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Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Hudson Avenue)

May 8, 2001

STATE OF NEW YORK
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND
LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC HEARING

APPLICANT: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. 4 Irving Place, Room 306-S, New York, New York 10003-3502.

APPLICATION No.: 2-6101-00042/00027

PROJECT LOCATION: Hudson Avenue Generating Station, 1-11 Hudson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11201.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Consolidated Edison has filed a permit application with the Region 2 Office of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to reactivate Boiler 100 at the Hudson Avenue Generating Station located at 1-11 Hudson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Boiler 100 was retired on August 31, 1997. Boiler 100 is rated at 1,956 MMBTU/hour and is capable of burning residual oil and natural gas.

The Applicant has agreed to cap the total heat input to Boiler 100 to 6,000,000 MMBTU/year. As a result, emissions from the reactivated Boiler 100 would be limited as follows. SO2 emissions would be limited to 918 tons/year. NOx emissions would be limited to 825 tons/year. CO emissions would be limited to 101 tons/year, and VOC emissions would be limited to 15.33 tons/year.

With respect to this application, the Department issued a draft permit and a Notice of Complete Application on April 4, 2001. The Notice of Complete Application provided for a public comment period to May 4, 2001.

PERMITS: Consolidated Edison has applied for an air pollution control permit pursuant to Article 19 of the Environmental Conservation Law ("ECL") and Part 201 of Title 6 of the New York Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations ("6NYCRR"). DEC has tentatively determined that the application meets all air pollution control requirements of Article 19 and Part 201.

SEQRA STATUS: Pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act ("SEQR", ECL Article 8 and 6 NYCRR Part 617), DEC Region 2 Staff, as lead agency, has determined that the project is an Unlisted Action, and will not result in significant adverse environmental impact. A Negative Declaration is on file.

PUBLIC HEARING: A legislative hearing for the receipt of public comments, on the application will be held at 3:00PM on Thursday, May 31, 2001, at the following location:

Brooklyn Marriott
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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 - Region 2 Headquarters, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, New York 11101, attn: Elizabeth A. Clarke, Project Manager. The April 4, 2001 Notice of Complete Application provided for a public comment period until May 4, 2001. This notice hereby extends the public comment period. Written comments must be postmarked no later than June 8, 2001.

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 NYSDEC Region 2, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. Contact: Elizabeth Clarke (718) 482-4997.

STATUTORY and REGULATORY PROVISIONS: The air permit application is being reviewed pursuant to ECL Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) and 6NYCRR Part 201 (General Provisions - Air Pollution Control); Part 617 (SEQR); Part 621 (Uniform Procedures); and Part 624 (Permit Hearing Procedures).

DANIEL E. LOUIS
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE

May 8, 2001
Albany, New York

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