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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 12/01/2010

Oneida County


Varflex Corp
512 W Court St
Rome, NY 13440 -4010


Varflex Corporation
512 W Court St
Rome, NY 13440

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Oneida County

Project Description:

The Department has received a request for a Title V Air Permit Renewal for the purpose of operating air pollution sources and has drafted, pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law, a Title V Renewal #2, for the facility which is located at Varflex Corporation, in the City of Rome, in Oneida County, in the State of New York. The exact location is 512 West Court Street. This facility is engaged in the manufacture of electrical insulating sleeving for the electronics industry. The Standard Industrial Classification representative of this facility is 3644 (Noncurrent Carrying Wiring Devices) and 3699 (Electrical Equipment & Supply). The main source of air emissions originates from web-fabric surface coating operations. With respect to air pollution regulation, the emissions of concern at Varflex are VOC, HAP and particulate matter. The facility has elected to cap VOC emissions below the Major Source Threshold. Varflex is subject to 40 CFR 63-Subpart OOOO due to web-fabric coating at a major source. This facility has added an air pollution control device (thermal oxidizer) as required by 6 NYCRR 228 and the MACT citation. Recent plant upgrades have resulted in a significant reduction in air emissions.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(d)(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.

The draft permit with all conditions is available for review in the Region 6 NYSDEC sub-office in Utica, NY.

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.

This project is subject to the Department's Environmental Justice Policy and an enhanced public participation plan has been prepared and accepted as a component of application completeness. As part of the plan, a document repository has been established near the project area that contains application and project related materials. Information on the repository location and other outreach components of the plan is available from the identified DEC contact.

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 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 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 Dec 31, 2010.


Patrick M Clearey
NYSDEC Region 6 Utica Sub-Office
State Office Bldg - 207 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501

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