ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 05/14/2008
Wheelabrator Hudson Falls LLC
93 River St
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
Wheelabrator Hudson Falls
93 River St
Hudson Falls, NY 12839 -1354
Permit(s) Applied for:
Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located:
Kingsbury, Washington County
The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a department-initiated modification to the issued Title V Facility Permit to revise emission limits, operating practices and performance testing and monitoring due to changes made to 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart Cb on May 10, 2006. The emission limits for cadmium, lead, mercury, particulate matter, and dioxins/furans were revised downward. Other major revisions include changes to operator stand-in provisions and continuous emissions monitoring data availability. These emission limits were revised based on year 2000 to 2005 test data from more than a dozen municipal waste combustor units.
The Wheelabrator Hudson Falls Facility is a waste to energy facility combusting municipal solid wastes, and is located in Hudson Falls. The two combustors are equipped with dry scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, activated carbon injection system, and continuous emission monitors.
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.
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.
Stuart M Fox
Albany, NY 12233