of the Peach Lake Sewer District and construction of a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), the Peach Lake Environmental Center, on a 2.8-acre site at the northern terminus of Maple Avenue. The project also includes construction of approximately 37,300 linear feet (LF) of combined low pressure, force main and gravity sewer lines to collect sewage. The project will serve approximately 454 homes and several businesses in the Town of Southeast and the Town of North Salem in the vicinity of Peach Lake, and will eliminate a number of failing septic systems and associated discharges of raw sanitary wastes to groundwater. The new WWTP will provide tertiary treatment of sanitary wastewater via the activated sludge process and will incorporate sequencing batch reactors, phosphorus removal, denitrification, sand filtration, micro-filtration, ultraviolet disinfection, and post-treatment re-aeration. Construction of the WWTP will require filling a portion of Freshwater Wetland BR-24 (Class I) and its 100 foot adjacent area in order to construct stormwater management facilities, a wetland mitigation area, and install an 8" diameter outfall pipe to Peach Lake Brook. The total area of disturbance to the wetland is 0.08-acre; the total area of disturbance to the 100 foot adjacent area of the wetland is 0.56-acre, which includes 0.17-acre of constructed wetland as mitigation. The WWTP will be constructed to meet requirements of the NYC Watershed Rules & Regulation (WR & R) and will provide wastewater treatment to areas within the two Towns not previously served by municipal sewer. The project is located within the New York City East-of-Hudson Watershed and generally encompasses those areas surrounding Peach Lake, including portions of Bloomer Road and Peach Lake Road in the Town of Southeast, Putnam County and the Town of North Salem, Westchester County.

The draft SPDES permit is available for inspection and comment at the regional office.

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: North Salem Town Board

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Sep 14, 2009.

Contact:

R Scott Ballard
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Rockland County

Applicant:

Douglas H Oberkircher

Facility:

Oberkircher Property
920 Haverstraw Rd/Mahwah River
Suffern, NY 10901

Application ID:

3-3926-00538/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Ramapo, Rockland County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a new single-family residence on an approved building lot which would include approximately 825 square feet of disturbance to the 100-foot Adjacent Area of New York State Freshwater Wetland TH-28 (Class 1) for the creation of an access driveway to the house. The project site is located at 920 Haverstraw Rd.. (also known as US Route 202) on the northwest side directly across from the intersection with Lime Kiln Rd. The existing gravel road will be utilized for access from the proposed driveway to Haverstraw Rd.. Work shall be limited to the 100-foot Adjacent Area around the wetland, and there will be no disturbance to NYS Freshwater Wetland TH-28 itself. Any issued permit would contain conditions requiring erosion control measures to prevent any contamination to the wetland as well as provide protection of the natural resource.

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:

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 Aug 28, 2009.

Contact:

Judith A Blauvelt
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

James R Moshier

Facility:

Moshier Property
29 James St
Tompkins Cove, NY 10986

Application ID:

3-3928-00168/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Stony Point, Rockland County


Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit #NY0274640 for the surface discharge of treated sanitary wastewater to the storm drainage system leading to the Hudson River (H portion, Class SB), which is at least 1,500 feet downstream, via one (1) outfall at a flow limit of up to 390 gallons per day (gpd) as a monthly average. The system will incorporate aerobic (Multi-Flo) sewage treatment followed by chlorination. This surface discharge will replace a failing subsurface sanitary system that is currently resulting in inadequately treated sewage being discharged to the ground and indirectly to the same storm drainage system. The draft permit contains strict limits on the pollutants normally associated with treated sanitary wastes and is available for inspection and comment at the DEC Region 3 office.

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:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Sep 11, 2009.

Contact:

Judith A Blauvelt
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Sullivan County

Applicant:

Town of Cochecton
116 Co Rte 116
PO Box 295
Lake Huntington, NY 12752 -0295

Facility:

Brook Rd Over Mitchell Pond Brook
Cochecton, NY

Application ID:

3-4824-00063/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance

Project is Located:

Cochecton, Sullivan County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes stream maintenance within Mitchell Pond Brook, (DEC Waters Index No. D-48, Class C[t]) at four locations between John Road and Mitchel Pond West Road, consisting of cleaning one culvert and skimming gravel from three gravel bars: 24 feet wide by 80 feet long by 3 feet deep; 20 feet wide by 130 feet length by 18 inches deep; and 12 feet wide by 45 feet length by 12 inches deep. Additionally, large rip rap will be installed along approximately 70 linear feet of eroded streambank.

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 Aug 27, 2009.

Contact:

Lee Kassin
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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