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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 01/20/2021

Essex County


Town of Essex
2313 Main St
PO Box 355
Essex, NY 12936 -0355


Hamlet of Essex Water Filtration Plant
20 Beggs Point St
Essex, NY 12936

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Essex, Essex County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to renew a permit at an existing facility which has a discharge of Diatomaceous Earth (DE) filter backwash to Lake Champlain, a Class AA(T) waterbody. No changes are being made at the facility, the permit has been updated to require Annual Monitoring Report must now be submitted electronically.

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. The draft permit and fact sheet may be viewed and printed from the Department website at: . Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES Number NY 0256455.

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.

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 19, 2021.


Erin M Donhauser
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

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