Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 06/28/2006

Herkimer County

Applicant: George Bokowski
Facility: Bokowski Gravel Pit
St Rte 5 - N Side - 1,100 Ft West of Gun Club Rd
Little Falls, NY 13365
Application ID: 6-2134-00026/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Herkimer County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to develop and operate an 8.0 acre surface sand and gravel mine within a 188 acre parcel north or Route 5.  The project site is the applicants property 100 feet north of NYS Route 5, 1,600 feet west of Gun Club Road, 3 miles west of Little Falls.  The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of the Phelps series of gravelly fine sandy loams and Hudson silt loam which are the predominate soil type on the site.  Mining is not proposed to take place below the local water table. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand and gravel mining operations.  Mining is proposed to remove approximately 200,000 cubic yards of aggregate sand and gravel over the estimated 40 year operational life of the mine. Material will be stockpiled as unprocessed “run-of-bank”, or processed with portable screens and crushers.  If the maximum processing rates for the screen and crushing operations will exceed 150 tons-per-hour (TPH), an air source permit(s) will obtained . Final reclamation will restore the site to 8.0 acres of revegetated open space.  Reclamation will include the replacement of stockpiled topsoil, and re-seeding with an approved USDA SCS seed mixture.  The reviewed life-of-mine area is 8.0 (LOM) acres.

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:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 Jul 28 2006.
Contact: Patrick M Clearey
NYSDEC Region 6 Utica SUB-OFFICE
State Office Bldg - 207 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
(315)793-2555
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Oneida County

Applicant: Oneida County
800 Park Ave
Utica, NY 13501 -2939
Facility: Oneida Co Water Pollution Control Plant
51 Leland Ave
Utica, NY 13502
Application ID: 6-3016-00048/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Oneida County
Project Description:
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 tentatively determined to issue a modified SPDES permit to the above referenced facility to incorporate requirements of the CSO Control Strategy into the permit.  The following significant changes are proposed to SPDES Permit NY 002 5780 :

OUTFALL 001
Limits Pages/Monitoring Periods - The permit has reduced the number of limits pages and monitoring periods from four (Nov. 1 - April 30,
May 1 - May 31, June 1 - June 30, and July 1 - October 31) to two (Nov. 1 - April 30 and May 1 - October 31).  The new monitoring periods reflect a Winter season in which nitrification is not required and a Summer season in which nitrification is required.

Flow - Flow is specified as the minimum which must be accepted at the WWTP for each season (Winter and Summer).  The Flow rates are specified as follows, based on the treatment plant’s demonstrated ability and affirmation that it can adequately treat to these Flow levels:
    - November 1 to April 30 - Increased from 48 MGD to 53 MGD
    - May 1 - October 31 - Increased from 40 MGD to 48 MGD

NOTE: The updated Flow thresholds were not used for computing the load limits for BOD, TSS, and TKN.  The load limits for these parameters are based on the previous Flow thresholds, which means that there is no net reduction in stringency of parameter effluent limits.  See discussion for each parameter below.

Flow, Daily Maximum - This monitoring requirement is added for additional information, in consideration of historical sewer system surcharging and overflows, and the fact that the Flow rate at the headworks of the WPCP must be adjusted in response to wet weather flows.

BOD5, 30-Day Average - Mass loading limits from the previous permit are carried over to the modified permit, based on the former Flow rates of 48 MGD for the period November 1 - April 30, and 40 MGD for the period May 1 - October 31.

BOD5, Daily Maximum - This monitoring and reporting requirement is added because the Department would like this additional information.

CBOD5 - Seasonal limits for May, June and July 1 - October 31 are eliminated and a new single Summer season monitoring period is specified.  The previous permit’s Minimum Flow threshold of 40 MGD, and not the updated Flow threshold of 48 MGD (Summer), was used for computing the load limits.  The most stringent seasonal water quality-based mass loading limit (July 1 - October 31) from the previous permit, for the 30-Day Average, is carried over to the modified permit for the 30-Day load limit.  A new 7-Day Average limit is added, as required by the regulations.  The 7-Day Average mass limit is computed by applying a factor derived from EPA Technology concentration limits to the existing 30-Day mass limit, i.e. (40/25)(30-Day limit).

CBOD5, Daily Maximum - This monitoring and reporting requirement is added because the Department would like this additional information.

TSS - Seasonal limits for May, June and July 1- October 31 are eliminated and new Winter and Summer seasonal monitoring periods are specified.  The updated Flow thresholds of 53/48 MGD were not used for computing the load limits.  The most stringent water quality based mass loading limits from the previous permit are carried over to the modified permit.
(5) Summary of Proposed Permit Changes (Continued):

TSS, Daily Maximum - This monitoring and reporting requirement is added for both Summer and Winter seasons, because the Department would like this additional information.

Settleable Solids, 30-Day Average - This monitoring and reporting requirement is added for both Summer and Winter seasons, because the Department would like this additional information.

TKN, 30-Day Average - Seasonal limits for May, June and July 1- October 31 are eliminated and new Winter and Summer seasonal monitoring periods are specified.  The updated Flow thresholds of 53/48 MGD were not used for computing the load limits. The most stringent water quality based mass loading limits from the previous permit are carried over to the modified permit.

TKN, Daily Maximum - This monitoring and reporting requirement is added for both Summer and Winter seasons, because the Department would like this additional information.

Fecal Coliform Daily Maximum - This monitoring and reporting requirement is added for both Summer and Winter seasons, because the Department would like this additional information.
 
Alkalinity - This parameter is deleted from the permit, as it is not necessary for monitoring.

Copper, Dissolved - The Action Level is eliminated and is replaced by a new Action Level for Total Copper.

Copper, Total Recoverable - The Action Level is eliminated and is replaced by a new Action Level for Total Copper.

Copper, Total - This new Action Level and monitoring requirements are added.  The new Action Level (1.8 Translator) x (Dissolved Cu 99%ileLN) x (1.5 additional margin).

Chlorine, Total Residual - 30-Day Average - This monitoring and reporting requirement is added for the Summer season, because the Department would like this additional information.

Chromium, Total - This water quality-based limit of 38 lb/d is converted to a “Monitor” only requirement (no numerical threshold) because all monitoring data are non-detect. The monitoring frequency is also changed from Monthly to Quarterly.

Lead, Total Recoverable - This Additional Monitoring Requirement is eliminated and replaced by a Total Lead monitoring requirement.

Lead, Total - This new “Monitor” only requirement is added to replace the Additional Monitoring Requirement for Total Recoverable Lead.  The monitoring frequency is changed from Yearly to Quarterly.

Phenols, Total  - The existing Action Level of 4.8 lb/d was exceeded twice in 2004, with numerous detects observed in monitoring dating back to 2001.  This Action Level is increased to 7.0 lb/d based on 99th percentile monitoring data.

Zinc, Dissolved - This Action Level is eliminated since it is reflected in a new Total Zinc Action Level.

Zinc, Total Recoverable - This Action Level is eliminated since it is replaced by a new Total Zinc Action Level.

Zinc, Total - This new Action Level and monitoring requirement is added and replace the Additional Monitoring Requirements for Dissolved Zinc and Total Recoverable Zinc.

Bis(2-ethylhexyl)Phthalate - The monitoring frequency is changed from Yearly to Quarterly.

Toluene - The monitoring frequency is changed from Yearly to Quarterly.

Ethylbenzene - The monitoring frequency is changed from Yearly to Quarterly.

Tetrachloroethylene - The monitoring frequency is changed from Yearly to Quarterly.

Trichloroehene - The monitoring frequency is changed from Yearly to Quarterly.

Xylenes, Total - The monitoring frequency is changed from Yearly to Quarterly.


OUTFALL 002
In a letter dated February 24, 2006, the Department advised the permittee of its determination that the Sauquoit Creek Pump Station overflow is an SSO rather than a CSO.
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 Aug 11 2006.
Contact: Andrea Sheeran Glick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Conmed Corporation
525 French Rd
Utica, NY 13501
Facility: Conmed Corp French Road Facility
525 French Rd
Utica, NY 13502
Application ID: 6-3016-00171/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Oneida County
Project Description:
This Department has received a request to issue a permit and has drafted an Article 19
(Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law, an Air State Facility permit, at the facility located at 525 French Road, Utica, NY 13502. This facility manufactures products for use in the medical field.

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve the application of Connmed Corporation's Air State Facility permit.  This permit was requested since the facility has modified their operation under their current air registration to include a source that is regulated under 40 CFR 63 Subpart T-Vapor degreasing.  This permit allows the operations of emission units 1-BOIL1, 2-BND01, 3-INJ01, and 4-D0022,  which includes the operation of boilers for heating of the facility, manual parts assembly, bonding, pad printing , plastic extrusion and packaging, injection molding to form medical supplies, and wire winding operations with manual assembly, bonding, injection molding, extruding, ink application, and vapor degreasing.   The facility also has QA and R&D operations and thermal packaging operations which are exempt from permitting. The permit allows Conmed to increase injection molding capacity above the current operational capacity with certain requirements. The facility has capped out of Title V permitting requirements, and 40 CFR 63 subpart PPPP  by tracking and restricting it's emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutants below individual emissions of 10 tons per year and cumulative emissions of 25 tons per year, and capped out of Title V and 6 NYCRR Part 228 requirements by tracking and restricting its Volatile Organic Compound emissions below emission levels of 50 tons per year.  The Facility has also limited production of molding operations and shall monitor exhaust fan operations in emission points in order to meet Annual Guidance Concentrations and Short Term Guidance Concentrations for several of NYSDEC's air toxic contaminants. The draft permit with conditions is available for review in the Region 6 NYS DEC offices in Watertown and Utica, New York.
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 Jul 28 2006.
Contact: Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Multiple Counties

Applicant: Barrett Paving Materials Inc
3 Becker Farm Rd
Roseland, NJ 07068 -1726
Facility: Barrett Paving Boonville Quarry
Rte 12 - E Side at County Line
Boonville, NY 13309
Application ID: 6-9906-00045/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Leyden, Multiple Counties
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to add 3.9 acres to a 155.2 acre lifeof mine, limestone, sand and gravel and granitic gneiss facility on a 274 acre parcel owned by the applicant.  The site is located east of NYS Route 12, approximately one mile north of the Village of Boonville. The added acreage will provide plant and stockpile area and quarry pump out settling ponds.
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:
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 Jul 28 2006.
Contact: Mark A Wiggins
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals