DEEP: Southbury 84 Associates Limited Partnership - Notice of Tentative Decision and Intent to Modify a State Permit and an Underground Injection Control Permit (Southbury)

 
Notice Of Tentative Decision And Intent To Modify A
State Permit And An Underground Injection Control Permit
For The Following Discharge Into The
Waters Of The State Of Connecticut
 

TENTATIVE DETERMINATION
The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection hereby gives notice of a tentative decision to modify a permit based on an application submitted by Southbury 84 Associates Limited Partnership ("the applicant") under section 22a 430  f the Connecticut General Statutes for a permit to discharge into the waters of the state.
 
In accordance with applicable federal and state law, the Commissioner has made a tentative determination that modification of the existing systems and installation of a new system would protect the waters of the state from pollution. The Commissioner proposes to require the applicant to submit plans and specifications of the proposed modified treatment system within six (6) months after any final determination to issue the permit, and such additional information as the Commissioner deems necessary to ensure the protection of the waters of the state from pollution. If such plans are approved by the Commissioner and the treatment system is constructed in full compliance with and within two (2) years after such approval, the Commissioner proposes to modify a permit for this discharge to groundwaters in the Pomperaug River watershed.
 
The proposed permit, if issued by the Commissioner, will require that all wastewater be treated to meet the applicable effluent limitations and periodic monitoring to demonstrate that the discharge will not cause pollution.
 
APPLICANT'S PROPOSAL
Southbury 84 Associates Limited Partnership proposes to increase its permitted maximum daily discharge flow of 16,655 gallons per day to 27,371 gallons per day of domestic sewage wastewaters to groundwaters in the watershed of the Pomperaug River from operations at a commercial shopping plaza.
 
The name and mailing address of the permit applicant are:
Southbury 84 Associates Limited Partnership
c/o Equity One, Inc., 410 Park Avenue, Suite 1220
New York, NY 10022
 
The site name and location is:
Southbury Green
775 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488
 
 
REGULATORY CONDITIONS
 
Type of Treatment
An alternative sewage treatment system comprising a sequential batch bioreactor activated sludge treatment plant followed by leaching beds with a design flow of 22,500 gallons per day, and continued use of an existing subsurface sewage disposal system comprising a grease trap, septic tank and leachfield with a design flow of 4,871 gallons per day are proposed.
 
Effluent Limitations
This permit contains effluent limitations consistent with a Case by Case Determination using the criteria of Best Professional Judgement and will protect the waters of the state from pollution when all the conditions of this permit have been met.
 
Compliance Schedule
The compliance schedule requires the applicant to: 1) verify in writing that the alternative sewage treatment technology is operating in accordance with the approved plans and specifications and is achieving compliance with all permit limits and conditions; and 2) submit the results of a detailed permit compliance audit every two years.
 
COMMISSIONER'S AUTHORITY
The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection is authorized to approve or deny such permits pursuant to section 22a 430 of the Connecticut General Statutes and the Water Discharge Permit Regulations (section 22a 430 3 and 4 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies) and section 1421 of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act 42 USC et. seq.
                                
INFORMATION REQUESTS
The application has been assigned the following numbers by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Please use these numbers when corresponding with this office regarding this application.
 
APPLICATION NO. 201610584                           PERMIT ID NO. UI0000299
 
Interested persons may obtain copies of the application from Mark E. Lancor, DYMAR Division of AML Corporation, 800 Main Street South, Suite 302, Southbury, CT 06488, Telephone number 203-267-1046.
 
The application is available for inspection by contacting Joseph Wettemann 860-424 3025, at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106 5127 from 8:30 -4:30, Monday through Friday.
 
Any interested person may request in writing that his or her name be put on a mailing list to receive notice of intent to issue any permit to discharge to the surface waters of the state.  Such request may be for the entire state or any geographic area of the state and shall clearly state in writing the name and mailing address of the interested person and the area for which notices are requested.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
Prior to making a final decision to approve or deny any application, the Commissioner shall consider written comments on the application from interested persons that are received within 30 days of this public notice. Written comments should be directed to Joseph Wettemann, Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106 5127. The Commissioner may hold a public hearing prior to approving or denying an application if in the Commissioner's discretion the public interest will be best served thereby, and shall hold a hearing upon receipt of a petition signed by at least twenty-five persons. Notice of any public hearing shall be published at least 30 days prior to the hearing.
 
Petitions for a hearing should include the application number noted above and also identify a contact person to receive notifications. Petitions may also identify a person who is authorized to engage in discussions regarding the application and, if resolution is reached, withdraw the petition. Original petitions must be mailed or delivered to: DEEP Office of Adjudications, 79 Elm Street, 3rd floor, Hartford, CT 06106-5127. Petitions cannot be sent by fax or email. Additional information can be found at www.ct.gov/deep/adjudications.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request an accommodation contact us at (860) 418-5910 or deep.accommodations@ct.gov.  
   
                                    
/s/Oswald Inglese, Jr.,Director
Water Permitting and Enforcement Division
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance

 
Published in the Waterbury Republican-American on September 22, 2017.