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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 05/04/2016

Chautauqua County

Applicant:

Village of Westfield
23 Elm St
Westfield, NY 14787 -1401

Facility:

Westfield Water Pollution Control Facility
Old Hawley St
Westfield, NY 14787

Application ID:

9-0672-00026/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Westfield, Chautauqua 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#0021334).

The Westfield Water Pollution Control Facility discharges treated wastewater via Outfall 001 to the Chautauqua Creek, a Class C(T) water. Treatment at the facility consists of screening, followed by two stage extended aeration activated sludge, mechanical aeration, and UV disinfection. Sludge is digested anaerobically, dewatered by gravity thickening, pressed, and hauled to a landfill.

DEC proposes to incorporate the following modifications to this permit: Limits for parameters have been adjusted or added. Whole Effluent Toxicity testing has been added. Requirements for a Mini-Pretreatment Program, and a Temperature Management Plan have 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 Jun 03, 2016.

Contact:

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


Erie County

Applicant:

Buffalo Sewer Authority
1038 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202 -3310

Facility:

Bird Island STP
90 W Ferry St
Buffalo, NY 14213 -7999

Application ID:

9-1402-00154/00007

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Buffalo, Erie County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal of the Title V Operating Air Permit for the Buffalo Sewer Authority (BSA) Bird Island Sewer Treatment Plant (STP) located in the City of Buffalo.

The STP is a Class A Special Wastewater Treatment Facility that services the Buffalo area and adjoining suburbs through a combined collection system, treating approximately 60 billion gallons of wastewater annually. Several processes at the Bird Island STP require an air pollution permit to operate. BSA produces biogas via anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge. This biogas is used to fuel three mid-size boilers that supply building heat, hot water, and heated circulating water for the anaerobic digesters. The biogas also supplements three multiple hearth sewage sludge incinerators (SSIs) used for the disposal of digested sewage sludge generated by BSA. The Bird Island STP recently started accepting undigested sewage sludge from Waste Water Treatment Plants operated by the Town of Amherst and the Town of Tonawanda, which is also disposed of in the SSIs. Excess biogas is controlled at the digesters via two flares. This application is for the renewal of BSA's existing Air Title V Permit, which includes the addition of new requirements under 40 CFR60 Subpart MMMM- Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration Units and 6NYCRR 212: Process Operations.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(9) and 201-6.3(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed below. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the DEC web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html.

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing. Comments and requests for a public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.

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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Jun 03, 2016.

Contact:

Mark F Passuite
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov


Niagara County

Applicant:

Niagara County Water Dist
5450 Ernest Rd
PO Box 315
Lockport, NY 14095 -0315

Facility:

Niagara Co Water Treatment Plant
7227 Williams Rd
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Application ID:

9-2940-00008/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Public

Project is Located:

Wheatfield, Niagara County


Project Description:

The Department has received and made a tentative determination to approve an application for the withdrawal of 48 million gallons per day by the Niagara County Water District (NCWD) from the East Branch of the Niagara River through the Williams Road Water Treatment Plant which was previously upgraded. The NCWD service area includes Niagara County and adjacent portions of Erie and Orleans Counties.

As a tentative determination, the Department is seeking public comment prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: Niagara County Water Dist

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 May 19, 2016.

Contact:

Lisa M Czechowicz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov


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