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ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 10/31/2012

Broome County

Applicant:

State University of New York
State University Plaza
381 Broadway
Albany, NY 12246

Facility:

SUNY at Binghamton
4400 Vestal Pkwy E
Binghamton, NY 13902

Application ID:

7-0348-00027/00011

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Vestal, Broome County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a Title V Permit renewal to Binghamton University for operation of its central heating plant. The heating plant consists of four multi-fuel high temperature hot water generators, capable of combusting coal, wood, natural gas or propane. The facility's NOx emissions are capped below 100 tons per year.

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 permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with the 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 revevant 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 Nov 30, 2012.

Contact:

Joseph M Dlugolenski
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
dep.r7@dec.ny.gov


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