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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 05/27/2009

St Lawrence County


Newton Falls Fine Paper Company LLC
875 Co Rte 60
Newton Falls, NY 13666


Newton Falls Paper Manufacturing Plant
875 Co Rte 60
Newton Falls, NY 13666

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

St Lawrence County

Project Description:

This Department has received a request to renew a permit to operate air pollution sources and has drafted pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law, a Title V Facility Permit, for the facility located at Newton Falls Fine Paper Company LLC, Town of Clifton, St. Lawrence County, New York. This facility is engaged in the manufacture of paper. The Standard Industrial Classification representative of this facility is 2621, Paper Mills.

This permit allows for the operation of 2 boilers that combust #6 fuel oil (Emission Unit 4-COMBU), 2 paper machines (Emission Unit 1-PAPER), 1 off-machine paper coater with associated dryer sections (Emission Unit 1-OFFMC), and a coating preparation area for mixing and storage of coatings and chemicals (Emission Unit 1-PREPA).

The facility has potential emissions of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) above the major source thresholds.

The facility has a restriction on the amount of sulfur dioxide (883 tons) that it can emit during any consecutive 12 month period. This limit was placed on the facility in order to avoid the requirements of 40 CFR 52.21, Prevention of Significant Deterioration. The boilers (Emission Unit 4-COMBU, Emission Sources BCU01 & BCU02) are subject to the NOx RACT (Reasonably Available Control Technology) requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 227-2, for mid-size boilers. The paper making operations (Emission Unit 1-PAPER) have limits on the amount of VOC emitted during any 12 month period (28.7 tons for paper machine #3, Emission Source PAPM3 & 28.2 tons for paper machine #4, Emission Source PAPM4). These limits were placed on the paper machine emissions to allow them to operate under a variance from the requirements of VOC RACT contained in 6 NYCRR Part 212, General Process Emission Sources. The paper coating operations (Emission Unit 1-OFFMC) are subject to the VOC RACT requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 228, Surface Coating Processes.

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.

The draft permit with conditions is available for review in the Region 6 NYSDEC office in Watertown, NY

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 26, 2009.


Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601

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