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ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 03/23/2016

Sullivan County

Applicant:

Town of Fallsburg
19 Railroad Plz
PO Box 2019
South Fallsburg, NY 12779 -2019

Facility:

South Fallsburg WWTP
St Rte 42 - E Side - N of Willow Heights Rd
South Fallsburg, NY 12779

Application ID:

3-4828-00079/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Fallsburgh, Sullivan 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#0024520) for the surface discharge of 3.26 mgd of treated wastewater via Outfalls 001- 003 to the Neversink River, a class B(T) water.

Treatment at the facility consists of bar screens, a grit channel, primary settling, tricking filters, rotating biological contactors, secondary settling, chlorination and dechlorination. Sludge is gravity thickened, stabilized in an anaerobic digester and dewatered in a belt filter press before being hauled to the landfill.

DEC proposes to incorporate the following modifications to this permit: The design flow and parameter pound per day limits have been revised to reflect 2 significant figures in accordance with guidance. The total residual chlorine limit has been reduced. The temperature limit has been replaced with a temperature action level with requirements to conduct and report ambient sampling when the discharge temperature is exceeded. An ammonia effluent limit has been added for the period 6/1 to 10/31. A mercury limit and a mercury minimization plan have been added. The acute toxicity testing action level has been changed to a limit. Parameter limits have been included for drought and drought warning special conditions. The permit includes updated forms and the latest general conditions. Details of changes are specified in the draft permit and fact sheet/statement of basis.

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.

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 22, 2016.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov


Ulster County

Applicant:

City of Kingston
420 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401

Facility:

Kingston WWTF
91-129 E Strand St
Kingston, NY 12401

Application ID:

3-5108-00044/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Kingston, Ulster 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#0029351) for the surface discharge of 6.8 mgd of treated wastewater via Outfall 002 to the Rondout Creek, a class C water.

Treatment at the facility consists of bar screens, grit removal, primary settling, activated sludge, final settling and UV disinfection. Sludge is gravity thickened, digested anaerobically, belt pressed, pelletized and used commercially. The facility discharges combined sewage through Outfalls 005, 006, 007 and 011. Screening is provided at the 3 major CSO outfalls.

DEC proposes to incorporate the following modifications to this permit: A mercury limit has been added. The total residual chlorine limit has been removed as disinfection is accomplished suing a UV system. Seasonal effluent limits for ammonia have been added along with a schedule of compliance with an interim limit. A dissolved oxygen limit has been added. A requirement to report concentrations of copper, lead and zinc have been added. Monitoring for enterococcus has been added. Whole Effluent Toxicity testing has been added. The stormwater discharge at Outfall 012 has been added including annual monitoring for flow and chemical oxygen demand, and, a requirement for a stormwater pollution prevention plan. A mercury minimization requirement has been added. 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 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.

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 22, 2016.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov


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