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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 07/25/2012

Albany County


Global Companies LLC
800 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453


Global Companies LLC - Albany Terminal
50 Church St - Port of Albany
Albany, NY 12202

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Albany, Albany County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a modification to the Title V Air Facility Permit for the operation of the Global Companies LLC - Albany Terminal facility located at 50 Church Street in the Port of Albany, City of Albany, County of Albany, owned by Global Companies LLC.

The facility proposes to expand crude oil loading operations at the terminal by increasing the marine crude loading throughput to 1.8 billion gallons of crude, calculated on a 12-month rolling total basis. Existing tracks at the rail yard will reconfigured to facilitate off-loading of distillate product and to allow for construction of secondary containment, pumps and piping. A new vapor combustion unit will be constructed at the marine loading dock to control emissions to a 3 mg/liter limit for the marine loading operations of crude oil.

The company recalculated their facility's emission profile using existing throughput caps vapor control limits and emission netting to show that they are below the thresholds for the applicability of 6 NYCRR 231-6. The facility is major for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). The facility is not applicable to 40 CFR 63, Subpart R because the facility is not major for Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP). The facility is subject to 6 NYCRR 212.10 for VOC emission standard for crude oil loading operations.

In accordance with 6 NYCRR 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 6 NYCRR 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:

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 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 Aug 24, 2012.


Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

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