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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 02/04/2009

Bronx County

Applicant:

New York Organic Fertilizer Co
1108 Oak Point Ave
Bronx, NY 10474

Facility:

NYOFCO Sludge Pelletization Facility
1108 Oak Point Ave
Bronx, NY 10474

Application ID:

2-6007-00140/00011

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Bronx, Bronx County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a Title V permit renewal for a facility that receives de-watered sanitary sewage sludge from New York City's Publicly Owned Treatment Works and processes the sludge to produce organic fertilizer in pellet form. The facility contains seven emission units, (six drying trains, EU 1 - 6, and one wet chemical scrubber and air ventilation system, EU 7). This renewal incorporates two Air State Facility permits: 00013 issued on 12/06/05 for the Odor Control Scrubber in the tipping area and installation of flue gas circulation on Dryer Trains #4, #5 and #6, also, 00015 issued on 1/29/07 to allow the exhaust from Dryer Trains #4, #5 and #6 to pass through a single RTO.

New conditions added to this renewal are:

1. Stack testing for Total Reduced Sulfur, Reduced Sulfur Compounds, PM-10, and odor;
2. Odor monitoring system (OMS) and a 24-hr/day independent odor response monitor able to receive odor complaints and produce reports in English and Spanish;
3. New Mercury annual emission limit of 10.0 lbs./year compared to Federal NESHAP limit of 3,200 grams/day (i.e. 2,573 lbs./yr);
4. Continuously monitor the Odor Control Chemical Scrubber, to verify compliance with new standards for Oxidation-Reduction Potential and pH;
5. Conduct an analysis of sewage sludge for Chlorinated pesticides, Organophosphorus pesticides, Phenolic Compounds and Nonylphenol Compounds (when EPA method for nonylphenol compounds is determined.);
6. Based on stack test results for these newly listed contaminants, perform Air Guide-1 analysis to determine ambient air impact of each contaminant;
7. Tipping and process buildings must be enclosed under negative pressure to prevent uncontrolled release of air -- a differential pressure transmitter will monitor negative pressure and activate an alarm if negative pressure is compromised;
8. Cleaning of ceramic tiles is required based on conditions of pressure drop and hours of operation;
9. Temperature of operating RTOs must be at least 1,585 degrees F, or the process controls will cause the operation to cease;
10. The gas flow pressure drop across the wet venturi scrubber and cyclone in each dryer train must be at least 18 inches of water, and continuously monitored;
11. Flue gas recirculation equipment must be operated at all times when sludge is processed in emission units 4, 5 and 6.

Conditions removed from the current permit, due to lack of regulatory standards or requirements, are annual limits for NOx, CO, H2S, VOC, SO2 and HAPs (facility must meet limits pursuant to Air Guide-1 Analysis) and overall minimum destruction efficiency of 81% and the 97.7% destruction efficiency for each RTO (destruction efficiencies are established for individual chemicals). Stack testing is no longer required for PAHs (results indicated very low levels.)

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 Mar 06, 2009.

Contact:

Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


New York County

Applicant:

Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc
4 Irving Pl Rm 828
New York, NY 10003 -3502

Facility:

Con ED-74TH Street Sta
503 E 74TH St
New York, NY 10021

Application ID:

2-6204-00019/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is pursuing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY 000 5177), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). The following changes to the permit are proposed:

A short-term high-intensity monitoring program for mercury has been added based on sampling results submitted. Receiving water, classification and location information for outfalls 001A-F (internal waste streams) and 002 have been included. A date for sampling for PCBs has been included.

The modification also includes several other minor reporting modifications. The Facility has surface discharge into the East River, a class I water.

DEC seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.

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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Mar 06, 2009.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

Olympia & York Battery Park Co
245 Park Ave
New York, NY 10167 -0002

Facility:

Battery Park Comm CTR-250 Vesey St
250 Vesey St / 4 World Finance Ctr
New York, NY 10167

Application ID:

2-6205-00038/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is pursuing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY 010 9932), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). The following changes to the permit are proposed:

A new monitoring locations page has been added. Biological monitoring requirements have been added to incorporate the requirements of NYS regulations at 6NYCRR Part 704.5 and Section 316(b) of the federal Clean Water Act. The requirement to perform thermal surveys has been moved to the biological monitoring section.

The modification also includes several other minor reporting modifications. The Facility has surface discharge into the Hudson River, a class I water.

DEC seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.

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 Mar 06, 2009.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Queens County

Applicant:

Astoria Gas Turbine Power LLC
4401 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314

Facility:

Astoria Gas Turbine Power
31-01 20TH Ave
Astoria, NY 11105

Application ID:

2-6301-00191/00003

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 Permit Renewal and a Title V Permit Modification 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 the the regulations. The Department developed these regulations in response to the USEPA's Clean Air Interstate rule (CAIR). The plant is an existing electric generating facility consisting of 31 combustion turbines. Three turbines rated at 239 MMBtu/hr and four at 345 MMBtu/hr are fired on kerosene or #2 fuel oil. The remaining 24, rated at 225 MMBtu/hr, are fired on natural gas and distillate oil. The facility's emissions exceed the major source pollutant thresholds listed in 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-6 and, as such, is subject to the provisions of Title V. The facility's emissions of oxides of nitrogen are averaged with other facilities owned by NRG Energy Inc., according to a system-wide averaging plan approved by the Department, to achieve compliance with the provisions of 6 NYCRR Subpart 227-2.

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 Mar 06, 2009.

Contact:

Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

A & L Recycling
38-40 Review Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101 -2019

Facility:

A & L Recycling
38-40 Review Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Application ID:

2-6304-00336/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

In Queens County, at the above address, add six new tanks for the processing and storage of cooking oils, vegetable oils, and animal fats. Increase the facility's currently permitted throughput capacity of 7,500 gallons per day (GPD) of cooking oils, vegetable oils and animal fats to a proposed 30,000 GPD of cooking oils, vegetable oils, and animal fats. Increase the facility's currently permitted storage capacity of 21,000 gallons per day (GPD) of cooking oils, vegetable oils and animal fats to a proposed 73,000 GPD of cooking oils vegetable oils, and animal fats. Increase the facility's currently permitted operating hours of 7am through 7pm, Monday through Saturday to a proposed 24 hours a day Monday through Saturday. Increase facility truck traffic from a currently permitted 5 round trips a day (peaking at 1 round trip an hour) to a proposed 26 round trips a day (peaking at 2 round trips an hour). Increase the facility's containment structures. All truck parking, queuing, loading, and unloading would continue to occur on-site.

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.

This project is subject to the Department's Environmental Justice Policy and an enhanced public participation plan has been prepared and accepted as a component of application completeness. As part of the plan, a document repository has been established near the project area that contains application and project related materials. Information on the repository location and other outreach components of the plan is available from the identified DEC contact.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Dept of Sanitation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Mar 06, 2009.

Contact:

Jeffrey S Rabkin
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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