Appendix K. Permits and Registrations

K1. North Coastal NPDES permits

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits in the North Coastal Watersheds.

These facilities are briefly described below. Major permittees are highlighted in bold:

MA0025707 Twin Light Manor Motor Inn, Gloucester discharge of 0.002 MGD to the Atlantic Ocean was to have been eliminated by 1 Oct 1975. Record of Title V violations in the permit file.

MA0025500 Easterly Inn, Gloucester discharge of 0.0035 MGD to the Atlantic Ocean. Information in permit file indicates Easterly Inn was going to tie into the Gloucester WWTP. Current status is unknown.

MA0100625 The city of Gloucester has a primary wastewater treatment facility under 301h waiver authority which discharges outside of Gloucester Harbor proper into the Atlantic Ocean. Four CSO discharge locations as well as three pump station bypass outfalls also discharge directly into Gloucester Harbor as authorized by this NPDES permit. These outfalls are summarized below:

 

Discharge Point

Description

Discharge Rate (MGD)

Frequency (Days/Year)

002

Mansfield Street Drain Western Ave CSO

6.0

60

004

Rogers Street CSO

1.6

48

005

Main Street CSO

1.4

48

006

East Main Street CSO

1.4

48

003

Fort Square Bypass

0.025

4

007

State Fish Pier tide gate

0.025

6

008

Beacon Marine Bypass

0.015

4

011

Riverside Avenue Bypass

0.015

4

012

Grant Circle Bypass

0.02

4

 

MA0100145 The Rockport WWTP discharges 0.8 MGD of treated municipal wastewater to Sandy Bay. Sandy Bay is outside of Rockport Harbor proper.

MA0090654 The town of Rockport Cape Ann Lighthouse discharges 0.0012 MGD of treated sanitary wastewater to the Atlantic Ocean from the facility on Thatchers Island, which is approximately one mile east of Rockport. (This permit was issued July 1982). Current status is unknown.

MAG640021 Town of Rockport water treatment facility discharge to Cape Pond a Class A waterbody.

MAG640003 Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea discharge from the Gravelly Pond Water Treatment Facility to Gravelly Pond, a Class A waterbody. This discharge began in June 1998. The first two DMR reports indicated a total residual chlorine (TRC) concentration of 3 mg/L between April and June 1998 and a concentration of 1mg/L between July and September 1998.

MAG250520 Varian Associates, Inc. is authorized to discharge non-contact cooling water (city water supply) into an unnamed tributary of the Bass River. According to the company, outfall #001 discharges an average monthly flow of 0.00004MGD outfall #002 discharges 0.00009 MGD. The companies records indicate that outfall #001 the maximum discharge in 1997 and 1998 was 0.01 and 0.0008 MGD, respectively, whereas at outfall #002 the maximum discharge in 1997 and 1998 was 0.009 and 0.00004, respectively (Coker 1999).

MAS000013 Varian Associates, Inc. has submitted an application for an individual stormwater permit.

MA0001830 Lynn Sand & Stone Company discharge of quarry water, cooling water, and concrete slurry to a lagoon adjacent to Fosters Dam Pond. This permit expired in December 1979 and apparently the facility is still operating under that permit.

MA0100374 The town of Marblehead is only allowed to discharge under emergency conditions from the Sargent Road Pump Station Overflow. The overflow is screened and chlorinated prior to discharge into Massachusetts Bay.

MA0034819 Thermadyne Wingaersheek Building.

MA0003859 GTE Sylvania, Inc., Sylvan Street Plant, Danvers is authorized to discharge via outfalls #001 0.334 MGD and #002 0.06 MGD of non-contact cooling water to an unnamed tributary of Mill Pond (Crane Brook), Danvers.

MA0030091 Riverside Condominiums, Danvers. 21 E hazardous waste site (#3-12423) discharge permit.

MA0036331 Crane River West Condominiums Stormwater Discharge, Danvers.

MA0003956 Eastman Gelatine Corporation discharges non-contact cooling water (0.5 MGD average monthly flow) and storm water runoff from outfall 001 and storm water runoff from 18 other outfalls into Goldthwaite Brook. The facility is engaged in the manufacturing of photographic gelatin. The wastewater generated from the gelatin process is discharged to the Peabody sewer system that in turn is part of the South Essex Sewage District.

MAG640006 Coolidge Avenue Water Treatment Facility is authorized to discharge filter backwash water to Spring Pond and emergency overflows to Tapley Brook.

MA0028584 Stahl Finishing, Peabody 21 E hazardous waste site (3-0413) discharge permit.

MA0028215 Permuthane Inc, Peabody. The permit has expired and outfall pipes #007 and #008 are regulated under Stahl USA general permit MA0035467.

MA0023132 Peabody Municipal Light Plant is an old power generating plant (built in 1948) and used rarely according to a letter from the facility dated 1978. The companys 1980 permit authorized a discharge of overflow water from a cooling pond (estimated 0.005 MGD daily average, 0.01 MGD daily maximum), via outfall #001, into Proctor Brook near Warren Street in Peabody. The letter from the company also stated that the cooling pond water was treated with a product purchased from W.H. & L.D. Betz to prevent rust or corrosion in the pipes. The permit limited the discharge to no more than twice per year for no greater period than one day. A narrative statement in the permit limited temperature to No increase above that of the receiving body of water.

MA0025372 Salem Oil & Grease Company, a manufacturer and importer of tanners oils, is authorized to discharge via outfall #001 0.0024 MGD of process equipment cooling water and air conditioner cooling water. Permit was issued December 1975. Chapter 21E r-3-2131 NFA (no further action)

MA0026794 Bayoil Co., Inc, a manufacturer of leather oil was authorized to discharge 0.013 MGD of non-contact cooling water drawn from an artesian well into a municipal (Peabody) storm drain. This discharge most likely goes into Proctor Brook. This permit was issued in 1978 and there was no reapplication in the permit file. Current status of facility is unknown.

MA0033723 Federal Express. Chapter 21E 3-2221

MA0005096 USGenNE (formerly New England Power Salem Station) has several outfalls:

Outfall 001: 668.9 MGD of condenser cooling water, boiler blowdown, reboiler and evaporator blowdown, freshwater storage tank overflow, service water, boiler blowdown tanks, and stormwater runoff from the yard. The permit also stated that at no time can the outfall exceed an absolute temperature of 93F and further stated that at no time can temperature of this outfall exceed a 28F rise over intake temperature. The permit also required that a temperature differential between the point of discharge and the intake structure shall not change more than 12F during any one-hour period from 1 April to 31 October nor shall the differential change more than 9F between 1 November and 31 March during any one-hour period.

Outfall 006: 1.5 MGD average monthly/2.6 MGD maximum daily discharge of wastewater treatment service-ash settling point, Unit 4 seal water, floor drains, equipment drains, demineralizer/regenerator wastes, equipment wash water systems, bottom ash recycle system blowdown, stormwater from yard drains and coal pile runoff.

Outfalls 005 and 007: intake screen wash water.

Outfall 014: 19.2 MGD maximum daily discharge of condenser cooling water plus intermittent heat recycle cooling water up to a temperature of 115F within the four-hour period used to control biological fouling of the condenser systems.

Outfall 015: emergency spillway overflow.

25. MA0100501--The South Essex Sewer District WWTP (SESD) discharges treated secondary wastewater to Salem Sound. The facility has recently (June 1998) been upgraded to secondary treatment and discharges through a 660-foot multiport diffuser. Dechlorination was also added to the treatment facility and became operational in the spring of 1998. The treatment plant is under start up conditions and working to establish its standard operational procedures.

MA0100871--The Manchester By-The-Sea WWTP discharges 0.67 MGD of treated municipal wastewater to Massachusetts Bay near to Sauli Rock outside of Manchester Harbor proper. The Manchester POTW was upgraded from primary to a full secondary facility as of August 1998 per the requirements of the Administrative Consent Order AP-BO-92-101. All new units were on-line as of an inspection conducted by DEP on 10 February 1999.

MA0100552 The Lynn Water and Sewer Commission (LWSC) serves the city of Lynn and the towns of Nahant, Swampscott, and Saugus is a secondary WWTP that became operational in January 1991. A new permit for the facility was drafted in August 1999. The facility discharges an average monthly flow of 25.8 and up to 75 MGD of treated municipal and industrial wastewater via outfall 001 to Lynn Harbor (or Broad Sound?). Of the 25.8 MGD total wastewater flow, 2.3 MGD is industrial. Flows in excess of 75 MGD discharge via outfall 002 (the short outfall) into Lynn Harbor.

LWSC also has three wet weather CSO outfalls which discharge into Lynn Harbor (outfalls 004Market Street Overflow, and 005 Broad Street Overflow).

Outfall #003 MA0100552 discharges to the Little River Street portion (also referred to as Strawberry Brook) of the Saugus River and #008 discharge to Saugus River.

Outfall #006, Sanderson Avenue is a wet weather CSO that discharges into Stacy Brook. This brook discharges to Kings Beach.

MA0101907The Swampscott WWTP discharge to Nahant Bay was tied into the LWSC facility on 2 June 1992. The status of the three remaining discharges (002, 003, and 004) of contaminated stormwater including urban runoff and an intermittent discharge of untreated combined sewage (all possibly chlorinated) to Nahant Bay and Stacey Brook is currently unknown. These outfalls are briefly described below:

002: Sculpin Way Drain discharge of contaminated stormwater, including urban runoff and chlorine to Nahant Bay.

003: Marshall Brook Drain discharge of contaminated stormwater, including urban runoff and chlorine to Nahant Bay.

004: New Ocean Street Underdrain intermittent discharge of untreated combined sewage and chlorine to Stacey Brook.

MA0026247 Power Products, Inc., Wakefield discharges non-contact cooling water and stormwater runoff to a surface drainage channel to the Saugus River (approx. 1 mile from discharge point).

MAG640017 Lynnfield Center Water District was issued a general water treatment plant discharge permit in November 1995.

MAG250965 the Wakefield Corporation discharge of non-contact cooling water to a tributary of Mill River called Wakefield Brook in their permit.

MA0002356 Wakefield Bearing Corp.

MA0034452 Spirit Inc.

MA0103004 Crystal Lake Water Treatment Plant, applied for a permit in May 1986.

MA0028193 The Refuse Energy Systems Company (RESCO). The facility is engaged in trash burning and power generation and became operational in September 1985. RESCO withdraws water from the Saugus River at their intake structure located just southeast of the Route 107 (Salem Turnpike) in East Saugus. The Saugus River also forms the municipal boundary between Saugus and Lynn. They discharge, via outfall 001, 60 MGD of once through non-contact cooling water. The permit limit for temperature at the outfall is 90F max and at no time is the discharge to exceed a 20F rise over the temperature of the intake.

MA0003905 General Electric Company, Lynn (GE Lynn) currently maintains 15 permitted discharge outfalls along the northern bank of the Saugus River from Route 107 (Western Avenue) and Route 1A (General Edwards Bridge) in Lynn. The discharges are summarized from west to east as follows:

001: stormwater runoff from roof and yard drains

*003: average flow of 0.55 MGD up to 95F and daily maximum 1.4 MGD of 105F of non-contact cooling water. (water supplied by city)

*005: average flow of 0.55 MGD up to 95F and daily maximum 1.4 MGD of 105F of non-contact cooling water. (water supplied by city)

*007: average flow of 0.024 MGD up to 90F and emergency discharge from test cells of average flow of 0.3 MGD up to 95F and daily maximum 1.0 MGD of 105F of non-contact cooling water, stream condensate and storm water runoff

*Note: outfalls (003, 005 and 007) may discharge only under emergency system shutdowns, otherwise the discharges have been eliminated by the installation of closed loop systems.

010: average flow of 5.36 MGD up to 85.2F and daily maximum 7.18 MGD of 90F of non-contact cooling water, stormwater runoff and floor drainage

014: average flow of 27 MGD up to 90F and daily maximum 45 MGD of 95F of non-contact cooling water. (salt water)this discharge is intermittent

018: average flow of 35.6 MGD up to 90F and daily maximum 35.6 MGD of 95F of non-contact cooling water. (salt water)from power generation equipment, boiler blowdown and steam condensate.

019: average flow of 0.083 MGD up to 88.4F and daily maximum not specified of 90F of non-contact cooling water, steam condensate, floor drains, contact cooling water, boiler filter backwash, ion exchange regeneration and backwash, flash tank blowdown, and stormwater runoff from roof and yard drains.

020: average flow of 16.9 MGD with no temperature limit of unused circulating water from power generation, non-contact cooling water from rotor test, steam condensate, stormwater runoff from roof and yard drains. (salt water)

027: average flow of 0.3 MGD up to 85F and daily maximum 0.83 MGD of 90F of stormwater runoff from roof and yard drains, steam condensate, oil coolers, and floor drainage.

032: stormwater runoff from aircraft engine fuel storage area

*028: average flow of 0.0036 MGD up to 85F and daily maximum 0.0048 MGD of 90F of non-contact cooling water from industrial heat exchangers, stormwater runoff from roof and yard drains

*029: average flow of 28.8 MGD up to 90F and daily maximum 54.7 MGD of 95F of non-contact cooling water from steam turbine test equipment and heat exchangers (salt water) most likely intermittent.

*030: stormwater runoff from plant grounds

*031: average flow of 0.762 MGD up to 90F and daily maximum 2.2 MGD of 90F of non-contact cooling water from aircraft engine test cells, cooling tower blowdown from compressor cooling system, wash waters from aircraft engine test cells and stormwater runoff from plant grounds.

*Note: Outfalls 028, 029, 030, and 031 discharge into a small salt marsh channel that empties into the Saugus River.

MA0034045 Refuse Energy Systems Company (RESCO) Saugus Landfill discharges stormwater runoff into an unnamed tributary of the Pines River.

K2. Water Management Registrations and permits

Water Management Registrations and permits in the North Coastal Watersheds:

Registration # 31810701, Permit #9P31810701 for the Gloucester Department of Public Works, Gloucester. The Gloucester Department of Public Works is registered for withdrawal of 3.38 MGD and permitted for an additional 0.37MGD for a total of 3.77 MGD from seven surface water reservoirs.

Registration # 31816602 - Essex Country Club is registered to withdraw 0.1 MGD from the Essex Country Club reservoir.

Registration # 31803001 WMA Withdrawal for Emhart Industries.

Registration # 31822902 Eastman Gelatine Corporation is to withdraw 2.74 MGD from 12 wells and one surface water Sidneys Pond. The facility is engaged in the manufacturing of photographic gelatin. The facilitys water is supplied primarily from a wellfield located adjacent to the receiving water although city water is also available. Eastman Gelatine Corporation submitted a letter to DEP (dated 16 March 1999) which provided information to the DEP to complete the five-year review of their WMA Permit 9P318229.02. The letter (Gordon 1999) provided DEP with information regarding water conservation measures, stating that there has been a 29% decrease in water withdrawal rates between 1993 and 1998 (3.14 MGD to 2.2 MGD, respectively). The letter also indicated that their projected usage during the next five years would propel demand to approximately 4 MGD for the following reasons:

Co-Generation Project requiring approximately 0.8 MGD,

process for the Future Technology requiring approximately 0.5 MGD,

increased future production requiring 0.1 MGD,

gelatin recovery project requiring approximately 0.011 MGD, and

providing the City of Peabody water for a new municipal golf course requiring approximately 0.2 MGD.

Given the occurrence of dry streambeds in Goldthwaite Brook under their current operating conditions, requests for increased water withdrawals in the Goldthwaite Brook subwatershed merits careful consideration, even though these projected water-use estimates would be within the companys 5.0 MGD permitted water withdrawal volume.

Require a detailed accounting of Eastman Gelatines water use and discharge operations (including a schematic of water supply/wastewater discharge and location). Review this current and projected budget in relation to their increase withdrawal on water quantity in Goldthwaite Brook. used at the facility. The water is used in the gelatin process and for barometric condenser cooling and electric generators. They are also permitted (#9P21822902) to withdraw an additional 2.26 MGD from a combination of their registered sources and a new well, for a total withdrawal volume of 5.0 MGD

Registration # 31822903 Peabody Water Department is to withdraw 1.9 MGD of surface-water from Spring Pond (in the Tapley Brook subwatershed). Since Peabody diverts water from the Ipswich River Basin into Spring Pond, the actual volume of water withdrawn from the Tapley Brook subwatershed is undetermined. The public water supply identification numbers (3229000-01 and 02) for their wells suggest that both are located in the Ipswich River watershed. The Zone II of these wells (GIS April 1998 DEP Approved Zone II data layer), however, extends into the headwater drainage area of Proctor Brook.

Registration # 31822901 Salem Country Club is to withdraw a total of 0.1 MGD from a tubular Well Field and an irrigation pond.

Registration # 3182580 Kearnwood Country Club is to withdraw 0.1 MGD from a groundwater source.

Registration # 31816302 Lynn Water and Sewer Commission is to withdraw 8.93 MGD and permitted (9P31816302) to withdraw an additional 1.28 MGD for a total withdrawal of 10.21 MGD from six sources. One of the six sources is the Saugus River. The LWSC maintains and controls four ponds (Hawkes, Walden, Breeds and Birch) in the Hawkes Brook subwatershed for the purpose of supplying drinking water to the city of Lynn.

Permit #9P31816402 Colonial Sheraton Country Club, Lynnfield to withdraw 0.28 MGD from a pond.

Registration # 31816401 Lynnfield Center Water District is to withdraw 0.32 MGD from three wells.

Registration # 31830501 Wakefield Water Department is to withdraw 0.48 MGD from Crystal Lake.

Registration # 31816301 Carr Leather Company, Lynn is to withdraw 0.1 MGD from groundwater.





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