Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 03/08/2006

Queens County

Applicant: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
2 Gateway Center - 14 Sw
Newark, NJ 07102
Facility: Port Auth of NY & NJ-LA Guardia Airport
Grand Central Pkwy & 94TH St
Flushing, NY 11371
Application ID: 2-6301-00106/00023
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a modification of an existing permit for an existing discharge of treated and untreated stormwater into Bowery Bay, Rikers Island Channel and Flushing Bay (Class I).
Compared to the issued permit that this modification will replace, the following significant changes are proposed:

Developed action levels for CBOD5 as a surrogate parameter to aid in the control of the discharge of glycol based deicing substances from the airport.  This is supplemental to the restrictions imposed by Best Management Practices.  Outfalls 006 and 013, which contain discharge from all areas of operations at the airport, will be sampled as representative for all outfalls. No monitoring will be required from outfalls 001 - 005, and 007 - 012.  
Outfall 01A is the discharge from the aviation fuel storage and transfer area, following treatment by an Oil/Water separator.
Eliminate outfall 005A (no longer exists).    
Eliminate effluent limits and monitoring requirements for outfalls 005 and 012.
Add Action Levels and monitoring requirements for CBOD5 at outfall 006 and 013.
Add Action Levels and monitoring requirements for benzene, ethylbenzene, MTBE, toluene, and xylenes at outfalls 006 and 013.
Add effluent limits and monitoring requirements for ethylbenzene and MTBE at outfall 01A.
Add Best Management Practices requirements.  
Add Discharge Notification requirements.
Update effluent locations map.

A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the regional 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 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 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 Apr 14 2006.
Contact: Steve A Watts
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101

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