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ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 06/22/2022

Tompkins County


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Finger Lakes Residential Center
270 Auburn Rd, 0.7 Mi N of St Rte 34B
Lansing, NY 14882

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 P/C/I SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Lansing, Tompkins County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes the continued discharge of 0.05 million gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater to a Tributary of Salmon Creek - Lower (Waters Index No. ONT-66-12-P296-57-3-4, Class C) from a primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment plant. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination, subject to public comment or other information, to approve a modification to this expired State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit NY0098302, pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 704.1 and 704.5. A full technical review has been completed, and a new five-year permit term is proposed.

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 SPDES permit and fact sheet are available online through the DECInfo Locator at Once the map with the facility symbol appears, click the facility symbol and then click the 'Document Folder' link in the text box, which will show a list of documents, including 'Draft' documents.

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 Jul 22, 2022.


Trendon P Choe
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard W
Syracuse, NY 13204

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