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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 03/14/2012

Albany County

Applicant:

Owens Corning Insulating Systems LLC
1 Owens Corning Pkwy
Toledo, OH 43659

Facility:

Owens-Corning Insulating Systems- Feura Bush
1277 Feura Bush Rd
Feura Bush, NY 12067

Application ID:

4-0122-00004/00039

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Bethlehem, Albany County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the federal Clean Air Act and has made a tentative determination to issue a modification of the Title V permit for the Owens-Corning Insulating Systems (OCIS) Delmar Plant located at 1277 Feura Bush Road, Feura Bush, NY (Albany County). The facility manufactures wool fiberglass insulation products and includes two glass furnaces and associated production lines (DM1 and DM2) controlled by electrostatic precipitators and other air pollution control equipment.

The current permit has been modified to include conditions that establish emission limits (caps) so that the facility may avoid applicability of Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) requirements under 6 NYCRR Part 249. By incorporating these emissions caps, the combined potential emissions from all BART-eligible units are restricted to less than 250 tons per year of each visibility impairing pollutant; i.e., nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter (PM-10). As a result, the facility is not subject to BART under Part 249. These emission caps apply to emission units U-00002, U-00003, U-00012, U-00013, and U-00014 which pertain to the glass furnaces and associated forming, curing, smoke stripper, and cooling sections of the two wool fiberglass insulation manufacturing lines. Additionally, the permit has been modified to incorporate conditions in order for the facility to comply with the NOx Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for glass plants under 6 NYCRR Subpart 220-2. The existing furnace oxy-fuel firing control technology is already considered to be NOx RACT for each of the glass melting furnaces at the facility. However, Subpart 220-2 also requires each glass furnace at the facility to meet a facility specific NOx emission limit in pounds of NOx per ton of glass pulled and requires the installation of a continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) to demonstrate compliance with such emission limit. This permit modification sets forth the NOx emission limit and CEMS requirements for the glass furnaces. Furthermore, the permit has been modified to remove existing conditions pertaining to 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart NNN which is the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing. The most recent renewal and modification to the Title V permit on November 5, 2010 allowed the facility to convert its operations from a phenol-formaldehyde based binder to a non-phenol, non-formaldehyde starch-based binder system. With the completion of this binder system conversion in February 2011 for DM1 and in September 2011 for DM2, the facility no longer uses phenol and formaldehyde binders. Therefore, consistent with a determination by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) that the facility would no longer meet the definition of an affected facility under Subpart NNN upon completion of the starch-based binder system conversion, the facility is no longer subject to the Subpart NNN NESHAP requirements. Other minor changes have been made to the permit for clarity and consistency purposes.

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's web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html.

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received regarding 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:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

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 Apr 13, 2012.

Contact:

Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Delaware County

Applicant:

Burton F Clark Inc
41155 St Rte 10
PO Box 427
Delhi, NY 13753 -0427

Facility:

Burton F Clark Pit
Co Rte 18 - E of Rich Rd
Stamford, NY 12167

Application ID:

4-1252-00002/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

Stamford, Delaware County


Project Description:

The permittee proposes to add the use of a portable crusher to an existing 36 acre sand and gravel mine. No change in the life of mine area to be mined is proposed. The project is located on County Route 18, east of Rich Road in the Town of Stamford, Delaware County.

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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 Apr 13, 2012.

Contact:

Nancy M Baker
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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