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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 10/24/2007

New York County

Applicant:

Mount Sinai Medical Center
1 Gustave L Levy Pl
New York, NY 10029 -6504

Facility:

Mount Sinai Hospital
1 Gustave L Levy Pl
New York, NY 10029

Application ID:

2-6204-00059/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County


Project Description:

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(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. This application is for a Title V renewal. The facility operates six steam boilers; all are capable of firing either natural gas or #6 fuel oil. NOx RACT requirements are met by operating the boilers so that the oxygen content of the exhaust gas follows the "Plant Oxygen vs Steam Flow" curves that were developed during the NOx RACT compliance stack testing. Modifications to the permit includes removal of three EtO sterilizers and change in NOx RACT limits.The facility is subject to 6 NYCRR 225-1, sulfur dioxide limits; NSPS of 40 NYCRR Part 60 subpart Kb for a 20,000 gallon distillate oil storage tank.

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 not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

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.

Additional Information Available at:

Link for more information is located on the right navigation bar of the Departments web site: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Nov 23, 2007.

Contact:

Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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