Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 12/24/2003

Allegany County

Applicant: Village of Belmont
1 Schuyler St
Belmont, NY 14813 -1014
Facility: Belmont STP
Willard & Erie Sts
Belmont, NY 14813
Application ID: 9-0228-00005/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Amity, Allegany County
Project Description:
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation proposes to modify State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit No. NY-0031844 for the existing discharge of 0.155 million gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater from the Village of Belmont Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to the Genesee River.  The draft permit modification resulted from full technical review under the Department's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy.  The draft permit modification contains a final effluent limitation that is more restrictive for Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD).  A compliance schedule is included in the modified draft permit requiring short term monitoring of the final effluent for the parameters of copper, zinc, cyanide, phenols, silver, nickel, lead, chromium, cadmium and beryllium at a once per month frequency for a twelve month duration.  The Village of Belmont WWTP is located at the corner of Erie and Willard Streets in Belmont.  The draft permit, fact sheets and supporting documents are available for review and comment at the address below.  Refer to this application by the application number listed above and by SPDES Number NY-0031844.    
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 23 2004.
Contact: Charles D Cranston
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
cdcranst@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Erie County

Applicant: John A Simme
Facility: Simme Plaza
2330 Bowen Rd
Elma, NY 14059
Application ID: 9-1442-00129/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Elma, Erie County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit (NY0091464) and made a tentative determination to approve the discharge of 1,450 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste water to storm drainage which flows to tributary 15 of Buffalo Creek. Tributary 15 has a classification of B and a standard of B.  A copy of the application and the draft permit are available for review and comment at the regional office during normal business hours.

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 23 2004.
Contact: Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
deborsch@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Niagara County

Applicant: Washington Mills Electro Minerals Corp
1801 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14303 -1528
Facility: Washington Mills Electro Minerals
1801 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
Application ID: 9-2911-00160/00075
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Niagara Falls, Niagara County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared draft permit and made a tentative determination to approve the renewal of the existing Title V permit for the facility on Buffalo Avenue which uses electric arc furnaces and processing mills to produce materials for use by other manufacturers in the production of abrasive products. Dust collectors control particulate emissions associated with the manufacturing processes. The particulate matter generated is regulated by 6 NYCRR Parts 212.3(b) and 212.4(c) with allowable emission limits of .15gr/dscf and .05gr/dscf respectively. An operational flexibility plan has been included in the proposed permit as allowed by 6NYCRR Part 201-6.5(f)(2).
In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 2016.4(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. Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed below.  It is recommended that an appointment be made to confirm the availability of the subject files.  The DEC will endeavor to make the files available within 2 business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 am through 4:45 pm), unless the requestor wishes to inspect the files at a later date.  DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing.  A public hearing may be legislative or adjudicatory.  A legislative public hearing is a proceeding which provides an additional opportunity for public comment. DEC's determination to hold a legislative public hearing will be based on whether a significant degree of public interest exists. If a legislative public hearing is to be held, a Notice of Hearing will be published which will include the time and place of the hearing and submitting comments. The applicant and all persons who  have filed comments on the permit will be notified by mail of the public hearing. Comments and requests for a legislative public hearing should be in writing and
addressed to the Department representative listed below.  An adjudicatory public hearing is a trial type proceeding which provides the opportunity for adjudication on the basis of evidence, including direct testimony and cross examination.  An adjudicatory hearing is held only if substantive and significant issues relating to any findings or determinations the Department is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law exist.  A copy of the
Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm
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 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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 23 2004.
Contact: Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
deborsch@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals