Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 08/24/2005

Chemung County

Applicant: Chemung County
PO Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902 -0588
Facility: Chemung Co Elmira Sewer District WWTP
600 Milton St
Elmira, NY 14901
Application ID: 8-0736-00003/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Southport, Chemung County
Project Description:
Combined sewers convey both sewage and stormwater. During dry weather the sewers discharge to the local wastewater treatment plant where the effluent is treated to remove pollutants before discharge to the receiving water. During rain events, when storm water enters the sewers, the capacity of the sewer system to convey the combined effluent to the treatment plant is often exceeded and the effluent will discharge directly to the receiving water.

Since CSOs contain mixtures of domestic sewage, storm water runoff, and sometimes, industrial wastewater, they may contain high levels of suspended solids, toxic chemicals, floatable materials and other pollutants that can cause exceedances of water quality standards and use impairments. Such exceedances may pose risks to human and aquatic health and may impair the use and enjoyment of the Nation’s waterbodies.

This is a Department initiated modification to implement a department initiative to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act.  On April 19, 1994, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially noticed  the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Policy (Policy) to establish a consistent national approach for controlling discharges from all CSOs to the waters of the United States.  The Policy provides guidance to permittees and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting authorities on the implementation of both the technology-based controls, called the Nine Minimum Controls (NMCs), and development and implementation of water quality-based requirements, i.e., a Long Term Control Plan (LTCP).

In the Policy, EPA required that NPDES and SPDES permits would be modified to include the CSO requirements.  EPA also set a goal for municipalities to implement the NMCs by January 1, 1997 and develop a LTCP two years later.  As the NPDES permitting authority for New York State, the DEC has entered into an agreement with EPA to modify all remaining CSO SPDES permits in New York State in order to be in compliance with the Clean Water Act.

DEC has developed 15 CSO Best Management Practices (BMPs), in accordance with the CSO Control Policy and State regulations, that embody the NMCs.  Currently, the existing permit has only eight of the applicable BMPs.  All permittees will have these requirements included in their SPDES permit.

Long Term Control Planning is an additional control measure that: integrates the BMPs into the overall plan; evaluates the impact of CSO discharges on receiving water quality; evaluates and identifies control alternatives to address water quality use and standard impacts; and proposes implementation schedules of the chosen controls.

Therefore, the SPDES Permit for the Chemung County Elmira Sewer District STP has been modified accordingly to incorporate the 15 CSO BMPs and the LTCP requirements.
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 Sep 23 2005.
Contact: Andrea Sheeran Glick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Monroe County

Applicant: Michael Crawford
Facility: Crawford Property
78 East Wautoma Beach Rd (DELAVERGNE Dr)
Hilton, NY 14468
Application ID: 8-2640-00243/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 34 Coastal Erosion Management
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Parma, Monroe County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to demolish an existing seasonal lake front cottage and reconstruct a new year-round residence.  The proposed encroachment into the Coastal Erosion Hazard Area Natural Protective Feature is approximately the same as that of the existing cottage.  The work also includes reconstruction of an onsite septic system, and the rehabilitation and expansion of an existing shoreline rip-rap revetment. The application and file are available for review at the Region 8 office located at 6274 East Avon - Lima Rd., Avon.

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 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 Sep 9 2005.
Contact: Jenny A Landry
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ontario County

Applicant: Ontario County
27 N Main St
Canandaigua, NY 14424 -1447
Facility: Ontario Co Landfill
Rt 5 & 20 Opposite Seneca Castle Rd
SENECA/FLINT, NY
Application ID: 8-3244-00004/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Seneca, Ontario County
Project Description:
The Department has received an application for the modification of the above referenced solid waste management permit for the Phase III expansion of the Ontario County Landfill located at 3555 Post Farm Road.  This modification is proposed as bedrock was encountered at a higher elevation than previously mapped.  The modifications include raising the landfill subgrade in most locations to maintain the required 10 foot separation distance from the bedrock, excavation and replacement of weathered shale with 10 feet of compacted common fill in some locations, revision of cell design to allow leachate removal on the east and west sides of the landfill, abandonment of the existing leachate lagoon and replacement with above ground leachate storage tanks on the north side of the site and removal of a berm within the expansion footprint expanding the excavation limits by 4.04 acres in a previously disturbed area.  The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application.  As a tentative determination, the Department is seeking public comments prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.
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:
Ontario County Board of Supervisors
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Sep 9 2005.
Contact: Lisa M Porter
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Orleans County

Applicant: Village of Medina
Village Hall 600 Main St
Medina, NY 14103
Facility: Medina Wastewater Treatment Plant
Gulf St
Medina, NY 14103
Application ID: 8-3434-00012/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Ridgeway, Orleans County
Project Description:
Combined sewers convey both sewage and stormwater. During dry weather the sewers discharge to the local wastewater treatment plant where the effluent is treated to remove pollutants before discharge to the receiving water. During rain events, when storm water enters the sewers, the capacity of the sewer system to convey the combined effluent to the treatment plant is often exceeded and the effluent will discharge directly to the receiving water.

Since CSOs contain mixtures of domestic sewage, storm water runoff, and sometimes, industrial wastewater, they may contain high levels of suspended solids, toxic chemicals, floatable materials and other pollutants that can cause exceedances of water quality standards and use impairments. Such exceedances may pose risks to human and aquatic health and may impair the use and enjoyment of the Nation’s waterbodies.

This is a Department initiated modification to implement a department initiative to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act.  On April 19, 1994, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially noticed  the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Policy (Policy) to establish a consistent national approach for controlling discharges from all CSOs to the waters of the United States.  The Policy provides guidance to permittees and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting authorities on the implementation of both the technology-based controls, called the Nine Minimum Controls (NMCs), and development and implementation of water quality-based requirements, i.e., a Long Term Control Plan (LTCP).

In the Policy, EPA required that NPDES and SPDES permits would be modified to include the CSO requirements.  EPA also set a goal for municipalities to implement the NMCs by January 1, 1997 and develop a LTCP two years later.  As the NPDES permitting authority for New York State, the DEC has entered into an agreement with EPA to modify all remaining CSO SPDES permits in New York State in order to be in compliance with the Clean Water Act.

DEC has developed 15 CSO Best Management Practices (BMPs), in accordance with the CSO Control Policy and State regulations, that embody the NMCs.  Currently, the existing permit has only seven of the applicable BMPs.  All permittees will have these requirements included in their SPDES permit.

Long Term Control Planning is an additional control measure that: integrates the BMPs into the overall plan; evaluates the impact of CSO discharges on receiving water quality; evaluates and identifies control alternatives to address water quality use and standard impacts; and proposes implementation schedules of the chosen controls.

The SPDES Permit for the Village of Medina has been modified to incorporate the 15 CSO BMPs and the LTCP requirements.
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 Sep 23 2005.
Contact: Andrea Sheeran Glick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Schuyler County

Applicant: Jeffrey Duncan
Facility: Duncan Property
5215 Buck Hill Rd N
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Application ID: 8-4426-00285/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Hector, Schuyler County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to install 300 lineal feet of stacked stone revetment along an eroded length of Taughannock Creek, P 296-98, located on his property at 5215 Buck Hill Rd. North in the town of Hector, Schuyler County.  

The application and file are available for review at the Region 8 located at 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd. in Avon.
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 Sep 9 2005.
Contact: Christine Setari
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Wayne County

Applicant: Marshall Farms USA Inc
5800 Lake Bluff Rd
North Rose, NY 14516 -9795
Facility: Marshall Farms USA Inc
5800 Lake Bluff Rd
North Rose, NY 14516
Application ID: 8-5422-00041/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Butler, Wayne County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to to install a 4 inch waste transfer line running from a hog producing facility near Galen Road  to an existing manure storage lagoon.  The line will run about 2100 feet eastward to Drury Road, then north approximately 2400 feet along the east side of Drury Road, then east about 1300 feet to the existing manure storage facility.  The  project will involve approximately 880 feet of pipeline installation through Freshwater Wetland WO-36 (Class 2) and its corresponding 100-foot adjacent area.  The application and file are available for review at the Region 8 office located at 6274 East Avon - Lima Rd., Avon.

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 Sep 9 2005.
Contact: Jenny A Landry
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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