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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 05/13/2009

Bronx County

Applicant:

New York Power Authority
123 Main St
White Plains, NY 10601

Facility:

Harlem River Yards Plant
E 132ND St & PC/RR R/R
Bronx, NY 10454

Application ID:

2-6007-00726/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
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 modify the applicant's Title V Permit to include conditions recently promulgated under regulations 6 NYCRR Parts 243, 244 and 245 - Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Trading Programs and 6 NYCRR Part 242 - CO2 Budget Trading Program. In addition, the application includes renewal of the Title IV permit. The facility consists of two simple cycle combustion turbines (GE LM6000) each rated at 420 mmbtu/hr with 79.9 megawatt capacity.

The CAIR 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. The regulations are included in New York's 'State Implementation Plan' (SIP) which has been approved by EPA as required by the Clean Air Act of 1990. The CO2 Budget Trading Program is designed to stabilize and then reduce man made emissions of CO2, a greenhouse gas, from CO2 budget sources by creating and allocating CO2 allowances. The regulation requires the facility to hold CO allowances.

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 Jun 12, 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


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