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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 12/20/2017

Essex County

Applicant:

NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority
Olympic Center
2634 Main St
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Facility:

Whiteface Mountain Ski Center
5021 St Rte 86
Wilmington, NY 12997

Application ID:

5-1554-00013/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Wilmington, Essex County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes the following wastewater discharges at an existing facility (SPDES #NY0128783):

  • Outfall 001 (Base Lodge and Bear Den Lodge): 25,000 GPD discharge of treated sanitary wastewater to groundwater with septic tanks, grease interceptors, and absorption beds.
  • Outfall 002 (Mid-station Lodge): 5,600 GPD of treated sanitary wastewater to groundwater, with septic tank, grease interceptor, and absorption beds.
  • Outfall 004 (Maintenance Facility): 25 GPD discharge of treated industrial wastewater from a floor drain through an oil/water separator with carbon filter treatment system to a surface pad.

The proposed changes to the permit at this facility are:

  • Outfall 001: Installation of new septic tanks and grease interceptors at both Base Lodge & Bear Den Lodge. Adding a flow monitoring requirement and a schedule of compliance.
  • Outfall 002: Increase in discharge from 5,350 GPD to 5,600 GPD with a wastewater system upgrade;
  • Outfall 004: Changing the discharge from a groundwater to surfacewater discharge; adding a schedule of compliance to construct the floor drain treatment system.
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:

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 January 19, 2018.

Contact:

Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
DEP.R5@dec.ny.gov


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