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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 05/19/2021

Albany County

Applicant:

Town of Berne
PO Box 57
Berne, NY 12023 -0057

Facility:

Berne Wastewater Treatment Plant
St Rte 443 - N Side - W of School
Berne, NY 12023

Application ID:

4-0120-00067/00006

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Berne, Albany County

Project Description:

In 2019, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a renewal and Department Initiated Modification to the State Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit NY0268976, 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 was also reviewed under the Mohawk River Source Water Protection Program.

The facility, located on State Route 443 west of the Berne-Knox-Westerlo school district, has a designed flow of 30,000 gallons per day, and discharged treated sewage via outfall 001 to Fox Creek, a Class C water. Treatment consists of septic tanks, recirculating tanks, and sand filters. Seasonal disinfection requirements and a schedule of compliance for the new disinfection requirements were also added to the permit.

This permit is being renoticed because the schedule of compliance is being modified to extend completion due dates for design and commencement of construction in order to provide adequate time to apply for financial opportunities. The construction completion, commence operation, and complying with new effluent limitations due date has not been modified.

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

Refer to this application by the application number listed above and SPDES Number NY0268976.

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 Jun 18, 2021.

Contact:

Angelika R Stewart
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 N Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


Greene County

Applicant:

Richard Kraft

Facility:

Little Beaver Lake
Little Beaver Lake
Coxsackie, NY

Application ID:

4-1942-00081/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

New Baltimore, Greene County

Project Description:

The applicant has requested an Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands Permit to control invasive and nuisance aquatic vegetation impeding recreational use of Little Beaver Lake, which is part of NYS Freshwater Wetland AC-122, by applying the aquatic herbicides Clearcast (ammonium salt of imazamox) and Sonar Genesis (fluridone) within a 6-acre and 2-acre area, respectively. The applicant will apply Clearcast to target invasive Water Chestnut throughout the waterbody, and Sonar Genesis to target nuisance common duckweed occurring in the northernmost 2-acres. Little Beaver Lake is approximately 7.7-acres in size and the cumulative treatment area will not exceed 6-acres.

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:

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 Jun 03, 2021.

Contact:

Evan H Hogan
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 N Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


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