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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 08/19/2009

Monroe County

Applicant:

NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

Facility:

Sweden 3 Chapman Remediation Site (8-24-049A)
Beadle Rd
Brockport, NY

Application ID:

8-2652-00083/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Sweden, Monroe County


Project Description:

This application for a Water Quality Certification involves excavation of approximately 1500 cubic yards of contaminated soil from an area which is 35 feet wide, 50 feet long and 18 feet deep, located at a former landfill/waste disposal area, known as the Sweden-3 Chapman Inactive Hazardous Waste Site ("the Site"),No. 8-28-040A, located off of Beadle Road, approximately 0.25 miles east of the intersection of Beadle and Redman Roads, in the Town of Sweden, Monroe County. The excavation area is approximately 0.04 acres, while the entire Site comprises 2 acres.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is undertaking these activities as part of the on-going, long-term site management state funded cleanup program for the Site. Following contaminated soil removal, the excavated area will be backfilled with imported clean soil. The excavation area is located within the regulated 100 foot adjacent area for NYS Freshwater Wetland SW-7 and approximately 0.008 acres of the excavation area is located within Wetland SW-7. Impacts to wetland areas is anticipated to be less than 0.1 acre. These wetland impacts would be associated with the excavation of the contaminated soil, as well as from equipment access to the excavation site. Erosion control along with excavation water collection, treatment, monitoring and disposal measures will be implemented which will prevent adverse water quality impacts to NYS surface waters and freshwater wetlands from runoff from the excavation site and any temporary soil storage areas.

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:

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 04, 2009.

Contact:

Peter A Lent
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
dep.r8@dec.ny.gov


Yates County

Applicant:

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

Facility:

AES Greenidge LLC
590 Plant Rd
Dresden, NY 14441

Application ID:

8-5736-00004/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Torrey, Yates County

Project Description:

The Department is proposing an Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy modification and renewal to SPDES permit for AES Greenidge LLC Generating Station. The station is a 161 megawatt coal fired station, located on the western shoreline of Seneca Lake. Constructed in the early 1950's, the station withdraws a maximum of 161 million gallons per day of cooling water from Seneca Lake. The station operates with two units. Currently, the intake pipe for Unit No. 3 splits to two capped intake structures located approximately 775 and 1000 feet offshore. Unit 3 has two traveling intake screens, each equipped with 3/8 inch mesh. Unit 4 has an above ground intake pipe, terminating in an intake structure surrounded by louvers approximately 800 feet offshore. Intake screens are not utilized at Unit 4. Rather, 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 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 also undertake a biological monitoring program to determine impingement and entrainment impacts from the facilities existing cooling water intake.

Moreover, changes to Outfall limits are proposed to include: (1) thermal discharge study requirements for Outfall 001; (2) lowered limits for oil and grease for Outfall 01A and Outfall 02A; (3) lowered boron limits, total copper, total iron, dissolved manganese, total nickel, total zinc, and a new mercury effluent limit and mercury minimization limit for Outfall 002; (4) reduced arsenic limit, total chromium, total copper, total iron, total nickel and new effluent limits for total manganese, total selenium, and total mercury for Outfall 02C (treated coal pile runoff); (5) reduced limit for total copper and oil and grease from Outfall 02D. Also, the Plattsburg contaminated drainage discharge and associated limits were deleted. Outfalls 01B (sanitary wastes), 003 (fly ash pond A), and 004 (fly ash pond B) were deleted from the permit as they no longer exist.

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 18, 2009.

Contact:

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


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