Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 08/16/2006

Jefferson County

Applicant: Rosa P Altman
Facility: Altman Property
Blue Heron Ln |2000' East of the 1,000 Island Bridge
Alexandria, NY
Application ID: 6-2222-00712/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a single family residence, approximately 73' long x 44' wide near the end of Collins Landing East, 2,000' east of the Thousand Islands Bridge, bordering a small bay off the Saint Lawrence River.  The residence would be constructed approximately 50' into the 100' regulated adjacent area of regulated freshwater wetland F-13, a 37.8 acre Class I emergent marsh.  The residence would be located on an elevated bluff above the bay and wetland area.  
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 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 Sep 1 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

Applicant: Craig Walrath
Facility: Walrath Littlefield Place Property
8043 Littlefield Place RD| Mi South of Jefferson Park
Ellisburg, NY
Application ID: 6-2234-00165/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Jefferson County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to raise a back yard area, approximately150' long x 50' wide, by 1' to reduce seasonal ponding.  The site is located at 8043 Littlefield Place, a residentially developed sand dune area north of Jefferson Park.  The site is approximately one mile west of NYS Route 3, five miles south of Henderson Harbor.  The site is located in the adjacent area of regulated freshwater wetland H-11, a 378 acre Class I wetland.
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 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 Sep 1 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

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 notice originally appeared in the ENB and newspaper on or around 12-18 July 2006.  It is being re-published to extend the deadline for public comments for 90 days.  The text of the notice has been shortened and condensed slightly for the purposes of re-publication. For full text of the original notice, please request such from the contact listed below.  

The State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit for the Oneida County Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP), which discharges to the Mohawk River, is being modified in accordance with NY State’s Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS) and 6NYCRR 750-1.18(b)(6) & (7).  This modification is undertaken to address Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) abatement and to ensure compliance with DEC regulations and 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

Although Oneida County does not own any CSOs, the WPCP accepts combined sewage from the City of Utica’s sewage system. Additionally, the County owns several interceptors within the city of Utica, which may convey combined sewage to the WPCP. This permit modification will require Oneida County to evaluate flows received at the WPCP and research problems with excessive inflow and infiltration that consume WPCP capacity. The modification also includes incorporation of standard CSO Best Management Practices (BMPs) which are applicable to Oneida County, as well as specific provisions requiring Oneida County’s participation in the City of Utica’s LTCP process.  

Additionally, this modification contains the Department's determination (initially disclosed to the permittee in February 2006) that the Sauquoit Creek Pump Station overflow is considered a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) rather than a CSO because it receives wastewater from a conveyance system that is not combined.  As SSOs in New York State are not legally permitted, this designation means the problem of regular overflow discharges of raw sewage from the Sauquiot Creek Pump Station must be addressed and abated.

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 Nov 16 2006.
Contact: Andrea Sheeran Glick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

St Lawrence County

Applicant: Maple Hill Properties
PO Box 747
Potsdam, NY 13676 -0747
Facility: Maple Hill Propertiers
Bend in the River Park
Canton, NY 13617
Application ID: 6-4022-00057/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Dam
Project is Located: St Lawrence County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to renew an expired permit to construct a stormwater detention basin in conjunction with the development of a light commercial area and residential community near the south shore of the Grass River, in the Village of Canton.  Based on the detention basin design, a dam permit is required.  A stream disturbance permit has been issued to install sewer and water lines beneath the riverbed.
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 Sep 1 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

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