Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 10/05/2005

Broome County

Applicant: Village of Whitney Point
2590 Main St
PO Box 729
Whitney Point, NY 13862 -0729
Facility: Whitney Point STP
Us Rte 11
Whitney Point, NY 13862
Application ID: 7-0344-00033/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Triangle, Broome County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes the discharge of up to 150,000 gpd of treated sanitary wastewater to the Tioughnioga River, a Class B stream from a tertiary treatment plant at the applicant's facility to be located at 2740 NYS Route 11, Whitney Point.  The proposed sewage treatment plant would provide sanitary wastewater service to approximately 400 homes and businesses that currently operate with individual on-site systems.  The footprint of the sewage treatment plant will impact 0.048 acres of United States Army Corps of Engineers jurisdictional freshwater wetland.

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law.  This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  As such, this tentative determination does not signify Department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.

A draft SPDES permit is available for review.

Refer to this application by application by number listed above and SPDES number:  NY 026 2552
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:
Whitney Point Village Board
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 7 2005.
Contact: Michael K Barylski
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045

Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals