Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 09/15/2004

Dutchess County

Applicant: Meric Associates LLC
1 Summit Ct Suite 103
Fishkill, NY 12524
Facility: Twin Creeks Development
Rte 376
East Fishkill, NY 12590
Application ID: 3-1328-00072/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: East Fishkill, Dutchess County
Project Description:
    The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application to re-issue and modify 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 to modify the permit to add additional monitoring and reporting requirements.  This permit involves the surface discharge of up to 200,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to the Fishkill 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 020 7888

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 Oct 15 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Garden Homes Management Corp
29 Knapp Street
Stamford, CT 06907 -1725
Facility: Valley Forge Mobile Home Court
37 Bircher Ave
Hyde Park, NY
Application ID: 3-1332-00290/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Hyde Park, Dutchess 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 5,200 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to a tribitary of the Fallkill 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 010 3837

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 Oct 15 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Four Brothers Pizza Inc
Rte 9G
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Facility: Four Brothers Restaurant
3803 Rt 9G
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Application ID: 3-1350-00056/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Rhinebeck, Dutchess 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 1,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to a tribitary of the Rhinebeck Kill.
    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 016 5433

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 Oct 15 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Sullivan County

Applicant: Greenwood Park Leisure Village Corp
1614 51ST St
Brooklyn, NY 11204 -1416
Facility: Greenwood Park
NYS Rt 42
South Fallsburg, NY 12733
Application ID: 3-4828-00042/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Fallsburgh, Sullivan 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 15,800 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to Pleasure Lake via a tribitary to the Sheldrake 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 014 8300

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 Oct 15 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Congregation Zichron Schmuel Inc
5902 14TH Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Facility: Hebrew Academy for Special Children
Old Rt 17
Parksville, NY 12768
Application ID: 3-4836-00025/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Liberty, Sullivan 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 28,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to a tributary of the Little Beaver Kill.
    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 8661

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 Oct 15 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ulster County

Applicant: Ship Lantern Inn
1725 Rt 9W
Milton, NY 12547
Facility: Ship Lantern Inn
1725 Rt 9W
Milton, NY 12547
Application ID: 3-5136-00022/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Marlborough, 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 4,900 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to a tributary of the Hudson River.
    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 021 5261


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 Oct 15 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Thomas Struzzeri
Facility: Stroomzeit Estate
Route 9W|40 Stroomzet Lane
Saugerties, NY 12477
Application ID: 3-5148-00112/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Saugerties, 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 2,100 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to the Hudson River.
    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 020 7926

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 Oct 15 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Westchester County

Applicant: Westchester County
148 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601 -4704
Facility: New Rochelle STP
One Lefevres Lane
New Rochelle, NY 10601
Application ID: 3-5510-00147/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: New Rochelle, Westchester County
Project Description:
    The New Rochelle Sewage Treatment Plant is one of the five State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permits for Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in Westchester County that discharge to the Long Island Sound.  These permits are proposed to be modified in accordance with New York State’s  Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS).   The permits have been 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 Water Compliance on the Recording, Reporting and Monitoring page has been changed.
  • The Interstate Sanitation Commission has changed its name to the Interstate Environmental Commission and is referenced thus in the permit.
  • A continuation of the Discharge Notification Act requirements was added.  

Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring -
  • Biological Oxygen Demand - The BOD5 limits have been replaced with Carbonaceous BOD (CBOD5) limits to better represent the nitrifying effluent at the treatment plant. These limits are 5 mg/L lower than BOD5  limits.
  • 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.
  • Long Island Sound Nitrogen Limits - The Long Island Sound Total Maximum Daily Limits (TMDL) analysis has been completed for nitrogen and accepted by USEPA. Therefore, the requirements of the Long Island Sound Study, which require point sources to reduce the discharge of nitrogen over a period of 15 years, are included in the draft permits as phased limits for permittees discharging to Long Island Sound. These limits are consistent with the 5, 10, and 15 year waste load allocations (WLAs) that are specified in the Zone 7 Nitrogen Load Management Plan. The baseline load for establishing the permit limits is 4585 lbs/day, which is consistent with the EPA-approved TMDL and the Final LIS Study Baseline Loading Report, CTDEP & NYSDEC, January 31, 1992.

North Castle is included in the Zone 7 aggregate limit for Nitrogen. Their 2004, 2009, and 2014 allocations are 25, 18, and 13 lbs/day, respectively. However, the individual limit for nitrogen, used for compliance purposes for the 4 DEF plants, will be the sum of the 4 WWTPs’ individual limits.
  • Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) - The current permits have a technology based daily maximum limit of 2.0 mg/l for TRC. A new, lower water quality based effluent limit has been calculated  for TRC that considers dilution, decay, and immediate free available chlorine demand/uptake at each STP. Since three of the four STPs cannot meet the new water quality limit without additional treatment or TRC controls, an interim limit of 2.0 mg/l is in effect until Westchester County DEF constructs facilities necessary to achieve the water quality limit. (The new water quality based effluent limit for Mamaroneck STP is 2.0 mg/l, requiring no change in the permit limit.)

Toxicity Testing - The draft permits require four quarters of acute toxicity testing every 5 years in accordance with TOGS 1.3.2, due to the presence of toxic parameters  and parameters with no New York State water quality standard in the discharge.

New Rochelle STP
NY 0026697
3-5510-00147/00002
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:
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 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 Oct 15 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Westchester County
148 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601 -4704
Facility: Blind Brook WWTP
141 Oakland Beach Ave
Rye, NY 10580
Application ID: 3-5514-00016/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Rye, Westchester County
Project Description:
    The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation proposes to modify, in accordance with New York State’s  Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS), the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit for the existing discharge from the Blind Brook sewage treatment plant (STP).  The Blind Brook STP is one of five Westchester County SPDES permits that discharge to the Long Island Sound and were 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 Water Compliance on the Recording, Reporting and Monitoring page has been changed.
  • The Interstate Sanitation Commission has changed its name to the Interstate Environmental Commission and is referenced thus in the permit.
  • A continuation of the Discharge Notification Act requirements was added.  

Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring -
  • Biological Oxygen Demand - The BOD5 limits have been replaced with Carbonaceous BOD (CBOD5) limits to better represent the nitrifying effluent at the treatment plant. These limits are 5 mg/L lower than BOD5  limits.
  • 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.
  • Long Island Sound Nitrogen Limits - The Long Island Sound Total Maximum Daily Limits (TMDL) analysis has been completed for nitrogen and accepted by USEPA. Therefore, the requirements of the Long Island Sound Study, which require point sources to reduce the discharge of nitrogen over a period of 15 years, are included in the draft permits as phased limits for permittees discharging to Long Island Sound. These limits are consistent with the 5, 10, and 15 year waste load allocations (WLAs) that are specified in the Zone 7 Nitrogen Load Management Plan. The baseline load for establishing the permit limits is 4585 lbs/day, which is consistent with the EPA-approved TMDL and the Final LIS Study Baseline Loading Report, CTDEP & NYSDEC, January 31, 1992.

North Castle is included in the Zone 7 aggregate limit for Nitrogen. Their 2004, 2009, and 2014 allocations are 25, 18, and 13 lbs/day, respectively. However, the individual limit for nitrogen, used for compliance purposes for the 4 DEF plants, will be the sum of the 4 WWTPs’ individual limits.
  • Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) - The current permits have a technology based daily maximum limit of 2.0 mg/l for TRC. A new, lower water quality based effluent limit has been calculated  for TRC that considers dilution, decay, and immediate free available chlorine demand/uptake at each STP. Since three of the four STPs cannot meet the new water quality limit without additional treatment or TRC controls, an interim limit of 2.0 mg/l is in effect until Westchester County DEF constructs facilities necessary to achieve the water quality limit. (The new water quality based effluent limit for Mamaroneck STP is 2.0 mg/l, requiring no change in the permit limit.)

Toxicity Testing - The draft permits require four quarters of acute toxicity testing every 5 years in accordance with TOGS 1.3.2, due to the presence of toxic parameters  and parameters with no New York State water quality standard in the discharge.

Blind Brook STP
NY0026719
3-5514-00016/00002-0
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:
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 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 Oct 15 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Westchester County
148 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601 -4704
Facility: Mamaroneck WWTP
West Boston Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Application ID: 3-5532-00090/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Mamaroneck, Westchester County
Project Description:
    The Mamaroneck Sewage Treatment Plant is one of the five State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permits for Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in Westchester County that discharge to the Long Island Sound.  These permits are proposed to be modified in accordance with New York State’s  Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS).   The permits have been 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 Water Compliance on the Recording, Reporting and Monitoring page has been changed.
  • The Interstate Sanitation Commission has changed its name to the Interstate Environmental Commission and is referenced thus in the permit.
  • A continuation of the Discharge Notification Act requirements was added.  

Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring -
  • Biological Oxygen Demand - The BOD5 limits have been replaced with Carbonaceous BOD (CBOD5) limits to better represent the nitrifying effluent at the treatment plant. These limits are 5 mg/L lower than BOD5  limits.
  • 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.
  • Long Island Sound Nitrogen Limits - The Long Island Sound Total Maximum Daily Limits (TMDL) analysis has been completed for nitrogen and accepted by USEPA. Therefore, the requirements of the Long Island Sound Study, which require point sources to reduce the discharge of nitrogen over a period of 15 years, are included in the draft permits as phased limits for permittees discharging to Long Island Sound. These limits are consistent with the 5, 10, and 15 year waste load allocations (WLAs) that are specified in the Zone 7 Nitrogen Load Management Plan. The baseline load for establishing the permit limits is 4585 lbs/day, which is consistent with the EPA-approved TMDL and the Final LIS Study Baseline Loading Report, CTDEP & NYSDEC, January 31, 1992.

North Castle is included in the Zone 7 aggregate limit for Nitrogen. Their 2004, 2009, and 2014 allocations are 25, 18, and 13 lbs/day, respectively. However, the individual limit for nitrogen, used for compliance purposes for the 4 DEF plants, will be the sum of the 4 WWTPs’ individual limits.
  • Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) - The current permits have a technology based daily maximum limit of 2.0 mg/l for TRC. A new, lower water quality based effluent limit has been calculated  for TRC that considers dilution, decay, and immediate free available chlorine demand/uptake at each STP. Since three of the four STPs cannot meet the new water quality limit without additional treatment or TRC controls, an interim limit of 2.0 mg/l is in effect until Westchester County DEF constructs facilities necessary to achieve the water quality limit. (The new water quality based effluent limit for Mamaroneck STP is 2.0 mg/l, requiring no change in the permit limit.)

Toxicity Testing - The draft permits require four quarters of acute toxicity testing every 5 years in accordance with TOGS 1.3.2, due to the presence of toxic parameters  and parameters with no New York State water quality standard in the discharge.

Mammaroneck STP
NY 0026701
3-5532-00090/00002
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:
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 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 Oct 15 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Westchester County
148 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601 -4704
Facility: Port Chester WWTP
Fox Island Rd
Port Chester, NY 10573
Application ID: 3-5548-00049/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Rye, Westchester County
Project Description:
The Port Chester  Sewage Treatment Plant is one of the five State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permits for Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in Westchester County that discharge to the Long Island Sound.  These permits are proposed to be modified in accordance with New York State’s  Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS).   The permits have been 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 Water Compliance on the Recording, Reporting and Monitoring page has been changed.
  • The Interstate Sanitation Commission has changed its name to the Interstate Environmental Commission and is referenced thus in the permit.
  • A continuation of the Discharge Notification Act requirements was added.  

Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring -
  • Biological Oxygen Demand - The BOD5 limits have been replaced with Carbonaceous BOD (CBOD5) limits to better represent the nitrifying effluent at the treatment plant. These limits are 5 mg/L lower than BOD5  limits.
  • 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.
  • Long Island Sound Nitrogen Limits - The Long Island Sound Total Maximum Daily Limits (TMDL) analysis has been completed for nitrogen and accepted by USEPA. Therefore, the requirements of the Long Island Sound Study, which require point sources to reduce the discharge of nitrogen over a period of 15 years, are included in the draft permits as phased limits for permittees discharging to Long Island Sound. These limits are consistent with the 5, 10, and 15 year waste load allocations (WLAs) that are specified in the Zone 7 Nitrogen Load Management Plan. The baseline load for establishing the permit limits is 4585 lbs/day, which is consistent with the EPA-approved TMDL and the Final LIS Study Baseline Loading Report, CTDEP & NYSDEC, January 31, 1992.

North Castle is included in the Zone 7 aggregate limit for Nitrogen. Their 2004, 2009, and 2014 allocations are 25, 18, and 13 lbs/day, respectively. However, the individual limit for nitrogen, used for compliance purposes for the 4 DEF plants, will be the sum of the 4 WWTPs’ individual limits.
  • Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) - The current permits have a technology based daily maximum limit of 2.0 mg/l for TRC. A new, lower water quality based effluent limit has been calculated  for TRC that considers dilution, decay, and immediate free available chlorine demand/uptake at each STP. Since three of the four STPs cannot meet the new water quality limit without additional treatment or TRC controls, an interim limit of 2.0 mg/l is in effect until Westchester County DEF constructs facilities necessary to achieve the water quality limit. (The new water quality based effluent limit for Mamaroneck STP is 2.0 mg/l, requiring no change in the permit limit.)

Toxicity Testing - The draft permits require four quarters of acute toxicity testing every 5 years in accordance with TOGS 1.3.2, due to the presence of toxic parameters  and parameters with no New York State water quality standard in the discharge.

Port Chester STP
NY 0026786
3-5548-00049/00002
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:
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 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 Oct 15 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