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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 04/27/2011

Warren County


City of Glens Falls
42 Ridge St
Glens Falls, NY 12801 -3610


Glens Falls STP
2 Shermantown Rd
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Glens Falls, Warren 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 (NY0029050), 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 Glens Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant has a design flow of 9.5 mgd and is capable of receiving and treating a peak hydraulic loading rate of 13.35 mgd for all process units, including headworks, primary and secondary treatment and disinfection works during wet weather. Treatment consists of a stormwater bypass chamber, mechanical bar screen, grit removal chamber, influent flowmeter, flow distribution chamber, four primary settling tanks, two aeration tanks, three final settling tanks, and ultraviolet disinfection. Primary and secondary sludge is dewatered by a belt filter press and incinerated by a fluid bed incinerator. The facility has surface discharge to the Hudson River, a Class C water.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: Permit pages and conditions have been updated to reflect current DEC guidance, format and nomenclature. Permit pages footnotes and conditions have been renumbered and reordered. Addresses and contact information have been updated. A monitoring locations diagram has been added. Revised language has been added for Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Best Management Practices, Long Term Control Plan and Pretreatment Program. Outfall 001: Mass limits were rounded in accordance with DEC guidance. Daily minimum requirements for parameters were added. Sampling requirements for influent and effluent parameters were added. Units for temperature were chances. Monthly average requirements for parameters were added. Limits for total residual chlorine were removed since ultraviolet disinfection was implemented. in 5/2010. Action levels for parameters were revised. Interim and final limits for Mercury and a three year compliance schedule has been developed. Toxicity testing requirements and footnotes have been added. Outfall 002: Stormwater sampling results for the CSOs was provided, but water quality based analysis is not required due to intermittent flow of CSOs. Monitoring requirements for parameters have been removed.

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 May 27, 2011.


Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

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