ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 01/25/2012
Astoria Generating Company LP
18-01 20th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11105 -4271
Astoria Generating Station
18-01 20th Ave
Astoria, NY 11105
Permit(s) Applied for:
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge
Project is Located:
Queens, Queens County
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal to State Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (SPDES) permit (NY#0005118) for the discharge of treated wastewater to the East River, a Class I water, and to groundwater.
The Astoria Generating Station (AGS) consists of 4 operating oil/gas fired steam-electric units each equipped with a once-through cooling water intake system. AGS uses water from the East River in a once-though system to cool the steam condensers and various small heat exchangers. Cooling water and service water from each unit is discharged into a common canal for return to the East River via Outfall 001.
DEC proposes to incorporate the following modifications to this permit: A change in the Biological Monitoring Requirements, condition 15, was modified to reflect revised dates for installation of the intake screens. Footnotes have been updated.
Availability of Application Documents:
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:
This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Feb 24, 2012.
Albany, NY 12233