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Global Common Greenport, LLC (Greenport)

January 15, 2003

STATE OF NEW YORK
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD and
COMBINED NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION and
LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC HEARING

APPLICANT: Global Common Greenport, LLC, 1285 Avenue of the Americans - 35th Floor, New York, NY 10019

APPLICATION No. 1-4738-03119/00001

PROJECT LOCATION: Global Common Greenport, LLC, Moore's Lane, Greenport, New York 11944

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Global Common Greenport proposes to construct and operate a new gas turbine facility. The new facility will be constructed immediately adjacent to the existing Village of Greenport Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). The proposed facility will consist of two Pratt and Whitney FT-8 gas turbines and will have a nominal electrical power output of less than 54 megawatts.

The combustion turbines will fire low sulfur distillate fuel and the units will operate in simple cycle mode (no heat recovery) to provide electric generation particularly during periods of high demand. The turbines will utilize selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to control nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and an oxidation catalyst will be used to control emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). Upon leaving the turbines, the exhaust will be directed to a 65-foot stack.

PERMITS:

AIR: Global Common Greenport 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 (6 NYCRR). A Title IV Acid Rain permit has also been applied for by the applicant. DEC has tentatively determined that the application meets all air pollution control requirements of Article 19 and Part 201.

SEQR STATUS: Pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA, ECL Article 8 and 6 NYCRR Part 617), Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) served as lead agency, has determined that the project will not result in significant adverse environmental impact. The project is a Type I action under SEQRA. LIPA issued a Negative Declaration on January 9, 2003.

PUBLIC HEARING: A legislative hearing for the receipt of public comments on the application will be held February 11, 2003, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the following location:

Union School
720 Front Street
Greenport, NY 11944

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, 4th Floor, Albany, New York 12233-1750, attn: Christopher M. Hogan, Project Manager. Written comments must be postmarked no later than February 14, 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, 4th Floor, Albany, New York 12233-1750. Contact: Christopher Hogan. Tel: 518/402-9151.
  • NYSDEC Region 1, SUNY Campus, Loop Road, Building 40, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356. Contact John Pavacic.
  • The Floyd Memorial Library, 1st Street, Greenport, NY 11944.
  • Greenport Village Hall, 236 Third Street, Greenport, NY 11944.

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).

JO ANNE W. DI STEFANO
ACTING CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE

January 15, 2003
Albany, New York

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