Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 12/20/2006

Orange County

Applicant: Village of Washingtonville
Box 140, 29 West Main St
Washingtonville, NY 10992 -1412
Facility: Municipal Water System
St Rte 94 at Patricia Ln
Washingtonville, NY 10992
Application ID: 3-3320-00103/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 15 Water Supply
Project is Located: Blooming Grove, Orange County
Project Description:
The Village has applied for permits for a new bedrock well ( PW-2) to be used within its existing municipal supply system.  This well has been tested to demonstrate a yield of 60 gallons per minute.  The well is located on property currently owned by Moffat Road Associates,Inc.  This 120 acre parcel is being reviewed as a 71 lot residential subdivision known as Bond Street Farms III. This subdivision will obtain its water from the Village`s system.  The existing well is located within the 100 foot adjacent area of state wetland MB-39 (class 2) and an access drive to the well in the wetland adjacent area is also proposed.  The property is located at the west end of Ahern Boulevard and bounded on the north by Moffat Road, on the east by Bull Road and on the south by NYS Route 208.
Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.
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:
Washingtonville Village Board
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 Jan 05, 2007.
Contact: Alexander F Ciesluk, Jr
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Moffat Road Associates Inc
PO Box 688
Monroe, NY 10950
Facility: Bondstreet III Subdivision
Moffat Rd
Washingtonville, NY
Application ID: 3-3320-00115/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Blooming Grove, Orange County
Project Description:
Applicant requests a permit to construct  an access road with adjoining water and sewer utility lines through approximately 500 feet of the adjacent area of state wetland MB-39 (class 2) for the proposed 71 lot Bond Street Farms III residential subdivision.  This access road will connect  an extension of Ahern Boulevard and Bull Road.  In addition, a stormwater outfall pipe is to be constucted in the adjacent area.  Also, a new production well with access drive is proposed in the wetland adjacent area.  This well will become a new source of supply for the Village of Washingtonville municipal system.  The subdivision is a 120 acre property located in the Village of Washingtonville, bounded on the north by Moffat Road, on the east by Bull Road and on the south by NYS Route 208.
Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.
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:
Washingtonville Village Planning Board
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 Jan 05, 2007.
Contact: Alexander F Ciesluk, Jr
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Putnam County

Applicant: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Flushing, NY 11368
Facility: Croton Falls Diverting Dam
Lower Mine Rd
Southeast, NY
Application ID: 3-3730-00280/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Dam
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Southeast, Putnam County
Project Description:
     The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) has applied for permits to repair, improve and modify some of the components of the Croton Falls Diverting Dam in order to improve the operation of the dam and extend the useful life of the dam for 50 to 100 years. The dam is an existing 55-foot high earthen and masonry structure with a concrete lined, stepped spillway, which forms a 150 acre water supply reservoir for use in the City's public water supply system.   The purpose of this reservoir is to divert water into the larger nearby Croton Falls Reservoir through a 3,500 foot long man-made connecting channel.
     The principal construction activities at the site would include:
-- replacement of the existing intake structure and outlet works for maintaining conservation flows downstream in the East Branch of the Croton River;
-- rehabilitation of the existing 1000-foot long concrete spillway;
--repair of deteriorated concrete on the surface of several concrete retaining structures, the fountain, the bastion chamber, and the bridge spanning the spillway channel;
--construction of an earthen cofferdam to facilitate construction in the dry of the intake structure, rehabilitation of the spillway, and removal of some in sediments and debris from the connecting channel;
--construction of a new measuring weir for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) gauging station.
     The project will require dewatering of the  man-made connecting channel between the diverting reservoir and the Croton Falls Reservoir for cleaning and inspection.  A coffer-dam will be constructed at each end of the channel prior to cleaning.
     The spillway will be coffer-dammed in phases to allow inspection and repair (if required) of the concrete weir in the dry, while maintaining operational capacity of the spillway should the storage capacity of the Croton Falls Diverting Reservoir be exceeded.
     A minimum conservation release of 46-cubic-feet of water per second (cfs) will be maintained throughout the approximately 3 year repair and reconstruction period.
     The Croton Falls Diverting Dam is located off Lower Mine Road, west of NYS Rt. 22, in the Town of Southeast, Putnam County, New York.

Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.
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:
NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
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 Jan 05, 2007.
Contact: Michael D Merriman
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Flushing, NY 11368
Facility: Croton Falls Reservoir & Dam
Hemlock Dam RD|CROTON Falls Rd
Croton Falls, NY
Application ID: 3-3799-00013/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Dam
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Carmel, Putnam County
Project Description:
     The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) has applied for permits to repair, improve and modify some of the components of the Croton Falls Reservoir Dam in order to improve the operation of the dam and extend the useful life of the dam for 50 to 100 years. The dam is an existing 98-foot tall high earthen and masonry structure with a concrete lined, stepped spillway, which forms a 1,300 acre water supply reservoir for use in the City's public water supply system.   
     The principal construction activities at the site would include:
--deepening and widening of the existing spillway channel;
--replacement of the existing bridge over the spillway channel with a new, longer span structure;
--replacement of the gatehouse mechanical equipment;
--replacement of the outlet works structures and equipment to maintain flows downstream in the West Branch Croton River;
--repair of deteriorated concrete on the surface of structures;
--improvements to site access roads and the public roadway at the dam crest;
--installation of post-tensioned anchors along the dam and spillway;
--consolidation grouting of the spillway foundation;
--construction of the new measuring weir and relocation of an existing USGS gauging station.
     Work on the spillway and waste channel would be facilitated by lowering the elevation of the Croton Falls Reservoir by approximately 4 feet during construction and constructing an earthen cofferdam parallel to the spillway.
     A minimum conservation release of 30 cubic feet per second (CFS) would be maintained into the West Branch Croton River throughout the approximately 3-year construction period.
     The Croton Falls Reservoir Dam is located at the eastern end of Hemlock Dam Road, in the Town of Carmel, Putnam County, New York.


Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.
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:
NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
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 Jan 05, 2007.
Contact: Michael D Merriman
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rockland County

Applicant: Town of Orangetown
26 Orangeburg Rd
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Facility: Orangetown Sd WWTP
127 St Rte 303
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Application ID: 3-3924-00038/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Orangetown, Rockland County
Project Description:
    The Department proposes a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY 0026051, DEC Identification #: 3-3924-00038/00002), the Town of Orangetown wastewater treatment plant, pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State’s Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS).  The proposed changes would include: addition of three new outfalls that are emergency bypass discharges at three pump stations;  replacement of the current limits for Biological Oxygen Demand and Total Suspended Solids which are based on adjustment to the equivalent secondary treatment requirements with lower secondary treatment limits;  a requirement to perform four acute toxicity tests every 5 years;  lowering the water quality based effluent limit (WQBEL) for Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) from 2.0 mg/l to 0.5 mg/l, with an interim limit of 2.0 mg/l during construction;  modification of limits and action levels for tetrachloroethylene phenolics, chloroform, methylene chloride, toluene, bis-2-ethylhexyl phthalate, and zinc based on three years of discharge data; addition of a short-term weekly monitoring program for cyanide in a compliance schedule with an interim limit of 3.0 lbs/day;  lowering the WQBEL for copper to 6.8 lbs/day based on a new copper standard;  a requirement to perform a study to determine whether weak influent strength is attributable to excessive inflow and infiltration;  and finally, removal of the action levels for lead, nickel, silver, 1,1,1-trichloroethylene, di-n-butyl phthalate, xylene, and chromium based on three years of data with no detection in the effluent.  The DIM would also include several other minor reporting modifications.  The permittee discharges into the Hudson River, class SB water.  The Department seeks comments on these proposed changes prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.
Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.
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 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 Jan 19, 2007.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ulster County

Applicant: City of Kingston
420 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
Facility: Kingston Wwtf
East Strand St
Kingston, NY 12401
Application ID: 3-5108-00044/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Kingston, Ulster County
Project Description:
       The City of Kingston has applied for a Part 360 permit to allow it to install a sewage sludge drying and pelletization process for the City's sewage sludge at the City's waste water treatment plant.  The City currently produces approximately 9 tons of sewage sludge per day which is disposed of at a landfill.  The proposed sludge drying and pelletization process would prepare the sludge for reuse as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer constituent or as a fuel source.  Digester gases, which are normally vented to the atmosphere or burned off in a flare, would instead be captured and reused on-site to fuel two (2) micro-turbines, producing approximately 56 kW of electricity for use in the drying process.
      Water vapor from the sewage sludge drying process would be condensed and piped back into the City's wastewater treatment plant.  The SPDES permit for the City's  plant does not need to be modified due to the fact that the water vapor came from sewage sludge generated by the City's wastewater treatment plant, and would be piped back into the treatment plant.
      The thermal fluid heating system for the sludge dryer, the two micro-turbines and the industrial flare meet all applicable air emission standards and are therefore eligible for an Air Facility Registration certification.
          The equipment necessary for this sludge drying and pelletization process would be operated by Aslan Environmental Services, LLC of Hopewell Junction NY, for the City of Kingston.  The proposed sludge drying and pelletization facility would be located, within the boundaries of the City's wastewater treatment plant, which is on East Strand Street, in the Rondout Area of the City of Kingston, Ulster County NY.

Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.
    This project is subject to the Department's Environmental Justice Policy and an enhanced public participation plan has been prepared and accepted as a component of application completeness. As part of the plan, a document repository has been established near the project area that contains application and project related materials. Information on the repository location and other outreach components of the plan is available from the identified DEC contact.
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 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 Jan 05, 2007.
Contact: Michael D Merriman
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Village of Saugerties
43 Partition St
Saugerties, NY 12477
Facility: Saugerties (V) Dock Street STP
Dock St
Saugerties, NY 12477
Application ID: 3-5148-00042/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Saugerties, Ulster County
Project Description:
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposes a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY 003-1208, DEC id 3-5148-00042/00003), The Village of Saugerties Dock Street Waste Water Treatment System.

The permittee has completed the required compliance schedule for available cyanide testing.  The permit modification includes an action level for available cyanide.  The original compliance schedule requirements and language have been removed from the permit.  The permittee discharges into Esopus Creek, a Class C water.

The DEC seeks comments on this proposed change prior to making a final decision on the permit issuance.
Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.
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 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 Jan 19, 2007.
Contact: Mary Jo Crance
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Westchester County

Applicant: Valeria - Rpa Sewer Co LLC
1 Executive Blvd
Yonkers, NY 10701
Facility: Valeria Home STP
Furnace Dock Pond
Cortland, NY 13045
Application ID: 3-5522-00243/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Cortlandt, Westchester County
Project Description:
     RPA Associates, LLP, has applied for permits for the proposed 147-unit Valeria Townhouse Development, which is located on a 731 acre site.   The applicant proposes to minimize impacts to natural resources by clustering the development and by preserving open space through the use of conservation easements on approximately 600 of those acres.  The applications include:

---modification of their SPDES permit to increase the design flow at their existing Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) from the current 40,000 gallons per day to the proposed 75,000 gallons per day.  The discharge of treated sanitary effluent would continue to go into Furnace Brook, a Class "C" stream.

---disturbance of approximately 1.3 acres of the 100-foot wide adjacent area around State regulated Freshwater Wetland #P-7 (Class 2) in order to install sanitary sewer lines, stormwater drainage lines, retaining walls and the improvement of the existing sewage treatment plant.  The proposed wetland mitigation plan includes plantings of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers to enhance existing wetland adjacent areas.   Additionally, almost all of Freshwater Wetland #P-7 will be preserved within the more than 600 acres of open space mentioned earlier.

      The applicant also submitted a Stormwater SPDES Pollution Prevention Plan which satisfies the requirements of the Statewide Stormwater SPDES General Permit for Construction Activities.  The proposed Valeria Townhouse Development is located on the north and south sides of Furnace Dock Road, near Sniffen Mountain Road, in the east-central portion of the Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County New York.

Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Cortlandt Town Planning Board
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 Jan 22, 2007.
Contact: Michael D Merriman
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals