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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 07/15/2015

Columbia County

Applicant:

Ronald H Bixby

Facility:

Little Apple Farm Cidery
192 Orchard Ln
Hillsdale, NY

Application ID:

4-1042-00119/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 P/C/I SPDES- Groundwater Discharge

Project is Located:

Hillsdale, Columbia County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a subsurface septic system to treat 275 gallons per day of process wastewater from a proposed hard apple cider distillery. The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law for this project. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute will satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project. A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the Region 4 office.

Availability of Application Documents:

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

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

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

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

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

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 14, 2015.

Contact:

Patricia M Gabriel
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 N Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


Greene County

Applicant:

Village of Athens
Water St
Athens, NY 12015

Facility:

Athens - V Wtr Trt Plt
Schoharie Tpke
Athens, NY 12015

Application ID:

4-1922-00003/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Athens, Greene County

Project Description:

The Village of Athens owns and operates the Athens Water Treatment Plant (WTP). The Athens WTP has an individual State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0102041) that authorizes the discharge of wastewater generated from the treatment of raw water to obtain potable water. The facility began operations in 1925 with the last upgrade occurring in 2007.

Raw water is obtained from the Hollister Lake. The raw water is treated with physical and chemical operations including oxidation, coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection. The wastewater is generated by backwashing filters, dewatering a sludge backwash lagoon, dewatering a sludge drying bed, and cleaning debris from the raw water traveling screen. The daily average wastewater flow is 0.035 million gallons per day (MGD) and the maximum design flow for the wastewater is 0.055 MGD.

The SPDES Permit for the facility expired April 1, 2010. The Department has made a tentative determination to reissue the SPDES Permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law for the Mohawk View WTP. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.

Availability of Application Documents:

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

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

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

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

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 Aug 14, 2015.

Contact:

Patricia M Gabriel
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 N Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


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