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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 08/31/2011

Clinton County


Village of Dannemora
121 Emmons St
PO Box 566
Dannemora, NY 12929 -0566


Dannemora STP
284 Ryan Rd
Dannemora, NY 12929

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Saranac, Clinton County

Project Description:

The applicant requests modifications of the existing State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit which authorizes discharge of 1.5 million gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater to the Saranac River, a Class C waterbody, from a tertiary treatment plant located at 284 Ryan Road, Village of Dannemora. The proposed modifications include: 1) remove influent flow monitoring as the plant does not have an influent flow meter, 2) remove the monitoring requirement for nitrate as the permittee has demonstrated that this pollutant is not present in the effluent in an amount necessitating monitoring, 3) remove the limit for nitrite as the permittee has demonstrated that this pollutant is not present in the effluent in an amount necessitating the need for a limit, 4) remove the monitoring requirement for copper, lead, zinc and other priority pollutant metals as the permittee has demonstrated that these pollutants are not present in the effluent in amounts necessitating monitoring, 5) add a total mercury monitoring requirement along with a mercury minimization program requirement in accordance with the Department's mercury minimization reduction program and policy, 6) remove the Industrial Survey requirement as this 2005 one time requirement has been completed, 7) remove the requirement to calculate the influent phosphorus as a 12 month rolling average and the daily maximum monitoring requirement as these monitoring requirements are not necessary, 8) change the BOD percent removal from 85% to 67%, based on the 95th percentile, due to the weak BOD influent.

The Department has made a tentative determination to modify the SPDES permit under article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES Number, NY 002 2195.

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 Sep 30, 2011.


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

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