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Regional Permit Administrator - Elizabeth Tracy
615 Erie Boulevard West, Room 206
Syracuse, NY 13204-2400
Phone: 315-426-7438
Fax: 315-426-7425

The Syracuse office serves the following counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga and Tompkins

City of Syracuse Dept. of Engineering/Water Division - Skaneateles Lake NY0300004, SPDES Permit

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued a SPDES permit, authorizing the City of Syracuse to treat Skaneateles Lake with the algicide, EarthTec, to decrease the density of microcystin-producing cyanobacteria that contribute to harmful algal blooms near the City's drinking water intakes. The use of EarthTec would occur in the northern portion of the lake, extending 750 ft waterward from the shoreline along a 36,850 ft length of shoreline stretching from the DEC Boat Launch (Fire Lane 15) on the western shoreline of the lake, along the northern shoreline to the eastern shoreline of the lake to Kingston Brook (south of the Skaneateles Sailing Club). The use of EarthTec would occur no more than twice per calendar year within this shoreline treatment area and would be limited to specifications on the product label. The City would provide pre-treatment notification 48 hours prior to an EarthTec application to the state officials, local officials, beach/resource managers, the Skaneateles Lake Association, and to riparian owners and users. The City would also provide daily post-treatment monitoring of microcystin concentration and would notify local and state health departments if the microcystin concentration were at or above the 4 microgram per liter threshold for re-opening a swimming area.

SPDES Permit and Supporting Documents:

Cortlandville Sand & Gravel Mine

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as lead agency, has issued a Positive Declaration pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) for the proposed vertical and lateral expansion of Cortlandville Sand & Gravel Mine (DEC Application ID #7-1122-00043/00008). An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required to evaluate potential impacts associated with the project. The Final Scoping Document (PDF) outlines the items to be evaluated as part of the EIS.

Jonathan Stercho
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
615 Erie Blvd. West, Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-426-7438

Cayuga Salt Mine-Department Initiated Modification

NYSDEC has issued a final Department Initiated Modification (consisting of mostly housekeeping changes) to the Mined Land Reclamation permit (DEC ID # 0-9999-00075, MLR #70052), for the Cargill, Inc. Cayuga Salt Mine.

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