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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 11/14/2007

Kings County

Applicant:

Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc
4 Irving Pl Rm 828
New York, NY 10003 -3502

Facility:

Con Edison - Hudson Ave Station
1-11 Hudson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Application ID:

2-6101-00042/00011

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings 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 is a Title V application renewal for a facility generating electricity and steam. The facility operates four very large boilers, three simple cycle combustion turbines utilized to generate electricity; and other exempt sources. The facility is required to comply with monitoring conditions in the permit (a mandatory condition included in all of Con Edison's Title V permits.) Conditions for 6 NYCRR 227-3 in previous permits have been replaced by Part 204 conditions.

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.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Dec 14, 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


Applicant:

Exxonmobil Oil Corp
3225 Gallows Rd
Fairfax, VA 22037

Facility:

Exxonmobil Greenpoint Remediation Project
400 Kingsland Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Application ID:

2-6101-00107/00026

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge
Article 15 Title 15 Long Island Well

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a new SPDES permit for existing discharges of up to 1.48 million gallons per day of treated groundwater into Newtown Creek (Class I). A Long Island Well permit for the equivalent withdrawal of groundwater from 9 existing and 10 proposed wells will also be issued. As part of the Greenpoint Remediation Project, ExxonMobil operates two product recovery and groundwater treatment systems: (1) the On-Site Recovery and Containment System treatment facility located at 400 Kingsland Avenue; and (2) the Off-Site Product Recovery System treatment facility located at 5 Bridgewater Street. The SPDES permit will incorporate the present Permit Equivalents for both the "On-Site" and "Off-Site" locations into one permit and will also include a Schedule of Compliance to review the treatment technologies at the facilities, and to upgrade the facilities, if needed. In 2007 a full technical review of the operations of the facilities regarding discharge of treated groundwater & stormwater to Newtown Creek resulted in the modification of the previous Permit Equivalents on June 22, 2007. The modification of the permit equivalents included the modification of limits, the addition of parameters and monitoring requirements, a short-term high-intensity monitoring program for mercury, and Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing to determine the effects of the discharge on organisms.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

This project is subject to the Department's Environmental Justice Policy and an enhanced public participation plan has been prepared and accepted as a component of application completeness. As part of the plan, a document repository has been established near the project area that contains application and project related materials. Information on the repository location and other outreach components of the plan is available from the identified DEC contact.

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:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Dec 14, 2007.

Contact:

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


Queens County

Applicant:

Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc
4 Irving Pl Rm 828
New York, NY 10003 -3502

Facility:

Con Ed - Astoria Facility
20TH Ave & 21ST St
Queens, NY 11105

Application ID:

2-6301-00006/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 27 Title 9 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to renew and modify an existing 6 NYCRR Part 373 Hazardous Waste Management Permit. NYSDEC has made a tentative determination to renew and modify the Part 373 Permit, which would continue to authorize the operation of the Astoria Hazardous Waste Storage Facility for the storage and management of hazardous and nonhazardous wastes.
FACILITY DESCRIPTION
Con Edison Company of New York Inc. (Con Edison) provides electric, gas and steam to customers throughout the five boroughs of New York City and to neighboring areas in Westchester County. Con Edison owns and operates a Part 373 permitted facility for the storage of hazardous and nonhazardous wastes known as the Astoria Hazardous Waste Storage Facility (facility), located in the northwestern corner of Queens County in the State of New York, at 31-01 20th Avenue, Long Island City, NY. The Central Field Services (CFS) Department operates the facility and associated areas which are designed to manage hazardous and nonhazardous waste generated or received at the entire Astoria Complex.
PCB hazardous waste is generated during reconditioning activities conducted at the Astoria Transformer Shop. Electrical equipment that is evaluated by field organizations of the Astoria Transformer Shop and determined to be not reconditionable is designated for disposal. Drummed and bulk PCB liquid and solids are also received at the facility. RCRA hazardous waste is generated throughout the Astoria Complex and is also received from off-site Con Edison owned facilities. The facility includes the following areas:

  • PCB Storage Building (Area 9);
  • Non-liquid PCB Waste Drum Storage area (Area 10);
  • Non-liquid Waste Roll-off Container Storage Area (Area 11);
  • Drained PCB Equipment Storage Area (Area 13);
  • PCB Waste Oil Storage Tank (Area 14);
  • Less-than-50-PPM Waste Oil Storage Tank (Area 15);
  • RCRA/PCB Liquid Waste Storage Cabinets (Area 16); and
  • Non-liquid RCRA Waste Drum Storage Area (Area 17).

Activities undertaken at the Astoria Complex which generate hazardous and nonhazardous wastes include the following:

  • Equipment and drum storage;
  • Salvageable part removal;
  • Liquid-containing equipment draining and pinning operations (except for containment pans), or other equivalent means for rendering PCB-containing liquid equipment ?empty?(50-499 ppm PCB) per 6 NYCRR Part 371.1(h). PCB equipment >500 ppm may also be drained in this area;
  • Non-liquid PCB and RCRA wastes (e.g. soils, PPE, clothing, rags, debris, etc.) consolidation from various smaller containers into large bulk containers (e.g. 30 cubic yard roll off containers);
  • ?RCRA-empty? drum crushing using appropriate equipment and consolidation with the non-liquid PCB or RCRA waste; and
  • Normal maintenance operations involving tankers, pumps and all other peripheral equipment.

Con Edison submitted the permit renewal and modification application as required by 6 NYCRR 373-1.8. Under the provisions of State Administrative Procedures Act (SAPA), Section 401(2), the current permit continues in effect until the NYSDEC makes a final decision on the application submitted by Con Edison. TENTATIVE DETERMINATION
After review of the permit application, the NYSDEC found it to be complete and meeting the permitting requirements of Part 373. The NYSDEC has made a tentative determination to renew and modify the 6NYCRR Part 373 Permit. The NYSDEC has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to the regulations in 6NYCRR Part 373-2 (Final Status Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities) and other applicable regulations, including 6 NYCRR Part 370, Part 371, Part 372, Subpart 373-1, and Part 376. The duration of the Permit will be ten (10) years from the date of issuance. CORRECTIVE ACTION REQUIREMENTS The specific corrective action requirements for the solid waste management units (SWMUs) and Areas of Concern (AOCs) at the facility are addressed in Module II (including Attachments A and B) of the draft Part 373 permit. DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY Copies of the draft Part 373 Permit, the supporting permit renewal application, and the Fact Sheet are available for review at: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 2 Office, Division of Environmental Permits 1 Hunters Point Plaza 47-40 21st Street Long Island City, NY 11101-5407
Contact Person: Harold J. Dickey, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator Telephone No: (718) 482-4997 Copies of the documents are also available for review at a Public Repository located at the Queens Borough Public Library Steinway Branch, located in Astoria at 21-45 31st Street.
A mailing list will be maintained for this facility. The public can submit a written request to the contact person to be put on the mailing list. A copy of the Fact Sheet, which summarizes the permitting process, the permit application and draft permit, may be obtained by contacting the aforementioned contact person. HOW TO PROVIDE YOUR COMMENTS
There is a public comment period on the draft permit renewal. The public may submit written comments on the draft permit renewal no later than November , 2007 to Harold J. Dickey at the above address. All comments will be considered and evaluated in making the final determination to renew and modify the permit. Prior to approval of the permit, the NYSDEC will respond to any comments submitted by the public. If warranted, changes will be made in the draft version. If a significant degree of interest exists in the renewal of the permit and if a request for a hearing is received during the public comment period, the NYSDEC will hold a legislative public hearing as provided in the Uniform Procedures Act, 6 NYCRR Part 621. Any request for a public hearing must be made in writing, stating the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing and submitted to Harold J. Dickey no later than the last filing date. A notice of the final decision will be sent to each interested citizen or organizations who have submitted written comments or have requested such notice with a summary of responses to the comments received.
STATUTORY AND REGULATORY PROVISIONS
This application was filed and processed pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law ("ECL") Article 3 Title 3 (General Functions), Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review), Article 27 Title 9 (Industrial Hazardous Waste Management), and Article 70 (Uniform Procedures); and pursuant to Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York ("6NYCRR") Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review), Part 621 (Uniform Procedures), Parts 370-374 (Hazardous Waste Management Facilities) and Part 376 (Land Disposal Restrictions).

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

This project is subject to the Department's Environmental Justice Policy and an enhanced public participation plan has been prepared and accepted as a component of application completeness. As part of the plan, a document repository has been established near the project area that contains application and project related materials. Information on the repository location and other outreach components of the plan is available from the identified DEC contact.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Jan 14, 2008.

Contact:

Harold J Dickey
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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