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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 01/09/2013

Albany County

Applicant:

PSEG Power New York LLC
Rte 144
Glenmont, NY 12077

Facility:

Bethlehem Energy Center
380 River Rd
Glenmont, NY 12077

Application ID:

4-0122-00044/00014

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 and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewed and modified Title V permit for the reconstructed Bethlehem Energy Center, an electric generating facility located at 380 River Rd., NY Route 144, Glenmont, New York 12077. The facility began commercial operation in 1952 and was designed to burn bituminous coal. Subsequently, the units were redesigned to burn # 6 fuel oil and natural gas. This facility has since been retired. The new, reconstructed facility is a 750 MW combined cycle, electric generating plant consisting of three combustion turbines, electric generators, duct burners and a steam turbine-generator. The facility fires natural gas as a primary fuel and low sulfur fuel oil as a secondary fuel. Lean pre-mix dry low-NOx combustors minimize NOx formation during combustion. NOx emissions are minimized during distillate oil firing by injecting water into the combustion zone. NOx emissions are reduced further with the operation of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) on the exhaust.

The facility is classified as a major source as defined by 6 NYCRR Part 201. This facility is subject to 6 NYCRR Parts 243 (NOX Budget), 244 (Acid Deposition NOx Trading), 245 Sulfur Dioxide Trading), Part 257(Air Quality Standards and, 40 CFR Parts 60 (NSPS), 72, 73, 75 (Acid Deposition and Control) and Part 52(PSD).

In accordance with NYCRR Parts 621.5 (d) 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 the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 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 Feb 08, 2013.

Contact:

Angelo A Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


Columbia County

Applicant:

Town of New Lebanon
PO Box 328
New Lebanon, NY 12125 -0328

Facility:

Sherman Gravel Bank
Old Post Road
New Lebanon, NY 12125

Application ID:

4-1048-00049/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation

Project is Located:

New Lebanon, Columbia County


Project Description:

The applicant is proposing to expand an existing sand and gravel mine by an additional 3.6 acres which will increase the Life of Mine from 9.5 acres to 13.1 acres. 2 acres of the original 9.5 acre Life of Mine have previously been reclaimed. The mining operation includes the use of a portable screening plant. The site is located on Old Post Road in the Town of New Lebanon. MLF# 40717

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 Feb 08, 2013.

Contact:

Michael T Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


Delaware County

Applicant:

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

Facility:

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi
2 Main St
Delhi, NY 13753

Application ID:

4-1228-00020/00009

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Delhi, Delaware County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to relocate the Grounds Department to a new facility including constructing new maintenance and garage buildings, a salt storage building, access road, utility extensions, drainage and stormwater management facilities resulting in a stormwater discharge to D-71-63-A, an unnamed tributary requiring an individual Stormwater SPDES permit. The proposed improvements at the site include relocation and lining of approximately 560 feet of the drainage channel with pipe and rip rap, and grading at the site, which will impact four wet areas. The department has made a tentative determination to issue a permit under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law. This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. As such, this tentative determination does not signify department approval for or endorsement of the activity for which a permit is sought for the overall proposed project. Refer to this application by application number listed above and SPDES number NY-0263303.

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:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Feb 08, 2013.

Contact:

Martha A Bellinger
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 St Rte 10
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
dep.r4@dec.ny.gov


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