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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 09/16/2009

Oneida County


Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority
1600 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13502


Ava Landfill
7044 St Rte 294
Ava, NY 13309

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Oneida County

Project Description:

The department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a permit renewal to operate air pollution sources pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law, a Title V Facility Permit, for the Ava Landfill located in the Town of Ava, Oneida County, New York. The facility is a landfill that accepts municipal solid waste. The Standard Industrial Classification representative of this facility is 4953, Refuse Systems.

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 DEC representative listed below. A copy of the DEC's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.

The facility is a permitted landfill that opened and began receiving and placing waste in October 2006. This application is to renew the facility's Title V permit. The facility voluntarily operates landfill gas collection and control devices to combust landfill gas and destroy methane to reduce odors and greenhouse gas emissions. The facility is not required to install or operate the devices in order to comply with federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) at this time. Permitted emission units include 1-LFGAS, 2-VHCPM and 3-LCHST. Existing permitted emission sources include up to 24 portable passive candlestick flares. The renewal application also seeks to add an additional emission source to emission unit 1-LFGAS for an active candlestick flare. A recent valid Tier 2 test conducted in March 2009 verified that non-methane organic compound (NMOC) emissions are less than 50 megagrams/year. This information means that several conditions contained in the original Title V permit are no longer applicable and will not become applicable until facility emission of NMOC exceed 50 megagrams/year.

In addition the facility operates exempt and trivial activities including emergency generators, fuel storage tanks, building heaters, and mobile equipment.

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:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

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 Oct 16, 2009.


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

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