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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 06/22/2022

Erie County

Applicant:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
140 Kendrick St Bldg C W Ste 301
Needham, MA 02492

Facility:

Thermo Fisher Scientific
3175 Staley Rd
Grand Island, NY 14072

Application ID:

9-1446-00007/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Grand Island, Erie County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application for renewal and modification to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY 0004000) for Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is an industrial facility that manufactures liquid and dry powder cell culture products. The wastewater treatment consists of two aerated lagoons with 44F fine bubble membrane diffuser system in series, filtration, dissolved air flotation and UV disinfection. The facility has a surface discharge into an unnamed tributary to Big Six Mile Creek, a class D water.

The proposed modification will cover the permittee requested modification to increase the daily maximum design flow from 0.14 mgd to 0.36 mgd at Outfall 001. The flow rate will increase to 0.216 mgd to account for an immediate increase in production and then to 0.36 mgd to account for a future increase in production. Tier I and Tier II limitations for Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5) have been developed for the flow rate increases. The proposed permit modification also includes updates to TSS, COD, and BOD5 limitations to reflect applicable Effluent Limitation Guidelines, addition of a biennial pollutant scan to characterize the water for the injection waste stream at Outfall 01A, updated mercury requirements to reflect the current Multiple Discharge Variance requirements, addition of water quality based effluent limitations for copper, ammonia, and TSS, and removal of monitoring requirements at Outfalls 002 and 003 as they are not exposed to rain, snow, snowmelt, and/or stormwater runoff.

A draft permit has been prepared and is available for review. The Department is seeking public comment prior to making a final decision regarding permit issuance.

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 Jul 22, 2022.

Contact:

Lisa M Czechowicz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
700 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716)851-7165
DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov


Niagara County

Applicant:

US Coast Guard
2100 2nd St SW
Washington, DC 20593

Facility:

US Coast Guard Niagara Station
St Rte 18F
Youngstown, NY 14174 -9999

Application ID:

9-2934-00113/00005

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Porter, Niagara County

Project Description:

The Department has received an application to install a groundwater extraction system including 4 wells and a discharge to Lake Ontario to keep groundwater levels below the basement of the Multi-Purpose Building of the United States Coast Guard Niagara Station to keep it dry during storm or high water events. The four wells are proposed to have a total combined maximum withdrawal rate of 830 gallons per minute. The water will not be processed prior to being discharged back to Lake Ontario. The project also includes installation of 2 stormwater pumping wells, waterproofing the basement and repairs to the structure and parking area. The Department is seeking public comment prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.

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:

A cultural resources survey has been completed and cultural resources were identified. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no adverse impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Jul 07, 2022.

Contact:

Lisa M Czechowicz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
700 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716)851-7165
DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov


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