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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 08/11/2010

Albany County

Applicant:

Owens Corning Insulating Systems LLC
1 Owens Corning Pkwy
Toledo, OH 43659

Facility:

Owens-Corning Insulating Systems- Feura Bush
1277 Feura Bush Rd
Feura Bush, NY 12067

Application ID:

4-0122-00004/00039

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Bethlehem, Albany County


Project Description:

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 has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal and modification of the Title V permit for the Owens-Corning Insulating Systems (OCIS) Delmar Plant located at 1277 Feura Bush Road, Feura Bush, in Albany County NY. The facility manufactures wool fiberglass insulation products and includes two glass furnaces and associated production lines controlled by electrostatic precipitators and other air pollution control equipment.

The current permit has been modified to include conditions to implement provisions of the federal Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) rule under 40 CFR Part 64, which requires monitoring of control device, capture system, and/or process parameters to provide a reasonable assurance of compliance with emission limitations or standards for individual sources having pre-control potential emissions that equal or exceed a major source threshold. Additionally, the permit has been modified to allow the conversion from a binder system that is currently based on a formaldehyde/phenol resin to a starch-based binder system in both bonded manufacturing lines. It is expected that the change to the new starch-based binder system will reduce the emissions of binder-related hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) by approximately 80 to 85 percent, and emissions of ammonia will be significantly lowered, as well. To account for a possible increase in actual emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) as a result of using the starch-based binder system, the facility is accepting a limit (or cap) on VOC emissions across its two manufacturing lines to maintain the increase to less than 40 tons per year, thereby avoiding nonattainment new source review requirements under 6 NYCRR Part 231. The switch to the starch-based binder system will not change the emissions of other criteria air pollutants. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has made a determination, as it has done for similar wool fiberglass manufacturing plants elsewhere, that the change to a non-formaldehyde/non-phenol, starch-based binder system will result in the OCIS Delmar Plant no longer being subject to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing, 40 CFR 63, Subpart NNN. With the modification to convert to a new starch-based binder system, ten new storage tanks will be constructed/installed within existing facility structures and existing 6 NYCRR Part 201 defined emission units and one existing tank will be modified. The binder related materials to be stored and the size of the tanks are as follows: two maltodextrin tanks at 15,227 gallons each; one sodium hydroxide tank at 13,900 gallons; one sodium hypophosphite tank at 6,186 gallons, one citric acid tank at 8,225 gallons; and six tanks ranging from 900 to 2,000 gallons each for hood wall wash water recirculation, binder make-up water storage, binder mix storage, and binder circulation. Note that storage tanks with capacities of less than 10,000 gallons are considered exempt activities under 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-3.

In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the 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 6 NYCRR 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. Files will be 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. 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 Sep 10, 2010.

Contact:

Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Montgomery County

Applicant:

City of Amsterdam
61 Church St
Amsterdam, NY 12010 -4424

Facility:

Amsterdam - C Wastewater Treatment Plant
Quist Rd
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Application ID:

4-2701-00002/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Amsterdam, Montgomery County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pursuing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0020290), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, and 750-1.19, the Priority Ranking System known as New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS).

The City of Amsterdam Wastewater Treatment plant has a design flow average of 10.0 mgd. Treatment for sanitary discharge consists of screening, grit removal, belt filter press, primary settling, activated sludge, secondary settling, and chlorination. Sludge disposed at incineration. The following changes to the permit are proposed: - The action level for Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate has been increased. - The designation for Copper has been changed from Total Recoverable Copper to Total Copper, which are chemically equivalent. Also, the Copper limit has been converted to an action level and increased. - New Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing requirements for Acute, and if necessary Chronic, and associated action levels have been added.

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 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 Sep 10, 2010.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Rensselaer County

Applicant:

City of Troy
1 Monument Sq
Troy, NY 12180 -3212

Facility:

Ingalls Ave Boat Launch
Ingalls Ave at Hudson River
Troy, NY

Application ID:

4-3817-00139/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Docks, Platforms & Moorings
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Troy, Rensselaer County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a riverfront park and associated boat launch for public use. The facility includes a boat launch and docking area, parking for cars and 30 trailers, a comfort station with restroom facilities, and boat storage. The applicant proposes to dredge approximately 700 cy of material from the Hudson River, and the material has been approved for upland use on-site as part of the park construction project. The location of the project is along the Hudson River between Ingall's Avenue and Douw Street in Troy.

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:

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 Aug 26, 2010.

Contact:

Sarah H Evans
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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