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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 01/09/2019

Herkimer County

Applicant:

City of Little Falls
659 E Main St
Little Falls, NY 13365 -1546

Facility:

Little Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant
223 River Rd E
Little Falls, NY 13365

Application ID:

6-2109-00011/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Little Falls, Herkimer County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a renewal and Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit NY0022403, pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, and 750-1.19, the Priority Ranking System known as New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). This modification also includes requirements for the Source Water Protection program for the Mohawk Watershed. The facility provides secondary treatment for a design flow of 7.0 MGD. Current treatment includes screening, aerated grit chamber, primary settling, trickling filters, and final settling. Sludge is pressed then incinerated or hauled to landfill. The facility discharges treated wastewater via Outfall 001 to the Mohawk River, a class C. water. Combined sewage is discharged though Outfalls 002 - 004. Treatment is not provided for these outfalls. The following changes to the permit are proposed: Administrative updates have been made to page 1. Nutrient monitoring for preliminary TMDL research for establishing waste load allocations for point sources in the Mohawk Watershed has been added. WET Testing Action Level has been corrected. Removed Nickel and Cadmium because these parameters were non-detect. CSO BMP#14 has been added. CSO Long Term Control Plan has been updated. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan has been added. Discharge Notification Requirements have been updated.

The permit includes updated forms and the latest general conditions. Details of changes are specified in the draft permit and fact sheet which may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6054.html.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with 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 application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Feb 08, 2019.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov


Oneida County

Applicant:

City of Rome
City Hall Liberty Plz
198 N Washington St
Rome, NY 13440

Facility:

Rome Municipal Sewage Treatment Plant
7180 E Dominick St
Rome, NY 13440

Application ID:

6-3013-00051/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Rome, Oneida County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing a Department Initiated Modification to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit NY0030864, pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, and 750-1.19, the Priority Ranking System known as New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). This modification also includes requirements for the Source Water Protection program for the Mohawk Watershed.

The facility provides secondary treatment for a design flow of 12 MGD and discharges treated sewage and industrial flows via Outfall 001 to the Mohawk River, a class C water. Treatment consists of fine bar screening with grit classification, and an activated sludge process. Sludge is gravity thickened and digested anaerobically, dewatered, and hauled to landfill for disposal.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: Latitude and Longitude, and receiving water name corrected for Outfall 001. Sampling frequencies have been increased for specific parameters. Monitoring requirements for oil and grease, settleable solids, and toulene have been removed. Previous seasonal timeframes have been changed. Dissolved oxygen requirements have been added. A daily maximum ultimate oxygen demand limit has been added for the summer season, with monitor only in the winter season. Seasonal monthly average Ammonia (as N) limits have been added. Previous daily maximum Ammonia (as N) limits have been added. Previous daily maximum Ammonia (as N) limits have been changed to monitor only. A total mercury 12-month rolling average limit has been added. Whole Effluent Toxicity testing requirements, and action levels, have been changed. Monitoring for specific parameters has been added. The Schedule of Compliance has been updated. A Schedule of Submittals has been added.

As a result of the EBPS full technical review, a new five-year term is proposed. The monitoring locations, general requirements, and the recording, reporting, and additional monitoring requirements pages have been updated.

The permit includes updated forms and the latest general conditions. Details of changes are specified in the draft permit and fact sheet which may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6054.html.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with 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 application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Feb 08, 2019.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov


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