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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 02/06/2013

New York County

Applicant:

UTS Project Company HNY-1 LLC
2211 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024

Facility:

UTS Project Company HNY-1 LLC
1335 Avenue of the Americas
NY, NY 10019

Application ID:

2-6202-01816/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for a new generation facility. UTS Project Company - HNY, LLC will install and operate seven new identical 250 kW natural gas firing cogen engines on the roof of the Hilton New York Hotel for combined heat and power generation purposes. Exhaust from each engine will pass through a heat recovery steam generator (one for each engine) and exit to the atmosphere via the stack. The owner, operator and maintainer of the engines is solely UTS BioEnergy, LLC. The engines will participate in the Coordinated Demand Response Program. The facility nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions are limited to 24.9 tons per year. The facility is subject to the provisions of State Facility specified under 6NYCRR 201-7. The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the DEC office provided in this notice. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. DEC may schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. Hearing notices will contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 Mar 08, 2013.

Contact:

Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
dep.r2@dec.ny.gov


Multiple Counties

Applicant:

NYS Dept of Transportation
50 Wolf Rd - Pod 5-2
Albany, NY 12232

Facility:

NYS DOT- Kosciuszko Bridge
Kosciuszko Bridge Over Newtown Creek
Brooklyn / LIC, NY

Application ID:

2-9902-00013/00008

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Multiple Counties

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a new permit for a proposed temporary discharge of up to 65,000 gallons per day of treated groundwater into Newtown Creek (Class SD) from a treatment system at the applicant's construction site located in Brooklyn and Queens where the applicant is replacing the Kosciuszko Bridge. Construction dewatering is required to facilitate construction of bridge piers and stormwater collection infrastructure. Three outfalls and two temporary construction platforms will also be constructed.

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.

This project is subject to the Department's Environmental Justice Policy and an enhanced public participation plan has been prepared and accepted as a component of application completeness. As part of the plan, a document repository has been established near the project area that contains application and project related materials. Information on the repository location and other outreach components of the plan is available from the identified DEC contact.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

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

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Dept of Transportation

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 Mar 08, 2013.

Contact:

Steve A Watts
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21 St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
dep.r2@dec.ny.gov


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