Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 10/04/2006

Albany County

Applicant: Town of Bethlehem
445 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
Facility: Bethlehem- T STP
98 Dinmore Rd & St Rte 144
Cedar Hill, NY 12158
Application ID: 4-0122-00006/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Bethlehem, Albany County
Project Description:
Our records indicate that your current State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit authorizes you to discharge treated sewage, either directly to the Hudson River or indirectly via a tributary stream, and that your permit does not require you to disinfect your discharge.  In order to support contact recreation in the Hudson River the Department is modifying your SPDES permit to require disinfection of the effluent from your sewage treatment plant.  The details of this permit modification are consistent with the information that was provided in the June 28, 2006 letter that the Department sent to you.  

In 2004 the Governor made a commitment to ensure that Hudson River water quality will be suitable for swimming by 2009.  This commitment is further detailed in the Hudson River Estuary Action Plan, 2005 - 2009 as Goal 10, see www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hreagenda05.pdf  .  In order to achieve this goal, it is necessary to require that certain dischargers institute disinfection treatment to reduce pathogen levels and comply with water quality standards.  Because of the location of your discharge, the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) have determined that your permit must be modified to require seasonal effluent disinfection in support of the goal, beginning in 2009.

Although this permit modification is not yet in effect, it is recommended that you begin planning now in order to ensure that the necessary disinfection treatment facilities can be funded, designed, and installed in time to meet the 2009 date.  Please note that the design of new disinfection facilities must be submitted under the seal of a professional engineer licensed to practice in New York State and that this design must be approved by DEC prior to construction.  

Upgrades to municipal wastewater treatment plants to provide disinfection may be eligible for financial assistance.  During 2006, two million dollars in State assistance payments were awarded to fund up to 85% of disinfection capital costs - four plants were approved to receive maximum funding and three plants were approved to receive partial funding.  It is hoped that additional funding may be available in the future.  If so, you will be contacted.  Please note that disinfection funds will not be awarded to successful applicants until appropriate disinfection requirements are incorporated into an issued SPDES permit.  To explore funding opportunities through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund contact the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation at 518-402-7438.

Questions concerning the technical details of the permit can be directed to Shayne Mitchell at 518-402-8125.
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 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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Town of Coeymans
18 Russell Ave
Ravena, NY 12143
Facility: Ravena Coeymans STP
South Main St & St Rte 144
Ravena, NY 12143
Application ID: 4-0124-00019/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Coeymans, Albany County
Project Description:
Our records indicate that your current State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit authorizes you to discharge treated sewage, either directly to the Hudson River or indirectly via a tributary stream, and that your permit does not require you to disinfect your discharge.  In order to support contact recreation in the Hudson River the Department is modifying your SPDES permit to require disinfection of the effluent from your sewage treatment plant.  The details of this permit modification are consistent with the information that was provided in the June 28, 2006 letter that the Department sent to you.  

In 2004 the Governor made a commitment to ensure that Hudson River water quality will be suitable for swimming by 2009.  This commitment is further detailed in the Hudson River Estuary Action Plan, 2005 - 2009 as Goal 10, see www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hreagenda05.pdf  .  In order to achieve this goal, it is necessary to require that certain dischargers institute disinfection treatment to reduce pathogen levels and comply with water quality standards.  Because of the location of your discharge, the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) have determined that your permit must be modified to require seasonal effluent disinfection in support of the goal, beginning in 2009.

Although this permit modification is not yet in effect, it is recommended that you begin planning now in order to ensure that the necessary disinfection treatment facilities can be funded, designed, and installed in time to meet the 2009 date.  Please note that the design of new disinfection facilities must be submitted under the seal of a professional engineer licensed to practice in New York State and that this design must be approved by DEC prior to construction.  

Upgrades to municipal wastewater treatment plants to provide disinfection may be eligible for financial assistance.  During 2006, two million dollars in State assistance payments were awarded to fund up to 85% of disinfection capital costs - four plants were approved to receive maximum funding and three plants were approved to receive partial funding.  It is hoped that additional funding may be available in the future.  If so, you will be contacted.  Please note that disinfection funds will not be awarded to successful applicants until appropriate disinfection requirements are incorporated into an issued SPDES permit.  To explore funding opportunities through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund contact the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation at 518-402-7438.

Questions concerning the technical details of the permit can be directed to Shayne Mitchell at 518-402-8125.
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 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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Intermagnetics General Corp
450 Old Niskayuna Rd
Latham, NY 12110
Facility: Igc/ Magnet Business Group
450 Old Niskayuna Rd
Colonie, NY 12212
Application ID: 4-0126-00063/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Colonie, Albany County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to expand its existing manufacturing facility building, including office space, access road for delivery vehicles, employee parking lot, outdoor storage and utilities.  The proposed expansion would require filling approximately 0.16 acre of federally regulated freshwater wetland.  Mitigation for the proposed impact includes establishing 0.21 acre of wet meadow, reestablishing 0.35 acres of grassy upland area and donating funds to Albany County toward the replacement of a bridge at the Ann Lee Pond Recreation Area.  The project site is located on Old Niskayuna Road just northeast of the Albany International Airport.
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:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Oct 20 2006.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Murphy Roll Off Inc
30 Overlook St
Slingerlands, NY 12159
Facility: Murphy Roll Off Inc
119 Wade Rd
Latham, NY
Application ID: 4-0126-00631/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Colonie, Albany County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct and operate a Construction and Demolition debris (C & D) transfer station and processing facility at 119 Wade Road.  The proposed facility is designed to receive, process and transfer a up to 30 tons per day of C & D wastes, and up to 10 tons per day of debris collected from the cleaning out of houses.   Of the 30 tons per day of C & D materials collected, approximately 10-15 tons per day will be processed wood and shingles.  Materials would be received at the facility in roll-off containers and then be sorted, processed and transferred into other roll-off containers for eventual disposal at permitted disposal facilities.
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:
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 Oct 20 2006.
Contact: Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Columbia County

Applicant: Town of Greenport
Twn Hall Dr
Hudson, NY 12534
Facility: Greenport - T Sd 1
N of Fairview Plz
Hudson, NY 12534
Application ID: 4-1040-00009/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Greenport, Columbia County
Project Description:
Our records indicate that your current State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit authorizes you to discharge treated sewage, either directly to the Hudson River or indirectly via a tributary stream, and that your permit does not require you to disinfect your discharge.  In order to support contact recreation in the Hudson River the Department is modifying your SPDES permit to require disinfection of the effluent from your sewage treatment plant.  The details of this permit modification are consistent with the information that was provided in the June 28, 2006 letter that the Department sent to you.  

In 2004 the Governor made a commitment to ensure that Hudson River water quality will be suitable for swimming by 2009.  This commitment is further detailed in the Hudson River Estuary Action Plan, 2005 - 2009 as Goal 10, see www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hreagenda05.pdf  .  In order to achieve this goal, it is necessary to require that certain dischargers institute disinfection treatment to reduce pathogen levels and comply with water quality standards.  Because of the location of your discharge, the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) have determined that your permit must be modified to require seasonal effluent disinfection in support of the goal, beginning in 2009.

Although this permit modification is not yet in effect, it is recommended that you begin planning now in order to ensure that the necessary disinfection treatment facilities can be funded, designed, and installed in time to meet the 2009 date.  Please note that the design of new disinfection facilities must be submitted under the seal of a professional engineer licensed to practice in New York State and that this design must be approved by DEC prior to construction.  

Upgrades to municipal wastewater treatment plants to provide disinfection may be eligible for financial assistance.  During 2006, two million dollars in State assistance payments were awarded to fund up to 85% of disinfection capital costs - four plants were approved to receive maximum funding and three plants were approved to receive partial funding.  It is hoped that additional funding may be available in the future.  If so, you will be contacted.  Please note that disinfection funds will not be awarded to successful applicants until appropriate disinfection requirements are incorporated into an issued SPDES permit.  To explore funding opportunities through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund contact the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation at 518-402-7438.

Questions concerning the technical details of the permit can be directed to Shayne Mitchell at 518-402-8125.
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 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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Village of Valatie
Village Hall
Valatie, NY 12184
Facility: Vlg of Valatie Sewage Treatment Plant
Off St Lukes Dr
Valatie, NY 12184
Application ID: 4-1044-00028/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Kinderhook, Columbia County
Project Description:
Our records indicate that your current State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit authorizes you to discharge treated sewage, either directly to the Hudson River or indirectly via a tributary stream, and that your permit does not require you to disinfect your discharge.  In order to support contact recreation in the Hudson River the Department is modifying your SPDES permit to require disinfection of the effluent from your sewage treatment plant.  The details of this permit modification are consistent with the information that was provided in the June 28, 2006 letter that the Department sent to you.  

In 2004 the Governor made a commitment to ensure that Hudson River water quality will be suitable for swimming by 2009.  This commitment is further detailed in the Hudson River Estuary Action Plan, 2005 - 2009 as Goal 10, see www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hreagenda05.pdf  .  In order to achieve this goal, it is necessary to require that certain dischargers institute disinfection treatment to reduce pathogen levels and comply with water quality standards.  Because of the location of your discharge, the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) have determined that your permit must be modified to require seasonal effluent disinfection in support of the goal, beginning in 2009.

Although this permit modification is not yet in effect, it is recommended that you begin planning now in order to ensure that the necessary disinfection treatment facilities can be funded, designed, and installed in time to meet the 2009 date.  Please note that the design of new disinfection facilities must be submitted under the seal of a professional engineer licensed to practice in New York State and that this design must be approved by DEC prior to construction.  

Upgrades to municipal wastewater treatment plants to provide disinfection may be eligible for financial assistance.  During 2006, two million dollars in State assistance payments were awarded to fund up to 85% of disinfection capital costs - four plants were approved to receive maximum funding and three plants were approved to receive partial funding.  It is hoped that additional funding may be available in the future.  If so, you will be contacted.  Please note that disinfection funds will not be awarded to successful applicants until appropriate disinfection requirements are incorporated into an issued SPDES permit.  To explore funding opportunities through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund contact the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation at 518-402-7438.

Questions concerning the technical details of the permit can be directed to Shayne Mitchell at 518-402-8125.
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 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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Town of Stockport
Twn Hall Rd 3 Box 176A-1
Hudson, NY 12534
Facility: Stockport - T Kings Acres STP
Rossmann Rd & Us Rte 9
Stuyvesant, NY 12173
Application ID: 4-1050-00005/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Stockport, Columbia County
Project Description:
Our records indicate that your current State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit authorizes you to discharge treated sewage, either directly to the Hudson River or indirectly via a tributary stream, and that your permit does not require you to disinfect your discharge.  In order to support contact recreation in the Hudson River the Department is modifying your SPDES permit to require disinfection of the effluent from your sewage treatment plant.  The details of this permit modification are consistent with the information that was provided in the June 28, 2006 letter that the Department sent to you.  

In 2004 the Governor made a commitment to ensure that Hudson River water quality will be suitable for swimming by 2009.  This commitment is further detailed in the Hudson River Estuary Action Plan, 2005 - 2009 as Goal 10, see www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hreagenda05.pdf  .  In order to achieve this goal, it is necessary to require that certain dischargers institute disinfection treatment to reduce pathogen levels and comply with water quality standards.  Because of the location of your discharge, the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) have determined that your permit must be modified to require seasonal effluent disinfection in support of the goal, beginning in 2009.

Although this permit modification is not yet in effect, it is recommended that you begin planning now in order to ensure that the necessary disinfection treatment facilities can be funded, designed, and installed in time to meet the 2009 date.  Please note that the design of new disinfection facilities must be submitted under the seal of a professional engineer licensed to practice in New York State and that this design must be approved by DEC prior to construction.  

Upgrades to municipal wastewater treatment plants to provide disinfection may be eligible for financial assistance.  During 2006, two million dollars in State assistance payments were awarded to fund up to 85% of disinfection capital costs - four plants were approved to receive maximum funding and three plants were approved to receive partial funding.  It is hoped that additional funding may be available in the future.  If so, you will be contacted.  Please note that disinfection funds will not be awarded to successful applicants until appropriate disinfection requirements are incorporated into an issued SPDES permit.  To explore funding opportunities through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund contact the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation at 518-402-7438.

Questions concerning the technical details of the permit can be directed to Shayne Mitchell at 518-402-8125.
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 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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County

Applicant: Town of New Baltimore
Town Hall
3809 Co Rte 51
Hannacroix, NY 12087
Facility: New Baltimore - T Sd STP
Rt 144
Hannacroix, NY 12087
Application ID: 4-1942-00006/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: New Baltimore, Greene County
Project Description:
Our records indicate that your current State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit authorizes you to discharge treated sewage, either directly to the Hudson River or indirectly via a tributary stream, and that your permit does not require you to disinfect your discharge.  In order to support contact recreation in the Hudson River the Department is modifying your SPDES permit to require disinfection of the effluent from your sewage treatment plant.  The details of this permit modification are consistent with the information that was provided in the June 28, 2006 letter that the Department sent to you.  

In 2004 the Governor made a commitment to ensure that Hudson River water quality will be suitable for swimming by 2009.  This commitment is further detailed in the Hudson River Estuary Action Plan, 2005 - 2009 as Goal 10, see www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hreagenda05.pdf  .  In order to achieve this goal, it is necessary to require that certain dischargers institute disinfection treatment to reduce pathogen levels and comply with water quality standards.  Because of the location of your discharge, the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) have determined that your permit must be modified to require seasonal effluent disinfection in support of the goal, beginning in 2009.

Although this permit modification is not yet in effect, it is recommended that you begin planning now in order to ensure that the necessary disinfection treatment facilities can be funded, designed, and installed in time to meet the 2009 date.  Please note that the design of new disinfection facilities must be submitted under the seal of a professional engineer licensed to practice in New York State and that this design must be approved by DEC prior to construction.  

Upgrades to municipal wastewater treatment plants to provide disinfection may be eligible for financial assistance.  During 2006, two million dollars in State assistance payments were awarded to fund up to 85% of disinfection capital costs - four plants were approved to receive maximum funding and three plants were approved to receive partial funding.  It is hoped that additional funding may be available in the future.  If so, you will be contacted.  Please note that disinfection funds will not be awarded to successful applicants until appropriate disinfection requirements are incorporated into an issued SPDES permit.  To explore funding opportunities through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund contact the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation at 518-402-7438.

Questions concerning the technical details of the permit can be directed to Shayne Mitchell at 518-402-8125.
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 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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rensselaer County

Applicant: Town of East Greenbush
PO Box 309
East Greenbush, NY 12061 -0309
Facility: East Greenbush STP
80 Columbia Tpke
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Application ID: 4-3824-00002/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: East Greenbush, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
Our records indicate that your current State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit authorizes you to discharge treated sewage, either directly to the Hudson River or indirectly via a tributary stream, and that your permit does not require you to disinfect your discharge.  In order to support contact recreation in the Hudson River the Department is modifying your SPDES permit to require disinfection of the effluent from your sewage treatment plant.  The details of this permit modification are consistent with the information that was provided in the June 28, 2006 letter that the Department sent to you.  

In 2004 the Governor made a commitment to ensure that Hudson River water quality will be suitable for swimming by 2009.  This commitment is further detailed in the Hudson River Estuary Action Plan, 2005 - 2009 as Goal 10, see www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hreagenda05.pdf  .  In order to achieve this goal, it is necessary to require that certain dischargers institute disinfection treatment to reduce pathogen levels and comply with water quality standards.  Because of the location of your discharge, the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) have determined that your permit must be modified to require seasonal effluent disinfection in support of the goal, beginning in 2009.

Although this permit modification is not yet in effect, it is recommended that you begin planning now in order to ensure that the necessary disinfection treatment facilities can be funded, designed, and installed in time to meet the 2009 date.  Please note that the design of new disinfection facilities must be submitted under the seal of a professional engineer licensed to practice in New York State and that this design must be approved by DEC prior to construction.  

Upgrades to municipal wastewater treatment plants to provide disinfection may be eligible for financial assistance.  During 2006, two million dollars in State assistance payments were awarded to fund up to 85% of disinfection capital costs - four plants were approved to receive maximum funding and three plants were approved to receive partial funding.  It is hoped that additional funding may be available in the future.  If so, you will be contacted.  Please note that disinfection funds will not be awarded to successful applicants until appropriate disinfection requirements are incorporated into an issued SPDES permit.  To explore funding opportunities through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund contact the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation at 518-402-7438.

Questions concerning the technical details of the permit can be directed to Shayne Mitchell at 518-402-8125.
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 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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Village of CASTLETON-ON-HUDSON
85 South Main St
Castleton on Hudson, NY 12033 -1207
Facility: Castleton on Hudson - V STP
Rt 9J North Main St
Castleton on Hudson, NY 12033
Application ID: 4-3844-00007/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Schodack, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
Our records indicate that your current State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit authorizes you to discharge treated sewage, either directly to the Hudson River or indirectly via a tributary stream, and that your permit does not require you to disinfect your discharge.  In order to support contact recreation in the Hudson River the Department is modifying your SPDES permit to require disinfection of the effluent from your sewage treatment plant.  The details of this permit modification are consistent with the information that was provided in the June 28, 2006 letter that the Department sent to you.  

In 2004 the Governor made a commitment to ensure that Hudson River water quality will be suitable for swimming by 2009.  This commitment is further detailed in the Hudson River Estuary Action Plan, 2005 - 2009 as Goal 10, see www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hreagenda05.pdf  .  In order to achieve this goal, it is necessary to require that certain dischargers institute disinfection treatment to reduce pathogen levels and comply with water quality standards.  Because of the location of your discharge, the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) have determined that your permit must be modified to require seasonal effluent disinfection in support of the goal, beginning in 2009.

Although this permit modification is not yet in effect, it is recommended that you begin planning now in order to ensure that the necessary disinfection treatment facilities can be funded, designed, and installed in time to meet the 2009 date.  Please note that the design of new disinfection facilities must be submitted under the seal of a professional engineer licensed to practice in New York State and that this design must be approved by DEC prior to construction.  

Upgrades to municipal wastewater treatment plants to provide disinfection may be eligible for financial assistance.  During 2006, two million dollars in State assistance payments were awarded to fund up to 85% of disinfection capital costs - four plants were approved to receive maximum funding and three plants were approved to receive partial funding.  It is hoped that additional funding may be available in the future.  If so, you will be contacted.  Please note that disinfection funds will not be awarded to successful applicants until appropriate disinfection requirements are incorporated into an issued SPDES permit.  To explore funding opportunities through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund contact the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation at 518-402-7438.

Questions concerning the technical details of the permit can be directed to Shayne Mitchell at 518-402-8125.
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 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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals