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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 12/15/2010

Niagara County


Model City Energy LLC
2999 Judge Rd
Oakfield, NY 14125 -9771


Model City Energy Facility
1447 Pletcher Rd
Youngstown, NY 14174

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Lewiston, Niagara County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this permit renewal application. The Model City Energy Facility is located adjacent to the Modern Landfill at Pletcher and Harold Roads in Youngstown, New York. The facility receives landfill gas from the Modern Landfill that is subsequently treated with appropriate equipment and processes, and used to fuel multiple reciprocating internal combustion (IC) engine-generator sets. The electricity generated by the Model City Energy Facility is sold on the open market to contract purchasers. The facility collectively consists of seven (7) Caterpillar Model G3516 (16-cylinder) and four (4) Model G3520C (20-cylinder) IC engine-generator sets that have a total generation capacity of 12.25 MW. The facility is a major source for Oxides of Nitrogen and Carbon Monoxide. Emissions from all engines include Sulfur Dioxide, Volatile Organic Compounds, PM-10 and Hazardous Air Pollutants although the facility is not a major emitter of these substances.

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 Jan 14, 2011.


Lisa Porter
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203

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