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ENB - Region 7 Notices 4/13/2016

Negative Declaration

Broome County - The City of Binghamton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant UV and Outfall Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. As part of on-going treatment and floodwall improvements to the Binghamton Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant (Plant), a new UV system and outfall structure within the Susquehanna River floodplain are proposed. This work will consist of the following actions:

  • A new UV disinfection system integrated into the existing chlorine contact tank No.1. This is a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) approved method for disinfection and reduces the amount of residual chemicals discharged into the Susquehanna River. The existing chlorine contact tank No.1 will be divided into two (2) channels, and each channel will have four banks of diagonally-oriented, low-pressure, high-intensity UV lamps. A total of approximately 300 lamps will be used to disinfect to levels that meet the Plant's effluent requirements, with no residual chemicals.
  • A new near shore outfall will be constructed on the southern bank of the Susquehanna River. The new outfall will consist of a concrete pipe and wingwall and is intended to replace an existing deteriorated diffuser outfall system.

The project is located in the Town of Vestal, New York.

Contact: Gary Holmes, City of Binghamton, City Hall, 38 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901, Phone: (607) 772-7021, E-mail: grholmes@cityofbinghamton.com.


Tioga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Buck/Wheeler - Day Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the renewal and modification of the existing sand and gravel mine by increasing the 135.0 acre life-of-mine area by 16.5 acres for a total 161.5 acre life-of-mine area within a 244 acre parcel of land owned by Jame Enterprises, Inc. Modification poses to amend life-of-mine boundary to be more congruent with property lines and physical features of the site, and use the additional acres for non-mining and support. Modification will not increase depth of mining, increase production, change hours of operation, or effect truck traffic. No impacts to streams, wetlands or protected species is expected. The project is located on Stanton Hill Road in the Town of Nichols, New York.

Contact: Teri Phelps, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-3095, extension 294, E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov.


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