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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 04/11/2018

Chautauqua County


Big Inlet Brewing Inc
6169 Elm Flat Rd
Mayville, NY 14757


Big Inlet Brewing Inc
6169 Elm Flat Rd
Mayville, NY 14757

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Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Groundwater Discharge

Project is Located:

Chautauqua, Chautauqua County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit (SPDES NY0291218) and made a tentative determination to approve an application for the new construction of a subsurface wastewater treatment system to treat brewery and sanitary wastewater at a rate of up to 580 gallons per day to serve Big Inlet Brewing, Inc.'s proposed production of 250 gallons of beer per week and a small food service operation six days/week. The proposed treatment system will consist of a grease trap, two septic tanks, an enhanced treatment unit (ETU), and dual absorption fields which will be rotated every six months to allow for full rest/recovery. The grease trap, two septic tanks, and ETU will each be outfitted with an effluent filter. A pretreatment tank will also be provided for pH neutralization. The treated wastewater will be discharged to groundwater through the absorption field to Big Inlet, a tributary of Chautauqua Lake. 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 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 Apr 26, 2018.


Kerri L Pickard-Depriest
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203

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