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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 12/18/2013

Essex County


Town of Ticonderoga
132 Montcalm St
PO Box 471
Ticonderoga, NY 12883 -0471


Ticonderoga Sewer Dist #5 WPCP
219 Montcalm St
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Ticonderoga, Essex 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#0036703) for the surface discharge of treated wastewater to the La Chute River, a class D water.

The Ticonderoga Sewer District #5 WPCP has a design flow of 1.7 MGD. Treatment at the facility consists of mechanical bar screens, parshall flume, aerated grit chamber, aeration basins, secondary clarifiers, chemical phosphorus removal, aerated sludge holding chamber, and belt filter press. Sludge is composted and land-applied on local agricultural lands.

DEC proposes to incorporate the following modifications to this permit: -Administrative updates have been made to page 1. -List of additional outfalls has been added to page 1. -Permit limits, levels and monitoring definitions page has been updated in accordance with Federal and State regulations. -Permit limits, levels and monitoring for Outfall 001 has been updated to include: daily maximum and monthly average monitoring for flow; monthly average monitoring for total ammonia and TKN has been changed to the daily maximum monitoring and seasonal daily maximum NH3 limit has been added; Daily maximum monitoring for temperature, phosphorus has been added; Disinfection shall be added in accordance with a schedule of compliance; monthly average monitoring and daily maximum limit for total residual chlorine has been added; and, Whole Effluent Toxicity testing has been added. -Outfall 002 has been updated to include: daily maximum monitoring for flow; captured and overflow volume and overflow duration monitoring have been added; minimum and maximum pH monitoring have been added. Monthly average for Nitrogen Ammonia has been added; Total Phosphorus monitoring has been changed to daily maximum; disinfection has been added in accordance with a schedule of compliance. -Outfall 003 has been updated to include: daily maximum monitoring for flow; monitoring for overflow duration and total overflow volume has been added; Total Phosphorus monitoring has been changed to daily maximum; monitoring for BOD5 has been deleted. - Footnotes have been updated and renumbered. -Special conditions have been added including: Mercury minimization program for low priority POTW; A schedule of submittal for short term monitoring for total copper, lead and zinc has been added; A schedule of compliance has been added for the commencement of construction of disinfection system and effluent disinfection; An annual report of Water Treatment Chemicals usage has been added in the general requirement J; An industrial mini pretreatment program has been added. -Best management practices for combined sewer overflows has been added. - CSO Long term control plan has been updated. - Discharge notification requirements has been added. - General Requirements have been added in accordance with federal and state permit agreement. -Recording, reporting and additional monitoring requirements page has been updated in accordance with federal and state regulations.

Availability of Application Documents:

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

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

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

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

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

Coastal Management:

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

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 17, 2014.


Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

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