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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 10/28/2009

New York County

Applicant:

New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 -1019

Facility:

NYU Central Plant
251 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

Application ID:

2-6205-00246/00005

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a Title V Renewal for a power plant which includes replacing existing combustion equipment with new, state-of-the-art turbines and duct burners for electricity, heat recovery and steam generation. The applicant will participate in the Special Case Resources (SCR) program or any other demand response program, and will operate no more than 2,000 hours per seven engines per year upon plant repowering scheduled for June 30, 2010. Two new combustion turbines are subject to the NOx RACT requirements of 6 NYCRR 227-2.4(e) and to the NSPS subpart KKKK for stationary combustion turbines for NOx and SO2. The issuance of this permit is the approval of the NOx RACT Variance Plan relevant to Compliance Certification for 6 NYCRR 227-2.4(f)(2)(ii), and applies to the seven engine-generators.The facility's new electrical output will be approximately 11 MW from two turbines and there are no criteria or regulated pollutant emission increases, only emission decreases. Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and New Source Review (NSR) regulations are not applicable to this repowering project.

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 Nov 27, 2009.

Contact:

Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
dep.r2@dec.ny.gov


Queens County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Design & Construction
30-30 Thomson Ave 5th Fl
Long Island City, NY 11101 -3045

Facility:

NYC DDC - Thursby Ave/B 62nd & B 67th Sts
Thursby Ave, Beach 62nd & Beach 67th Sts
Far Rockaway, NY 11692

Application ID:

2-6308-00604/00005

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Long Island Well

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

Applicant proposes to install and operate a temporary dewatering system to facilitate construction of sanitary and storm sewers along Thursby Avenue from Beach 62nd to Beach 69th Street in the Sommerville area of Queens with a maximum withdrawal of 2,980,000 gallons per day. Pumped groundwater is to be directed to an existing 13'x5' storm sewer located on Thursby Avenue at Beach 62nd Street which discharges to Sommerville Basin via NYCDEP Outfall ROC-636.

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 an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Nov 12, 2009.

Contact:

Steve A Watts
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
dep.r2@dec.ny.gov


Richmond County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Flushing, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Oakwood Beach WPCP
751 Mill Rd
Staten Island, NY 10306

Application ID:

2-6404-00065/02001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Staten Island, Richmond County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to replace an existing electrical substation enclosure with a permanent electrical substation including the installation of new underground electrical conduits. Excavation for installation of the electrical conduits is located within the adjacent area of NYSDEC regulated Class I Freshwater Wetland NA-10 (Oakwood Beach). The project site is located at the NYCDEP Oakwood Beach Water Pollution Control Plant, 751 Mill Road, Staten Island.

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 an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Nov 13, 2009.

Contact:

Harold J Dickey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
dep.r2@dec.ny.gov


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