Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 01/04/2006

Clinton County

Applicant: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc
64 Maple St
Rouses Point, NY 12979 -1424
Facility: Wyeth Research
641 Ridge Rd
Chazy, NY 12921
Application ID: 5-0930-00001/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Chazy, Clinton County
Project Description:
    The applicant proposes a modification to increase the flow limit from a 30 day arithmetic mean of 78,000 gallons per day (GPD) to 90,000 GPD of treated wastewater to Corbeau Creek (Class D) from a Sequencing Batch Reactor Activated Sludge System - Treatment Plant at the applicant's facility located at 641 Ridge Road, Chazy, NY.  The increase in flow will accommodate future expansion, addition of a 4th chiller and system design capacity increase from sand filter upgrade.   A draft permit has been prepared which has been modified to include: an increase to the flow rate, multiple revisions to monitoring requirements, the addition of a mercury pollutant minimization program and best management practices plan, and a schedule to reduce phosphorous discharge in accordance with the established Lake Champlain total daily monitoring limit (TDML).
    The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System 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.  
    Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number, NY-000 7170.

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 Feb 3 2006.
Contact: Michael J McMurray
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 NYS Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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