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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 04/15/2009

Niagara County

Applicant:

Washington Mills Electro Minerals Corp
1801 Buffalo Ave
Niagara Falls, NY 14303 -1528

Facility:

Washington Mills Electro Minerals
1801 Buffalo Ave
Niagara Falls, NY 14302

Application ID:

9-2911-00160/00075

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Niagara Falls, Niagara County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and made a tentative determination to approve the renewal of the existing Title V permit for the facility on Buffalo Avenue which uses electric arc furnaces and processing mills to produce materials for use by other manufacturers in the production of abrasive products. Dust collectors control particulate emissions associated with the manufacturing processes. The particulate matter generated is regulated by 6 NYCRR Parts 212.3(b) and 212.4(c) with allowable emission limits of .15gr/dscf and .05gr/dscf respectively. An operational flexibility plan has been included in the proposed permit as allowed by 6NYCRR Part 201-6.5(f)(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 May 15, 2009.

Contact:

Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dep.r9@dec.ny.gov


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