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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 12/12/2012

Albany County

Applicant:

Town of Colonie
347 Old Niskayuna Rd
Latham, NY 12110

Facility:

Colonie - T Mohawk View WTP & Well Field
Onderdonk Rd
Latham, NY 12110

Application ID:

4-0126-00036/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Colonie, Albany County

Project Description:

The Town of Colonie Latham Water District owns and operates the Mohawk View Water Treatment Plant (WTP). The Mohawk View WTP has an individual State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0102148), which authorizes the discharge of wastewater generated from the treatment of raw water to obtain potable water. Operations commenced in 1969 with a major expansion in 2005.

Raw water is obtained from the Mohawk River, Stony Creek Reservoir and groundwater wells. The raw water is treated with physical and chemical operations including oxidation, coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection. The wastewater is generated by backwashing filters, dewatering freeze / dry beds and cleaning debris from the raw water traveling screen. The daily average wastewater flow is 0.473 million gallons per day (MGD) and the maximum design flow for the wastewater is 1.5 MGD.

The SPDES Permit for the facility expired January 13, 2012. The Department has made a tentative determination to reissue the SPDES Permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law for the Mohawk View WTP. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.

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:

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 Jan 11, 2013.

Contact:

Karen M Gaidasz
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Delaware County

Applicant:

Village of Delhi
Court St
PO Box 328
Delhi, NY 13753 -0328

Facility:

Delhi - V STP
St Rte 10 - SW of Village
Delhi, NY 13753

Application ID:

4-1228-00012/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Delhi, Delaware County


Project Description:

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal to State Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (SPDES) permit (NY0020265) for the surface discharge of treated wastewater to the West Branch of the Delaware River, a class CT water. The Delhi Wastewater Treatment Plant has a design flow of 1.0 MGD. Treatment at the facility consists of grit remover, grinder, screen, aeration basins, secondary clarifiers, sand filtration, and chlorination and dechlorination units. Sludge is taken to Delaware Co. Solid Waste Center for disposal.

DEC proposes to incorporate the following modifications to this permit: - Administrative changes have been made to the first page of the permit. - The monthly average for flow has been rounded to two significant digits. - The seasonal monthly average and 7 day average limit for CBOD5 have been changed to year round limits. - The seasonal monthly average and daily maximum monitoring for UOD have been added. - The seasonal daily minimum for DO has been added. - The sampling period for Total Ammonia has been changed, and monthly average monitoring has been added. - Monthly average and daily maximum monitoring for TKN have been added. - Daily maximum monitoring for Phosphorus has been added. - The seasonal action level for Temperature has been updated. - Monthly average monitoring and daily maximum limit for TRC have been changed. - WET Testing has been added. - A Short Term High Intensity monitoring Program has been added. - A Mercury Minimization Program has been added. - The requirement for the certificate of completion of construction of microfiltration has been removed; construction has been completed. - Discharge Notification Requirements have been replaced with a narrated single paragraph. - Water flow diagram and site map has been added. - Recording, Reporting and Additional Monitoring Requirement page has been updated.

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:

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 Jan 11, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Greene County

Applicant:

Village of Catskill
422 Main St
Catskill, NY 12414 -1303

Facility:

Potic Reservoir Wtp
89 Potic Creek Rd
Earlton, NY 12058

Application ID:

4-1928-00043/00005

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Coxsackie, Greene County


Project Description:

The Village of Catskill proposes to modify their existing SPDES permit, which authorizes the discharge of treated backwash wastewater to a tributary to Potic Creek, a Class C(t) waterbody from the water treatment plant at the applicant's 89 Potic Creek Road facility located in the Town of Coxsackie, Greene County. The applicant requests to increase the discharge limit from 80,000 gallons per day (gpd) to 200,000 gpd. The change is proposed because decant volume from the backwash holding tank is no longer recycled to the water treatment plant headworks due to water quality/treatment process concerns raised by the NYSDOH. All decant volume from the holding tank is now conveyed to the backwash filter system for treatment and this has resulted in a larger discharge to the tributary to Potic Creek. The backwash filter system treatment capacity has been increased with the addition of a third settling lagoon to handle the increased flow.

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation law. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.

A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the DEC Region 4 Office.

Refer to this application by application ID listed above and SPDES number, NY 0261076.

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 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 Jan 11, 2013.

Contact:

Patricia M Gabriel
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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