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KIAC Partners (JFK International Airport)

July 25, 2001

STATE OF NEW YORK
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION AND
LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC HEARING

APPLICANT:

KIAC Partners
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Building 49
Jamaica, NY 11430

APPLICATION No. 2-630800096/00011

PROJECT LOCATION:

John F. Kennedy International Airport Cogeneration Facility
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Building 49
Jamaica, NY 11430

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Kennedy International Airport Cogeneration (KIAC) Facility currently consists of two 42 MW Turbine-Generator sets connected to a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) with a total capacity of 109 MW. The KIAC Facility provides electrical power and heating and cooling services to the Airport facilities. The Applicant proposes to modify the KIAC Facility by the installation of one Simple Cycle 47 MW Turbine-Generator set utilizing a General Electric LM6000 gas turbine. The turbine and its associated duct burner will be fired by natural gas only. The turbine will provide additional electrical power for the Airport facilities and added peaking capacity to the Consolidated Edison electrical distribution system. Other on-site equipment will include a cooling unit, air and fuel gas compressor, injection water and cooling water treatment and storage units, unit control, and waste oil management systems. The stack for the proposed unit will be approximately 107 feet in height.

PERMITS: KIAC Partners has applied for a modification of the existing State Facility air pollution control permit for the Plant to allow the operation of the proposed new unit 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.

SEQR STATUS: Pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act ("SEQR"), ECL Article 8 and 6 NYCRR Part 617), the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has determined that the project will not result in significant adverse environmental impact. The project is an Unlisted action under SEQR. DEC issued a Negative Declaration on July 20, 2001.

PUBLIC HEARING: A legislative hearing for the receipt of public comments on the application will be held, beginning at 7:00 PM on Monday, August 20, 2001, at the following location:

Holiday Inn/JFK Airport
Salon 1
14402 135th Street
Jamaica, NY 11436
(718) 659-0200

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, attn: Kent Sanders, Project Manager. Written comments must be postmarked no later than Friday, August 24, 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 the following locations:

  1. NYSDEC Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, New York 12233. Contact: Kent Sanders. Tel: (518) 402-9175.
  2. NYSDEC Region 2, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. Contact: Elizabeth Clarke. Tel: 718/482-4949.
  3. OFFICE OF THE APPLICANT: John F. Kennedy International Airport Cogeneration Plant, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Building 49, Jamaica, NY 11430

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

July 25, 2001
Albany, New York

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