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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 12/16/2009

Delaware County

Applicant:

Village of Delhi
Court St
PO Box 328
Delhi, NY 13753 -0328

Facility:

Delhi - V STP
St Rte 10 - SW of Village
Delhi, NY 13753

Application ID:

4-1228-00012/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Delhi, Delaware County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to modify an existing SPDES permit to increase the flow from 815,000 gpd to 1,015,000 gpd which in turn increases the phosphorous limit. The applicant has received requests from DMV and Morningstar, industries permitted to discharge pre-treated process water to the Village WWTP, for increases in their allowed discharge. In addition, the Village has projected they will need additional capacity within their own boundaries for growth which is a result of the effects of the Watershed Rules and Regulations which has been to direct development towards the villages and hamlets that have centralized sewerage systems. The Phase II phosphorous TMDL lists the Delhi WWTP loading to be 1 pound per day. The increased concentration of phosphorous limit of .11 mg/l at the flow of 1.015 mgd results in a loading of 0.93 lbs per day, which is below the TMDL. The Cannonsville reservoir is no longer phosphorous restricted so the increased concentration is not prohibited.

The department has made a tentative determination to modify the permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regualted activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project. Refer to this application by application number above and SPDES number NY-0020265.

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 Jan 15, 2010.

Contact:

Martha A Wood
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 St Rte 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Schenectady County

Applicant:

Town of Niskayuna
1 Niskayuna Cir
Schenectady, NY 12309 -4381

Facility:

Niskayuna - T SD 6 WWTP
2913 Whitmyer Rd
Schenectady, NY 12309

Application ID:

4-4224-00010/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Niskayuna, Schenectady 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 (NY0023973), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS).

The Town of Niskayuna Sewer District #6, located in Schenectady County, has a design flow of 3.0 mgd. Treatment includes screenings grinder, parshall flume, aerated grit chamber, bar screens, primary clarifiers, aeration basins, secondary clarifiers and chlorine contact tank. Sludge is sent through primary and secondary digesters, dewatered by belt filters and hauled to landfill. Reject water is returned to the head of the treatment plant. The facility has treated surface discharge to the Mohawk River, a class A water.

The following changes to the permit are proposed:

- A permit limits, levels and monitoring definitions page has been added.
- Monitoring requirements for daily maximum biochemical oxygen demand and total suspended solids at Outfall 001 has been added.
- Temperature monitoring requirements and units have been changed.
- Footnote 2 has been deleted (no ultimate oxygen demand limits or monitoring requirements are proposed for the modification and are not part of the current permit).
- Footnote 3 has been deleted (disinfection is required all year.)
- A monitoring locations map has been added.
- Discharge notification requirements have 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 Jan 15, 2010.

Contact:

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


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