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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 06/01/2011

Clinton County


City of Plattsburgh
41 City Hall Pl
Plattsburgh, NY 12901


Clinton County Sludge Composting Facility
Rugar St
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Plattsburgh, Clinton County

Project Description:

The City of Plattsburgh is seeking modifications to the existing Solid Waste Operating Permit and Air State Facility Permit for the operation of the Clinton County Compost Facility, to add alkaline treatment as an alternative to the in-vessel and static pile composting methods that are currently permitted. The volume of biosolids to be processed using alkaline treatment would average 40 wet tons per day (wtpd), with a maximum volume of 99 wtpd. The source of biosolids is sewage sludge from the City of Plattsburgh and Town of Peru wastewater treatment plants. The alkaline treatment system can be run using existing composting mixing equipment and storage bins. The facility has air handling equipment and a stack for emissions dispersion. All raw and processed material, with the exception of woodchips and/or sawdust bulking agents for composting, will be kept in enclosed containers. There will be no outdoor stockpiles of materials other than the bulking agents. The project will not require new construction of any structures or modifications to site utilities, roadways, stormwater management, or appurtenances. The Compost Plant is located on Reeves Lane, in the Town of Plattsburgh, and is owned by Clinton County and paid for and operated by the City of Plattsburgh.

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.

This project is subject to the Department's Environmental Justice Policy and an enhanced public participation plan has been prepared and accepted as a component of application completeness. As part of the plan, a document repository has been established near the project area that contains application and project related materials. Information on the repository location and other outreach components of the plan is available from the identified DEC contact.

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: Plattsburgh City Council

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 Jun 16, 2011.


Denise M Wagner
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

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