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ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 09/09/2009

Onondaga County


Onondaga County
1100 Civic Ctr
421 Montgomery St
Syracuse, NY 13202


Metropolitan Syracuse WWTP
650 Hiawatha Blvd W
Syracuse, NY 13204 -1194

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Syracuse, Onondaga County

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to renew and modify an existing permit for the average discharge of 84.2 million gallons per day (MGD) municipal wastewater from the Metropolitan Syracuse Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The modifications are based on a series of engineering and scientific studies done to evaluate the need for upgrading the WWTP and providing treatment of the combined sewer overflows (CSO) that occur in the WWTP's service area. The studies were done due to a Judgment on Consent which required the County to perform these studies. As a result the monitoring requirements for various CSO treatment facilities are included in the draft permit. The current wastewater treatment consists of activated treatment system followed by two new filtration facilities: one to address ammonia removal and the other to reduce the phosphorous levels in the WWTP's discharge. A draft permit is available for review. Other modifications are to update the permit due to changes in applicable federal and state laws. Location: Metropolitan Syracuse Wastewater Treatment Plant, 650 Hiawatha Blvd. W., Syracuse, NY.

Availability of Application Documents:
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 Nov 13, 2009.


Joanne L March
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204

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