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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 11/17/2010

Wayne County


R E Ginna Nuclear Power Plant LLC
750 E Pratt St - 17th Fl
Baltimore, MD 21201


R E Ginna Nuclear Power Plant
1503 Lake Rd
Ontario, NY 14519

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Ontario, Wayne County

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a modification to the SPDES permit held by R E Ginna Nuclear Power Plant LLC to discharge industrial effluent from the facility located on 1503 Lake Road. The modification includes the addition of 4 new stormwater outfalls to Deer Creek (007, 008 (groundwater or Deer Creek), 009 and 010) and associated monitoring requirements including a short term sampling study for mercury. Three of the outfalls were post-construction features, and one is a newly identified existing outfall. In addition, the submission of water treatment chemical forms by the applicant have resulted in the addition of a draft water quality based limit for hydrazine and an action level for Boron to be added at outfall 001. Also, the permittee has requested that the zebra mussel control program condition be reinstated to allow 2 chlorine treatments. Based on previous Priority Pollutant study, a sampling program for Outfall 005 for Total Phenols has been added. Studies which have been completed have been removed from the permit including the Boron study for outfall 001 and the previous monitoring study for Outfall 005. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. The draft permit is available for review and comment at NYSDEC Region 8.

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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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 Dec 17, 2010.


Kimberly A Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414

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