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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 05/13/2015

Kings County


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


Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203 -2098

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue an Air Title V Renewal 3 for an existing academic medical center hospital facility. The facility currently operates five 42 MMBtu/hr boilers, one 10.461 MMBtu/hr boiler, six generators, an ethylene oxide sterilization unit with abator and a 200 lbs/hr crematorium. The facility also operates 6NYCRR Part 201-3.2(c) exempt sources: one <10 MMBtu/hr small boiler, two <225 bhp internal combustion engines, five emergency power generators, four non-contact water cooling towers and water treatment systems (<300,000 bbls), and 120 ventilating and exhaust systems for laboratory operations campus-wide. These exempt units remain unchanged.

The facility will be replacing five 42 MMBtu/hr natural gas and No.6 fuel oil fired boilers in Emission Unit 0-U0001 with five 50 MMBtu/hr natural gas/No.2 fuel oil boilers in Emission Unit 0-U0007. In order to complete this project, two temporary 50 MMBtu/hr natural gas and No.2 fuel oil boilers will be installed to provide heat load (steam) during the replacement to ensure the facility has no interruption of services. The new temporary boilers (Emission sources TMPB1 & TMPB2) are subject to 6 NYCRR 227-2 for NOx RACT, and are also subject to the 20% opacity limit when firing oil (6 NYCRR 227-1.3). The five boilers will be replaced in three phases. Any combination of existing, new, and temporary boilers may be operated during the replacement, however; no more than three boilers will be capable of running at any one time. Once the five new boilers are installed, the two temporary boilers will be removed.

The renewal also includes the following additions: Emission Unit 0-U0004 which consists of three new 3.0 MMBtu/hr dual fuel boilers (Emission Sources S0008, S0009 & S0010), and one new 1500 KW emergency generator at the New Academic Building, and Emission Unit 0-U0005 with a new 2000 KW temporary generator (Emission Source TEMPG). The facility maintains a 225 tons/year limit on both NOx and SO2 emissions. New Source Review (NSR) does not apply since the proposed emission potentials do not exceed the NSR significant project thresholds under 6 NYCRR 231-13. The NOx and SOx capping's limit CO to below the 100 ton Title V threshold, therefore no CO emission limit is required.

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:

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:

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 not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

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 12, 2015.


Erin L Shirkey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101

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