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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 03/27/2013

Monroe County

Applicant:

City of Rochester
30 Church St
Rochester, NY 14614

Facility:

Rundel Library
115 South Ave
Rochester, NY

Application ID:

8-2614-00912/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Rochester, Monroe County

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a new SPDES permit to the City of Rochester for the discharge of existing wastewater including approximately 0.56 MGD seasonally of chiller condenser/heat exchanger non-contact cooling water from the Rundel Library's cooling system and approximately 0.022 MGD year round of non-contact cooling water from the library's computer room climate control system, to a diversion of the Genesee River (the Johnson-Seymour Race), which empties back into the Genesee River directly below the library as viewed from the Broad Street Bridge. The draft permit includes monitoring and biological requirements. As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.

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 Apr 26, 2013.

Contact:

Kimberly A Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Seneca County

Applicant:

Seneca Energy II LLC
2999 Judge Rd
Oakfield, NY 14125

Facility:

Seneca Energy LFGTE Facility
St Rte 414 Renewable Resources Park
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Application ID:

8-4532-00075/00029

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Seneca Falls, Seneca County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal and modification of the Title V permit for the Seneca Energy Landfill Gas to Energy (LFGTE) facility. The modification includes a new 6,000 standard cubic foot per minute (scfm) High BTU fuel gas production plant which will consist of the construction of a 184' x 70' x 30' building to house the gas compression and treatment equipment, a control building approx. 24' x 70'x 23', a 40' x 70" (3,000 scfm) thermal oxidizer for combustion of the off-gas, and a 2,000 scfm enclosed flare. The new plant will clean, compress and condition landfill gas so that the product gas can meet natural gas utility specifications. The resulting product will be separated into two streams: methane to be fed into the existing Chesapeake pipeline that runs in front of the LFGTE plan along Route 414 and waste gas to be burned in a thermal oxidizer. The flare will be used if the high BTU plant and the thermal oxidizer are down. The project required a Best Available Control Technology (BACT) Review for greenhouse gases pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 231-8. The thermal oxidizer was determined to meet BACT because it was the most efficient option. The facility has a cap under 6NYCRR Part 201-7.1 for carbon dioxide equivalents on emission unit 1-BTUPL for all emissions related to the high BTU plant. The current Title V permit contains permit conditions that limits (caps) Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) to 214.4 tons per year and Carbon Monoxide (CO) to 522.9 tons per year for the engine Emission Unit 3-Stage. These conditions are maintained in the Draft Title V permit. Potential NOX and CO emissions from the new high BTU plant are less than 40 tons each per year, below the significant increase threshold specified in 6NYCRR Part 231-8 Modifications to Existing Major Facilities in Attainment Areas. In addition, the facility must continue to comply with 6 NYCRR Part 227-2 NOx Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Limits.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(9) and 201-6.3(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 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:

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 Apr 26, 2013.

Contact:

Kimberly A Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Steuben County

Applicant:

Town of Urbana
PO Box 186
Hammondsport, NY 14840 -0186

Facility:

Urbana-T Curtiss Park
St Rt 54
Hammondsport, NY 14840

Application ID:

8-4672-00157/00007

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Urbana, Steuben County

Project Description:

The Town of Urbana is proposing to construct a public walking path on Town owned land south of Liberty Street in the Village of Hammondsport. 250 linear feet of the walking path would be located within the regulated adjacent area of Freshwater Wetland HP-4. Approximately 0.28 acres of ground disturbance / vegetation clearing will be required.

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 Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

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 Apr 11, 2013.

Contact:

Matthew Griffiths
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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