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ENB - Statewide Notices 10/30/2013

Public Notice

Single-Source State Implementation Plan Revisions for Reasonably Available Control Technology for Oxides of Nitrogen from Portland Cement Plants and Glass Plants

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) plans to submit single-source State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions for Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for six facilities to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) for approval.

NYS DEC recently revised Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 220, "Portland Cement Plants and Glass Plants" as part of an ongoing effort to attain the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This regulatory revision to Part 220 updated the requirement for subject facilities to perform facility-specific RACT analyses for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) to determine which pollution control options are reasonable based on technological and economic feasibility. NYS DEC staff then reviewed facilities' analyses and determined representative NOx emission rates. These approved NOx RACT determinations, summarized in the table below, will now be submitted to EPA as SIP revisions pursuant to parts 220-1.6(b)(4) and 220-2.3(a)(4).

Approved NOx RACT Determinations
Facility RACT Technology + Limit
Lafarge Building Materials,Inc.
DEC ID: 4-0124-00001
Ravena, Albany County
Operation of SNCR. NOx limit on Kilns 1 + 2 of 5.2 lb per ton of clinker on 30-day rolling avg. Overall 3,750 tpy NOx cap.
Lehigh Northeast Cement Company
DEC ID: 5-5205-00013
Glens Falls, Warren County
Operation of SNCR. NOx limit of 2.88 lb per ton of clinker on 30-day rolling avg.
Owens-Corning Insulating Systems
DEC ID: 4-0122-00004
Delmar, Albany County
Oxy-fuel firing technology on DM-1 + DM-2 melting furnaces. NOx limit on each furnace of 4.0 lb NOx per ton of glass pulled on block 24-hr basis. Limit to be refined following 12 months of CEMS recording.
Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
DEC ID: 7-0552-00004
Sennett, Cayuga County
Installation of air staging system on melting furnaces A + B. NOx limit on each furnace of 4.0 lb per ton of glass produced on 30-day rolling avg. Idle mode limits of 50 lb/hr on furnace A and 40 lb/hr on furnace B on 3-hour rolling avg
Ardagh Glass Inc.
DEC ID: 8-0704-00036
Elmira, Chemung County
(f.k.a. Anchor Glass Container Corp.) Air staging technology and optimized combustion controls on furnaces 1 + 2. NOx limits of 4.49 and 5.00 lb per ton of glass produced for furnaces 1 + 2, respectively.
Guardian Geneva Float Glass Facility
DEC ID: 8-3205-00041
Geneva, Ontario County
Current configuration with Low NOx burners, oxy-firing, and/or Type 1 or 2 3R control. NOx limit of 199 pounds per hour on 30-day rolling avg.

NYS DEC is providing a 30-day period to comment on the proposed submittal or request a hearing. Written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on November 29, 2013 to: Scott Griffin, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3251, or by e-mail to dar.sips@dec.ny.gov. Scott Griffin can be reached at (518) 402-8396 with any questions regarding these SIP revisions.

Contact: Scott Griffin, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: dar.sips@dec.ny.gov.


Public Meeting Notice

Invasive Species Council Meeting

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Gideon Putnam Room
Administration Building
Saratoga Spa State Park
19 Roosevelt Drive
Saratoga Springs, New York

Contact: Kathy Moser, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Deputy Commissioner for Natural Resources, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1010, Phone: (518) 402-8533.


Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period on Proposed 6 NYCRR Part 570, Regulation of Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has extended the public comment period for 30 days on proposed 6 NYCRR Part 570, regulation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities, which sets criteria for the construction and operation of new LNG facilities under NYS DEC permits. The proposed regulations would require permits for facilities that store LNG or convert it back to a gas.

Written comments on the proposed regulations will be accepted by NYS DEC until Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. All comments will be carefully considered as DEC proceeds with the rule making process. At the conclusion of the public comment period, NYS DEC staff will review all comments received and may make changes to address comments as deemed appropriate.

Information about the proposed regulations and supporting rule making documents; how to submit comments; and how to subscribe to the LNG mailing list is available on NYS DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/93069.html.

A public meeting was held in Syracuse on October 16, 2013 and a public meeting and public hearing will be held in Albany on October 30, 2013. Please refer to the website for more details.

Contact: Russ Brauksieck, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7020, Phone: (518) 402-9553, E-mail: derweb@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties - The New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYS HCR), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)- Recreate NY Home Buyout Program Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriation Act, 2013 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed buyouts and acquisitions of existing residential units, funded by the United State Department of Housing and Urban Development (US HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program pursuant to the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Public Law 113-2, approved January 29, 2013). The programs are not likely to induce subsequent development, which would result in adverse environmental impacts, and will have no anticipated adverse long term or cumulative impacts. Short term employment will be created during construction. The programs will contribute to long term revitalization of this area.

For Buyout projects, physical changes to individual projects sites will result from conversion of a residential structure to open space or other non-residential/non-commercial uses, which will be maintained in perpetuity. For Acquisition projects, purchased properties will be eligible for future redevelopment if developed in a resilient manner to protect future occupants of the property. In some cases, structures on acquisitions properties will be demolished and the property will remain undeveloped and be transformed into parks or other non-residential uses, which will result in a beneficial physical change to the property. The proposed action of buyouts and acquisitions of existing residential units are not of sufficient scale to result in adverse effects to existing air quality, surface or groundwater quality or quantity, noise levels, existing traffic patterns, solid waste production or disposal, or create erosion or drainage problems.

The project is located at various residential properties affected by storm damage from Hurricane Sandy throughout the following 13 New York Counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester, New York.

Contact: Heather Spitzberg, NYS HCR, 38-40 State Street, Albany, NY 12207, Phone: (518) 486-3379, E-mail: hspitzberg@nyshcr.org.


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