Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 01/05/2005

Cattaraugus County

Applicant: Marie Robbins
Facility: Robbins Property
10036 Mosher Hllow Rd
Cattaraugus, NY 14719
Application ID: 9-0464-00051/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: New Albion, Cattaraugus County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to reshape 100 feet of eroded stream bank using material removed from a gravel bar opposite the eroded bank and remove obstructing debris and trees.  The project is located along New Albion Creek at the confluence with Conewango Creek and Tributary 56 of  Conewango Creek in the hamlet of New Albion.
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:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 21 2005.
Contact: Mary E Hohmann
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany SUB-OFFICE
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Chautauqua County

Applicant: City of Dunkirk
City Hall
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Facility: Dunkirk STP
Wright Park Dr
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Application ID: 9-0603-00013/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Dunkirk, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
Permit Status, Facility and Receiving Water Descriptions:
Pursuant to the department permit modification procedure termed the Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS), the City of Dunkirk submitted a Form 2-A application along with priority pollutant scan results for metals, volatiles, acid compounds and base neutrals in an August 5, 2003 letter.  The current wastewater treatment is a 6.0 MGD biological secondary treatment plant with an effluent discharge to Lake Erie.

Effluent Limitations:
Parameters        
Flow:    The flow reporting “Frequency” was changed to 12-Month Rolling     Average (MRA).  A rolling average is an average which is calculated for a moving time period rather than a specific calendar time period.  Based on TOGS 1.3.3, alternate means of flow limit and flow based limitations can be considered for wastewater treatment facilities receiving flows from combined sewer systems.  An MRA was included in this permit due to expected peak flows the permit might receive during wet weather events.

Action Level Parameters:   Statistical analyses of 36 months of data (3-year Discharge Monitoring Report from November 1998 to March 2003) were used to calculate a 99th percentile value for the existing Action Level parameters.  Values for some parameters were either reduced or increased based on these analyses

Chloroform:   The Water Quality Based Effluent Limit (WQBEL) of 3.04 lbs/day was used.

Chlorine Residual:  Water Quality evaluation indicates that there is a “reasonable potential” that chlorine residual will result in exceedance of ambient water quality criteria (AWQC).  Therefore, a TMDL was used to establish waste load allocations for the chlorine residual of 0.512 mg/l for this facility.

Di-n-Octyl Phtalate:  Water Quality  evaluation also shows that this parameter has a “reasonable potential” to result in the AWQC exceedance.  The calculated receiving water concentration is less than the WQ criteria for this parameter.  Therefore, a WQBEL of 5.0 lbs/day was placed in the permit.

Outfall 001A:  Additional monitoring requirements were added in accordance with TOGS 1.3.3 and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 1994 National CSO Control Policy.

Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO):
Best Management Practices (BMPs)
CSO BMPs were updated in accordance with the federal Wet Weather Water Quality Act of 2000. These BMPs are consistent with the EPA’s 1994 National CSO Control Policy and its Nine Minimum Controls. These BMPs are non-capital intensive requirements which are intended to maximize treatment of combined sewage and minimize combined sewage discharges.
Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP)
The LTCP is included in the permit, in accordance with the federal Wet Weather Water Quality Act of 2000 and EPA’s 1994 National CSO Control Policy.  The LTCP requires the permittee to characterize the combined sewer system, develop CSO control alternatives according to one of two approaches, evaluate the alternatives using a cost/performance  analysis, and then implement the chosen option.

Other Changes to the Permit:
  1. Updated permit pages were used, including a page of definitions and a monitoring page, which contains an updated diagram of the facility and the locations of sampling points.
  2. The address for the Bureau of Water Compliance on the Recording, Reporting and Monitoring page has been changed.  A continuation of the Discharge Notification Act requirements was added.
  3. Reference to General Conditions was replaced with 6 NYCRR Part 750.
4.    The name of the “Responsible Official” on the front page was changed to Paul Heyden.

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 Feb 4 2005.
Contact: Andrea L Sheeran
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Erie County

Applicant: Town of Aurora
5 South Grove St
East Aurora, NY 14052 -2351
Facility: Water District No 10
West Branch of Cazenovia Creek Along Davis Rd
East Aurora, NY 14052
Application ID: 9-1424-00027/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Aurora, Erie County
Project Description:
The proposal is for the establishment of Extension No. 5 of Town of Aurora Water District #10 and the taking of a maximum of 42,600 gallons per day, from the Erie County Water Authority under the terms of a Lease Management Agreement. The project includes the installation of 9,000 linear feet of eight inch watermain and associated valves, fire hydrants and appurtenances. The watermain is to be installed on Tannery Road between Davis Road and West Branch Cazenovia Creek, Davis Road from its intersection with Mill Road south to its intersection with Old Glenwood Road, and on Davis Road from the Aurora/Colden Town border 1,800 feet north on Davis Road. Application materials and documents in support of the request for a permit can be reviewed at the regional office listed in this notice.
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:
Aurora Town 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 Jan 21 2005.
Contact: Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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