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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 03/03/2010

Queens County

Applicant:

Green Asphalt Co LLC
23-23 Borden Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Facility:

Green Asphalt Co LLC
37-98 Railroad Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Application ID:

2-6304-01496/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 19 Air State Facility
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft ASF permit and has made a tentative determination to issue the following permits: Air State Facility, Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters, Tidal Wetlands and Water Quality Certification. The applicant proposes to construct a drum mix hot mix asphalt plant that will produce hot mix asphalt for loval paving projects. The aggregate will be fed into the feed hopper of a diesel powered powerscreen Chieftain 800 screening plant and screened into three fractions. Fine and sized material will be used directly -- over will be sent to an electrically driven crusher and rescreened. Aggregate produced will then be metered into the rotary dryer for heating to 300 degrees F. The dryer is fired with #2 fuel oil at 75 mmbtu/hr. The liquid petroleum additives are sprayed onto the material as it leaves the dryer. The finished product is conveyed to the insulated storage silo from which it will be discharged into dump trucks. Gases from the dryer will be sent to the baghouse where they will be cooled by water spray to 160 degrees F and then filtered through disposable fiberglass micron size particulate filters. The generator will be used to power the crusher and provide other plant electrical loads. The screener has its own diesel drive. The plant will produce from 75,000 to 150,000 tons of asphalt per year. The facility NOx emissions are capped at 24.9 tons per year. The facility is subject to the provisions of State Facility specified under 6 NYCRR Part 201-7.2. In addition, the applicant proposes to install a stormwater discharge outfall for the facility; the existing bulkhead will only be disturbed for protrusion of the pipe at the final stage of construction; the bulkhead will be reconstructed with concrete and sealed around the pipe.

The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the DEC office provided in this notice. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline dae indicated. DEC may schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. Hearing notices will contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments.

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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 Apr 02, 2010.

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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