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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 03/09/2016

Herkimer County


Village of Dolgeville
41 N Main St
Dolgeville, NY 13329 -1343


Dolgeville WWTP
Van Buren St
Dolgeville, NY 13329

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Herkimer 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#0024554) for the surface discharge of 1.0 mgd via Outfall 001 of treated wastewater to East Canada Creek, a class B(T) water.

The sewage collection system consists of separate sewers. Treatment consists of: a bar screen, grit removal, primary settling tanks, a trickling filter, a solids contact tank, secondary clarifiers, and chlorine disinfection followed by dechlorination. Sludge is stabilized by anaerobic digestion, dewatered and disposed of at the Herkimer/Oneida County Landfill. Outfall 002 is a plant bypass which is only used if excessive influent flows occurs that could damage the treatment system.

DEC proposes to incorporate the following modifications to this permit: Limits and monitoring for parameters have been updated. Phosphorus monitoring has been added. The seasonal disinfection period has been expanded to 5/1 to 10/31. A mercury limit has been added. The total residual chlorine limit has been reduced with the existing limit remaining in effect as an interim limit while upgrade to the dechlorination system are completed in accordance with the schedule of compliance. Whole effluent toxicity testing action levels have been added along with requirements to conduct toxicity testing. A mercury minimization requirement has been added. A requirement has been added to annually report on the continued assessment and maintenance of the sewer system to reduce inflow and infiltration sources into the collection system. The monitoring locations diagram has been updated. The permit includes updated forms and the latest general conditions. Details of changes are specified in the draft permit and fact sheet.

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 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.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Apr 08, 2016.


Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

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