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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 03/04/2020

Essex County

Applicant:

Moriah Hydro Corporation
5 Washington Sq
Albany, NY 12205

Facility:

Mineville Energy Storage Project
Joyce Rd
Moriah, NY 12960

Application ID:

5-1536-00112/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Moriah, Essex County

Project Description:

The applicant has requested a Water Quality Certification from the DEC for the construction of a 240-megawatt energy storage project in a decommissioned subterranean mine complex in the town of Moriah, Essex County. The project would be a closed-loop pumped storage system, which would rely on groundwater for energy production, and provide an estimated annual generation of 421,000 megawatt-hours. Initial dewatering of the project mines would be needed to achieve operational water levels which would then be maintained by dewatering at a rate equal to groundwater inflow. Surface water discharges from the mine dewatering and project operation will require a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit from the DEC. The project is subject to review and licensing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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 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 activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation laws (Section 106 of NHPA) and the project area of potential impact is substantially the same.

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 Mar 19, 2020.

Contact:

Beth A Magee
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg Sub-Office
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
DEP.R5@dec.ny.gov


Franklin County

Applicant:

Saranac Inn Golf & Country Club Inc
125 Co Rte 46
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Facility:

Saranac Inn Golf and Country Club
125 Co Rte 46
Saranac Inn, NY 12982

Application ID:

5-1652-00054/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Santa Clara, Franklin County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes, and the Department has made a tentative determination to approve, a water withdrawal permit that authorizes the withdrawal of up to 1,584,000 gallons per day (GPD) from Upper Saranac Lake and a pond reservoir for an existing golf course irrigation system.

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 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 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.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Mar 19, 2020.

Contact:

Rebecca A Smith
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
DEP.R5@dec.ny.gov


Saratoga County

Applicant:

Clifton Park Water Authority
661 Clifton Park Center Rd
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Facility:

Boyack Road Water Treatment Plant
36 Boyack Rd
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Application ID:

5-4124-00167/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Clifton Park, Saratoga 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 NY0251976, 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), and the Drinking Water Source Protection Program for the Mohawk Watershed. The facility provides municipal drinking water. Treatment includes removal of iron and manganese, settled solids supernatant, and dechlorination. The facility discharges treated backwash water from lagoons 1 and 2 via outfall 003 to the Mohawk River, a class C water. The following changes to the permit are proposed: Administrative updates have been made to page 1; Updated location for Outfall 003; Total residual chlorine limit added; Iron and Manganese monitoring requirement have been revised; Total dissolved solids monitoring added; Discharge notification requirement added; General requirements added; and, Recording, reporting and additional monitoring requirements updated.

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: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6054.html.

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 Apr 03, 2020.

Contact:

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


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