Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 1 Completed Applications 11/10/2004

Nassau County

Applicant: Village of Lawrence
196 Central Ave
Lawrence, NY 11559 -1438
Facility: Village of Lawrence WWTP
1 Rock Hall Rd & Doughty
Lawrence, NY 11559
Application ID: 1-2820-01121/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Hempstead, Nassau County
Project Description:
    The State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit for the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Nassau County 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
Village of Lawrence STP
NY 002 0354
1-2820-01121-0003

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 and Nassau County Department of Health on the Recording, Reporting and Monitoring page have been updated.
  • A continuation of the Discharge Notification Act requirements was added.  

Permit Limits, Levels and Monitoring -
  • 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.
  • Outfall numbers - In accordance with current Department policy, only outfalls with monitoring requirements are designated with an outfall number.  Thus, Outfall 001B has been renamed Outfall 001. The other outfalls on the monitoring locations page of the old permit are now undesignated, but described on the new monitoring locations page.
  • Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) - The TRC limit has been changed from a range of 1.0 - 3.0 mg/l to a new limit of 0.5 mg/l based on a new water quality standard. The plant currently may not be able to meet this new limit.  A schedule of compliance has been added to the permit to allow the permittee to identify and construct the facilities necessary to meet the new limit.
  • Sample type - The sample type on the limits page of the permit has been changed from 6 hour composite to 24 hour composite per our agreement with the EPA dated 10/25/73, found in TOGS 1.3.3.
    
                                            
  • Plant flow diagram - A new plant flow diagram showing one outfall has been added to the permit.  All other sampling points have been removed from the diagram, but sampling locations are described.
  • Metals - Copper, lead and zinc were detected in the STP effluent but there is not enough information for the Department to determine whether an action level or permit limit are necessary. Thus, a compliance schedule for hi-intensity sampling of these metals has been added to the permit and the Department will review the results before making the determination.
  • Influent Sampling - The influent sampling requirements for 7 day BOD, 7 day TSS, pH, settleable solids, and temperature have been removed from the permit, as the information in no longer necessary.

The Department wishes to make the permittee aware that a marine ammonia standard will be promulgated in the near future, requiring the inclusion of an ammonia limit in the permit. The preliminary WQBEL for ammonia that would be included in a future permit is 5.3 mg/l. The permittee is currently unable to meet this limit and this should be taken into account when contemplating future upgrades or operational changes at the plant.

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 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 Dec 10 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Dnf Redbrook Corporation
401 East 60TH St
New York, NY 10022
Facility: Dnf Redbrook Corp Property
67 Redbrook Rd
Kings Point, NY 11024
Application ID: 1-2822-01351/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: North Hempstead, Nassau County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to remove the existing dwelling and garage and construct a new dwelling, deck, driveway and sanitary system.  The project is located adjacent to NYS freshwater wetland SC-2.  The property is located at 67 Redbrook Road, Kings Point, Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County.
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 Nov 26 2004.
Contact: Matthew R Penski
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Suffolk County

Applicant: Mount Sinai Manor Development Co LP
Attn: Robert Miller
213 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Facility: Plymouth Estates at Mount Sinai
N/E/C PATCHOGUE-MT Sinai RD(CR 83)&CANAL RD(CR111)|SCTM#200-232-2-2.4 & 2.5
Mount Sinai, NY
Application ID: 1-4722-05003/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Brookhaven, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes the mining of approximately 2.1 acres of a 44.7 acre site in order to create ponds associated with the construction of a 285 unit senior citizen housing development with clubhouse and pool. The construction of the ponds requires an Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation permit.  The project site is located at the n/e/c of Patchogue-Mount Sinai Road (CR 83) and Canal Road (CR 111), SCTM# 200-232-2-2-2.4,2.5 & 17.1, Mount Sinai, Brookhaven Town, Suffolk County.
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:
Brookhaven Town Planning Board
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried 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 Dec 10 2004.
Contact: Laura J Scovazzo
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Westhills Silica Sand Mining Co
PO Box 650
Purchase, NY 10577
Facility: 110 Sand Co
BETHPAGE--SPAGNOLI Rd
Melville, NY 11746
Application ID: 1-4726-00330/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Huntington, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to mine sand and gravel from an additional 148 acres of a 286.4 acre site they control.  The applicant is currently permitted to mine 109 acres of the 286.4 acre site.  The proposed additional area is a previously disturbed site that was historically mined since the 1950s.  The applicant proposes to mine the additional area to a depth of 78.9 ft MSL, not reaching seasonal high groundwater at 70.1 ft MSL.  The mining is proposed to occur over a period of 15 - 30 years.  The Mined Land-Use Plan  for the proposed mine incorporates the proposed clean fill landfill proposed by Broadhollow Estates, Inc. & 110 Sand Company, subject to NYSDEC application # 1-4726-00490/00010.  The project is located at 136 Bethpage/Spagnoli Road, Melville, Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, 300' north of Spagnoli Road, 1500' west of Broadhollow Road, 3500 ' south of the Long Island Expressway
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:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried 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 Dec 10 2004.
Contact: Roger Evans
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: NYS Office of Parks, Rec & Historic Preservation
Agency Bldg 1
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12238
Facility: Connetquot River State Park
Sunrise Highway
Oakdale, NY 11769
Application ID: 1-4728-00206/00027
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Islip, Suffolk County
Project Description:
This is a mass modification, in accordance with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Technical & Operational Guidance Series 1.2.2 and 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18 (b)(7).

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently promulgated effluent limitations guidelines and new source performance standards for the Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production (CAAP) Point Source Category at 40 CFR Part 451. This point source category consists of facilities with Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes of 0921 and 0273, i.e. fish farms and fish hatcheries. The following SPDES permit is affected by the new regulation and has been modified, en masse with all other fish hatcheries in NYS, to comply with the federal regulations:

Facility
Permit Number
DEC Number
Connetquot River State Park
NY0008222
1-4728-00206/00027

The federal regulations require that the SPDES permits for all CAAP facilities include specific reporting requirements, including reporting of: use of investigational new animal drugs; failure in, or damage to, the structure of an aquatic animal containment system resulting in an unanticipated material discharge of pollutants to waters of the state; and the spill of drugs, pesticides or feed that results in a discharge to waters of the state. All of the 18 SPDES hatchery permits in NYS now include these reporting requirements.

The federal regulations also require that CAAP facilities that produce over 100,000 pounds per year of fish be required to develop, maintain, and implement a Best Management Practices (BMP) plan to prevent releases of significant amounts of pollutants to the waters of the state. Four of the eighteen facilities produce over 100,000 pounds of fish per year. They are: Caledonia, Catskill, Rome and Salmon River fish hatcheries. These four SPDES permits were modified to include the requirement to develop BMP plans.
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 Dec 10 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Mariculture Technologies Inc
PO Box 461
Greenport, NY 11944 -0461
Facility: Net Pen Growout Site
Gardiners Bay
Greenport, NY 11944
Application ID: 1-4738-01255/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Southold, Suffolk County
Project Description:
This is a mass modification, in accordance with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Technical & Operational Guidance Series 1.2.2 and 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18 (b)(7).

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently promulgated effluent limitations guidelines and new source performance standards for the Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production (CAAP) Point Source Category at 40 CFR Part 451. This point source category consists of facilities with Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes of 0921 and 0273, i.e. fish farms and fish hatcheries. The following SPDES permit is affected by the new regulation and has been modified, en masse with all other fish hatcheries in NYS, to comply with the federal regulations:

Facility
Permit Number
DEC Number
Mariculture Technologies Net Pen Growout Site
NY0226726
1-4738-01255/00001

The federal regulations require that the SPDES permits for all CAAP facilities include specific reporting requirements, including reporting of: use of investigational new animal drugs; failure in, or damage to, the structure of an aquatic animal containment system resulting in an unanticipated material discharge of pollutants to waters of the state; and the spill of drugs, pesticides or feed that results in a discharge to waters of the state. All of the 18 SPDES hatchery permits in NYS now include these reporting requirements.

The federal regulations also require that CAAP facilities that produce over 100,000 pounds per year of fish be required to develop, maintain, and implement a Best Management Practices (BMP) plan to prevent releases of significant amounts of pollutants to the waters of the state. Four of the eighteen facilities produce over 100,000 pounds of fish per year. They are: Caledonia, Catskill, Rome and Salmon River fish hatcheries. These four SPDES permits were modified to include the requirement to develop BMP plans.
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 Dec 10 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals