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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 05/14/2008

Queens County

Applicant:

Astoria Generating Company LP
18-01 20TH Ave
Long Island City, NY 11105 -4271

Facility:

Astoria Generating Station
18-01 20TH Ave
Astoria, NY 11105

Application ID:

2-6301-00185/00009

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to modify the Title V Permit to include conditions recently promulgated under regulations 6 NYCRR Parts 243, 244 and 245. These regulations require the facility to obtain/possess at least as many allocations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) as they emit into the atmosphere during a specified period of time. An allocation is a unit of pollution which is limited by a budget established by the regulations. The Department developed these regulations in response to the USEPA's recent Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). The regulations are included in New York's State Implementation Plan (SIP) which has been approved by EPA as required by the Clean Air Act of 1990. The plant is an existing electric generation facility that operates four very large boilers rated at 1,795, 3,984, 4,074 and 4,094 MM BTU/hr and one simple-cycle combustion turbine rated at 243 MM BTU/hr. Steam from the boilers is used to drive four steam turbines and generate electricity.
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.
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. 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. Comments and requests for a public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below. 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 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.

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 Jun 13, 2008.

Contact:

Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
dep.r2@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Simsmetal East LLC
1 Linden Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Facility:

Simsmetal East LLC-QUEENS Plant
30-27 Greenpoint Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Application ID:

2-6304-00268/00015

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a Title V Renewal 1 for a scrap metal processing and recycling plant that was originally constructed in the 1970s. The facility generates/produces all its electricity on site at the Long Island City facility using three lean burn diesel internal combustion engine-generator sets; two more identical generators are proposed for plastics recyling; the two new generators meet NSPS standards. The NOxRACT Compliance and Operating Plan Implementation allows emission factors to be lowered for NOx at all three existing combustion sources. This offsets the proposed increase associated with the two new Plastics Recycling Generators. NOx emissions in excess of 50 tpy is a major source subject to the Title V permitting requirements of 40 CFR Part 70 and 6 NYCRR, Part 201-6.
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.
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. 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. Comments and requests for a public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below. 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 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.

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 Jun 13, 2008.

Contact:

Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
dep.r2@dec.ny.gov


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