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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 06/23/2010

Chautauqua County


Dunkirk Power LLC
211 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ 08540


Dunkirk Steam Generating Station
106 Point Dr North
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Dunkirk, Chautauqua County

Project Description:

The permittee is requesting a modification to the SPDES permit for the NRG Dunkirk Generating Station. NRG Dunkirk Steam Station (Dunkirk) is a coal-fired, 628 MW facility located on Lake Erie that consists of four units that went into operation in 1950, 1950, 1959, and 1960 respectively.

This proposed draft permit contains a permittee requested modification that follows the November 2009 Department Initiated Modification. This modification addresses the applicants petition and includes the following changes: 1) a new action level for selenium of 0.004 mg/l at Outfall 001; 2) changes to permit levels and monitoring frequency for seven different metals at Outfall 005; 3) a revised due date of 15 February for the annual compiliation and evaluation of the groundwater monitoring data for the previous calendar year; 4) changes to the schedule of compliance to include a request for the "water flow diagram" and a short term high-intensity mercury sampling program; and 5) refinements to the groundwater monitoring program requirements to include specifying the EPA Method for mercury analysis.

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 not performed.

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 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 Jul 23, 2010.


Rudyard G Edick
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

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