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ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 08/31/2011

Onondaga County

Applicant:

Syracuse University
c/o Environmental Health Office
029 Lyman Hall @ 100 College Pl
Syracuse, NY 13244 -1100

Facility:

Syracuse University - Steam Station
500 East Taylor St
Syracuse, NY 13244 -6500

Application ID:

7-3115-00204/00007

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Syracuse, Onondaga County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue to Syracuse University an operating permit pursuant to 6 NYCRR 201, the DEC's air pollution operating permit program that fulfills the requirements of Title V of the federal Clean Air Act. The permit will cover existing air emission sources at the University's Steam Station and on its Main Campus.

The Steam Station air emission sources primarily consist of four boilers, each capable of firing oil or natural gas. Boilers 3 and 4, designated the Riley boilers, installed in 1952, each have a maximum heat input capacity of 206 mmBtu/hr and exhaust through a common stack. Boilers 6 and 7, called the "Alco" boilers, installed in 1964, each have a heat input capacity of 138 mmBtu/hr and exhaust through a common stack.

The University operated the Steam Station boilers under certificates to operate issued by the Department until responsibility for their operation was transferred to Project Orange Associates, LLC (POA) in July 1992. The boilers were thereafter included in a Title V permit that was issued to POA (DEC ID # 7-3115-00229/00008). POA continued to operate the Steam Station boilers until October 2009 when the University resumed operation of the Steam Station boilers under an emergency authorization granted by the Department in its letter of October 21, 2009 (later extended by Department's letter dated November 12, 2009). To satisfy one of the terms of the Department's grant of emergency authorization, the University submitted its Title V permit application to the Department on December 18, 2009. This action will complete the transfer of the operation of the boilers from the POA Title V permit to a Title V permit issued to Syracuse University.

The draft Title V operating permit includes conditions applicable to large fossil fuel-fired boilers, including conditions implementing reasonably available control technology for emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx RACT). The permit will also cover numerous existing trivial and exempt sources located on the University's Main Campus because the Steam Station is adjacent to the University's Main Campus. The boilers provide steam to Syracuse University, the Veterans Administration (VA) and Crouse Hospitals, a portion of the SUNY Upstate Medical University and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

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:

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 30, 2011.

Contact:

Kimberly Merchant
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company
1001 Louisiana St
PO Box 2511
Houston, TX 77252 -2511

Facility:

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co - Comp Sta 241
3447 Sentinel Heights Rd
Lafayette, NY 13084

Application ID:

7-3134-00022/00011

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Lafayette, Onondaga County


Project Description:

The Department has drafted a permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments, and made a tentative determination to approve this modification and a renewal to the Title V operating permit for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company's Station 241 in Lafayette, NY.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline owns and operates a natural gas compressor station consisting of five reciprocating gas-fired engines. On February 25, 2011, Tennessee Gas Pipeline submitted an application for renewal of their Title V permit and an application to modify one gas engine to install an oxidation catalyst and to modify another to undertake modifications of the piston heads and pre-combustion chamber. This permit action addresses both the Title V renewal and authorizes the requested modifications.

The existing facility consists of five gas-fired reciprocating engines: two Clark Model TLA-10, two stroke, lean burn engines, 3400 hp each, installed around 1960; one Cooper Bessemer Model 10W-330C2 two stroke, lean burn engine, 4500 hp, installed in 1991; and two four stroke, lean burn Caterpillar G3612 engines, 3785 hp each, equipped with oxidation catalysts. There is also a small parts washer, a small natural gas-fired boiler and a Caterpillar G3408B spark injected 372 hp, rich burn emergency generator installed prior to June 2, 2006.

One of the Clark engines is equipped with an oxidation catalyst to control products of incomplete combustion; this action authorizes the installation of an oxidation catalyst on the remaining Clark, and also authorizes changes to the piston heads on the Cooper engine.

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:

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 30, 2011.

Contact:

Elizabeth A Tracy
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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