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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 12/03/2008

Clinton County

Applicant:

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc
64 Maple St
Rouses Point, NY 12979 -1424

Facility:

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
64 Maple St
Rouses Point, NY 12979

Application ID:

5-0928-00017/00175

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 27 TItle 9 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Project is Located:

Champlain, Clinton County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has reviewed the hazardous waste management permit renewal application from the above facility for renewal and modification of its hazardous waste management Part 373 permit.

The application was submitted by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., 100 Academy Street, Rouses Point, NY 12979. The Department has made a tentative determination to renew and modify the 6NYCRR Part 373 Permit to continue its authorization to operate the hazardous waste storage facility.

Facility Description: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. (formerly "Ayerst Laboratories") is a manufacturing and research facility located in Rouses Point about 3,300 feet from the Canadian Border and approximately 1,000 feet west of the northern end of Lake Champlain. The facility encompasses more than 850,000 square feet and includes offices, production areas, laboratories, hazardous waste storage facilities and Research & Development (R&D) facilities. The RCRA wastes generated are stored in a 10,000 square foot container storage area and in three storage tanks. The facility is permitted to store about 100,000 gallons of ignitable waste in containers and in the three tanks. The R&D area is commonly known as the chemical development area ("Chem. D Plant"). In the manufacturing plant ("Main Plant") a variety of prescription capsules and tablets are produced. There are five major processes performed in the manufacturing of these products: granulation, compression/encapsulation, coating, branding and inspection. The Main Plant consists of 40 buildings on the Eastern Portion of the facility and the Chem. D Plant consists of Buildings #16 and #23 and an additional 21 buildings in the Western Portion of the facility.

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. sold the Main Plant to Akrimax Pharmaceutical, LLC (Akrimax) in January 2008 and retained the Chemical Development plant, Waste Water Treatment Unit and the permitted hazardous waste tank and container storage units. Currently Wyeth leases and operates the Main Plant area from Akrimax during an interim transition period to facilitate the necessary construction to separate the two areas into distinct stand-alone facilities.

The current permit was issued to Ayerst Laboratories, Inc. The corporate structure pertaining to the facility has changed on several occasions and the NYSDEC was appropriately notified on those occasions. The current structure in place has Wyeth as the corporate owner under which Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is operated. Numerous prescription drugs are manufactured in the production areas. Hazardous wastes are primarily generated by operations in the Research and Development area, the Solids production areas in the Main Plant, and the Laboratories. Minor quantities of hazardous waste are generated in the other areas, such as the Liquids Department in the Main Plant.

The main purpose of the research and development activities is to produce small quantities of Investigational New Drug (IND) substances for use in clinical trials. The R & D facility is also utilized, on a limited scope, for the production of drug substances for sale or use in the production areas, commonly referred to as the Chemical Development area.

Products are typically produced in Chemical Development by organic chemical synthesis in reactor kettles ranging in size from 20 to 2,000 gallons. Associated with each batch produced are extensive purification operations that may include extraction, distillation, crystallization, filtration and drying. All manufacturing is performed on a batch basis with typical yields of less than 500 kg.

The major waste streams generated by operations at the R & D areas include flammable liquids, halogenated and non-halogenated solvents in aqueous-based blends along with high purity (>80%) single solvent streams or solvent blends that are, whenever possible, sent for off-site reclamation or are used for energy recovery at an off-site facility. The typical solvents in the high purity or solvent blends waste streams would include ethylene dichloride, toluene and/or acetone. Two other minor waste streams generated in this area are solvent wet solids and residual solids w/solvents. The filtration process creates the solvent wet solids waste stream, which includes flammable filters, absorbents, filter cakes and disposable personal protective equipment used in handling this material. The residual solids w/solvents waste streams are the result of non-pumpable solids settling out of solvent waste streams during storage. These materials are sent for incineration at an off-site facility.

Other hazardous waste streams resulting from the tablet production in the Main Plant are waste flammable solutions, coating solids, and waste methylene chloride paste. The flammable waste streams (including the halogenated material) are comprised of excess solutions that are discarded at the completion of various coating and branding operations. The coating solids waste stream is comprised of excess solids and accompanying liquids that are discarded at the completion of various coating and branding operations. The methylene chloride paste is generated infrequently as a result of granulation equipment performance trials.

The facility stores containerized hazardous wastes in Building 17C which is currently permitted to store up to 79,200 gallons in containers. This will be reduced to 73,022 gallons in the permit renewal. The facility is also permitted to store up to 17,275 gallons of hazardous waste in tanks T-1005, T-1008, and ST-1 located at a Tank Farm. The facility submitted a request for a permit modification to increase the tank storage capacity to 20,010 gallons. The Department intends to authorize the increase in tank storage capacity in this permit renewal.
Hazardous waste containers are transported from points of generation or accumulation areas at various locations at the Main Plant and Chemical Development Plant to the container storage area at Building 17C on pallets using forklifts.

Permits: Article 27, Title 9; 6NYCRR 373: Hazardous Waste Management
Permit ID: EPA I.D. No.: NYD002081396
DEC Permit #. : 5-0928-00017/00175

ST-1 is currently permitted for 5,265 gallons. The tank has been replaced with a functionally equivalent tank system that has a design capacity of 8,000 gallons, This increase in tank storage capacity will be authorized as part of the renewal of the permit.

Document Availability: The draft permit, the application and fact sheet are available for public review during normal business hours at the NYSDEC Region 5 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, Ray Brook Headquarters, 1115 State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, Contact Person: Mr. Michael McMurray, Telephone Number (518) 897-1234, and at the Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake Street, Rouses Point, NY 12979, telephone 518-297-6242, Contact: Andrew Ewart.
Copies of the documents are also available at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials, Albany NY 12233, Contact Person: Mr. Isaac Natarajan, Telephone Number: (518) 402-8623.

Interested persons with reasonable concerns about the draft permit can raise all reasonably ascertainable issues and submit, in writing, all available arguments and factual grounds supporting their position to Mr. Michael McMurray, Division of Environmental Permits at the above NYSDEC Region 5 address, before the last filing date. A mailing list will be maintained for this facility. The public can submit a written request to the above contact person to be put on the mailing list.

In lieu of, or in addition to, the submission of comments as stated above, any interested person may request a Public Hearing. 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 the above-mentioned person no later than the last filing date.

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 20, 2009.

Contact:

Michael J McMurray
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc
64 Maple St
Rouses Point, NY 12979 -1424

Facility:

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
64 Maple St
Rouses Point, NY 12979

Application ID:

5-0928-00017/00291

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Champlain, Clinton County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a modification of an Air Title V Permit. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. has submitted an application to modify its existing Chemical Development facility permit conditions, in order to comply with applicable monitoring and control requirements. This modification also includes the addition of operational flexibility to interchange scrubber and condenser controls for certain specific contaminants. Since significant changes to existing permit conditions are being made, this is considered a significant permit modification. In addition, this modification includes the application, for a minor modification, to add new emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are associated with the production of a new drug at the Chemical Development facility.

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 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:

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:

Michael J McMurray
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Saratoga County

Applicant:

INDECK-ENERGY Services Inc
600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd - Ste 300
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 -1976

Facility:

Indeck Corinth Energy Center
24 White St
Corinth, NY 12822

Application ID:

5-4126-00028/00009

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)

Project is Located:

Corinth, Saratoga County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared draft permits and has made a tentative determination to issue renewed Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain) and Air Title V facility permits for the applicant's energy cogeneration facility. This is a co-generation plant furnishing steam to the adjacent water production plant and electricity to Consolidated Edison. This is a combined-cycle cogeneration plant utilizing a GE Frame 7 gas turbine with evaporative cooling, an HRSG with duct burner, an SCR for NOx control and a GE steam turbine. The plant is operated from a centralized control room through a Foxboro Distributed Control System (DCS). Circulating water is cooled through a 4-cell wet cooling tower. NG is the primary fuel. A 375,000 gal #2 fuel oil tank provides backup fuel. The facility operates between 80% and 100% load. Oil firing on the GT is limited to 17.3 million gallons per 365 day rolling average. The DB fires only NG. Operating hours on the GT and DB are not limited. The GT is equipped with dry low-NOx and the DB has low-NOx burners. SCR controls facility NOx to 9/18 ppm for gas/oil firing, respectively. This constitutes BACT.

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 theDepartment 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 Jan 02, 2009.

Contact:

Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

Woodstone NY LLC
350 Lincoln St Ste 2260
Hingham, MA 02043

Facility:

Woodstone Wood Pellet Manufacturing Facility
Moreau Industrial Park - W Side of Farnan Rd
South Glens Falls, NY 12803

Application ID:

5-4144-00132/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Moreau, Saratoga County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue an Air State Facility permit for a proposed Woodstone wood-pellet manufacturing facility. This facility will be designed to produce 96,000 metric tons per year of wood-pellet fuel. These fuel pellets are to be shipped in 40-pound bags or in bulk truck-load. This facility is planned to operate 8,000 hours per year. The manufacturing process converts wood logs into wood pellet fuel suitable for either residential or industrial use. The manufacturing phases are wood receiving & chipping, wood chip drying, pellet forming, and packaging/shipping. The facility is capping their oxide of nitrogen emissions below the Title V thresholds and all other emissions are naturally below these thresholds.

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: Moreau Town Planning Board

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 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:

Erin L Burns
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 St Rte 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518)897-1234
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

Evonik Degussa Corporation
7 Schoolhouse Ln
PO Box 188
Waterford, NY 12188

Facility:

Evonik Degussa Corp
7 Schoolhouse Ln
Waterford, NY 12188

Application ID:

5-4154-00023/00056

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Waterford, Saratoga County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and made a tentative determination to approve a modification to the existing Air State Facility permit for the Evonik Degussa facility in Waterford. The modification establishes pH limits on Scrubbers 1422 and 1432 which will assure compliance with the required degree of control for hydrogen chloride and chlorine emissions. The facility manufactures fumed amorphous silica.

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:

W Richard Speidel
Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Golf Course Rd
Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518)623-1281
r5dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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