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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 09/09/2015

Franklin County


Young Life
4014 Ste Rte 30
Saranac Lake, NY 12983


Young Life Saranac Village - Pelkey Bay
4014 St Rte 30
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Santa Clara, Franklin County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to modify an existing discharge of treated sanitary wastewater to groundwater from a secondary treatment plant at the applicant's facility located at 4014 State Route 30, Town of Santa Clara. The applicant plans to modify the facility adding tertiary treatment. They propose two new vegetated lagoons and biological filters that are designed to provide additional treatment for nitrate and phosphorus. An ammonia monitoring requirement will also be added to the permit from the sand filter discharge.

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. 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. Refer to this application number listed above and SPDES number, NY 018 3130.

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 Oct 09, 2015.


Erin M Donhauser
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

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