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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 08/22/2012

Lewis County

Applicant:

Village of Copenhagen
PO Box 237
Copenhagen, NY 13626

Facility:

Copenhagen Village WWTP
Outer Mill St
Copenhagen, NY 13626

Application ID:

6-2322-00029/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Denmark, Lewis 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 NY-0257711, 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 also includes a permittee initiated modification to increase the monthly permitted flow limit from 0.110 MGD (million gallons per day) to 0.150 MGD based on an engineering evaluation of treatment plant capacity.

The Village of Copenhagen Wastewater Treatment Facility is an existing facility. Treatment consists of a bar screen and 2 aerated facultative treatment lagoons. Each lagoon is subdivided into 2 cells separated by a baffle. The four-cell system is operated in series. Treated wastewater is discharged to the Deer River, a class C water. DEC proposes to incorporate the following modifications to this permit: Increase the permitted monthly flow limit from 0.110 MGD to 0.150 MGD; effluent limits for BOD5 and Suspended Solids have been revised from "equivalent secondary treatment" to "secondary treatment" standards; sampling frequency for pH, Temperature and Settleable Solids will be 5 times per week; monitoring for the lagoon under drain system increased from semiannual to quarterly; a Pollutant Minimization Program for Mercury has been added; Discharge Notification requirements have been updated; a monitoring location page has been added; permittee contact information has been updated; and permit pages have been revised to reflect current NYSDEC format and nomenclature.

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 21, 2012.

Contact:

Terry R Tyoe
NYSDEC Region 6 Utica Sub-Office
State Office Bldg - 207 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
(315)793-2555
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


St Lawrence County

Applicant:

John P Sherman

Facility:

Sherman Property on St Lawrence River
10347 St Rte 37
Lisbon, NY 13658

Application ID:

6-4050-00130/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Lisbon, St Lawrence County

Project Description:

The applicant proposed to regrade approximately 300 linear feet of the bank of the St. Lawrence River. The project also includes the placement of three 40' long precast concrete retaining walls and rip-rap along the length of the project location. The extent of the rip-rap is proposed to be no greater than one cubic yard of stone per linear foot of shoreline. The spoils from the regarding effort are proposed to remain on-site in an upland portion of the parcel.

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 not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

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 Sep 06, 2012.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

New York Power Authority
123 Main St
White Plains, NY 10601

Facility:

Power Authority Property on Big Sucker Brook
3 Maple Grove Tax Map Id 21.055-2-4.1
Waddington, NY

Application ID:

6-4082-00124/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Waddington, St Lawrence County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to stabilize 200 linear feet of shoreline of Big Sucker Brook by reshaping the shoreline slope; adding geotextile and backfilling the eroded slope; and placement of rip-rap at the toe of the slope keyed in below mean high water.

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 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 Sep 06, 2012.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Alcoa Inc
201 Isabella St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5858

Facility:

Alcoa Massena Operations (Massena West Plant)
Park Ave East
Massena, NY 13662

Application ID:

6-4058-00003/00365

Permits Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility Modification

Facility:

Reynolds Metals Company (Massena East Plant)
194 Co Rte 45
Massena, NY 13662

Application ID:

6-4058-00024/00077
6-4058-00024/00001

Permits Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility Modification
Article 17 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge Modification

Project Location:

Massena, St Lawrence County

Project Description:

DEC has tentatively determined to renew and modify the Air Title V Facility permit at the Massena West Plant; and to renew and modify the Air Title V Facility permit and to modify the Industrial SPDES permit at the Massena East Plant for Alcoa's proposed Massena Modernization Project (MMP). Alcoa owns and operates two primary aluminum reduction facilities in Massena, New York. The Standard Industrial Classification representative of this facility is 3334, Primary Aluminum.

The Department has drafted a permit to modify SPDES permit number NY0000132 for the Massena East Plant according to Alcoa's proposed MMP. Following is a summary of the proposed changes in the draft permit as compared to the currently effective permit:

  • Removal of outfall 002 monitoring due to plugging of the outfall, with closing of the casthouse, and diversion of remaining wastewaters to outfalls 001 and 003. The removal of related footnotes.
  • Adjustment of outfalls 001 and 01A limits for production increase in the new smelter, which is expected to be operational in 2015, with construction beginning in early 2013.
  • Additionally, at this time the DEC is proposing to update PCB requirements. This update includes reduced PCB limits at all outfalls due to application of the correct Aroclor ML (PQL) of 200 ng/L, adjustment of monitoring frequencies based on a review of historical data, and a PCB Minimization Program, which replaces previous track down requirements that were in footnote 5.
  • Deletion of outfall 01B to reflect that it ceased to exist some time ago.
  • In response to the permittee's December 14, 2009 request to add a copper-based algaecide to the outfall 002 lagoon, copper monitoring is now proposed for outfall 003.
  • Other changes include: updated WTCs, BMPs, and Definitions. A new footnote 8 has been added to clarify that appropriate sampling requirements for cyanide and phenols do not allow for the use of automatic samplers. Sample types were also revised. Completed compliance schedule items have been deleted. Special Condition D has been revised to reflect updated information for cyanide analysis. The removal of completed compliance schedule items.

The Air Title V Facility permit for Massena East Plant has been drafted as a renewal and modification to the existing Title V operating permit and will allow continued operation of three Soderberg potlines, materials handling and storage equipment, an aluminum homogenizing furnace, dross handling, cruce augering and cleaning, wastewater treatment plant, boilers, paint shop, and parts washers. It will also allow for one new process added since the original permit was issued: the cruce salting process. The modification to the permit for the proposed MMP includes:

  • Replacing the three Soderberg potlines at Massena East Plant with a modern technology pre-bake potline.
  • Adding an anode cooling room and bath dumping station.

The following regulations have been reviewed for applicability to the proposed modernization project:

  • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) at Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants - The new prebake potline will be considered a new emission source under 40 CFR 63 Subpart LL. Compliance testing will be required within 180 days after all pots that make up the prebake potline have been energized.
  • Modifications to Existing Major Facilities in Nonattainment Areas and Attainment Areas of the State within the Ozone Transport Region (NSR) & Modifications to Existing Major Facilities in Attainment Areas [Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)] - This modernization project will result in net decreases in emissions of all pollutants regulated under the NSR and PSD programs, namely, sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), total fluoride (TF), particulate matter (including TSP, PM10, and PM2.5), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and carbon monoxide (CO); therefore, the project does not trigger NSR or PSD requirements.

The Air Title V Facility permit for Alcoa Massena West Plant has been drafted as a renewal and modification to the existing Title V operating permit and will allow continued operation of one center worked pre-bake potline, materials handling and storage equipment, aluminum homogenizing furnaces, melting and holding furnaces, an anode pre-bake furnace, chip dryers and melters, in-line filterbox fluxing units, paste production, aluminum fabrication, boilers, wastewater treatment plant, and parts washers. It will also allow for new processes added since the original permit was issued: Process A-00003 which includes a melter/holder furnace, a homogenizing furnace, and an inerted in-line filterbox, emission process ANC which includes an anode cooling tower, and emission process M06 which includes bath handling, crushing, cruce digging, and tray dumping. The modification to the permit for the proposed MMP includes:

  • Increasing the recent throughput of the anode manufacturing facility at Massena West Plant by taking advantage of historic production capacity to supply the needs of the new potline at Massena East Plant as well as the existing potline at Massena West Plant.
  • Adding the new emission unit, A-00003, and the processes described above.

The following regulations have been reviewed for applicability to the proposed modernization project:

  • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) at Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants - The new prebake potline at the East Plant will be considered a new emission source under 40 CFR 63 Subpart LL. Compliance testing will be required within 180 days after all pots that make up the prebake potline have been energized.
  • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) at Secondary Aluminum Production Plants- The new melting/holding furnace and the filterbox are subject to the requirements of this regulation.
  • Modifications to Existing Major Facilities in Nonattainment Areas and Attainment Areas of the State within the Ozone Transport Region (NSR) & Modifications to Existing Major Facilities in Attainment Areas [Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)] - This modernization project will result in net decreases in emissions of all pollutants regulated under the NSR and PSD programs, namely, sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), total fluoride (TF), particulate matter (including TSP, PM10, and PM2.5), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and carbon monoxide (CO); therefore, the project does not trigger NSR or PSD requirements.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(9) and 201 6.4(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed below. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html.

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing. Comments and requests for a public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.

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:

Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than than 09/21/2012.

Contact:

Lawrence R Ambeau
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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