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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 06/02/2010

Essex County

Applicant:

Town of Westport
22 Champlain Ave
PO Box 465
Westport, NY 12993 -0465

Facility:

Westport Water District #3
Lewis - Wadhams Rd and NY Rt 22|Hamlet of Wadhams
Westport, NY NY -12993

Application ID:

5-1550-00099/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply

Project is Located:

Westport, Essex County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to install two new municipal groundwater production wells to replace an existing inadequate groundwater source (determined to be under the influence of surface water) for a public water supply. The existing source failed to meet Department of Health's Safe Drinking Water Act. The proposal includes construction of a new control building, 22,000 gallon below-grade concrete storage tank, chlorination equipment, and water transmisison mains. The proposed maximum taking of water is 24,480 gpd, with a average daily demand of 8,200 gpd. The new groundwater source will provide continued service to existing customers in the Hamlet of Wadhams. WSA# 11,388. The project is also under review by the Adirondack Park Agency #2010-22.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: Westport Town Board

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 Jun 17, 2010.

Contact:

Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
dep.r5@dec.ny.gov


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