Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 01/17/2007

Essex County

Applicant: Town of Westport
Town Hall
North Main St
Westport, NY 12993
Facility: Westport WWTP
Lake Shore Rd
Westport, NY 12993
Application ID: 5-1550-00016/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Westport, Essex County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes an increased discharge amount from 120,000 gallons per day (GPD) to 135,000 GPD of treated municipal wastewater to Lake Champlain, a Class "A" waterbody, from a recently upgraded, secondary treatment plant which is located at 22 Champlain Ave in Westport. The draft permit has been modified to reflect the increased flow rate as well as corresponding increases in the biological oxygen demand (BOD5) and total suspended solids (TSS) effluent loadings.

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation law.  This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.  As such, this tentative determination does not signify department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought or for the overall proposed project.  Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES No. NY- 020 0222.
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 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 Feb 19, 2007.
Contact: Michael J McMurray
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 NYS Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Hamilton County

Applicant: Vogel Excavation Co Inc
PO Box 418
Speculator, NY 12164 -0418
Facility: Vogel Pit #1
Tamarack RD|OFF Fish Mt Rd
Lake Pleasant, NY 12108
Application ID: 5-2030-00029/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Lake Pleasant, Hamilton County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to expand an existing 9-acre sand and gravel mine by 6 acres (for a total of 15-acre Life of Mine).  The entire 15 acres will be affected during the next 5 year permit term.  Continued operations include onsite processing with portable screening equipment.  The mine is located northwest and northeast of the intersection of Woodmere Lane and Tamarack Road in the Town of Lake Pleasant.  This proposal is also under review by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA#2006-304).
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 not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
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 Feb 16, 2007.
Contact: Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 NYS Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals