Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 1 Completed Applications 11/24/2004

Nassau County

Applicant: Freeport Yacht Club
533 Guy Lombardo Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520 -6246
Facility: Freeport Yacht Club Property
533 Guy Lombardo Ave
Freeport, NY 11520
Application ID: 1-2820-01031/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Hempstead, Nassau County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to reconstruct 930 feet of bulkhead in-place and 1.5 feet higher in elevation, dredge a 10 foot by 890 foot area immediately adjacent to the bulkhead to a depth of 6 feet below mean low water, place the resultant 600 cubic yards of dredge material behind the bulkhead as backfill and replace the existing boardwalk.  These activities are proposed over a 10 year period.  The applicant also proposes to remove 5 catwalks and install a ramp and two 4 foot by 60 foot floats along the bulkhead.  The project is located at 533 Guy Lombardo Avenue, Freeport, Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, NCTM# Section 62, Block 93, Lot 63.  
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 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 Dec 10 2004.
Contact: Claire K Werner
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Port Washington Wpcd
70 Harbor Rd PO Box 790
Port Washington, NY 11050 -0790
Facility: Port Washington STP
70 Harbor Rd
Port Washington, NY 11050 -0790
Application ID: 1-2822-00286/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: North Hempstead, Nassau County
Project Description:
    The State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit for the Port Washington Water Pollution Control District’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) has been modified in accordance with New York State’s  Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). The WWTP lies on the north shore of Long Island and discharges into Long Island Sound (LIS).

    Major initiatives, such as the Long Island Sound Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL), were implemented in this modification of 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. These include a page of definitions.
  • 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.  

Nitrogen -
  • Long Island Sound Nitrogen Limits - The Long Island Sound Total Maximum Daily Limits (TMDL) analysis has been completed for nitrogen and was approved by USEPA in 2001. The requirements of the TMDL, which require point sources discharging to Long Island Sound to reduce the discharge of nitrogen over a period of 15 years (August 1, 2004, 2009, and 2014 are the step-down dates) are included in the draft permits as phased limits and replace the current nitrogen requirements, found on the page entitled, “Nitrogen Control Requirements for Discharges to Long Island Sound”. The limits are implemented in the permits as aggregate twelve-month rolling average limits for total nitrogen for Zone 10, i.e. a sum of the individual waste load allocations (WLAs) for each of the 6 treatment plants in the zone. Zone 10 includes the following treatment plants in Nassau County: Belgrave, Village of Great Neck, Great Neck District, Glen Cove, Oyster Bay, and Port Washington.
Monitoring of the WLAs is also included in the permits. WLAs from the TMDL are listed in the footnotes of the nitrogen limits pages. The WLAs will be used by the Department for purposes of identifying which of the treatment plants may be responsible for exceedance of the aggregate limit when determining whether to take compliance action. For example, if the aggregate twelve-month rolling average total nitrogen limit is exceeded in the year 2011, and the facility’s individual twelve-month rolling average total nitrogen discharge is in excess of 342 lbs/day, the permittee is in non-compliance. Compliance actions will be taken in conformance with DEC technical guidance document TOGS 1.4.1 and the Environmental Conservation Law.
The permittee continues to successfully operate a demonstration project for nitrogen removal at their facility. This process allows them to treat a third of the plant’s influent flow so that effluent levels from the treatment plant are below their 2004 individual limit. The permittee plans to continue operating this process during design and construction phases of a plant upgrade.
The permittee is currently designing the facilities necessary to meet the WLA for 2014, but will not finish construction before the next phased limit becomes effective, on August 1, 2009. The Department has agreed to extend the effectiveness of the 2004 WLA for one year, till August 1, 2010, as an interim limit, to allow the permittee to complete the construction of the facilities necessary to meet the August 1, 2009 WLA. In return, the permittee has agreed to meet the 2014 WLA one year early, on August 1, 2013. These limits are reflected in Footnote 5 on page 8 of the permit.
  • Nitrogen Compliance Schedule - The schedule of construction for the upgrade is delineated in the Nitrogen and TRC Compliance Schedule in the permit. The construction of the facilities necessary to meet both the nitrogen and total residual chlorine (TRC) limits are tied together in the upgrade plan.

Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) - The current permit has a technology based daily action level of 2.0 mg/l for TRC. A new water quality based effluent limit of 0.65 mg/l has been calculated for TRC that considers dilution, decay, and immediate free available chlorine demand/uptake. Since the treatment plant cannot currently meet the new water quality limit without additional treatment or controls, an interim limit of 2.0  mg/l is in effect until the permittee constructs the facilities necessary to achieve the water quality limit. A compliance schedule requiring engineering design and an implementation schedule is included in the  permit, as discussed above, under Nitrogen Compliance Schedule. The permittee will construct the facilities necessary to meet the TRC limit as soon as possible. However, if the final design calls for UV treatment, the clarifier reconstruction must be completed first, extending the construction schedule for the TRC facilities.

Coliform -
The permit has a total coliform limit as a monthly median, 700 #/100 ml, due to shellfishing on the north shore. A footnote details the requirements of this sampling.

The permit requires that the analysis of extra fecal and total coliform sampling each April and August be submitted to DEC due to shellfishing on the north shore. This sampling requirement is detailed in a footnote.

Metals - A compliance schedule has been included in the permit, requiring the permittee to perform three months of sampling for copper and zinc. These metals were found in the sampling that was done for the permit application but more data needs to be generated before a determination can be made to include a limit or action level in the permit.

Miscellaneous -
Influent sampling of settleable solids is removed from the permit. Influent sampling for 7-day average CBOD and TSS is removed from the permit as they are not needed for calculation of % removals.

The temperature limit is now in degrees Fahrenheit for consistency with the water quality standard.

BOD5 limits have been replaced with CBOD5 limits.

Mass limits for CBOD5 and TSS are rounded to two significant figures in accordance with DEC’s Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) manual.

The permit includes phosphorus and ortho-phosphorus monitoring, influent and effluent, 1/quarter, in accordance with DEC guidance.





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 Dec 24 2004.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Suffolk County

Applicant: Town of East Hampton
159 Pantigo Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937 -2643
Facility: Sw Corner East Lake Dr & Unnamed Town Rd
S/W/C East Lake Drive & Unnamed Town Rd on Lake Montauk, Sctm 0300-13-3-16
East Hampton, NY 11937
Application ID: 1-4724-00787/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: East Hampton, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to excavate .5 acres of phrgmites to create a stormwater detention pond to retain runoff before it drains into Lake Montauk.  The project is located on East Lake Drive in Montauk, Suffolk County, SCTM # 300-13-3-16.
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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
East Hampton Town Trustees
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 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 Dec 10 2004.
Contact: John A Wieland
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Larry Cohen
Facility: Cohen Property
2 Mitchell Dunes LN|SCTM: 0300-152-02-26.7
East Hampton, NY 11937
Application ID: 1-4724-01213/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: East Hampton, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a single family dwelling with a swimming pool and an on-site waste water treatment system within the adjacent area of a system of regulated freshwater wetlands designated NA-6.  Clearing, grading and construction will be undertaken within 60 feet of the freshwater wetland boundaries.  Scenic easements have been established on the parcel to ensure that areas of the parcel proximate to the wetland boundaries will remain natural and undisturbed.  
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:
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: Karen S Westerlind
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Thomas Hoffman
Facility: Hoffman Property
202 Greenwich ST|SCTM # 300-19-7-33.5
Montauk, NY 11954
Application ID: 1-4724-01406/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: East Hampton, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to clear an existing lot, construct a single family dwelling, pool, shed, and driveway and install a septic system.  The parcel is located in the vicinity of a freshwater wetland known as MP10, which is considered a NYSDEC regulated freshwater wetland.  Clearing is proposed within 55 feet of the freshwater wetland boundary and the construction of the driveway is proposed within 50 feet of the freshwater wetland boundary.  The project is located at:  202 Greenwich Street, Montauk, East Hampton, Suffolk County.  SCTM # 30019733.5.  

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:
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 (No Comment Date Specified).
Contact: Naomi J Handell
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: South Huntington Water District
75 Fifth Ave South
PO Box 370
Huntington Station, NY 11746 -0302
Facility: South Huntington Water District
Entire Water District
Melville, NY 11747
Application ID: 1-4726-00639/00030
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Huntington, Suffolk County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes the construction of a new public water supply well and water treatment facility.  The new well ( well #20) will be located at Rivendell Court, South Huntington, and will take up 1,380 gallons per minute from the Magothy Aquifer.      
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 Dec 10 2004.
Contact: Susan Ackerman
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 1 SEQR and Other Notices Region 1 SPDES Renewals