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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 12/09/2009

Rensselaer County


Rensselaer County
1600 7TH Ave
Troy, NY 12180 -3410


Rensselaer Co SD 1 WWTP
Foot of Water St
Troy, NY 12180

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

North Greenbush, Rensselaer County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pursuing a Department Initiated Modification to the State Pollutant Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0087971, DEC #:4-38320001/00001) pursuant to 6NYCRR Part 750-1.18(b)(6) and (7), in order to add language in the combined sewer overflow Best Management Practice #6. The current SPDES permit, issued 11/19/09 and effective on 12/1/09, does not meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act as it does not require the permittee to report and abate illegal dry weather overflows. The DEC has corrected the error in this draft modification of the permit by adding the following language in the combined sewer overflow Best Management Practice #6, replacing the words "Not applicable" with: "Dry weather overflows are prohibited. Upon the permittee's inspection, the permittee shall promptly abate any impairment in the operation or function of a regulator, and report the abated action within 24 hours to (1) the Regional Water Engineer in accordance with 6NYCRR part 750-2.7(c); and (2) the tributary community." In addition, this draft permit corrects the effective and expiration dates on the interim and final Permit Limits and Monitoring pages so they are sequential.

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 Jan 08, 2010.


Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

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