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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 11/16/2016

Oneida County

Applicant:

Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Board
1 Kennedy Plz
Utica, NY 13503 -0345

Facility:

Hinckley Reservoir Water Treatment Plant
Old Quarry Road off Prospect-Trenton Falls Rd
Trenton, NY

Application ID:

6-3058-00032/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Oneida County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) and renewal to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0218481), 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). The facility is a municipal water treatment plant designed to produce up to 32 million gallons per day (MGD) of potable water while current plant production is approximately 20 MGD. Effluent wastewater is produced through clarifier rinses, filter backwashes and contact basin cleanings. Solids are settled in treatment lagoons and the clarified effluent, along with stormwater runoff from the plant grounds and direct precipitation to the lagoons is discharged to the West Canada Creek. Approximately 1.72 MGD is discharged through Outfall 1. An additional 450 gallons per day (GPD) of sanitary waste is discharged to groundwater through an on site septic & leach field system (Outfall 2).

The following changes to the permit are proposed: Outfall 001 - Flow monitoring frequency has been increased to daily, monitored with a totalizer; daily visual inspection of effluent is added; a lower limit for Fluoride with a daily loading limit is proposed; effluent parameter Chlorine has been removed while effluent parameter Manganese has been added; Best Management Practices are included and Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Testing requirements will be required. The proposed permit includes updated forms and the latest general conditions.

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 Dec 16, 2016.

Contact:

Terry R Tyoe
NYSDEC Region 6 Utica Sub-Office
State Office Bldg - 207 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
(315)793-2555
DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov


St Lawrence County

Applicant:

NYS Dept of Transportation
50 Wolf Rd - Pod 24
Albany, NY 12232

Facility:

St Rte 345 and Co Rte 35 Intersection Improvements
St Rte 345 and Co Rte 35
Potsdam, NY 13676

Application ID:

6-4074-00184/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

St Lawrence County

Project Description:

DEC received an application for stream and wetland impacts associated with a road intersection improvement project. The project, as proposed, would result in the impact to federally regulated wetlands of approximately 6,800 sq. ft. permanently and 4,300 sq. ft. of wetland temporarily. The watercourse is a unnamed tributary of Trout Brook. Recent department surveys have identified the presence of the threatened Blanding's turtle in the vicinity and measures have been incorporated into the project design to minimize potential impacts to the species.

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:

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

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 Dec 01, 2016.

Contact:

Thomas G Voss
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov


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