ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 12/20/2000

Cattaraugus County
Applicant: NYS Office Of Children & Family Services
Capital View Office Park
52 Washington St
Rensselaer, NY 12144-2735
Facility: NYS Great Valley Youth Camp #2
Mutton Hollow Rd
Great Valley, NY 14741-
Application ID: 9-0444-00008/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: in Great Valley in Cattaraugus County.
Project Description:

     The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application to re-issue the following EPA minor Private/Commercial/Institutional State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (P/C/I SPDES) permit. DEC has made a tentative determination to re-issue this permit for a five-year period, maintaining the current effluent limitations and monitoring and reporting requirements. This permit involves the surface discharge of 9,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to the Mutton Hollow Creek..

     Additional information including the current permit, renewal applications, and supporting documentation may be obtained from or inspected at the NYSDEC central office in Albany. Substantive comments on the permit or requests for hearing or both must be submitted in writing to the contact person.

     SPDES Number: NY 007 7194

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 permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 19 2001.
Contact: Deborah J. Knight
NYSDEC Headquarters
50 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12233
(518)457-2224

Applicant: Odosagih Bible Conference Association
3204 Hezelmere Avenue
Machias, NY 14101-9764
Facility: Odosagih Bible Conference Association
PO Box 107 3204 Hazelmere Ave
Machias, NY 14101-
Application ID: 9-0458-00038/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: in Machias in Cattaraugus County.
Project Description:

The applicant proposes is to install an approximate 1,485 foot long concrete and/or tie breakwall along Lime Lake. Approximately 729 feet consists of newly constructed breakwall to protect the property from erosion and 759 feet replaces existing, old tie and concrete breakwalls. The project is located at the applicant's property located 3204 Hazelmere Avenue.

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 map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at 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.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 5 2001.
Contact: Mary E. Hohmann
NYSDEC Reg 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242

Applicant: Portville - V
1 S Main St
Portville, NY 14770-9794
Facility: Portville Water Supply District/System
Several
Portville, NY 14770-
Application ID: 9-0474-00045/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: in Portville in Cattaraugus County.
Project Description:

The applicant proposes the development of a backup water supply to be taken from a 200 foot deep bedrock well known as the South Reservoir Well, installed in 1996 on property owned by the Portville Central School District, approximately 400 feet east of the Portville Central School. Pump test have shown the well to be capable of providing up to 150 gallons per minute which exceeds the average daily demand of 83,400 gallons per day. However, proposed pumping rates are not to exceed 150,000 gallons per day. The South Reservoir Well is to be used as a backup or supplemental source in event that the existing primary source "Lilllibridge Well" fails, is undergoing maintenance, or cannnot meet demand. The Village of Portville water supply system currently serves approximately 455 connections.

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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: Portville Village Board
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on 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.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 5 2001.
Contact: Kenneth C. Taft
NYSDEC Reg 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242

Chautauqua County
Applicant: Chautauqua Rails To Trails Inc
PO Box 39
Jamestown, NY 14702-0039
Facility: Sherman Trail
Old Railroad Grade East Of Sherman
Sherman, NY -
Application ID: 9-0699-00017/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: in Sherman in Chautauqua County.
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a 2,130 foot long by 12 foot wide trail through regulated Freshwater Wetland No. SH-5 (former Sherman Pond). It is proposed to place about one foot of gravel fill over geotextile and to pave 8 feet of the 12 foot width. Culverts will be installed where necessary to carry existing drainage channels. The trail is to be a spur off the existing old railroad grade trail, providing access to the Village of Sherman business district, south of Main Street.

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: A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on 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.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 5 2001.
Contact: Kenneth C. Taft
NYSDEC Reg 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242

Erie County
Applicant: Buffalo Sewer Authority
1038 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202-3310
Facility: Bird Island STP
90 West Ferry St.
Buffalo, NY 14213-7999
Application ID: 9-1402-00154/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: in Buffalo in Erie County.
Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and made a tentative determination to approve this application pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments for the existing air emissions of the Buffalo Sewer Authority (BSA) treatment plant. The BSA operates the Bird Island Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) that discharges into the international boundary waters of the Niagara River. The facility services the Buffalo area and adjoining suburbs through a combined collection system of over 844 miles of sewer lines. The BSA treats approximately 60 billion gallons of wastewater annually. The plant was designed around an average flow of 180 million gallon per day (MGD) with a peak flow of 563 MGD.

Wastewater treatment is accomplished via the following processes: influent screening with coarse and fine bar screens, grit removal, primary sedimentation, conventional activated sludge treatment, final clarification and disinfection. Sludge processing includes: Dissolved air flotation thickeners, sludge digestion, sludge mixing tanks, belt filter presses for sludge dewatering, sludge drying and incinerator via any of the three multiple hearth furnaces. Ash is disposed by landfilling.

This draft Title V permit addresses emissions from the three sludge furnaces, three waste heat boilers - U00002, and four waste gas burners for the sludge digesters - U00003.

The facility incinerators are subject to federal regulations for emissions of particulates , Berrylium, Mercury, and federally enforceable state regulations for Nitrogen Oxide emissions.

The incinerators are also subject to the requirements of 40CFR 503 for the incineration of sludge. This rule was enacted under the authority of Sections 405 (d) and (e) of the Clean Water Act and has not been delegated to this State for enforcement. 40 CFR 503 required stack testing to determine the impact of heavy metal emissions, the establishment of operating parameters, emission factors and monthly sampling of sludge feed for metals.

The BSA facility does not emit Hazardous Air Pollutants in excess of major source thresholds based on the air emissions inventory submitted with the Title V application. This inventory evaluated emissions from all wastewater handling systems at the plant.

Referenced in the permit are two attachments titled -Standard Operating Procedures for Multiple Hearth Incinerators; and -Venturi Scrubber Maintenance/incinerator operation. These items are maintained at the facility and at the Region 9 office for reference. The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review and comment during normal business hours at the Department's Region 9 office. In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.

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 permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jan 22 2001.
Contact: Richard P. Sweeney
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165