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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 06/26/2013

Bronx County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Hunts Pt WPCP
Coster St & Ryawa Ave
Bronx, NY 10474

Application ID:

2-6007-00025/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Bronx, Bronx County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0026191), 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 Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 200 MGD. Current treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration), advanced secondary treatment (biological nutrient removal), and disinfection (sodium hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening, anaerobic digestion and dewatering by centrifuge prior to offsite transportation to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: The Combined Sewer Outfall Locations page has been updated. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: Reporting of the Flow daily maximum value has been added; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased; Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; Reporting of daily maximum concentration values for total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate concentration as well as reporting mass values for monthly averages and daily maximums; Effluent monitoring for enterococcus has been added; The total residual chlorine limit has been revised to reflect the final limit and reporting for monthly average concentration, and mass values for daily maximum and monthly average. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring table has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes; Influent TKN monitoring has been added for the Upper East River WWTPs with an action level of 24,000 lbs/day; The monitoring frequency for arsenic has been reduced; Reporting of the mass loading value and analytical concentration has been added to the reporting requirements; The action levels for cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, chloroform, 1,4-dichlorobenzene and tetrachloroethylene have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results; Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements; The action level for copper has been replaced with a daily maximum effluent limit of 180 lb/d. Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements; The mercury limit has been revised. The requirement to limit total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide due to the water quality analysis, and a series of grab samples shall be collected and composited by the analytical laboratory. WET testing action levels of 3.5 TUa and 31 TUc have been added. Footnote (2) for cyanide has been updated to indicate that analysis must be for available cyanide using EPA Method OIA 1677 or equivalent. Footnote (3) for total residual chlorine has been revised to state that a reduced interim total residual chlorine limit shall be in effect until completion of construction necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit. Footnote (6) for mercury has been revised to state that an interim mercury limit shall be in effect until effective date of permit modification + 3 years while the mercury minimization plan is implemented. Footnote (10) has been added to describe WET test requirements. Footnote (11) has been added to describe action if the influent TKN action level is exceeded. Footnote (12) has been added to allow for an interim available cyanide limit monitoring and upgrades are conducted, if necessary, to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit. The Long Island Sound TMDL Nitrogen Water Quality Based Effluent Limits and Monitoring - Phase I table has been removed from the draft permit because it is outdated and no longer relevant. The Long Island Sound TMDL Nitrogen Water Quality Based Effluent Limits and Monitoring - Phase II & III tables have been revised to include reporting on monthly average mass values for the individual WWTP for total nitrogen, ammonia, TKN, nitrite and nitrate. Sections of the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows have been revised to provide additional clarification regarding maximizing flow to the wastewater treatment plant and the wet weather operating plan. A BMP for characterization and monitoring has been added. Requirements to implement and periodically review/update the stormwater pollution prevention plan has been added. A mercury minimization requirement has been added. The Untreated Discharges section of the permit has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included as condition 1.h.3 as the reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been revised. The Schedule of Compliance section of the permit has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current permit language, Department guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Kings County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Red Hook WPCP
63 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Application ID:

2-6101-00023/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0027073), 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 Red Hook Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 60 mgd. Treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration),disinfection (sodium hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening, anaerobic digestion and dewatering by centrifuge prior to offsite transport to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: The Combined Sewer Outfall Locations page has been updated. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: Reporting of the Flow daily maximum value has been added; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased; Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; Reporting of daily maximum concentration values for total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate have been added as well as reporting mass values for monthly averages and daily maximums; Effluent monitoring for enterococcus has been added; The total residual chlorine limit has been revised to reflect the final limit and reporting for monthly average concentration as well as mass values for daily maximum and monthly average. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring table has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes. The monitoring frequencies for arsenic and 1,4-Dichlorobenzene have been reduced based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results; Reporting of the mass loading value and analytical concentration has been added to the reporting requirements; The action levels for cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, chloroform and tetrachloroethylene have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results; Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values have been added to the reporting requirement. The mercury limit has been revised; The requirement to limit total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide due to the water quality analysis, and a series of samples shall be collected and composited by the analytical laboratory. The monitoring requirement for 1,1,1-Trichloroethane has been removed from the permit because all of the sampling results were reported to be below the analytical detection levels. WET testing action levels of 18 TUa and 220 TUc have been added. Footnote (2) for cyanide has been updated to indicate that analysis must be for available cyanide using EPA Method OIA 1677 or equivalent. Footnote (3) for total residual chlorine has been removed as the facility is meeting the final limit at this facility. The following footnotes have been renumbered accordingly. Footnote (5) for mercury has been revised to state that an interim mercury limit shall be in effect until effective date of permit modification + 3 years while the mercury minimization plan is implemented. Footnote (9) has been added to describe WET test requirements. Footnote (10) has been added to allow for an interim available cyanide limit while monitoring and upgrades are conducted, if necessary, to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit as indicated in the schedule of compliance section. The Long Island Sound TMDL Nitrogen Water Quality Based Effluent Limits and Monitoring - Phase I table has been removed from the draft permit because it is outdated and no longer relevant. The Long Island Sound TMDL Nitrogen Water Quality Based Effluent Limits and Monitoring - Phase II & III tables have been revised to include reporting on monthly average mass values for the individual WWTP for ammonia, TKN, nitrite and nitrate. Sections of the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows have been revised to provide additional clarification regarding maximizing flow to the wastewater treatment plant and the wet weather operating plan. A BMP for characterization and monitoring has been added. Requirements to implement and periodically review/update the stormwater pollution prevention plan have been added. A mercury minimization requirement has been added. The Untreated Discharges section of the permit has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included as condition 1.h.3 as the reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been revised. The Schedule of Compliance section of the permit has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current permit language, Department guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Newtown Creek WPCP
329-69 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Application ID:

2-6101-00025/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0026204), 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 Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 310 MGD. Current treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration) and disinfection (sodium hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening, anaerobic digestion and dewatering by centrifuge prior to offsite transportation to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: The Combined Sewer Outfall locations page has been updated. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: Reporting of the Flow daily maximum value has been added; The CBOD5 30 day average mass limit of 66000 lb/d has been corrected to 65000 lb; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased; Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; An ammonia limit and reporting of mass values has been added; Reporting of daily maximum concentration values for total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate have been added as well as reporting mass values for monthly averages and daily maximums; Effluent monitoring for enterococcus has been added; The total residual chlorine limit has been revised to reflect the final limit and reporting for monthly average concentration as well as mass values for daily maximum and monthly average; The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring table has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes; The monitoring frequency for arsenic has been reduced; Reporting of the mass loading value and analytical concentration has been added to the reporting requirements; The action levels for cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, chloroform, 1,4-dichlorobenzene, tetrachloroethylene and toluene have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting, based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results; Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added; The action level for copper has been changed from 160 lb/d to 75 lb/d; Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements; The action level and monitoring for 1,1,1-Trichloroethane has been removed from the permit because all of the sampling results were reported to be below the analytical detection levels; The mercury limit has been revised; The requirement to limit total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide of 35 lbs/day due to the water quality analysis, and a series of grab samples shall be collected and composited by the analytical laboratory; PCB minimization requirements have been added to the permit, including the addition of quarterly sampling for Aroclors 1016, 1221, 1232, 1242, 1248, 1254 and 1260 with a 200 ng/l limit per aroclor. WET testing action levels of 4.1 TUa and 35 TUc have been added, and based upon the review of WET testing results, the frequency of testing has been reduced to require quarterly testing only during calendar years ending in 1 and 6. Footnote (2) for cyanide has been updated to indicate that analysis must be for available cyanide using EPA Method OIA 1677 or equivalent. Footnote (3) for total residual chlorine has been revised to state that a reduced interim total residual chlorine limit shall be in effect until completion of construction necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit. Footnote (6) for mercury has been revised to state that an interim mercury limit shall be in effect until effective date of permit modification + 3 years while the mercury minimization plan is implemented. Footnote (10) has been added to describe WET test requirements. Footnote (11) has been added to allow for an interim available cyanide limit while monitoring and upgrades are conducted, if necessary, to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit as indicated in the schedule of compliance section. The Long Island Sound TMDL Nitrogen Water Quality Based Effluent Limits and Monitoring - Phase I table has been removed from the draft permit because it is outdated and no longer relevant. The Long Island Sound TMDL Nitrogen Water Quality Based Effluent Limits and Monitoring - Phase II & III tables have been revised to include reporting on monthly average mass values for the individual WWTP for total nitrogen, ammonia, TKN, nitrite and nitrate. Sections of the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows have been revised to provide additional clarification regarding maximizing flow to the wastewater treatment plant and the wet weather operating plan. A BMP for characterization and monitoring has been added. Requirements to implement and periodically review/update the stormwater pollution prevention plan has been added. A mercury minimization requirement has been added. A PCB minimization requirement has been added. The Untreated Discharges section of the permit has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included as condition 1.h.3 as the reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been revised. The Schedule of Compliance section of the permit has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current permit language, Department guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Owls Head WPCP
6700 Shore Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Application ID:

2-6102-00005/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0026166), 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 Owls Head Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 120 MGD. Current treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration) and disinfection (sodium hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening and anaerobic digestion prior to offsite transportation to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: The Combined Sewer Outfall Locations Page has been updated. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: Reporting of the Flow daily maximum value has been added; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased; Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; Effluent monitoring for enterococcus has been added; The total residual chlorine limit has been revised to reflect the final limit and reporting for monthly average concentration as well as mass values for daily maximum and monthly average. An ammonia limit has been added; Reporting of mass values for ammonia are also included. Reporting of daily maximum concentration and mass values for total nitrogen, ammonia, total kjeldahl nitrogen, nitrite, nitrate, total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate have been added; Reporting of the monthly average mass values for total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate have also been included; The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring table has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes. The monitoring frequency for arsenic has been reduced from once per month to quarterly. Reporting of the mass loading value has been added to the reporting requirements in addition to the analytical concentration. The action levels on the Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring tables on page 7 for cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, chloroform, 1,4-dichlorobenzene, and tetrachloroethylene have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results; Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added; The action level for copper has been revised based upon a review of sampling results. Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements. The mercury limit has been revised; The requirement to limit total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide due to the water quality analysis indicating that the water quality based effluent limit applies to available cyanide and a series of samples shall be collected and composited by the analytical laboratory. The action level and monitoring for phenol has been removed because all but one of the sampling results were reported to be below the analytical detection levels. The action level and monitoring for 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene has been removed because all of the sampling results were reported to be below the analytical detection levels. WET testing action levels of 4.6 TUa and 39 TUc have been added. Footnote (2) for cyanide has been updated to indicate that analysis must be for available cyanide using EPA Method OIA 1677 or equivalent. Footnote (3) for total residual chlorine has been revised to state that a reduced interim total residual chlorine limit of 2.0 mg/l shall be in effect until completion of construction of facilities necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit. Footnote (6) for mercury has been revised to state that an interim mercury limit shall be in effect until the effective date of the permit modification + 3 years while the mercury minimization plan is implemented. Footnote (11) has been added to describe WET test requirements. Footnote (12) has been added to allow for an interim available cyanide limit while monitoring and upgrades are conducted, if necessary, to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit as indicated in the schedule of compliance section. Sections of the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows have been revised to provide additional clarification regarding maximizing flow to the wastewater treatment plant and the wet weather operating plan. A BMP for characterization and monitoring has been added as this is a standard part of DEC's permit language. Requirements to implement and periodically review/update the stormwater pollution prevention plan developed for this facility. A mercury minimization requirement has been added. The Untreated Discharges section of the permit has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included as condition 1.h.3 as the reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been revised to reflect. The Schedule of Compliance section of the permit has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current permit language, Department guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP 26th Ward WPCP
122-68 Flatlands Ave
Brooklyn, NY 12207

Application ID:

2-6105-00009/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0026212), 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 26th Ward Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 85 MGD. Current treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration), advanced secondary treatment (biological nutrient removal), and disinfection (sodium hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening, anaerobic digestion and dewatering by centrifuge prior to offsite transportation to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: The Combined Sewer Outfall locations page has been updated. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: Reporting of the Flow daily maximum value has been added; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased; Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; Seasonal ammonia water quality based effluent limits have been added for the summer and winter seasons; Reporting of daily maximum concentration values for total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate have been added as well as reporting mass values for monthly averages and daily maximums; Effluent monitoring for enterococcus has been added; The total residual chlorine limit has been revised to reflect the final limit and reporting for monthly average concentration and mass values for daily maximum and monthly average; The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring table has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes; The monitoring frequency for arsenic has been reduced. Reporting of the mass loading value and analytical concentration has been added to the reporting requirements. The copper limit has been replaced with a modified effluent limit of 61 ug/l; The action levels for lead has been replaced with a permit limit based upon the water quality evaluation; The action levels for nickel has been reduced based upon the water quality evaluation. The action levels for silver has been reduced based upon the water quality evaluation. The action levels for zinc has been replaced with a permit limit based upon the water quality evaluation. The action levels for cadmium, chromium, chloroform and 1,4-dichlorobenzene and toluene have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results; Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements; The mercury limit has been revised; The requirement to limit total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide of 0.92 lbs/day due to the water quality analysis indicating that the water quality based effluent limit applies to available cyanide, and a series of grab samples shall be collected and composited by the analytical laboratory. The tetrachloroethylene limit based upon the water quality evaluation; WET testing action levels of 0.3 TUa and 1.8 TUc have been added, and the monitoring frequency will remain quarterly. Footnote (2) for cyanide has been updated to indicate that analysis must be for available cyanide using EPA Method OIA 1677 or equivalent. Footnote (3) for total residual chlorine has been revised to state that a reduced interim total residual chlorine limit shall be in effect until completion of construction necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit. Footnote (6) for mercury has been revised to state that an interim mercury limit shall be in effect until effective date of permit modification + 3 years while the mercury minimization plan is implemented. Footnote (10) has been added to describe WET test requirements. Footnote (11) has been added to indicate that copper is a modified effluent limit per 6NYCRR Part 702.16(b)(2). Continuous, quarterly WET testing of the discharge is required. Footnote (12) has been added to allow for an interim ammonia limit while the Permittee evaluates and constructs the facilities necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit as indicated in the schedule of compliance section of the draft permits. Footnote (13) has been added to allow for an interim available cyanide limit of 42 lb/d while monitoring and upgrades is conducted, if necessary, to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit as indicated in the schedule of compliance section. The Jamaica Bay WWTPs (Jamaica, Rockaway, Coney Island, 26th Ward) No-Net Increase Effluent Limits and Monitoring for Nitrogen table has been modified to include a final total nitrogen limit of 7400 lbs/day as an aggregate 12 month rolling average. The table has also been revised to include reporting of the mass loading values for the individual WWTP for ammonia, TKN, nitrate and nitrite. The Total Nitrogen - Interim Effluent Limits Table has been revised to replace the effective date of permit modification notation with 11/01/2009 and the performance based limit of 36,500 lbs/day which is currently in effect has been added. The existing footnote 5 has been removed as the Permittee has submitted Comprehensive Jamaica Bay Report in accordance with the Consent Judgment, Index No. 04-402174. Existing footnote 6 is now footnote 5. Monitoring Requirements for the Spring Creek CSO Retention Facility has been revised to include reporting of pumped back volume; reporting of CBOD5 instead of BOD5; reduced sampling frequency to quarterly for settleable solids and oil & grease; and removal of fecal coliform monitoring as this discharge is not disinfected. Sections of the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows have been revised to provide additional clarification regarding maximizing flow to the wastewater treatment plant and the wet weather operating plan. A BMP for characterization and monitoring has been added. Requirements to implement and periodically review/update the stormwater pollution prevention plan has been added. A mercury minimization requirement has been added. The Untreated Discharges section of the permit has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included as condition 1.h.3 and the reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been revised. The Schedule of Compliance section of the permit has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current permit language, Department guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Coney Island WPCP
2591 Knapp St
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Application ID:

2-6107-00004/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0026182), 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 Coney Island WPCP has a design flow of 110 MGD. Current treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration), disinfection (sodium hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening prior to offsite transportation to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: The Combined Sewer Outfall Locations page has been updated. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: The reporting of the Flow daily maximum value has been added; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased. Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; Reporting of daily maximum concentration values and mass values for monthly averages and daily maximums have been added; Effluent monitoring for enterococcus has been added ; The total residual chlorine limit has been revised to reflect the final limit and reporting for monthly average concentration and mass values daily maximum and monthly average has been added. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring table has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes; The monitoring frequency for arsenic has been reduced, and reporting of the mass loading value has been added to the reporting requirements in addition to the analytical concentration; The action levels for cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, chloroform, 1,4-dichlorobenzene and tetrachloroethylene have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting, based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results; Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements; The mercury limit has been revised; The requirement to limit total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide, due to the water quality, and the sample shall be collected as a series and composited by the analytical laboratory; WET testing action levels of 3.4 TUa and 46 TUc have been added; Footnote (2) for cyanide has been updated to indicate that analysis must be for available cyanide using EPA Method OIA 1677 or equivalent; Footnote (3) for total residual chlorine has been revised to state that a reduced interim total residual chlorine limit shall be in effect until completion of construction necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit; Footnote (6) for mercury has been revised to state that an interim mercury limit shall be in effect until the effective date of the permit modification + 3 years while the mercury minimization plan is implemented; Footnote (10) has been added to describe WET test requirements. Footnote (11) has been added to allow for an interim available cyanide limit while the monitoring and upgrades are conducted, if necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit. The Jamaica Bay WWTPs (Jamaica, Rockaway, Coney Island, 26th Ward) No-Net Increase Effluent Limits and Monitoring for Nitrogen table has been modified to include a final total nitrogen limit of 7400 lbs/day as a 12 month rolling average, and includes reporting of the mass loading values for the individual WWTP for ammonia, TKN, nitrate and nitrite. The Total Nitrogen - Interim Effluent Limits Table has been revised to replace the effective date of permit modification notation with 11/01/ 2009 and the performance based limit which is currently in effect has been added. The existing footnote 5 has been removed as the Permittee has submitted Comprehensive Jamaica Bay Report in accordance with the Consent Judgment, Index No. 04-402174. Existing footnote 6 is now footnote 5. A variance is included to allow for discharges from the Paerdegat Basin CSO Retention facility. Monitoring Requirements for the Paerdegat Basin CSO Retention Facility have been revised to include reporting of pumped back volume; reporting of CBOD5 instead of BOD5; reduced sampling frequency to quarterly for settleable solids and oil& grease; and removal of fecal coliform monitoring as this discharge is not disinfected. Sections of the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows have been revised to provide additional clarification regarding maximizing flow to the wastewater treatment plant and the wet weather operating plan. A BMP for characterization and monitoring has been added. A mercury minimization requirement has been added. The Untreated Discharges section has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included as condition 1.h.3, as the reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been revised. The Schedule of Compliance section of the permit has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current permit language, Department guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


New York County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP North River WPCP
725 W 135TH St
New York, NY 10031

Application ID:

2-6202-00007/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0026247), 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 North River Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 170 mgd. Treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration) and disinfection (sodium Hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening and anaerobic digestion prior to office transport to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: The Combined Sewer Outfall Locations page has been updated. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: Reporting of the Flow daily maximum value; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased; Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; Effluent monitoring for enterococcus once per month has been added; The total residual chlorine limit to reflect the final limit and reporting for monthly average concentration as well as mass values for daily maximum and monthly average; An ammonia limit and reporting of mass values has been added; Reporting of daily maximum concentration and mass values for various parameters; Reporting of the monthly average mass values for total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate has been added; Page 8 has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes; The monitoring frequency for arsenic has been reduced; Reporting of the mass loading value has been added to the reporting requirements in addition to the analytical concentration; Based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results, the action levels for various parameters have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting; The action level for copper has been replaced with a permit limit; The mercury limit has been revised; The requirement to limit total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide; The action level and monitoring for 1,1,1-Trichloroethane has been removed from the permit because all of the sampling results were reported to be below the analytical detection levels; WET testing action levels have been added; and, Footnotes have been updated. Sections of the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows have been revised to provide additional clarification. A Best Management Plan (BMP) for characterization and monitoring has been added. Requirements to implement and periodically review/update the stormwater pollution prevention plan has been added. The stormwater pollution prevention plan is intended to develop and implement best management practices that will prevent stormwater contamination. A mercury minimization requirement has been added to the permit. The Untreated Discharges section of the permit has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included. The reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been updated. The Schedule of Compliance section has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Permit pages and conditions have been updated, renumbered and reordered, and reflect current permit language, DEC guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Wards Island WPCP
Wards island - E Side
New York, NY 10035

Application ID:

2-6203-00005/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0026131), 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 Wards Island Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 275 MGD. Current treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration), advanced secondary treatment (biological nutrient removal) and disinfection (sodium hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening, anaerobic digestion and dewatering by centrifuge prior to offsite transportation to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: The Combined Sewer Outfall Locations page has been updated. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: Reporting of the Flow daily maximum value has been added to the Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring table; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased; Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; An ammonia limit and reporting of mass values for ammonia has been added; Reporting of daily maximum concentration values for total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate have been added as well as reporting mass values for monthly averages and daily maximums; Effluent monitoring for enterococcus has been added; The total residual chlorine limit has been revised to reflect the final limit and reporting for monthly average concentration as well as mass values for daily maximum and monthly average. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring table has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes. Influent TKN monitoring has been added for the Upper East River WWTPs with an action level of 46,000 lbs/day. The monitoring frequency for arsenic has been reduced based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results; Reporting of the mass loading value has been added to the reporting requirements in addition to the analytical concentration. The action levels for cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, chloroform and 1,4-dichlorobenzene have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results; Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements; The action level for copper has been replaced with a daily maximum effluent limit. Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements. The mercury limit has been revised; The requirement to limit total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide due to the water quality analysis indicating that the water quality based effluent limit applies to available cyanide, and a series of grab samples shall be collected and composited by the analytical laboratory. The daily maximum effluent limit for tetrachloroethylene has been reduced;. Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements. WET testing action levels of 2.0 TUa and 11 TUc have been added. Footnote (2) for cyanide has been updated to indicate that analysis must be for available cyanide using EPA Method OIA 1677 or equivalent. Footnote (3) for total residual chlorine has been revised to state that a reduced interim total residual chlorine limit shall be in effect until completion of construction necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit. Footnote (6) for mercury has been revised to state that an interim mercury limit shall be in effect until the effective date of permit + 3 years while the mercury minimization plan is implemented. Footnote (10) has been added to describe WET test requirements. Footnote (11) has been added to describe action if the influent TKN action level is exceeded. Footnote (12) has been added to allow for an interim available cyanide limit while monitoring and upgrades is conducted, if necessary, to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit as indicated in the schedule of compliance section of the draft permit. The Long Island Sound TMDL Nitrogen Water Quality Based Effluent Limits and Monitoring - Phase I table has been removed from the draft permit because it is outdated and no longer relevant. The Long Island Sound TMDL Nitrogen Water Quality Based Effluent Limits and Monitoring - Phase II & III tables have been revised to include reporting on monthly average mass values for the individual WWTP for ammonia, TKN, nitrite and nitrate. Sections of the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows have been revised to provide additional clarification regarding maximizing flow to the wastewater treatment plant and the wet weather operating plan. A BMP for characterization and monitoring has been added. Requirements to implement and periodically review/update the stormwater pollution prevention plan has been added. A mercury minimization requirement has been added; The Untreated Discharges section of the permit has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included as condition 1.h.3 as the reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been revised. The Schedule of Compliance section of the permit has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current permit language, Department guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Queens County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Bowery Bay WPCP
43-10 Berrian Blvd
Astoria, NY 11105

Application ID:

2-6301-00008/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0026158), 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 Bowery Bay Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 150 mgd. Treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration), advanced secondary treatment (biological nutrient removal) and disinfection (sodium hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening, anaerobic digestion and dewatering by centrifuge prior to offsite transport to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: The Combined Sewer Outfall Locations page has been updated. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: The reporting of the Flow daily maximum value has been added; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased; Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; An ammonia limit has been added; Reporting of mass values for ammonia are also included; Reporting of daily maximum concentration values for total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate concentration have been added as well as reporting mass values for monthly averages and daily maximums; Effluent monitoring for enterococcus once per month has been added; The total residual chlorine limit has been revised to reflect the final limit and reporting for monthly average concentration as well as mass values for daily maximum and monthly average. Page 7 has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes; Influent TKN monitoring has been added; The monitoring frequency for arsenic has been reduced; Reporting of the mass loading value has been added to the reporting requirements in addition to the analytical concentration; Based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results, the action levels for cadmium, chromium, lead, silver, zinc, 1,4-dichlorobenzene and chloroform have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting; Reporting of the analytical concentration has been added to the reporting requirements in addition to the mass loading value; The action level for copper has been changed ,and reporting of the analytical concentration and the mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements; The mercury limit has been revised; The action level for nickel has been revised, and reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements; The requirement to limit total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide due to the water quality analysis and a series of grab samples shall be collected and composited by the analytical laboratory; WET testing action levels of 3.1 TUa and 18 TUc have been added; Footnote (2) for cyanide has been updated to indicate that analysis must be for available cyanide using EPA Method OIA 1677 or equivalent; Footnote (3) for total residual chlorine has been revised to state that a reduced interim total residual chlorine limit shall be in effect until completion of construction necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit; Footnote (6) for mercury has been revised to state that an interim mercury limit shall be in effect for the effective date of the permit modification + 3 years while the mercury minimization plan is implemented; Footnote (10) has been added to describe WET test requirements; Footnote (11) has been added to describe action if the influent TKN action level is exceeded. Footnote (12) has been added to allow for an interim available cyanide limit of 75 lb/d while the monitoring and upgrades are conducted, if necessary, to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit as indicated in the schedule of compliance section; The Long Island Sound TMDL Nitrogen Water Quality Based Effluent Limits and Monitoring - Phase I table has been removed from the draft permit because it is outdated and no longer relevant. The Long Island Sound TMDL Nitrogen Water Quality Based Effluent Limits and Monitoring - Phase II & III tables have been revised to include reporting on monthly average mass values for total nitrogen, ammonia, TKN, nitrite and nitrate. Sections of the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows have been revised to provide additional clarification regarding maximizing flow to the facility and the WET weather operating plan. A BMP for characterization and monitoring has been added. Requirements to implement and periodically review/update the stormwater pollution prevention plan have been added. The stormwater pollution prevention plan is intended to develop and implement best management practices that will prevent stormwater contamination at this facility. A mercury minimization requirement has been added. The Untreated Discharges section has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included as the reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been revised. The Schedule of Compliance section of the permit has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Permit pages and conditions have been updated, renumbered and reordered, and reflect current permit language, DEC guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Tallman Island WPCP
127-01 Powells Cove Blvd
College Point, NY 11356

Application ID:

2-6302-00012/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0026239), 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 Tallman Island Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 80 MGD. Current treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration), advanced secondary treatment (biological nutrient removal) and disinfection (sodium hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening, anaerobic digestion and dewatering by centrifuge prior to offsite transportation to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed. The Combined Sewer Outfall locations page has been updated. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: Reporting of the Flow daily maximum value has been added; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased; Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; An ammonia limit and reporting of mass values have been added; Reporting of daily maximum concentration values for total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate have been added as well as reporting mass values for monthly averages and daily maximums; Effluent monitoring for enterococcus has been added to the draft permit; The total residual chlorine limit has been revised to reflect the final limit and reporting for monthly average concentration as well as mass values for daily maximum and monthly average; The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring table has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes; Influent TKN monitoring has been added for the Upper East River WWTPs with an action level of 15,000 lbs/day. The monitoring frequency for arsenic has been reduced based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results; Reporting of the mass loading value and analytical concentration has been added; The action levels for cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, silver, chloroform and 1,4-Dichlorobenzene have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results; Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values have been added to the reporting requirements. The action level for copper has been replaced with a daily maximum effluent limit. Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added. The mercury limit has been revised. The requirement to limit total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide due to the water quality analysis, and a series of samples shall be collected and composited by the analytical laboratory. The action level for zinc has been changed. Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements. WET testing action levels of 0.3 TUa and 31 TUc have been added and the frequency of testing has been reduced to require quarterly testing only during calendar years ending in 5 and 0. Footnote (2) for cyanide has been updated to indicate that analysis must be for available cyanide using EPA Method OIA 1677 or equivalent. Footnote (3) for total residual chlorine has been revised to state that a reduced interim total residual chlorine limit shall be in effect until completion of construction necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit. Footnote (6) for mercury has been revised to state that an interim mercury limit shall be in effect until effective date of permit modification + 3 years while the permittee implements the mercury minimization plan. Footnote (10) has been added to describe WET test requirements. Footnote (11) has been added to describe action if the influent TKN action level is exceeded. The Long Island Sound TMDL Nitrogen Water Quality Based Effluent Limits and Monitoring - Phase I table has been removed from the draft permit because it is outdated and no longer relevant. Footnote (12) has been added to allow for an interim available cyanide limit while monitoring and upgrades are conducted, if necessary, to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit as indicated in the schedule of compliance section. The Long Island Sound TMDL Nitrogen Water Quality Based Effluent Limits and Monitoring - Phase II & III tables have been revised to include reporting on monthly average mass values for the individual WWTP for ammonia, TKN, nitrite and nitrate. Monitoring Requirements for CSO Regional Facilities have been added to the draft permit for the Alley Creek CSO Retention Facility. This section also includes monitoring for the Flushing Bay Retention Facility. Monitoring requirements have been revised to include reporting of pumped back volume; reporting of CBOD5 instead of BOD5; reduced sampling frequency to quarterly for settleable solids and oil & grease; and removal of fecal coliform monitoring as this discharge is not disinfected. Sections of the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows have been revised to provide additional clarification regarding maximizing flow to the wastewater treatment plant and the wet weather operating plan. Additionally, a BMP for characterization and monitoring has been added. Requirements to implement and periodically review/update the stormwater pollution prevention plan has been added. A mercury minimization requirement has been added. The Untreated Discharges section of the permit has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included as condition 1.h.3 as the reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been revised. The Schedule of Compliance section of the permit has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current permit language, Department guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Jamaica WPCP
150-20 134TH St
Jamaica, NY 11430

Application ID:

2-6308-00021/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0026115), 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 Jamaica Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 100 MGD. Current treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration) and disinfection (sodium hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening, anaerobic digestion and dewatering by centrifuge prior to offsite transportation to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: The Combined Sewer Outfall Locations page has been updated. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: Reporting of the Flow daily maximum value has been added; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased; Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; Seasonal ammonia water quality based effluent limits have been added for the summer and winter seasons; Reporting of daily maximum concentration values for total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate have been added as well as reporting mass values for monthly averages and daily maximums. Effluent monitoring for enterococcus been added; The total residual chlorine limit has been revised to reflect the final limit and reporting for monthly average concentration as well as mass values for daily maximum and monthly average; The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring table has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes; The monitoring frequency for arsenic has been reduced; Reporting of the mass loading value and analytical concentration has been added to the reporting requirements; The action levels for cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, chloroform and 1,4-dichlorobenzene have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results for the past 3 years, and reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values have been added to the reporting requirements; The mercury limit has been revised; Limit for total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide due to the water quality analysis, and a series of grab samples shall be collected and composited by the analytical laboratory; WET testing action levels of 2.5 TUa and 13 TUc have been added; Footnote (2) for cyanide has been updated to indicate that analysis must be for available cyanide using EPA Method OIA 1677 or equivalent. Footnote (3) for total residual chlorine has been revised to state that a reduced interim total residual chlorine limit shall be in effect until completion of construction necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit; Footnote (6) for mercury has been revised to state that an interim mercury limit shall be in effect until effective date of the permit + 3 years while the mercury minimization plan is implemented; Footnote (10) has been added to describe WET test requirements; Footnote (11) has been added to allow for an interim ammonia limit to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit as indicated in the schedule of compliance section; Footnote (12) has been added to allow for an interim available cyanide limit of 50 lb/d monitoring and upgrades are conducted, if necessary, to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit as indicated in the schedule of compliance section; The Jamaica Bay WWTPs (Jamaica, Rockaway, Coney Island, 26th Ward) No-Net Increase Effluent Limits and Monitoring for Nitrogen table has been modified to include a final total nitrogen limit of 7400 lbs/day as a 12 month rolling average, and also been revised to include reporting of the mass loading values for the individual WWTP for ammonia, TKN, nitrate and nitrite; The Total Nitrogen - Interim Effluent Limits Table has been revised to replace the effective date of permit modification notation with 11/01/2009 and the performance based limit of 36,500 lbs/day which is currently in effect has been added. The existing footnote 5 has been removed as the Permittee has submitted Comprehensive Jamaica Bay Report in accordance with the Consent Judgment, Index No. 04-402174. Existing footnote 6 is now footnote 5. Additionally, the footnotes on pages 10-11 have been better formatted to make them easier to read. Sections of the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows have been revised to provide additional clarification regarding maximizing flow to the wastewater treatment plant and the wet weather operating plan. A BMP for characterization and monitoring has been added. A mercury minimization requirement has been added. The Untreated Discharges section of the permit has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included as condition 1.h.3, as reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been revised. The Schedule of Compliance section of the permit has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current permit language, Department guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Rockaway WPCP
106-21 Beach Channel Dr
Rockaway, NY 11694

Application ID:

2-6309-00003/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0026221), 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 Rockaway Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 45 MGD. Current treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration) and disinfection (sodium hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening and anaerobic digestion prior to offsite transportation to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: The Combined Sewer Outfall locations page has been updated. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: Reporting of the Flow daily maximum value has been added; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased; Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; Reporting of daily maximum concentration values for total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate have been added as well as reporting mass values for monthly averages and daily maximums. Effluent monitoring for enterococcus has been added; The total residual chlorine limit has been revised to reflect the final limit and reporting for monthly average concentration as well as mass values for daily maximum and monthly average. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring table has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes. The monitoring frequency for arsenic and 1,4-dichlorobenzene have been reduced. Reporting of the mass loading value and analytical concentration has been added to the reporting requirements; The action levels for cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, chloroform and tetrachloroethylene have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results; Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements; The action level and monitoring for carbon tetrachloride has been removed from the permit because all but one of the sampling results were reported to be below the analytical detection levels. The mercury limit has been revised. The requirement to limit total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide due to the water quality analysis, and a sample shall be collected and composited by the analytical laboratory. WET testing action levels have been added. Footnote (2) for cyanide has been updated to indicate that analysis must be for available cyanide using EPA Method OIA 1677 or equivalent. Footnote (3) for total residual chlorine has been revised to state that a reduced interim total residual chlorine limit shall be in effect until completion of construction necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit. Footnote (6) for mercury has been revised to state that an interim mercury limit shall be in effect until effective date of permit modification + 3 years while the permittee implements the mercury minimization plan. Footnote (10) has been added to describe WET test requirements. Footnote (11) has been added to allow for an interim available cyanide limit while monitoring and upgrades are being conducted, if necessary, to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit as indicated in the schedule of compliance section. The Jamaica Bay WWTPs (Jamaica, Rockaway, Coney Island, 26th Ward) No-Net Increase Effluent Limits and Monitoring for Nitrogen table has been modified to include a final total nitrogen limit of 7400 lbs/day as a 12 month rolling average. The table has also been revised to include reporting of the mass loading values for the individual WWTPs for ammonia, TKN, nitrate and nitrite. The Total Nitrogen - Interim Effluent Limits Table has been revised to replace the effective date of permit modification notation with 11/01/2009 and the performance based limit of 36,500 lbs/day which is currently in effect has been added. The existing footnote 5 has been removed as the Permittee has submitted Comprehensive Jamaica Bay Report in accordance with the Consent Judgment, Index No. 04-402174. Existing footnote 6 is now footnote 5. Sections of the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows have been revised to provide additional clarification regarding maximizing flow to the wastewater treatment plant and the wet weather operating plan. A BMP for characterization and monitoring has been added as this is a standard part of DEC's permit language. Requirements to implement and periodically review/update the stormwater pollution prevention plan has been added. A mercury minimization requirement has been added; The Untreated Discharges section has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included as condition 1.h.3 as the reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been revised. The Schedule of Compliance section of the permit has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current permit language, Department guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Richmond County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Port Richmond WPCP
1801 Richmond Ter
Staten Island, NY 10310

Application ID:

2-6401-00012/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Staten Island, Richmond County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0026107), 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 Port Richmond Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 60 MGD. Current treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration) and disinfection (sodium hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening and anaerobic digestion and dewatering prior to offsite transportation to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: The Combined Sewer Outfall Locations page has been updated. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: Reporting of the Flow daily maximum value has been added; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased; Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; Monitoring for enterococcus has been added . The total residual chlorine limit to reflect the final limit of 0.53 mg/l and reporting for monthly average concentration as well as mass values for daily maximum and monthly average has been added; Reporting of daily maximum concentration and mass values for total nitrogen, ammonia, total kjeldahl nitrogen, nitrite, nitrate, total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate have been added; Reporting of the monthly average mass values for total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate have been added; The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring table has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes. The monitoring frequency for arsenic has been reduced. Reporting of the mass loading value and analytical concentration has been added to the reporting requirements; The action levels for cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, chloroform, 1,4-dichlorobenzene and tetrachloroethylene have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results, and reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements; The action level for copper has been revised from 15 lb/d to 6.1 lb/d based upon a review of sampling results, and reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements; The mercury limit has been revised; The requirement to limit total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide due to the water quality analysis, and a series of grab samples shall be collected and composited by the analytical laboratory; WET testing action levels of 1.9 TUa and 21 TUc have been added, and based upon the review of WET testing results the frequency of testing has been reduced to require quarterly testing only during calendar years ending in 2 and 7; Footnote (2) for cyanide has been updated to indicate that analysis must be for available cyanide using EPA Method OIA 1677 or equivalent. Footnote (3) for total residual chlorine has been revised to state that a reduced interim total residual chlorine limit of 2.0 mg/l shall be in effect until completion of construction necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit; Footnote (6) for mercury has been revised to state that an interim mercury limit of 150 ng/l shall be in effect until the effective date of the permit modification + 3 years while the mercury minimization plan is implemented. Footnote (11) has been added to describe WET test requirements: Footnote (12) has been added to allow for an interim available cyanide limit to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit as indicated in the schedule of compliance section; Sections of the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows have been revised to provide additional clarification regarding maximizing flow to the wastewater treatment plant and the wet weather operating plan. A BMP for characterization and monitoring has been added. Requirements to implement and periodically review/update the stormwater pollution prevention plan has been added. A mercury minimization requirement has been added. The Untreated Discharges section of the permit has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included as condition 1.h.3, as the reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been revised. The Schedule of Compliance section of the permit has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current permit language, Department guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy 5th Fl
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Oakwood Beach WPCP
751 Mill Rd
Staten Island, NY 10306

Application ID:

2-6404-00065/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Staten Island, Richmond County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0026174), 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 Oakwood Beach Water Pollution Control Plant has a design flow of 39.9 MGD. Current treatment includes preliminary treatment, primary settling, secondary treatment (activated sludge, step-feed aeration) and disinfection (sodium hypochlorite). Sludge is treated by gravity thickening, anaerobic digestion and dewatering by centrifuge prior to offsite transportation to a landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: The sanitary sewer outfalls are listed on page 3 of the draft permit along with language that sanitary sewer overflows are prohibited. The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring pages have been updated with: Reporting of the Flow daily maximum value has been added; Reporting of the CBOD5 daily maximum values for concentration and mass have been added; The sampling frequency for dissolved oxygen has been increased; Reporting of the TSS daily maximum mass value has been added; Effluent monitoring for enterococcus has been added to the draft permit; The total residual chlorine limit has been revised to reflect the final limit and reporting for monthly average concentration as well as mass values for daily maximum and monthly average. An ammonia limit and reporting of mass values for ammonia has been added; Reporting of daily maximum concentration and mass values for total nitrogen, ammonia, total kjeldahl nitrogen, nitrite, nitrate, total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate have been added; Reporting of the monthly average mass values for total phosphate and soluble orthophosphate have also been included; The Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring table has been reformatted to include action levels and whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing and applicable footnotes; The monitoring frequency for arsenic has been reduced; Reporting of the mass loading and analytical concentration has been added to the reporting requirements; The action levels for cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, chloroform, 1,4-dichlorobenzene, tetrachloroethylene and toluene have been removed and replaced with quarterly monitoring and reporting based upon the water quality evaluation and review of effluent sampling results; Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements; The action level for copper has been revised from based upon a review of sampling results; Reporting of the analytical concentration and mass loading values has been added to the reporting requirements; The mercury limit has been revised; The requirement to limit total cyanide has been replaced with a limit for available cyanide due to the water quality analysis indicating that the water quality based effluent limit applies to available cyanide and a series of samples shall be collected and composited by the analytical laboratory. WET testing action levels of 5.8 TUa and 79 TUc have been added. Footnote (2) for cyanide has been updated to indicate that analysis must be for available cyanide using EPA Method OIA 1677 or equivalent. Footnote (3) for total residual chlorine has been revised to state that a reduced interim total residual chlorine limit shall be in effect until completion of construction necessary to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit. Footnote (6) for mercury has been revised to state that an interim mercury limit shall be in effect until the effective date of permit + 3 years while the mercury minimization plan is implemented. Footnote (11) has been added to describe WET test requirements. Footnote (12) has been added to allow for an interim available cyanide limit while monitoring and upgrades are conducted, if necessary, to achieve compliance with the final water quality based effluent limit as indicated in the schedule of compliance section. Requirements to implement and periodically review/update the stormwater pollution prevention plan has been added. A mercury minimization requirement has been added. The Untreated Discharges section of the permit has been revised to remove the annual reporting requirement that was previously included as condition 1.h.3 as the reporting of this information is already a requirement in the Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflows section. The Industrial Pretreatment Program Implementation Requirements section has been revised. The Schedule of Compliance section of the permit has been revised to remove out of date actions and to relocate several requirements to a new Schedule of Submissions section. Updated permit pages and conditions reflect current permit language, Department guidance, 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 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 Jul 26, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
deppermitting@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Richard Runfola

Facility:

Richard Runfola 232 Sinclair Ave B 6267 L 7
232 Sinclair Ave Jefferson Blvd & Dead End
Staten Island, NY 10312

Application ID:

2-6404-01231/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Staten Island, Richmond County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to extend an existing house four feet and raise the roof to create new living space. The house is located within the adjacent area on NYSDEC regulated Class II Freshwater Wetland AR-29 (Annadale North) at 232 Sinclair Avenue, Staten Island, Block 6267 - Lot 7.

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 Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

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 Jul 12, 2013.

Contact:

Harold J Dickey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
dep.r2@dec.ny.gov


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