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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 12/03/2008

Delaware County

Applicant:

Amphenol Corporation
358 Hall Ave
PO Box 384
Wallingford, CT 06492 -0384

Facility:

Amphenol Corp - Aerospace Operations
40-60 Delaware Ave
Sidney, NY 13838

Application ID:

4-1250-00018/00281

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Sidney, Delaware County


Project Description:

The Department has proposed an Air State Facility Permit for the application that was received for the Amphenol Corporation Aerospace Operations (formerly Bendix Connector Operations), on 40 60 Delaware Street, Village of Sidney, County of Delaware, owned by Amphenol Corporation of Wallingford, Connecticut. The application is for the construction of two new 28.974 mmBtu/hr boilers to replace three old 28.0 mmBtu/hr boilers that have been removed. The facility manufactures electrical connectors and electronic interconnection devices. The facility includes downdraft benches, a boiler house with several boilers, curing ovens, vapor degreasers, plating operations, spray booths, storage tanks, and other miscellaneous emission sources. In order to remain below the applicability threshold for 6 NYCRR Part 227-2, Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) , the applicant has proposed restricting the potential to emit through enforceable conditions which will limit or cap emissions at a level which is less than 100 tons per year of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx). The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit NOx by restricting the fuel usage of the boilers. The applicant will be required to maintain records and report this data to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits. Persons wishing to inspect the subject Air State Facility 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 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 two 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. 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 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 exists. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department's web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/4483.html.

The Air State Facility Permit, ID number 4-1250-00018/00281, is available for review at the Region 4 office. The contact person is Martha A. Wood, NYSDEC, 65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1, Stamford, NY 12167, telephone (607)652-7741. Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of this notice. If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the draft Air State Facility Permit.

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 Jan 02, 2009.

Contact:

Martha A Wood
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford SUB-OFFICE
65561 St Rte 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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