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ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 08/12/2009

Oswego County

Applicant:

Andrew MacDuff

Facility:

MacDuff Property
180 Co Rte 23A|FWW MA-2
Constantia, NY 13044

Application ID:

7-3526-00175/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Constantia, Oswego County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a new 24 by 36 foot garage within the adjacent area of state wetland MA-2. An alternative location is not feasible and the footprint of disturbance has been minimized to the most practicable extent possible. The application and project plans are available for review in the Syracuse 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:

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:

Joseph M Dlugolenski
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Tompkins County

Applicant:

Clifford Smith

Facility:

Retail Store
66 North St
Dryden, NY

Application ID:

7-5024-00201/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Dryden, Tompkins County


Project Description:

To alter the adjacent area of wetland DR-1 to accommodate a retail building, parking lot and rain garden. Approximately .30 acres will be affected by the building and parking lot. Approximately .11 acres will be used for a rain garden that will capture site runoff and filter it before it enters the wetland. The property is located at 66 North Street in the Village of Dryden.

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:

John H Merriman, Jr
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

AES Eastern Energy LP
130 E Seneca St - Ste 505
Ithaca, NY 14850

Facility:

AES Cayuga
228 Cayuga Dr
Lansing, NY 14882

Application ID:

7-5032-00019/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Lansing, Tompkins County


Project Description:

The Department is proposing an Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy modification to SPDES permit for AES Cayuga LLC Generating Station. The station is a 305 megawatt coal fired station, located on the east bank of Cayuga Lake approximately 12 miles from the lake's southern tip. Constructed in the early 1950's, the station withdraws a maximum of 245 million gallons per day of water for "once through" condenser cooling. Currently, the intake structure consists of an 8 foot diameter pipe placed along the lake bottom and protruding about 520 feet offshore. The upper half of the pipe is cut away from the last 14 feet of the length to allow water to be drawn in both horizontally and vertically. At that point, the intake lies 40 feet below the lake surface with an intake velocity of 3.4 feet per second. A three inch bar grating covers the intake to keep out large debris. Because there is no intake screens, debris removal is accomplished by back flushing.

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. Hence, the modified Permit incorporates a requirement for the applicant to submit a ?Design Construction Technology Plan? to assess BTA alternatives and a ?Proposed Suite of Technologies or Operational Measures? to propose how cooling water intake will achieve BTA. Based on the submittal of a ?Technology Installation and Operation Plan?, the DEC will approve an installation schedule for the selected BTA. Once BTA is implemented, a Verification Monitoring Plan (VMP) will be required for submittal to measure its efficacy. And in keeping with the Department?s established, environmentally-protective BTA requirements for existing facilities with cooling water intake structures, an 80% reduction in impingement mortality and 60% reduction in entrainment, from full flow baseline level, are the minimum impact reductions the Department expects to achieve from the eventual implementation of the selected technologies. The permittee will consider the following feasible technologies for use in determining BTA: closed cycle cooling (full and partial retrofit); wedge wire intake screens; variable speed pumps; flow management (including outages); traveling intake screens (including fine mesh panels); and relocation of intake.

Moreover, changes to Outfall limits are proposed to include: (1) thermal discharge and dye dilution study requirements for Outfall 001 as well as a lowering of the chorine limit; (2) revised final water quality effluent limit for mercury for Outfall 01C and 013 as well as a facility Mercury Minimization Program; (3) a new Outfall 01F along with limits and monitoring requirements; (4) new limits for Oil and Grease and Total Suspended Solids at Outfall 003 (Lift Station Emergency Outflow)); and (5) reduced limit for nickel at Outfall 013 as well as additional monitoring requirements for each batch discharge and a Toxicity Testing Program.

A draft permit and associated fact sheets are available for review that provide details of the proposed changes. A copy of these documents may be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.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 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:

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


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