Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 06/01/2005

Broome County

Applicant: City of Binghamton
City Hall 38 Hawley St
Binghamton, NY 13902
Facility: Binghamton Sewer System Overflows
In the City of Binghamton, Various Locations
Binghamton, NY 13902
Application ID: 7-0302-00013/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Binghamton, Broome County
Project Description:
In the Binghamton & Johnson City area, wastewater and stormwater discharges are authorized by three related permits.  The Village of Johnson City and the City of Binghamton both have permits for their collection systems that include Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO’s).  That is, the collection system includes stormwater (rainwater) as well as wastewater discharges from residents and businesses.  Both collection systems are permitted separately and connected to the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility, which is also permitted.  During some storm events, the volume of wastewater and stormwater collected exceeds the maximum daily treatment capacity of the wastewater treatment plant.  As a result, both the Village of Johnson City and the City of Binghamton permits establish the conditions when CSO’s may be discharged.

Under the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (SPDES) program, NYSDEC is responsible for issuing discharge permits that are consistent with the EPA CSO Policy for both Wastewater Treatment Facilities with CSO’s and municipally owned CSO facilities.

Since both the Village of Johnson City and the City of Binghamton are tributary to the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment plant, the DEC has determined that all three SPDES permits should be modified simultaneously to include the requirements of the EPA policy.  The simultaneous modification of these permits is intended to promote the comprehensive and coordinated implementation effort required by the Policy.

The permit modifications for the communities require them to cooperatively implement the EPA’s Nine Minimum Controls (NMC), which are embodied in the 15 Best Management Practices (BMP).  The implementation of the BMP’s complies with the technology-based requirements of the Clean Water Act.

This notice is for the Binghamton Combined Sewer Overflows.  There are separate notices being published for the Binghamton- Johnson City Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility (DEC #7-0348-00007/00001 - SPDES # NY 002 4414) and the Village of Johnson City Collection System (DEC #7-0346-00039/00001 - SPDES #NY 002 3981).

While the individual notices for each permit are quite similar, each permitted activity has its own permit.  Fact sheets and draft permits are available for review from the contact person.
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 5 2005.
Contact: Michael K Barylski
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Village of Johnson City
Willow St & Corliss Ave
Johnson City, NY 13904
Facility: Johnson City - V Overflows
Confluence of Choconut Cr. and Susquehanna River
Johnson City, NY 13790
Application ID: 7-0346-00039/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Union, Broome County
Project Description:
In the Binghamton & Johnson City area, wastewater and stormwater discharges are authorized by three related permits.  The Village of Johnson City and the City of Binghamton both have permits for their collection systems that include Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO’s).  That is, the collection system includes stormwater (rainwater) as well as wastewater discharges from residents and businesses.  Both collection systems are permitted separately and connected to the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility, which is also permitted.  During some storm events, the volume of wastewater and stormwater collected exceeds the maximum daily treatment capacity of the wastewater treatment plant.  As a result, both the Village of Johnson City and the City of Binghamton permits establish the conditions when CSO’s may be discharged.

Under the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (SPDES) program, NYSDEC is responsible for issuing discharge permits that are consistent with the EPA CSO Policy for both Wastewater Treatment Facilities with CSO’s and municipally owned CSO facilities.

Since both the Village of Johnson City and the City of Binghamton are tributary to the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment plant, the DEC has determined that all three SPDES permits should be modified simultaneously to include the requirements of the EPA policy.  The simultaneous modification of these permits is intended to promote the comprehensive and coordinated implementation effort required by the Policy.

The permit modifications for the communities require them to cooperatively implement the EPA’s Nine Minimum Controls (NMC), which are embodied in the 15 Best Management Practices (BMP).  The implementation of the BMP’s complies with the technology-based requirements of the Clean Water Act.

This notice is for the Village of Johnson City Overflows.   There are separate notices being published for the City of Binghamton Collection System (DEC Permit #7-0302-00013/00001 - SPDES # NY 002 4406) and Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility (DEC #7-0348-00007/00001 - SPDES #NY 002 4414).

While the individual notices for each permit are quite similar, each permitted activity has its own permit.  Fact sheets and draft permits are available for review from the contact person.


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 5 2005.
Contact: Michael K Barylski
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Aes Westover LLC
720 Riverside Dr
Johnson City, NY 13790 -1839
Facility: Aes Westover
720 Riverside Dr
Johnson City, NY 13790 -1389
Application ID: 7-0346-00045/00013
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Union, Broome County
Project Description:
The Department (DEC) has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for renewal of an existing Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain) Permit as required by CFR Part 72 for AES Westover, located at 720 Riverside Drive, Johnson City, NY.  Renewal of the Title IV Permit will allow the DEC to continue to enforce the requirements of the Acid Rain Program.  No emissions increase will result from renewal of the permit.  Prior permits issued to this facility remain in force and include requirements for compliance with 6 NYCRR Subparts 225-1 (Fuel Consumption and Use - Sulfur Limitations), 227-1 (Stationary Combustion Installations) and 227-2 (Reasonably Available Control Technology [RACT] for oxides of nitrogen [NOx]).  The applicant will be required to have sufficient sulfur dioxide (SO2) allowances in its possession to cover SO2 emissions from this facility.  The applicant shall submit annual compliance certification reports to DEC and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The applicant shall monitor, maintain and certify monitoring systems for opacity, SO2 emissions, NOx emissions, carbon dioxide emissions and volumetric flow rates in accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR Part 75.  In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621 and 201, the Administrator of the EPA has authority to bar issuance of this permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6 NYCRR Part 201.

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 5 2005.
Contact: Michael K Barylski
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Binghamton Johnson City Jt Sewer Brd
Government Plz
Binghamton, NY 13903
Facility: Binghamton Johnson Cty STP
4480 Old Vestal Rd
Vestal, NY 13901
Application ID: 7-0348-00007/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Vestal, Broome County
Project Description:
In the Binghamton & Johnson City area, wastewater and stormwater discharges are authorized by three related permits.  The Village of Johnson City and the City of Binghamton both have permits for their collection systems that include Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO’s).  That is, the collection system includes stormwater (rainwater) as well as wastewater discharges from residents and businesses.  Both collection systems are permitted separately and connected to the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility, which is also permitted.  During some storm events, the volume of wastewater and stormwater collected exceeds the maximum daily treatment capacity of the wastewater treatment plant.  As a result, both the Village of Johnson City and the City of Binghamton permits establish the conditions when CSO’s may be discharged.

Under the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (SPDES) program, NYSDEC is responsible for issuing discharge permits that are consistent with the EPA CSO Policy for both Wastewater Treatment Facilities with CSO’s and municipally owned CSO facilities.

Since both the Village of Johnson City and the City of Binghamton are tributary to the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment plant, the DEC has determined that all three SPDES permits should be modified simultaneously to include the requirements of the EPA policy.  The simultaneous modification of these permits is intended to promote the comprehensive and coordinated implementation effort required by the Policy.

The permit modifications for the communities require them to cooperatively implement the EPA’s Nine Minimum Controls (NMC), which are embodied in the 15 Best Management Practices (BMP).  The implementation of the BMP’s complies with the technology-based requirements of the Clean Water Act.

This notice is for Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility. There are separate notices being published for the City of Binghamton Collection System (DEC Permit #7-0302-00013/00001 - SPDES # NY 002 4406) and the Village of Johnson City Collection System (DEC Permit #7-0346-00039/00001 - SPDES #NY 002 3981).

While the individual notices for each permit are quite similar, each permitted activity has its own permit.  Fact sheets and draft permits are available for review from the contact person.

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 5 2005.
Contact: Michael K Barylski
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Chenango County

Applicant: Aes Creative Resources LP
1001 North 19TH St - 20TH Fl
Arlington, VA 22209
Facility: Aes Jennison
Bainbridge Afton Rd
Bainbridge, NY 13733
Application ID: 7-0822-00014/00011
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Bainbridge, Chenango County
Project Description:
The Department (DEC) has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for renewal of an existing Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain) Permit as required by CFR Part 72 for AES Jennison, located at Bainbridge Afton Road, Bainbridge, NY.  Renewal of the Title IV Permit will allow the DEC to continue to enforce the requirements of the Acid Rain Program.  AES Jennison has not operated since October 2000 and is in long-term cold standby.  The applicant will be required to have sufficient sulfur dioxide (SO2) allowances in its possession to cover SO2 emissions from this facility.  The applicant shall submit annual compliance certification reports to DEC and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The applicant shall monitor, maintain and certify monitoring systems for opacity, SO2 emissions, NOx emissions, carbon dioxide emissions and volumetric flow rates in accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR Part 75.  In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621 and 201, the Administrator of the EPA has authority to bar issuance of this permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6 NYCRR Part 201.
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 5 2005.
Contact: Michael K Barylski
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Madison County

Applicant: Town of Lebanon
1210 Bradley Brook Rd
Earlville, NY 13332 -9545
Facility: Corbin Gravel Bed
Lebanon Hill Rd (NEAREST Intersection - Soule Rd)
Lebanon, NY
Application ID: 7-2534-00039/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Lebanon, Madison County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to mine gravel within area of up to 5 acres along Lebanon Hill Road in Town of Lebanon.  Site is currently agricultural field.  Processing of material with screen and crusher may occur.  
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:
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 Jul 1 2005.
Contact: Kevin R Bliss
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Onondaga County

Applicant: Gulf & Western Aero LLC
120 East Washington St - Suite 414
Syracuse, NY 13202
Facility: Gulf & Western Aero LLC
5414 South Bay Rd
Salina, NY
Application ID: 7-3148-00096/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Salina, Onondaga County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a new 99 room hotel with a 99 car parking lot which will impact 0.3 acres of state wetland SYW-5.  Wetland mitigation includes 3,000 square feet of wetland enhancement plantings in areas adjoining the wetland.  The application and plans are available for review in the Syracuse Office.
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 Jun 17 2005.
Contact: Joseph M Dlugolenski
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Tompkins County

Applicant: Aes Eastern Energy LP
1001 North 19TH St - 20TH Fl
Arlington, VA 22209
Facility: Aes Cayuga
228 Milliken Dr
Lansing, NY 14882
Application ID: 7-5032-00019/00019
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Lansing, Tompkins County
Project Description:
The Department (DEC) has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for renewal of an existing Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain) Permit as required by CFR Part 72 for AES Cayuga, 228 Milliken Drive, Lansing, NY.  Renewal of the Title IV Permit will allow the DEC to continue to enforce the requirements of the Acid Rain Program.  No emissions increase will result from renewal of the permit.  Prior permits issued to this facility remain in force and include requirements for compliance with 6 NYCRR Subparts 225-1 (Fuel Consumption and Use - Sulfur Limitations), 227-1 (Stationary Combustion Installations) and 227-2 (Reasonably Available Control Technology [RACT] for oxides of nitrogen [NOx]).  The applicant will be required to have sufficient sulfur dioxide (SO2) allowances in its possession to cover SO2 emissions from this facility.  The applicant shall submit annual compliance certification reports to DEC and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The applicant shall monitor, maintain and certify monitoring systems for opacity, SO2 emissions, NOx emissions, carbon dioxide emissions and volumetric flow rates in accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR Part 75.  In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621 and 201, the Administrator of the EPA has authority to bar issuance of this permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6 NYCRR Part 201.

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 5 2005.
Contact: Michael K Barylski
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Multiple Counties

Applicant: Niagara Mohawk Power Corp
300 Erie Blvd West
Syracuse, NY 13202 -4201
Facility: WOODWARD-TEALL 32 Lakeport Tap Subtransmission Line
Woodward Teall / Lakeport Tap Subtransmission Line
Sullivan, NY
Application ID: 7-9907-00061/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Cicero, Multiple Counties
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to remove and retire all poles, cross-arms insulators, conductors, guys, etc. from the existing Woodard-Teall / Lakeport Tap 34.5KV Sub-Transmission line within and near class 2 wetlands MA-8 and CIC-17 in the Town of Cicero, Onondaga County, and Sullivan, Madison County.
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 Jun 17 2005.
Contact: Kevin R Bliss
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals