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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 06/15/2016

Erie County


Village of Springville
5 W Main St
PO Box 17
Springville, NY 14141 -0017


Springville WWTP
145 Mill St
Springville, NY 14141

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Concord, Erie County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0021474), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, and 750-1.19, the Priority Ranking System known as New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). This modification will also serve to renew the SPDES permit, the term of which was extended under the State Administrative Procedures Act (SAPA).

The Springville Wastewater Treatment Plant discharges treated sewage through Outfall 002 following the upgrade to UV disinfection, to Spring Brook, a class C(T) water. Outfall 001 is now an emergency bypass. The facility has a monthly average flow limit of 1.15 MGD. Treatment at the facility consists of: screening, primary settling, trickling filtration, final settling, and chlorination/dechlorination systems. Sludge is digested anaerobically, pressed, dewatered via drying beds, and hauled to a landfill.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: Contact information for the facility has been updated; Footnote 3 has been removed because the interim limit has expired; A Mercury Minimization Program requirement has been added; The Monitoring Locations page has been updated; General Requirements have been added; The Recording, Reporting and Additional Monitoring Requirements page has been updated; Permit pages and conditions were updated to reflect current permit language, Department's guidance and format. 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 Jul 15, 2016.


Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

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