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PSEG Power Development LLC (Brookhaven)

November 27, 2002


APPLICANT: PSEG Power Development LLC, 80 Park Plaza, 25th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102

APPLICATION No. 1-4722-04426/00001 Article 19 - Air Pollution Control

1-4722-04426/00002 Article 19 - Title IV, Acid Rain Deposition

1-4722-04426/00003 Article 17, Water Pollution Control-SPDES

PROJECT LOCATION: Terminus of Zorn Boulevard, Brookhaven, NY

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: PSEG Power Development LLC proposes to construct and operate a 79.9 MW (ISO) electric generating station consisting of one General Electric (GE) Frame 7EA combustion turbine. The total new electrical power from this combustion turbine generator will be limited to a net output of 79.9 MW to the electric grid. The combustion turbine shall operate as a simple cycle unit fueled exclusively by natural gas, and will utilize dry low-NOx (DLN) combustion technology to control emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). Emissions from the combustion turbine will exhaust through a single 100-foot stack. Natural gas will be supplied by a new 8-inch diameter gas line. Other on-site equipment will include gas and air compressors and associated balance-of-plant systems and facilities.

The facility's water supply requirements of approximately 55,000 gallons per day will be provided by the Suffolk County Water Authority (SCWA). Sanitary wastewater will be discharged to an on-site subsurface disposal system. Process wastewater will be trucked off-site for proper disposal. Stormwater from site runoff and secondary containment areas will be discharged to groundwater through an on-site infiltration basin.

The project site will be located at the terminus of Zorn Boulevard, south of exit 66 on the Long Island Expressway (LIE), in the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County.

PERMITS: PSEG Power Development LLC 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"), a Title IV - Phase II Acid Rain permit, and a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit pursuant to ECL §17-0823. DEC has tentatively determined that the application meets all air pollution control requirements of Article 19, Part 201, and Title IV (Acid Rain) of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, and has also tentatively determined that all wastewater discharges will comply with the applicable requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act and State law.

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 November 14, 2002.

PUBLIC HEARING: A legislative hearing session for the receipt of public comments, on the application will be held at 7:00PM on December 18, 2002 at the following location:

Suffolk County Department of Public Works
Conference Room
335 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, NY 11980

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. A Spanish-speaking interpreter will be provided. 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 December 31, 2002.

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.
  • NYSDEC Region 1, SUNY Campus, Loop Road, Building 40, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356. Contact John Pavacic. Tel:631-444-0365.
  • Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
  • Brookhaven Free Library, 273 Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven, NY 11719
  • South Country Library, 22 Station Road, Bellport, NY 11713
  • Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, 407 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967

STATUTORY and REGULATORY PROVISIONS: The air and SPDES permit applications are being reviewed pursuant to ECL Article 8 (SEQRA), Article 17 (Water Pollution Control), Article 19 (Air Pollution Control), Article 70 (Uniform Procedures Act), and 6NYCRR Part 201 (General Provisions - Air Pollution Control), Part 617 (SEQR), Part 621 (Uniform Procedures), and Part 750 et seq. (SPDES).

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

November 27, 2002
Albany, New York

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