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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 03/31/2010

Essex County

Applicant:

Town of Newcomb
5639 St Rte 28N
PO Box 405
Newcomb, NY 12852

Facility:

Newcomb Winebrook Hills STP
43 Hanmer Ln
Newcomb, NY 12852

Application ID:

5-1538-00003/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Newcomb, Essex County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes a new discharge of up to 40,000 gpd of treated sanitary wastewater to Winebrook, a Class C(T) waterbody from a secondary treatment plant at the applicant's facility located at 43 Hanmer Lane in the Town of Newcomb. The applicant plans to construct a new Wastewater Treatment Plant, replacing an outdated activated sludge plant. The new plant will consist of a septic tank/recirculating open sand filter system which will include seasonal ultraviolet disinfection.

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 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 regulated 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 listed above and SPDES #NY-002 3132. This project was also reviewed by the Adirondack Park Agency, APA Permit #2009-190.

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 not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

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 Apr 30, 2010.

Contact:

Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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