ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 09/16/2009
Standard Binghamton LLC
650 Madison Ave - 25th Fl
New York, NY 10022
Binghamton Co-Generation Plant
22 Charles St
Binghamton, NY 13905
Permit(s) Applied for:
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located:
Binghamton, Broome County
The Department has prepared a draft permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the federal Clean Air Act and made a tentative decision to renew and modify the Title V permit for Binghamton Cogen in Binghamton, NY. The permit will be modified to include conditions to implement 6 NYCRR 242 - 245. The Department is also proposing to renew the facility's Title IV Acid Rain Permit.
The facility consists of a LM 5000 stationary gas turbine with a heat recovery steam generator. A duct burner is installed to provide heat to the HRSG. CO emissions are controlled with a catalyst, NOx emissions with steam injection. The facility has a boiler rated at 99 mm BTU/hr heat input. The gas turbine and auxiliary boiler can fire natural gas or kerosine. The duct burner can fire only natural gas. Emissions at the facility are capped below the major source thresholds.
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.
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.
Teresa A Phelps
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045