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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 07/14/2010

Steuben County

Applicant:

Corning Inc
ER-DN-01
Corning, NY 14831

Facility:

Corning Diesel Manufacturing Facility
890 Addison Rd (ST Rte 417)
Painted Post, NY 14870

Application ID:

8-4642-00108/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Erwin, Steuben County


Project Description:

The Department has received an application from Corning Incorporated for an initial Title V Facility Permit to authorize operations at the Corning Inc - Erwin Diesel Facility, which manufactures ceramic filters and substrates for diesel engine emission control devices.

This Notice replaces the Notice dated 05/20/2010, to include the addition of a proposed emission unit U-00007 at the Facility, proposed restrictions on particulate emissions from U-00007 processes, and new conditions due to the recently applicable 40 CFR 63 Subpart ZZZZ for compression ignition emergency generator engines, which specify operation to limit emissions of hazardous air pollutants.

The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a Title V Facility Permit based on the revised application.

Due to potential emissions of particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) in excess of 100 tons per year each, and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in excess of 50 tons per year, the plant meets the definition of a Major Source in 6 NYCRR Part 201‑2.1(b)(21) and is subject to Part 201-6 Title V Facility Permits and Part 231 New Source Review (NSR) in Ozone Transport Regions. The facility is also subject to 40CFR63 Subpart B Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) requirements due to potential emissions of HF in excess of 10 tons per year at the time of the initial Air State Facility Permit application. A recent expansion of the facility made it a Major Source as defined in 40CFR 52.21 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) due to potential CO emissions in excess of 250 tons per year.

The original Facility Emission Units U‑00001 through U-00005 vent rail car and truck unloading and transfer operations, batch silo storage and screening operations, wet and dry mixing operations, cutting operations, volatile organic liquid storage tanks, extruded ceramic drying operations, kilns firing extruded ceramic ware, and exempt sources such as unit heaters and emergency generators.

The initial Air State Facility Permit included conditions to restrict facility emissions of:

NOx to 99 tons per year, below the NSR threshold of 100 tons per year; VOC to 122 tons per year, the level of emissions authorized by the emission offsets obtained for this facility pursuant to 6NYCRR Part 231‑2.9; and PM to 249 tons per year, below the 250 ton per year threshold in 40CFR 52.21, Subpart A PSD for new facilities in compliance areas.
A later modification (Mod 2) of the Air State Facility Permit to construct the additional Emission Unit U-00006 restricted:
NOx emissions from U-00006 to 39 tons per year, below the 40 ton per year Part 231-2.2 NSR increase threshold, increasing facility potential to emit to 138 tons per year; and VOC emissions from U-00006 to 39 tons per year, also below the Part 231-2.2 NSR increase threshold, increasing facility potential to emit to 161 tons per year. Facility-wide particulate emissions remained restricted to a maximum of 249 tons per year.

Two minor modifications (Mod 1 and Mod 3) for the installation of control equipment did not involve emissions increases.

This Title V application includes corrected information from stack testing regarding CO emissions, indicating greater actual emissions than the AP-42 emission factors used in the initial applications. Based on corrected emission information, Corning Inc proposes to restrict potential CO emissions from the originally permitted Emission Units U-00001 through U-00005 to 249 tons per year, below the 40 CFR Part 52.21 PSD 250 ton per year threshold, and to restrict the newer Emission Unit U-00006 potential CO emissions to 99 tons per year, below the 40 CFR Part 52.21 PSD 100 ton per year threshold for a significant increase. Compliance Certification will require calculation of monthly emissions and 12 month rolling emission totals, with records and supporting information maintained on site for 5 years, and available to Department inspectors on request.

The application also proposes a 6 NYCRR Part 212 NOx RACT variance for the kilns. Corning has demonstrated that there is no economically feasible control technology to comply with the RACT requirements. The Draft Permit includes a NOx emission limit for each kiln and record keeping requirements to demonstrate compliance.

Additionally, the application now proposes a new Emission Unit U-00007, with proposed particulate emission restrictions for U-00007 processes. The proposed cutting, grinding, contouring, skinning, and finishing process, and any future new processes, will each be restricted to less than 10 tons per year of emissions of particulates with an aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 microns or less (PM 2.5), less than 15 tons per year of emissions of particulates with an aerodynamic diameter of 10 microns or less (PM 10), and less than 25 tons per year of emissions of total Particulate Matter (PM).

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 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:

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 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 Aug 16, 2010.

Contact:

Roger T McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
dep.r8@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

NYS Electric & Gas Corp
18 Link Dr
PO Box 5224
Binghamton, NY 13902 -5224

Facility:

Corning Valley Transmission Line
Rumsey Rd - S Side - Ending at W Erie Ave Substation - Lower Pace Rd
Campbell/Erwin, NY

Application ID:

8-4699-00058/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Campbell, Steuben County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to fill approximately 0.44 acres of federally-regulated wetlands and permanently convert 1.20 acres of State-designated freshwater wetland CN-2 from forested wetlands to scrub-shrub wetlands, associated with the construction of a new 9.2 mile 115Kv electric transmission line and two new electric substations. The project begins south of Rumsey Road in the Town of Campbell, and ends at the west end of Lower Pace Road in The Town of Erwin. Approximately 3 miles of the project will be developed on existing, but uncleared right-of-way, with the remainder to be located on existing cleared utility rights-of-way. To mitigate wetland impacts, a 22-acre site on the south side of Campground Road in the Town of Catlin, Chemung County, will be acquired for the Upper Sesquehanna Coalition where 5.6 acres of wetlands will be enhanced and 4.8 acres of wetlands will be preserved. A stormwater pollution prevention plan has also been prepared for this project.

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: Erin Town Planning Board

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 Jul 30, 2010.

Contact:

Scott Sheeley
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
dep.r8@dec.ny.gov


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