Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 10/09/2002

Chautauqua County
Applicant: Chautauqua Utility Dist
PO Box M Ramble Ave
Chautauqua, NY 14722-2213
Facility: Chautauqua Utility Dist Wtp
2 Ramble Ave
Chautauqua, NY 14722-
Application ID: 9-0628-00171/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Chautauqua, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft SPDES permit, No. NY- 0259179, fact sheets and made a tentative determination to issue an initial five year  approval for the treated discharge of treated drinking water from the Chautauqua Utility District’s Water Treatment Plant, located on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institute, Town of Chautauqua, NY.  This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.   The draft permit was developed in accordance with the Department’s Technical & Operational Guidance Series (TOGS 1.3.3.) and uses information supplied by the applicant.       
The proposed permit includes monitoring requirements and effluent limits for a design discharge flow of 0.062 MGD resulting from an approximately 30 minute discharge of filtered water following immediately after backwashing filters to a holding tank.   The Discharge is to an unnamed tributary, Class C waters, of Chautauqua Lake.   Proposed discharge notification act requirements may require a sign identifying the outfall within the Institute grounds.
The applicant has requested a Water Supply Permit, WSA # 10,356, reflecting the following: 1) the previous transfer of water facilities ownership from Chautauqua Institution to Chautauqua Utility District; 2) inclusion of the 1991 “Highlands” and 2000 “Woodlands” service area expansions and water main extensions, and; 3) Water Treatment Plant Improvements within the existing building which will increase supply capacity from 0.75 MGD to 1.5 MGD and comply with 1996 amendments to the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.     
The draft permits, fact sheets, applications, and applicable regulations are available for inspection at the NYSDEC Region 9 Office.  Comments in support of or in opposition to the proposed permits may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated.     
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: Chautauqua Utility District
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 Nov 11 2002.
Contact: Richard P Sweeney
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165

Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals