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ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 07/04/2007

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 07/04/2007

Cayuga County

Applicant:

City of Auburn
Mem City Hall
24 South St
Auburn, NY 13021

Facility:

Auburn (C) Sanitary Landfill NO.2
North Division Street
Auburn, NY 13201

Application ID:

7-0501-00042/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management

Project is Located:

Auburn, Cayuga County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to expand the Auburn City Landfill No.2 into a new cell, Cell No.4. A Part 360 (Solid Waste Management Facility) permit modification, for construction and operation of the landfill, which includes the processing of 96,000 tons per year of municipal solid waste, and a new Air Title V permit are required. This is a 9.5 acre lateral expansion, located directly north of the existing Landfill No.2. The project also includes the construction of approximately 8 additional acres to be developed as access roads, stromwater management facilities, landfill containment berms, leachate management facilities and other ancillary facilities. The landfill is located on North Division Street, in the City of Auburn.

The following pertains to the Air Title V Permit:

The Department has drafted a permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the Clean Air Act Amendments, and made a tentative decision to approve this permit for the City of Auburn's Solid Waste Landfill and Wastewater Treatment Plant, located on North Division Street, Auburn, NY.

The facility is a municipal landfill, SIC code 4953 and a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), SIC code 4952. Facility receives municipal and private waste for disposal at the landfill and municipal wastewater for treatment at the water pollution control plant.

Facility operations and equipment at the landfill include: landfill gas collection system that routs collected landfill gas to the sludge incinerator at the WWTP for use as fuel, one large and three portable candlestick flares used as backup landfill gas control devices, weigh station, and miscellaneous equipment to move, compact and cover the waste materials.

Facility operations and equipment at the wastewater treatment plant include: triple hearth sewage sludge incinerator with exhaust scrubbers and afterburner for emission control, an incinerator ash silo with fabric filter for particulate control, two odor control scrubbers, and various wastewater processing tanks.

The City has applied for an expansion of the permitted design capacity of the landfill to above the applicability size threshold (2.5 million megagram and 2.5 million cubic meters) of the NYS Emission Guidelines for MSW Landfill Emissions and 40 CFR 60, subpart WWW, Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. Therefore, a Title V operating permit is required pursuant to 6 NYCRR 201-6. Since the WWTP and the landfill are contiguous properties and under common control, the WWTP and the landfill are both included in the Title V permit. The City must demonstrate, through Tier 2 testing, that emissions of non-methane organic compounds (NMOC) are below 50 megagrams per year. Landfills with NMOC emissions less than 50 megagrams per year are not subject to the collection and control requirements specified in 40 CFR 60.752(b)(2). The City is required to submit a NMOC emission report annually.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed below. It is recommended that an appointment be made to confirm the availability of the subject files. The DEC will endeavor to make the files available within 2 business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 am through 4:45 pm), unless the requestor wishes to inspect the files at a later date. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html.

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing. A public hearing may be legislative or adjudicatory. A legislative public hearing is a proceeding which provides an additional opportunity for public comment. DEC's determination to hold a legislative public hearing will be based on whether a significant degree of public interest exists. If a legislative public hearing is to be held, a Notice of Hearing will be published which will include the time and place of the hearing and submitting comments. The applicant and all persons who have filed comments on the permit will be notified by mail of the public hearing.

Comments and requests for a legislative public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below.

An adjudicatory public hearing is a trial type proceeding which provides the opportunity for adjudication on the basis of evidence, including direct testimony and cross examination. An adjudicatory hearing is held only if substantive and significant issues relating to any findings or determinations the Department is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law exist. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.

Availability of Application Documents

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: Auburn City Council

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 03, 2007.

Contact:

Joanne L March
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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