ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 11/09/2011
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company
1001 Louisiana St
PO Box 2511
Houston, TX 77252 -2511
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co Compressor Station 230-C
5186 Lockport Junction Rd
Lockport, NY 14094
Permit(s) Applied for:
Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located:
Cambria, Niagara County
The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a modification to the Title V permit to allow two of the four 4,500 horsepower compressor turbines at the facility to be replaced with 6,130 horsepower turbines. The two new turbines are subject to 40 CFR 60 Subpart KKKK - Standards of Performance for Stationary Combustion Turbines. The nitrogen oxide (NOx) standard for the two new turbines is 25 parts per million dry volume (ppmvd). The new turbines will be tested in accordance with Subpart KKKK. The existing turbines continue to be regulated under 40CFR 60 Subpart GG. The four turbines will not exceed an emission rate of 83.77 tons of NOx per any 12 month period and therefore the net NOx emission increase will be capped below the 40 tons per year threshold of 6NYCRR Part 231-6 New Source Review. Changes in the piping/valves will allow all four compressors to transmit gas in either north or south directions. These changes at the compressor station are part of the Niagara Spur Loop Line project, which has been reviewed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (Docket No. CP11-133-000) under the National Environmental Policy Act. The modification to the permit is therefore exempt from the State Environmental Quality Review Act, 6NYCRR Part 617.
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.
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 09, 2011.
Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203