Ravenswood Cogeneration Facility (Correction)
February 7, 2001
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
Addition/Correction to Combined Notice of Complete Application,
Public Hearing, and Issues Conference
KeySpan Energy - Ravenswood Application
Applicant: KeySpan Energy, One MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, New York, 11201
Application Number: DEC # 2-6304-00024/00004, PSC Case # 99-F-1625, SPDES #NY0005193
Project Description: The applicant, KeySpan Energy (KeySpan) proposes to construct and operate Ravenswood Cogeneration Facility, a combined cycle/cogeneration electric generating facility consisting of a General Electric7FA combustion turbine generator (CTG), a heat recovery steam generator(HRSG), one steam turbine generator (STG) and associated balance-of-plant systems and facilities. The primary fuel will be natural gas and low (0.04 percent) sulfur fuel oil will be used for back-up. The nominal electric generating capacity of the proposed facility will be approximately 250 megawatts (MW). The applicant also proposes to install a carbon monoxide (CO) catalyst to reduce CO and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and a "dry low oxides of nitrogen (NOx) burner" and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to reduce NOx. The facility will not require the intake of cooling water from the East River since it will use an air-cooled condenser.
The energy facility would be located adjacent to the Ravenswood Generating Station on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, Queens County, New York, on part of an approximately 28-acre parcel owned by the applicant. The entire project area is zoned for Heavy Manufacturing. The Ravenswood Generating Station is bounded on the west by the East River, on the east by Vernon Boulevard, on the south by Con Edison's 138 kV Vernon Substation, and on the north by Con Edison's 345 kV Rainey Substation.
In the January 24, 2001 edition of the Environmental Notice Bulletin, the January 27, 2001 editions of the New York Post and New York Times notices were published regarding the proposed Ravenswood facility and the scheduled hearings and issues conference on February 28 and March 1-2, 2001. The notice omitted the following in error:
Concerning air pollution control permits pursuant to Article 19 of the Environmental Conservation Law and Part 201 of Title 6 of the New York Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations, the EPA has the authority to bar the issuance by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation of such permits.
Questions regarding this notice should be directed to: Administrative Law Judge Helene G. Goldberger at (518) 457-3468.
Chief Administrative Law Judge
Albany, New York
February 7, 2001