Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Onondaga County - Onondaga County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wetzel Road Waste Water Treatment Plant and Sawmill Creek Pump Station will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves renovations to the existing Wetzel Road WWTP and replacement of the Sawmill Creek Pump Station. The project is located in the Towns of Salina and Clay.
Contact: Randy R. Ott.
Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed demolition of the former Ithaca Gas Works building. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on December 11, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca. The action involves the demolition of a building designated a local landmark by the Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission and determined eligible for listing on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Demolition is proposed in conjunction with planned remediation of the Ithaca Court Street site by the New York State Electric and Gas Company, (NYSEG). NYSEG investigations have shown that contaminants are located adjacent to the building and are likely to be located under the building. The dEIS will determine feasibility of alternatives to the demolition including moving the building either permanently or temporarily during the soils remediation or supporting the building to permit excavation underneath. The project is located at the northeast corner of Court and Plain Streets.
Contact: Leslie A. Chatterton, Planning Department, City Hall, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY.
Tompkins County - The NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Ithaca Area Municipal Wastewater Collection System Improvements and Intermunicipal Agreements. The proposed project includes elements of a regional approach for wastewater collection and treatment for six municipalities, including the City and Town of Ithaca, Town and Village of Lansing, Town of Dryden, and Village of Cayuga Heights. The involved municipalities have selected a partial diversion alternative that is identified in the FEIS. Elements of the project include establishment of a new municipal sewer service area in the Town of Lansing, diversion of some of the wastewater generated within the Towns of Lansing, Ithaca and Dryden from the Cayuga Heights Wastewater Treatment Plant (CHWWTP) to the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Plant (IAWWTP) through the installation of new transmission and diversion sewers, extension of existing service areas in the Towns of Ithaca and Dryden, and inclusion of additional sewer units in the Village of Lansing. Actions related to the above include approval of plans for the extension of sewers as described in the FEIS, and funding portions of the above through the NYS Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act. No substantive changes to the IAWWTP's SPDES permit are anticipated since that facility currently has adequate permitted capacity, performs satisfactorily, and there will be no increase in allowable mass loadings to Cayuga Lake for phosphorus, BOD or Total Suspended Solids. More information about the project is available in the FEIS. The project is located in the Town of Lansing (new service area), Village of Cayuga Heights WWTP, Ithaca Area WWTP, Towns of Ithaca and Dryden (extension of service areas), and Village of Lansing (inclusion of additional sewer units).
Contact: John H. Merriman, Jr., NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, phone: (607) 753-3095 - ext. 236.