Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 06/30/2004

Dutchess County

Applicant: City of Poughkeepsie
PO Box 300
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602 -0300
Facility: Poughkeepsie STP
173 Kittredge Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Application ID: 3-1313-00040/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County
Project Description:
    The State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit for the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Dutchess County that discharges to the Hudson River has  been modified in accordance with New York State’s  Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). The following permit has been modified:

Facility
Permit Number
DEC Number
City of Poughkeepsie STP
NY 002 6255
3-1313-00040-3-0

This fact sheet describes the modifications to the permit. The permit was modified in the following ways:

Permit pages -

    Updated permit pages are used, based on current Department guidance, format and nomenclature. Permit pages are renumbered and reordered. The address for the Bureau of Watershed Compliance, Regional Water Engineer and Dutchess  County Department of Health on the Recording, Reporting and Monitoring page have been updated.   A continuation of the Discharge Notification Act requirements was added.

The following changes were made to the permit:
  • Seasonal Flow - The seasonal flow limits were replaced by a 12 month rolling average per TOGS 1.3.3.
  • Mass limits - Mass limits for CBOD5 and TSS were rounded to 2 significant figures in compliance with DEC guidance in the DMR Manual for Completing the Discharge Monitoring Report for the SPDES, NYSDEC, February, 2002.
  • Influent Sampling - The influent sampling requirement for settleable solids, and temperature were removed.
  • TKN and Ammonia - TKN and ammonia monitoring was removed per NYSDEC technical and operational guidance series (TOGS) 1.3.3.
  • Copper - The current permit contains a modified WQBEL of 5.8 lbs/day for copper.  It has been changed to a WQBEL of 2.8 lbs/day based on an updated WQ copper standard. The permittee completed a copper removal study in 1995 and can now meet the new WQ limit.
  • pH - The technology based pH range of 6.0 - 9.0 was replaced by the water quality based pH range of 6.5 - 8.5.
  • Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) - The TRC range in the chlorine contact tank was removed and replaced by a daily maximum of 2.0 mg/l in the effluent.
  • Percent Removal Values - The phrase pertaining to percent removal for dry weather flow was removed.
  • Zinc - The current permit contains a modified WQBEL of 14.2 lbs/day for zinc.  The permittee completed a zinc removal study and now have discharge levels of 6.6 lbs/day as a 99th percentile.  This is much lower then the WQBEL thus an action level of 6.6 lbs/day is included in the permit.
  • Nickel, Antimony and Cyanide - Nickel, antimony and cyanide have been changed from limits to action levels because current discharge levels are well below the WQBELs.
  • Action Level Monitoring Frequency - All action level monitoring frequencies have been changed from twice a month to once a month.
  • Best Management Practices for Combined Sewer Overflow (BMPCSO) - The BMPCSO language was updated, including the requirements of a wet weather operating plan.
  • Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) - A LTCP was added to the permit in accordance with the Clean Water Act.  This requires the permittee to develop a combined sewer system (CSS) characterization and monitoring plan, implement that plan, and research alternatives for controlling and treating combined sewer overflows.  The permittee will then be required to identify the chosen alternative(s) to the DEC and submit a schedule for the implementation of those measures.
  • Toxicity Testing - Toxicity testing, quarterly for the period of one year, was added to the permit.
  • Odor Control Plan - The compliance schedule for the odor control plan was removed as an odor control plan was implemented at the plant.
  • Compliance Schedule - A compliance schedule was added to the permit to collect sampling data once a week for a  period of 3 months for Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate. This parameter was detected in the effluent.
  • Pretreatment Program - The pretreatment program semi annual report to DEC was changed so that it is now required to be submitted once a year. The additional specific pretreatment conditions, requiring a removal study for copper and zinc were removed, as the study has been completed.


    





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 Jul 30 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Putnam County

Applicant: Walter Hoving Home Inc
PO Box 194
40 Walter Hoving Road
Garrison, NY 10524
Facility: The Walter Hoving Home
Avery Road
Garrison, NY 10524
Application ID: 3-3726-00043/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Philipstown, Putnam 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 term maintaining current effluent limitations and monitoring and reporting requirements.  This permit involves the surface discharge of up to 10,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to the Philipse Creek.
    Additional information on this permit may be requested from or inspected at the NYSDEC Central Office in Albany.  Substantive comments must be submitted in writing to the contact person.
    SPDES #:  NY 0014 5459

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 Jul 30 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ulster County

Applicant: Brubrad Co
Rd 1 Box 547
Stone Ridge, NY 12484 -9747
Facility: Woodland Apartments
Rt 209
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Application ID: 3-5134-00029/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Marbletown, Ulster 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 term maintaining current effluent limitations and monitoring and reporting requirements.  This permit involves the surface discharge of up to 9,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to an Esopus Creek tributary.
    Additional information on this permit may be requested from or inspected at the NYSDEC Central Office in Albany.  Substantive comments must be submitted in writing to the contact person.
    SPDES #:  NY 014 5645
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 Jul 30 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals