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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 08/21/2013

Saratoga County


Saratoga County
40 Mc Master St
Ballston Spa, NY 12020 -1907


Saratoga Co Sewer Dist #1
US Rte 4 - W Side - S of St Rte 146
Mechanicville, NY 12118

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Halfmoon, Saratoga 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 (NY0028240), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, and 750-1.19, the Priority Ranking System known as New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). This modification will also serve to renew the SPDES permit, the term of which was extended under the State Administrative Procedures Act (SAPA).

The Saratoga County Sewer District #1 Wastewater Treatment Facility has a design flow of 43.4 MGD. The current treatment plant includes: screening, grit removal, primary clarification, activated sludge, secondary clarification, and UV disinfection. Sludge is incinerated.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: - Interim limits are no longer applicable and have been removed. - pH and temperature will be continuously monitored and recorded. -TRC and Cyanide limits changed because of revised Water Quality Based Effluent Limits (WQBELs). - Whole Effluent Toxicity action levels reflect precise dilution ratio. - Action Levels of Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Fluoride, Nickel, Zinc, Trichloroethylene, and Tetrachloroethylene are replaced by Monitor only as they are detected below 1/10 of the WQBELs. - A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan has been added. - Limits are rounded to two significant digits. - General Conditions have been updated.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Sep 20, 2013.


Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

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