Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 02/22/2006

Essex County

Applicant: North Country School Inc
PO Box 187
Lake Placid, NY 12946 -0187
Facility: North Country School
Route 73 - 0.5 Miles East of Mt Van Hoevenberg Rd
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Application ID: 5-1540-00037/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: North Elba, Essex County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes an existing discharge of up to 17,200 gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater with ultraviolet light seasonal disinfection to tributary #3 of North Meadow Brook, a Class C(T) waterbody from a secondary treatment plant at the applicant's facility located off NYS  Route 73.  The applicant plans to operate an open, recirculating sand filter treatment system.  This brand new system replaces an existing buried sand filter treatment system.

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.

Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number NY0129992.
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 Mar 24 2006.
Contact: Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 NYS Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Franklin County

Applicant: National Grid USA Service Company Inc
300 Erie Bvld West
Syracuse, NY 13202
Facility: National Grid Substation - Tupper Lake V
McLaughlin Ave
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Application ID: 5-1620-00382/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Tupper Lake, Franklin County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to upgrade and expand the Tupper Lake Substation, located west of McLaughlin Avenue in the Village of Tupper Lake, as part of a long-term solution to improve the reliability of electricity in the Tri-Lakes region.  Expansion includes installation of a Static Var Compensator and associated quipment, and will involve filling 0.27 acres of wetland.
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:
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 Mar 10 2006.
Contact: Denise M Wagner
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 NYS Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP
225 Greenfield Pkwy Ste 201
Liverpool, NY 13088
Facility: Macomb Hydropower Project
Salmon RIVER|NEAR Casey Rd
Malone, NY
Application ID: 5-1648-00200/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Malone, Franklin County
Project Description:
The applicant requests Water Quality Certification for the continued operation and maintenance of the existing Macomb Hydroelectric Project located on the Salmon River in the Town of Malone, approximately 2.5 river miles north of the Village of Malone, in Franklin County.  The project has a generating capacity of 1,000 kW.  The Water Quality Certification is part of an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a new license; Project No. 7321-NY. The project would be run in accordance with applicable provisions of the Macomb Project Settlement Agreement dated November 2, 2004.  That settlement includes the following: maintenance of a base flow of 125 cfs (or inflow to the Macomb impoundment, whichever is less) from the Project's tailrace, fish protection provisions and downstream fish movement provisions, sediment management, and a requirement to install a fish stocking tube in the Project's tailrace.  A draft Water Quality Certificate is available for public review at the Region 5 Headquarters.
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 Mar 10 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

Hamilton County

Applicant: Town of Indian Lake
Twn Hall
Indian Lake, NY 12842
Facility: Indian Lake Sd
Brian St
Indian Lake, NY 12842
Application ID: 5-2026-00008/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Indian Lake, Hamilton County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes an existing discharge of up to 140,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater to Cedar River, a Class B(T) waterbody from a secondary treatment plant at the applicant's facility located at NYS Routes 28 & 30, Indian Lake. The applicant constructed a new wastewater treatment plant with an increased design flow utilizing the existing outfall pipe.  The new plant replaced the existing plant built in 1971 which had a design flow of up to 100,000 gpd.

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 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 NY0023329.
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:
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 Mar 24 2006.
Contact: Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 NYS Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals