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ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 10/09/2013

Madison County


City of Oneida
109 N Main St
Oneida, NY 13421


Oneida - C STP
387 Harden St
Oneida, NY 13421 -1129

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Oneida, Madison County

Project Description:

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal to State Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (SPDES) permit (NY#0026956). The City of Oneida Sewage Treatment Plant has a design flow of 3.75 mgd. The facility discharges treated wastewater to Oneida Creek, a class C water. Part of the treated wastewater is used in the Golf Course which is classified as groundwater discharge. Treatment at the plant consists of grit removal, primary settling tanks, aeration tanks, clarifiers, chlorination and dechlorination tanks, and a filtration unit. Sludge is treated with an anaerobic digester and a belt press then sent to landfill. The draft permit details known and possible Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) within the collection system. Bypass from these outfalls is prohibited expect when bypass is necessary to prevent loss of life, personal injury, public health hazard or sever property damage and there is no feasible alternative to the bypass. These SSOs are identified as Outfalls 002 and 005. No treatment is provided for these outfalls.

DEC proposes to incorporate the following modifications to this permit: -to include a quality based effluent limit (WQBEL) for Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) which is more stringent limit that the TRC limit in the current permit. The draft permit includes a TRC compliance schedule with an interim TRC limit such that the permittee can get a reasonable time to upgrade its plant to comply the proposed limit. -Outfall 003 has been removed since it is closed. -Reporting requirements for bypass Outfalls 002 and 005 have been added. -A short term, high intensity monitoring requirement for zinc has been added. -A Mercury Minimization Plan has been added. -Whole Effluent Toxicity testing requirements have been added. -A monitoring requirement for Dissolved Oxygen has been added.

Availability of Application Documents:

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

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

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

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

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

Coastal Management:

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

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Nov 08, 2013.


Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

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