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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 04/07/2021

Genesee County

Applicant:

Town of Byron
7028 Byron Holley Rd
PO Box 9
Byron, NY 14422 -0009

Facility:

Byron SD STP
St Rte 237 - W Side - opposite Mill Pond Rd
Byron, NY 14422

Application ID:

8-1830-00001/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Byron, Genesee 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 NY0160971, 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). The Village of Byron has three publicly owned treatment works facilities that discharge treated sanitary effluent; Outfall 001 and 002 discharge to Black Creek and Outfall 003 discharges to Spring Creek. The treatment plant consists of primary, secondary, and tertiary treatments from community septic systems, distribution boxes, dosing tanks, buried sand filters, and cascade aeration. The following changes to the permit are proposed: Added disinfection requirements and a schedule of compliance to meet those requirements for Outfalls 001 and 002, and associated Fecal Coliform and Total Residual Chlorine limits; Ammonia measured as NH3 changed to Ammonia measured as Nitrogen; increased frequency in testing for several parameters; and added Dissolved Oxygen for Outfall 001. An Article 24 permit may be required for future disinfection infrastructure.

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 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 maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for 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.

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 May 07, 2021.

Contact:

Kimberly A Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Monroe County

Applicant:

Town of Penfield
3100 Atlantic Ave
Penfield, NY 14526 -9722

Facility:

Fourmile Creek Trib
~ 1 Mi E of Salt RD|~ 3700 Ft N of Plank Rd
Penfield, NY

Application ID:

8-2642-00343/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Penfield, Monroe County

Project Description:

The Town of Penfield is proposing to remove silt, fallen trees, and other debris that is restricting flow along approximately 4,125 linear feet of a Class C unnamed tributary. The tributary flows through State Regulated Freshwater Wetland PN-9 and impacts to the wetland are anticipated to be 700 square feet, with 800 square feet of impacts to the regulated 100-foot wetland adjacent area. Excavated material and debris will be placed in an upland area near the project area. The proposed work will be done during the dry season to minimize impacts to the wetland and tributary.

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 22, 2021.

Contact:

Thomas J Walker
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

University of Rochester
Wilson Boulevard
Wallis Hall
Rochester, NY 14627

Facility:

University of Rochester - Central Utilities
390 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14323 -1299

Application ID:

8-2699-00059/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Rochester, Monroe County

Project Description:

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has made a tentative decision to renew the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit for the Central Utilities Plant of the University of Rochester located at 390 Elmwood Ave. in the City of Rochester. The DEC intends to maintain the permit's current effluent limitations, monitoring and report requirements as an administrative renewal under the DEC's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy. The current permit allows the discharge of 45,000,000 gallons per day (gpd) of non-contact cooling water via Outfall 001 to the Genesee River.

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 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 May 07, 2021.

Contact:

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


Orleans County

Applicant:

Village of Medina
Village Hall
119 Park Ave
Medina, NY 14103

Facility:

Medina Wastewater Treatment Plant
200 Gulf St, westward to N Gravel Rd
Medina, NY 14103

Application ID:

8-3434-00012/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Ridgeway, Orleans 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 NY0231873, 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. Wastewater consists of domestic sewage. The treatment plant provides secondary treatment for a monthly average flow of 4.5 mgd. Treatment consists of: preliminary, primary, and secondary treatments; high flow auxiliary train; and, planned UV disinfection. Sludge is disposed of at a landfill. The facility discharges treated sanitary wastewater via Outfall 001 to Oak Orchard Creek, a class C water. The following changes to the permit are proposed: Added disinfection requirements and a schedule of compliance to meet those requirements; Removal of overflow Outfall 8B, and copper action level; Change in Ammonia limit, Chronic Whole Effluent Toxicity testing, and, Mercury Minimization Plan; Addition of Mini Industrial Pretreatment program, and, mercury limits.

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 May 07, 2021.

Contact:

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


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