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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 11/10/2010

Jefferson County

Applicant:

City of Watertown
245 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601 -3334

Facility:

Watertown Water Pol Contl Fac
700 W T Field Dr
Watertown, NY 13601

Application ID:

6-2218-00024/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Jefferson 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 (NY0025984), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, and 750-1.19, the Priority Ranking System known as New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). This modification will also serve to renew the SPDES permit, the term of which was extended under the State Administrative Procedures Act (SAPA).

The Watertown Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 16.0 mgd. Treatment consists of aerated grit removal, primary settling, splits to parallel secondary treatment trains consisting of 2-stage trickling filtration and activated sludge, and Ferric Chloride treatment for Phosphorus removal (both trains). The facility has surface discharge to the Black River, a class C water.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: CSO Outfall 010 has been deleted as it has been permanently sealed; Final treated wastewater limits and monitoring requirements for parameters are adjusted and/or added to monitor for monthly average and daily maximum based on best professional judgement; Total Dissolved Solids with tiered monitoring requirements have been added due to the possibility of the facility accepting flowback waters in the future; The limit for Mercury, Total has been converted from a load limit to a concentration limit, set at 50 ng/l; Disinfection requirements and limits have been added for Fecal Coliform; Disinfection requirements and seasonal limits have been added for Total Residual Chlorine; Action Levels for Cadmium, Zinc, Methylene Chloride, and Cyanide, Available, are reduced based on past monitoring results. Additionally, Cyanide, Available is replacing Free Cyanide as the department considers the test for Available Cyanide; Whole Effluent Toxicity action levels have been added based on Acute and Chronic conditions; Site Stormwater limits are added for newly-numbered stormwater outfalls 02B, 02C and 02D which currently exist but are covered under the multi-sector general permit, and are being transferred to this permit; Best Management Practices for Stormwater and Stormwater Pollution Control Plans have been added; The existing Schedule of Compliance which required special monitoring for Total Mercury is deleted, since this requirement has been fulfilled; A new Schedule of Compliance requires the permittee to submit a draft engineering report and plans for the design, construction and operation of a new disinfection system; A Mercury Minimization Plan 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 Dec 10, 2010.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Brownville Specialty Paper Products Inc
1 Bridge St
Brownville, NY 13615

Facility:

Brownville Specialty Paper
1 Bridge St
Brownville, NY 13615

Application ID:

6-2238-00014/00006

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Groundwater Discharge

Project is Located:

Jefferson 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 (NY0002658), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, and 750-1.19, the Priority Ranking System known as New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS).

The Brownville Specialty Paper facility is a manufacturer of paper products which has since closed. The following changes to the permit are proposed: The process wastewater discharge though Outfall 001 to surface water has been deleted since the facility is no longer in operation. All related information to this Outfall has been deleted. The facility has a discharge to groundwater of less than 10,000 gpd.

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 Dec 10, 2010.

Contact:

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


Lewis County

Applicant:

Gilbert Martin

Facility:

Martin Property on Kotary Rd
1877 Kotary Rd
Constableville, NY 13325

Application ID:

6-2332-00056/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Lewis County


Project Description:

Clear vegetation and install a 20' wide 157' long corduroy road for logging purposes in the class 2 state regulated wetland HM-64 and crossing a class C(T) protected stream. Three 20' long 12" diameter culverts will be placed in areas of flow. Erosion control devices will be installed to prevent sediment from leaving the site.

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:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

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 26, 2010.

Contact:

Jessica J Hart
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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