ENB - REGION 7 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The Town of Brutus, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Eastern Brutus Water Distribution System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves installation of approximately 30,000 linear feet of 12-inch water main (including installation of water services, but not house connections, hydrants, and appurtenances) to convey potable water purchased from the Cayuga County Water Authority to customers along Cooper, Stevens, and Potter Road. Also includes a pumping station on Pump Road and a 500, 000 gallon storage tank on Chamberlin Road. The project is located on Primarily Pump Road and Cottle Road, Town of Brutus.

Contact: Ms. Ann R. Petrus, Supervisor, Town of Brutus, P.O. Box 720, Weedsport NY 13166, Phone: 315-834-6942, Fax: 315-834-9381, E-mail: brutus@relex.com


Onondaga County - The County of Onondaga, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Baldwinsville-Seneca Knolls WWTP Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The upgrade of the Baldwinsville-Seneca Knolls WWTP is necessary to meet anticipated changes to the SPDES permit expected when the existing permit expires in September 2002. The permit changes will likely include new “dissolved oxygen neutral” discharge limits because the ambient water quality standards for dissolved oxygen are not being achieved in the Seneca River. In order to comply with these standards, NYSDEC has indicated it will impose the requirement that the discharged wastewater not impose any additional oxygen demand on the river. The upgrade of the Baldwinsville-Seneca Knolls WWTP will include addition of tertiary filtration, ultraviolet disinfection, and post-aeration. The existing WWTP processes, which provide only secondary treatment for organics and suspended solids removal, will be unable to meet this new requirement, thus requiring an upgrade to increase organics removal and provide post-aeration. These “oxygen-neutral” discharge requirements will be imposed on a seasonal basis (May 1 through October 31) when the water quality impacts of the zebra mussels are critical. The project is located at Barbara Lane, Town of Lysander.

Contact: Richard L. Elander, P.E., Commissioner, OCDDS, 650 Hiawatha Blvd. West, Syracuse, New York, 13204, phone: (315) 435-2260, fax: (315) 435-5023.


Onondaga County - The County of Onondaga, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wetzel Road WWTP and Sawmill Creek Pump Station Upgrades will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The work for the Wetzel Road Wastewater Treatment Upgrade (Town of Clay) and Sawmill Creek Pump Station Upgrade (Town of Salina) is described below.

Wetzel Road WWTP Upgrades. The Wetzel Road WWTP upgrades include renovations to expand wastewater treatment capacity from 3.5 mgd and to upgrade the level of wastewater treatment provided to meet new SPDES permit effluent limits. The upgraded plant will be permitted for discharge of up to 7.0 mgd of treated wastewater effluent to the Seneca River on a maximum 30-day average basis with hydraulic capacity to handle short-term peak flows of up to 15.2 mgd. Wastewater treatment will consist of raw sewage screening and grit removal, primary settling, biological treatment for BOD and ammonia removal using a two-stage biological aerated filter system, tertiary effluent filtration, ultraviolet disinfection, and post-aeration.

In addition to these wastewater treatment improvements, sludge handling and treatment facility improvements will include the addition of covered gravity thickeners, modifications to the existing anaerobic digesters, and a new secondary sludge digester.

Odor control will be added to the Wetzel Road WWTP, which will capture and treat air from the plant headworks, primary settling tank distribution structure, primary settling tank influent and effluent flow channels, and the gravity sludge thickeners.

The new facilities will be constructed within the existing property limits to eliminate construction within the adjacent wetlands and floodplains. No new property will be required. In addition, the use of high-rate biological aerated filtration technology will minimize the land area required for new construction.

Sawmill Creek Pump Station. The existing Sawmill Creek Pump Station will be demolished and a new pump station constructed adjacent to it on land that is currently owned by Onondaga County. The new pump station will be designed to provide a pumping capacity of 6mgd and will include a mechanical bar screen and screenings compactor, grease removal system, and odor control system. The project is located at Wetzel Road WWTP – Wetzel Road, Town of Clay and Sawmill Creek Pump Station – Mud Lock Road, Town of Salina.

Contact: Richard L. Elander, P.E., Commissioner, OCDDS, 650 Hiawatha Blvd. West, Syracuse, New York, 13204, phone: (315) 435-2260, fax: (315) 435-5023.


Onondaga County - The County of Onondaga, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Liverpool Pump Station Expansion and New Sunflower Drive Pump Station will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The work for the Liverpool Pump Station Expansion and New Sunflower Drive Pump Station, both in the Town of Salina, is described below.

Liverpool Pump Station Improvements. The following improvements will be made to the Liverpool Pump Station to eliminate sanitary sewage overflows (SSOs) at the pump station and within the service area:

New Storage Tank. In order to eliminate sanitary sewage overflows at the Liverpool Pump Station and within the Liverpool sewer service area, a new 2million gallon storage tank will be constructed adjacent to the site of the Liverpool Pump Station. The storage tank will be located in the vicinity of the existing storage tank. The tank will be used to store overflows from the existing 1million gallon storage tank, as well as overflows from the Bloody Brook Trunk Sewer at Sunflower Drive.

Sunflower Drive Pump Station. As a means to enhance performance of the Liverpool Pump Station, a new pump station and 14-inch force main will be constructed to transport sanitary sewer overflows that occur at the Bloody Brook Trunk Sewer on Sunflower Drive to the new storage tank at the Liverpool Pump Station site.

The project is located at Liverpool Pump Station – NYS Route 370, Town of Salina and Sunflower Drive Pump Station – Flordale Road, Town of Salina.

Contact: Richard L. Elander, P.E., Commissioner, OCDDS, 650 Hiawatha Blvd. West, Syracuse, New York, 13204, phone: (315) 435-2260, fax: (315) 435-5023.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed Elmira Road Shopping Center. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on November 15, 2001 at 6:00 p.m. at the City of Ithaca, Common Council Chambers, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, New York. Written Public Comments relating to the Draft EIS will be accepted by the lead agency at the address listed below. Comments on the Draft EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until 4:30 p.m. on November 28, 2001. The action involves the consideration of Preliminary and Final Site Approval for the Elmira Road Shopping Center consisting of 189,444 square feet of retail space with an additional 9,290 square feet of out-parcel development and a total of 1,101± paved parking spaces. The site will have one access point on Elmira Road. Proposed site improvements include a 10-foot tree lawn and a 5-foot sidewalk along Elmira Road, pedestrian/bicycle access into the site, buffering from adjacent properties, grading, drainage, landscaping, lighting, and signage. The project is located on Elmira Road between Spencer Road and Buttermilk Falls Road in the City of Ithaca.

Contact: JoAnn Cornish, Deputy Director of Planning and Development, Department of Planning and Development, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, New York, phone (607) 274-6550.