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ENB Region 1 Completed Applications 05/28/2008

Nassau County

Applicant:

Bethpage Energy Center 3 LLC
717 Texas Ave Ste 1000
Houston, TX 77002

Facility:

TBG Cogen Facility
939 S Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801 -5032

Application ID:

1-2824-00947/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Oyster Bay, Nassau County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to approve the application to modify the Title V (TV) Permit for the TBG Cogen Partners facility by adding the new GE LM6000 SPRINT gas turbine which was previously authorized under a State Facility preconstruction permit issued to CPN 3rd Turbine, Inc. This modification also adds an auxiliary boiler, space heaters for the turbine building (attached as exempt activities), and conditions recently promulgated under regulations 6 NYCRR Parts 243, 244, and 245, to the TV permit. These regulations require facilities 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 United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA'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 existing TBG Cogen Partners facility includes a cogeneration plant, peaking power plant and a combined cycle power plant. The cogeneration plant consists of two identical GE LM2500 combustion turbines, two heat recovery boilers with duct burners and steam turbine generator. The LM2500 units are permitted to fire natural gas and distillate oil, while the duct burners are limited to natural gas. The peaking power plant consists of one GE LM6000 combustion turbine permitted to fire only natural gas. The combined cycle power plant consists of one GE LM6000 combustion turbine and once-through boiler with duct burner permitted to fire natural gas exclusively. The auxiliary boiler and furnaces will provide space heating for the turbine building when the cogeneration plant is out of service.

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 27, 2008.

Contact:

Kevin A Kispert
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony BROOK|50 Circle Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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