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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 06/05/2013

Niagara County

Applicant:

Covanta Niagara LP
100 Energy Blvd
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Facility:

Covanta Niagara LP
100 Energy Blvd at 56th St
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Application ID:

9-2911-00113/00039

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Niagara Falls, Niagara County

Project Description:

The Department has received an application and made a tentative determination to approve the Title V permit renewal, with various updates to incorporate changes in regulatory requirements and interpretations, and a major modification of the Title V permit to allow installation and operation of a new Steam Expansion Project for Covanta Niagara LP. The Steam Expansion Project consists of the installation and operation of one 273 MMBtu/hr natural gas fired boiler system (at maximum continuous rating [MCR] with peak firing up to 105% of MCR) including a new 190 foot stack and supporting equipment, which will be used to supply low-pressure steam to neighboring industrial facilities. The new boiler, which is equipped with a low-NOx burner and flue gas recirculation, will have an emission limit for oxides of nitrogen of 0.03 lb/MMBtu on a 24-hour daily heat input-weighted average. This limit ensures compliance with existing and new NOx RACT limits in 6 NYCRR 227-2.4 and maintains NOx emissions from the unit below the applicability threshold of 40 tons/yr of NOx for 6 NYCRR Part 231 New Source Review. Per the application, all contaminants except for greenhouse gases (GHG), or Carbon Dioxide Equivalents (CO2e), were below New Source Review applicability thresholds. The proposed new boiler will only burn natural gas, which is a low carbon fuel, and a Best Available Control Technology (BACT) plan for Greenhouse Gases will be included in the permit. Modeling of the proposed project's air quality impacts for criteria pollutants was performed. Results of the impact analysis show that impacts are expected to be below Significant Impact Levels (SILs) for all criteria pollutants and therefore no further modeling is required.

In accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 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 6 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:

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 Jul 05, 2013.

Contact:

Bruno A Dibella
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

JBI RE #1 Inc
20 Iroquois St
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Facility:

JBI RE #1 Inc
20 Iroquois St
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Application ID:

9-2911-00348/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management

Project is Located:

Niagara Falls, Niagara County

Project Description:

The applicant has proposed to add additional waste streams (off-specification Crayola products and recyclables and used oil) to its pyrolysis process. The process converts scrap plastic, etc. into liquid and gaseous materials which are recovered for utilization. The liquid is sold to the refining, fuel and polymer production markets. The gaseous materials are used as fuel to provide heat for the pyrolysis process.

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 Jun 20, 2013.

Contact:

Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

Niagara County
175 Hawley St
Lockport, NY 14094

Facility:

Niagara County Sewer District #1 WWTP
7346 Liberty Dr
Niagara Falls, NY 14304 -3762

Application ID:

9-2940-00024/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Wheatfield, Niagara County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pursuing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0027979), pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). This is a re-notice the Notice of Intent to Modify published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on 11/19/08. As a result of the 11/19/08 publication, comments were received from the permittee and the following changes to the permit are proposed: - The following requirements are added to the permit: Capacity, Management, Operation and Maintenance Plan; Flow study requirements; Wet Weather Operating Plan; Annual bypass reports; Water Quality Based Effluent Limit for total Phenolics; Mercury limit and Mercury Minimization Plan; and, a short term high intensity monitoring program for cyanide. - The following modifications are made to the permit: WET testing requirements; settleable solids limit; and, nickel and zinc action levels. General Conditions have been updated.

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 Jul 05, 2013.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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