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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 01/15/2020

Oneida County


Village of Sylvan Beach
808 Marina Dr
PO Box 508
Sylvan Beach, NY 13157 -0508


East Oneida Lake SD WWT Fac
3100 Vienna Rd
Sylvan Beach, NY 13157

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Oneida County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit NY0036790, 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 is a publicly owned treatment works facility that receives flow from domestic users. Treated sanitary wastewater and is discharged via Outfall 001 to Fish Creek, a class C water. The treatment plant provides secondary treatment for a design flow of 2.0 MGD. Treatment consists of: bar screen, grit removal, physical/chemical with the addition of poly aluminum chloride for phosphorus removal, final settling, and, chlorination. Sludge is thickened and disposed at Ava Landfill. The following changes to the permit are proposed: Updated responsible official name; Changed Whole Effluent Toxicity testing effluent limit type to Limits; A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, a Mercury Minimization Program, and, General Requirements have been added.

As a result of the EBPS full technical review, a new five-year term is proposed. 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:

Requests for a legislative (public statement) hearing must be sent in writing to the DEC contact person below by the comment deadline. The Department assesses such requests pursuant to 6 NYCRR Section 621.8.

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 14, 2020.


Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

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