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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 10/14/2009

Oneida County


Village of Sylvan Beach
808 Marina Dr
PO Box 508
Sylvan Beach, NY 13157 -0508


East Oneida Lake SD WWT Fac
3100 Vienna Rd
Sylvan Beach, NY 13157

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Oneida County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pursuing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0036790), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS).

The East Oneida Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Facility is a publicly owned treatment works that is located in the Village of Sylvan Beach, Oneida County. The facility has an average design flow of 2.0 MGD. Current treatment includes physical and chemical, such as addition of Aluminum Chloride for phosphorus removal, flocculations, clarifiers, multimedia filtration, activated carbon columns, and chlorination (seasonal). Sludge is taken from the clarifiers to the sludge thickener to aerated storage tank and passes over the belt filter press. The incineration furnace can also be used. The facility has surface discharge to Fish Creek, a Class C water.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: Daily maximum monitoring has been added for flow, ammonia, nitrogen TKN, phosphorus, and temperature. Daily maximum limit has been change for total chlorine residual based on water quality guidance. Seasonal disinfection has been done from May 1 to October 31. Quarterly WET testing has been added.

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 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.


Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

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