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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 09/05/2012

Queens County

Applicant:

Astoria Generating Company LP
18-01 20th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11105 -4271

Facility:

Astoria Generating Station
18-01 20th Ave
Astoria, NY 11105

Application ID:

2-6301-00185/00009

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared draft permits and has made a tentative determination to issue Title V (2-6301-00185/00009) and Title IV (2-6301-00185/00017) Permit renewals for a facility consisting of four very large boilers which combust natural gas or No. 6 fuel oil with a total generating capacity of approximately 1,300 megawatts, one auxiliary boiler of 37.8 MMbtu/hr and one simple cycle combustion turbine with a capacity of approximately 15 MW.

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.

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 Oct 05, 2012.

Contact:

Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

NYC Dept of Design & Construction
30-30 Thomson Ave 5th Fl
Long Island City, NY 11101 -3045

Facility:

Edgemere Urban Renewal Area
Norton Ave - 35th-40th St / Beach Dr 40th-45th St / B 45th St to B 51st St
Rockaway, NY 11691

Application ID:

2-6308-00463/00008

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to reconstruct and expand roads and install storm and sanitary sewers, water mains and infrastructure connections within a section of the Edgemere Urban Renewal Area bounded by Beach 45th Street on the east, Beach 51st Street on the west, Rockaway Beach Boulevard on the south, and Norton Avenue and the Conch Basin portion of Jamaica Bay on the north, in Rockaway, Queens. As part of the project, a wetland restoration will be done in the area north of Norton Avenue and Conch Place along Conch Basin.

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:

A final environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Dept Housing Preservation & Development

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 Sep 28, 2012.

Contact:

Harold J Dickey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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