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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 11/08/2017

Herkimer County

Applicant:

NYS Canal Corporation
200 Southern Blvd
PO Box 189
Albany, NY 12201 -0189

Facility:

Canalway Trail Extension - Fort Herkimer Church to Lock E18
Parallel to NYS Route 5S
Mohawk, NY 13407

Application ID:

6-2128-00179/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Herkimer County

Project Description:

Construction of a 1.8-mile long, asphalt multi-modal trail along the New York State Barge Canal between the historic Fort Herkimer Church and Lock E-18 in the Town fo German Flatts, Herkimer County. A pedestrian bridge will be constructed over Spohn Creek, an unprotected Class C water. The total amount of fill to be placed below the mean high water mark of Spohn Creek is 86.7 cubic yards along 45 linear feet of stream bank. The project will also stabilize the banks of the New York State Barge Canal parallel to the proposed trail footprint. A total of 8,152 cubic yards of stone erosion protection will be placed below the mean high water mark of the New York State Barge Canal along 5,782 linear feet of stream bank. A total of 0.228-acre of federally regulated wetlands will be impaced by the construction of the Canalway Trail.

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:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

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 Nov 24, 2017.

Contact:

Todd J Phillips
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:

Dunn Paper - Natural Dam Inc
4921 Rte 58 N
Gouverneur, NY 13642

Facility:

Dunn Paper - Natural Dam
4921 St Rte 58N - W of Gouveneur Oswegatchie River
Gouverneur, NY 13642

Application ID:

6-4040-00006/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

St Lawrence County

Project Description:

DEC received an application from the permittee to modify the existing State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit. A total residual chlorine limit was requested by the permittee in order to use sodium hypochlorite for microbial control in the paper making process at the facility.

This is a re-noticing of the draft permit as a request was made by the facility to re-evaluate the the proposed temperature limit. The proposed limit of 105°F represents best professional judgement by the department. This limit will be re-evaluated after submission of a final thermal discharge study report as required by the Schedule of Compliance.

The following is a summary of the proposed changes in the draft permit as compared to the currently effective permit; the details of these changes are specified below and in the draft permit:

  • Added a new daily average settleable solids limit of 0.2 mL/L.
  • Added a new daily maximum temperature limit of 105°F.
  • Added a new daily maximum total residual chlorine limit of 94 µg/L and 1.2 lbs/day.
  • Added new total aluminum limits:
    • Daily Average: 2000 µg/L and 25 lbs/day.
    • Daily Maximum: 4000 µg/L and 50 lbs/day.
  • Updated Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing action levels to 2.9 TUa and 19 TUc, and revised the WET testing schedule.
  • Required reporting of both mass and concentrations for monitored parameters.
  • Removed the Schedule of Compliance, as the requirements have been completed.
  • Added a Schedule of Submittals requiring a thermal discharge study.
  • Added a General Requirements section.

Please note that when the Department updates a permit this typically includes updated forms incorporating 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 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 Dec 08, 2017.

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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