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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 09/08/2010

New York County


Trustees of Columbia University in City of New York
535 W 116th St
New York, NY 10027


Columbia University Medical Center
630-650 & 722 W 168th St
New York, NY 10032

Application ID:


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 new Title V Permit for the referenced facility. The facility comprises 13 buildings at various locations between Riverside Drive to the West; Audubon Ave. to the East; Haven Avenue and 173 St. to the North; and 165 St. to the South. One residential structure is located at 390 Fort Washington Ave. apart from the main cluster of the facility buildings. (Note: The Columbia University Morningside Campus has its own Title V Permit #2-6202-00167/00005.) There are three operating entities: Residential, Research and Development, and Audubon. The facility consists of: one type-4 animal carcass waste incinerator; three identical Rockmills Steel Products boilers each rated at 16.9 mmBtu/hr and each firing No. 6 fuel oil; six dual fuel Cleaver Brooks boilers (three rated at 16.75 mmBtu/hr each; one at 5.3 MMBtu/hr; two boilers rated at 12.5 mmBtu/hr each.) The facility is required to follow and demonstrate compliance with the provision of Federal New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) regulations. The facility is also required to demonstrate compliance with the monitoring and reporting requirements to cap out of 6 NYCRR Part 231-2.

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 Oct 08, 2010.


Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101

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