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ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 02/25/2009

Franklin County

Applicant:

Boralex New York LP
7019 St Rte 374
Chateaugay, NY 12920

Facility:

Boralex New York LP
7019 St Rte 374
Chateaugay, NY 12920

Application ID:

5-1634-00022/00018

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Chateaugay, Franklin County


Project Description:

The applicant requests a renewal of the Title V Air Permit. The Department has made a tentative determination to approve the request and a draft permit has been prepared.

Boralex Chateaugay Inc. is a 17.8 MW (net) waste wood fired electrical power plant which consists of a waste wood storage structure, boiler building, turbine generator building, water cooled condensers, electrostatic precipitator and stack. The major subsystems include a fuel receiving and handling system, boiler, condensing turbine, air and water quality control systems, and combustion monitoring and control system. Boralex produces approximately 140,000 MWH of electricity per year and consumes approximately 160,000 tons of waste wood annually.

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 27, 2009.

Contact:

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


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