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Calpine Stony Brook Energy Center 2, Inc.

February 5, 2003

STATE OF NEW YORK
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION,
EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS AND
LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC HEARING

APPLICANT:

Calpine Stony Brook Energy Center 2, Inc.
2 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110

APPLICATION No. 1-4722-02441/00005 Article 19 - Air Pollution Control 1-4722-02441/00006 Article 19 - Title IV, Acid Rain Deposition

PROJECT LOCATION: Gymnasium Rd. - SUNY Stony Brook Campus, Stony Brook, NY

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Calpine Stony Brook Energy Center 2, Inc.(the Applicant) proposes to construct and operate a 79.9 MW electric generating station (the project) adjacent to the existing Nissequogue Cogen Partners (NCP) cogeneration facility located on the SUNY campus. The project will be constructed in two phases which are both described below, and the draft permits if issued, will authorize both phases. This project is a modification of the existing NCP facility.

Phase 1 entails the construction and operation of a General Electric (GE) LM 6000 PC SPRINT Combustion Turbine Generator (CTG) and associated balance-of-plant systems and facilities. The CTG will operate in a simple cycle mode during the summer of 2003 and is rated at 49.7 MW.

In Phase 2, the CTG will be converted to operate in a combine-cycle mode by the addition of a Once Through Steam Generator (OTSG) with duct burners, a steam turbine generator (STG), a condenser with an associated two-cell cooling tower and associated balance-of-plant systems and facilities. A steam interconnection will be incorporated during the latter portion of Phase 2 that will allow the transfer of steam between this project and the existing NCP during periods of high electrical demand and low steam loads on the SUNY campus. The total new electrical power from this project at the completion of Phase 2 will be limited to a net output of 79.9 MW to the electric grid.

The CTG and duct burners will be fueled exclusively by natural gas. The CTG will utilize a water injection system and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to control emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). An oxidation catalyst will be used to control emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Emissions from the CTG will exhaust through a single 125-foot stack.

The facility's peak water supply requirements at the completion of Phase 2 will be approximately 720,000 gallons per day and will be provided by the Suffolk County Water Authority (SCWA) with possible supplementation by withdrawals from campus wells operated by SUNY. Sanitary wastewater and process wastewater will be sent to the Suffolk County Sewage District # 21 Sewage Treatment Plant. Stormwater from site runoff will be managed by the existing SUNY Stony Brook system which currently manages the existing NCP facility and the entire physical plant services complex. Stormwater from secondary containment areas will either be directed to the cooling tower basin for reuse, or trucked off-site to an appropriately licensed disposal facility.

The project is located on Gymnasium Road, approximately 650 feet east of NYS Route 25A in Stony Brook, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, Long Island.

PERMITS: The Applicant has filed individual applications seeking the issuance of (a) a preconstruction permit pursuant to 6 NYCRR §201-6.1(b) and Subpart 201-5, (b) a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit pursuant to 40 CFR §52.21 as incorporated by reference at 6 NYCRR §200.10, and (c) a Phase II acid rain permit pursuant 40 CFR Part 72 as incorporated by reference at 6 NYCRR §200.10. The DEC has tentatively determined that the applications meets all air pollution control requirements of Article 19, Part 201, SubPart 231-2, Part 227, and Title IV (Acid Rain) of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, concludes that the applications for these permits are complete within the meaning of 6 NYCRR §621.1(d), and has tentatively determined to issue the permits. Consequently, the DEC has prepared draft permits pursuant to 6 NYCRR §621.5(d)(7).

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): The terms and conditions of the draft PSD permit are not subject to public hearing under State administrative procedures. Reference to the PSD permit in this notice is for informational purposes only. The DEC is concurrently issuing for public comment a Notice of Determination to Issue Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permit pursuant to 40 CFR §52.21 and Part 124.

Emission reduction credits (ERCs): The applicant is also required to obtain emissions offsets in the form of emission reduction credits (ERCs) for VOCs and NOx. Pursuant to 6 NYCRR Subpart 231-2, the applicant has identified the necessary 13.0 tons of VOC ERCs from the Ramapo Energy Project (8 tons originally derived from TRW Inc., Steering Wheel Systems, DEC ID# 1-4722-00898; and 5 tons originally derived from 3M Company, Bristol, PA.), and has identified the necessary 42 tons of NOx ERCs from Morgan Stanley (originally derived from Con Edison's Astoria plant DEC ID# 2-6301-00006). Therefore, this notice also serves as the public notice for the ERCs and provides for the public comment period required by 6 NYCRR 231-2.10.

SEQRA STATUS: Pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act ("SEQR", ECL Article 8 and 6 NYCRR Part 617), Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), as lead agency, has determined that the project will not result in significant adverse environmental impact. LIPA issued a Negative Declaration on January 21, 2003.

PUBLIC HEARING: A legislative hearing session for the receipt of public comments, on the application will be held at 7:00PM on March 10, 2003 at the following location:

Long Island State Veterans Home
Patriot's Road (off of East Loop Road)
SUNY Stony Brook Campus
Stony Brook, NY

All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies who may be affected by the proposed project are invited to attend the hearing and to submit oral or written comments on the application. It is not necessary to file in advance to speak at the hearing. Lengthy comments should be submitted in writing. Equal weight will be given to both oral and written statements. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) may limit the time available for oral comments to 5 minutes per person to ensure that all persons have an opportunity to be heard. The hearing facility is reasonably accessible to the mobility impaired.

WRITTEN COMMENTS: Parties may file written comments with the NYS DEC Division of Environmental Permits, Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1750, attn: Kevin Kispert, Project Manager. Written comments must be postmarked no later than March 8, 2003, or provided in-hand to the Administrative Law Judge presiding at the hearing on March 10, 2003.

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The Department has reviewed the application materials, determined that they are complete pursuant to 6NYCRR Parts 201 and 621, made a tentative determination to approve the application and has prepared a draft permit. It has been determined that all statutory and regulatory criteria can be met through the imposition of special permit conditions. The application materials, as well as a draft air permit, are available for review during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, at the following locations:

  • NYSDEC Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1750. Contact: Kevin Kispert. (518) 402-9161.
  • NYSDEC Region 1, SUNY Campus, Loop Road, Building 40, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356. Contact John Pavacic. (631) 444-0365.
  • Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main Street, Setauket, NY 11733. (631) 941-4080

STATUTORY and REGULATORY PROVISIONS: The air permit applications are being reviewed pursuant to ECL Article 8 (SEQRA), Article 19 (Air Pollution Control), Article 70 (Uniform Procedures Act), and 6NYCRR Part 201 (General Provisions - Air Pollution Control), Part 617 (SEQR), and Part 621 (Uniform Procedures).

Jo Anne W. Di Stefano
Assistant Commissioner for Hearings and Mediation Services and
Acting Chief Administrative Law Judge

February 5, 2003
Albany, New York

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