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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 07/15/2015

Monroe County

Applicant:

Eastman Kodak Co
343 State St
Rochester, NY 14650

Red-Rochester LLC
1200 Ridgeway Ave Ste 2121
Rochester, NY 14615

Facility:

Eastman Business Park
1999 Lake Ave
Rochester, NY 14652

Application ID:

8-2614-00205/00137

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Rochester, Monroe County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pursuing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) with additional permittee-requested modification and permit renewal of the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0001643), issued to co-permittees Eastman Kodak Company and RED Rochester LLC, pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 750-1.18, and 750-1.19, the Priority Ranking System known as New York State's Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy (EBPS). This is a re-notice of the Notice of Intent to Modify published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on 04/27/2011.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: Information on page 1 has been updated. Outfall tables have been updated. Outfalls 009 and 123 have been deleted. A list of bypass outfalls has been added. Outfall 001: Permit limits, levels and monitoring for parameters have been updated; Footnotes have been updated and renumbered; Whole Effluent Toxicity testing requirements have been updated; Additional conditions have been added for the appropriate submission of data, and the Radiation Control Permit condition has been removed; Pollutant Minimization Program has been revised; A Short Term High Intensity Monitoring program has been added; and, a Wastewater Characterization and Approval Program has been added. Outfall 003: Permit limits, levels and monitoring for parameters have been updated; Footnotes have been updated and renumbered; A Short Term High Intensity Monitoring program has been added; and, Deleted limit and monitoring requirements for both Temperature and Total Organic Carbon. Outfall 006: Permit limits, levels and monitoring for parameters have been updated; A Short Term High Intensity Monitoring program has been added. Outfall 025: Footnotes have been updated and renumbered. Outfall 015: Limits and monitoring requirements have been removed. Outfalls 004, 062, 101, 114 and 119: Footnotes have been renumbered.

A Mercury Minimization Program has been added. Best Management Practices requirements, and Site Specific Best Management Practices for Sewers have both been updated. Biological Monitoring Requirements have been added. The Permit Detail Definitions page was removed and the Industrial Chemical Survey requirements revised. The Permit Detail Definitions for Stormwater page was retained. Discharge Notification Requirements have been added. The Monitoring Locations page has been updated. General Requirements and Recording, Reporting and Additional Monitoring Requirements pages have been updated.

The permit includes a Roles and Responsibilities page for each co-permittee. Following the DEC's renewal and modification of the SPDES permit, the co-permittees intend to request a modification to create separate permits for which each co-permittee will have the primary responsibility for specific outfalls. Such a separation of the issued permit would be considered a minor modification as it would not include any changes to the effluent limit requirements or any other substantive requirement of the permit.

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 application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

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 Aug 14, 2015.

Contact:

Teresa Diehsner
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
DEPPermitting@dec.ny.gov


Steuben County

Applicant:

Corning Incorporated
HP-ME-02-06
Corning, NY 14831

Facility:

Corning Diesel Manufacturing Facility
890 Addison Rd (St Rte 417)
Painted Post, NY 14870

Application ID:

8-4642-00108/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Erwin, Steuben County

Project Description:

The Department has received an application from Corning Incorporated for a third modification of its Title V Facility Permit to authorize operations at the Corning Inc - Diesel Manufacturing Facility, which manufactures ceramic filters and substrates for diesel engine emission control devices.

The Diesel Manufacturing Facility is a Major Source in 6 NYCRR Part 201‑2.1(b)(21) and is subject to Part 201-6 Title V Facility Permits due to potential emissions of particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) in excess of 100 tons per year each, and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in excess of 50 tons per year.

The Facility is also a Major Stationary Source as defined in 40CFR 52.21 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) due to potential CO emissions in excess of 250 tons per year.

Operations are grouped into Emission Units (EU), which include:
• EU U‑00001, rail car and truck unloading and transfer operations, batch silo storage and screening operations, wet and dry mixing operations, plugging, skinning, contouring, and finishing operations;
• EU U‑00002, volatile organic liquid storage tanks;
• EU U‑00003, extruded ceramic drying operations;
• EU U‑00004, 4 periodic kilns and 2 tunnel kilns firing extruded ceramic ware;
• EU U‑00005, natural gas and diesel fired heaters, boilers, and emergency generators;
• EU U‑00006, 2 newer tunnel kilns and their associated wet mixing, cutting, and drying operations; and
• EU U‑00007, cutting, grinding, contouring, skinning, and finishing operations.

With this application, Corning Inc proposes the addition of new firing cycles and changes to existing firing cycles in the periodic kilns (DP1-4) and tunnel kilns (DT1-4). The proposed changes will improve process efficiencies, enable new product development and establish new shorter firing cycles and associated equipment upgrades to allow for larger throughput of product. Also proposed are new small combustion sources associated with capacity improvement project infrastructure, classified in 6NYCRR Part 201-3 as exempt and trivial sources.

For these operations, Corning is seeking a significant modification subject to the requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 231-6: Modifications to Existing Major Facilities in Nonattainment Areas and Attainment Areas of the State within the Ozone Transport Region. Corning proposes to increase the Diesel Manufacturing Facility's current NOx emission limit of 138 tons per year to a new limit of 247.7 tons per year. This will make the sources involved subject to Lowest Achievable Emission Rate (LAER) limits as specified in Part 231-6.5. In accordance with 6NYCRR Part 231-12, an air quality impact assessment was performed to evaluate the impacts of Corning's emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), CO, and hydrogen fluoride (HF) on the surrounding area. The ambient air quality impact analysis followed the procedures at 40 CFR Part 51, Appendix W, using EPA's approved model AERMOD. To determine 1-hour NO2 impacts the analysis included the use of the non-guideline beta option, ARM2. The Department has approved the analysis and determined that Corning has demonstrated compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Corning proposes to conduct post construction ambient air monitoring to provide additional assurance that the 1-hour NO2 NAAQS is not exceeded.

Corning also proposes to limit the increase in HF and PM emissions to below the thresholds in 6 NYCRR Part 231-8 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) for Modifications to Major Facilities in Attainment Areas. The limits are to be based on stack testing, a minimum of 95 percent control of HF emissions when the fluorine content of the raw material exceeds 0.00002 pound per pound of raw material for all four tunnel kilns, and PM control to a maximum emission rate of 0.001 grains per dry standard cubic foot for EU U-00006 Process P08 PM emissions from ceramic mixing, cutting, and drying operations.

In addition, Corning proposes to limit the increase in VOC emissions to below the threshold in 6 NYCRR Part 231-6 Modifications to Existing Major Facilities in Nonattainment Areas and Attainment Areas of the State within the Ozone Transport Region. This is to be based on stack testing, a minimum of 99 percent control of VOC emissions and a maximum of 1.3 pounds of VOC emissions per ton of ceramic ware from EU U-00006 Tunnel Kiln 3, and a minimum of 99.9 percent control of VOC emissions and a maximum of 1.3 pounds of VOC emissions per ton of ceramic ware of from the newer EU U-00006 Tunnel Kiln 4.

Also as part of this application, Corning Inc proposes to maintain the following facility-wide emission limits unchanged. This will continue to restrict:

  • Facility CO emissions to less than 348 tons per year, with higher throughput offset by higher average temperatures in the proposed operations burning off much of the CO.
  • Facility PM emissions to less than 249 tons per year, including the newer finishing process EU U-00007, which is restricted to less than 10 tons per year of emissions of particulates with an aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 microns or less (PM 2.5), less than 15 tons per year of emissions of particulates with an aerodynamic diameter of 10 microns or less (PM 10), and less than 25 tons per year of emissions of total PM;
  • Facility VOC emissions to less than 161 tons per year.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Part 231-6.6 Emission offset requirements, Corning has obtained Emission Reduction Credits (ERC) of 300 tons of NOx per year and has applied ERC of 181.47 tons of NOx per year to comply with the 1.15 to 1 offset ratio for a 157.8 ton per year net increase in NOx emissions. The unused 118.53 ton per year NOx ERC will be retired from the New York Registry.

Compliance Certification will require calculation of monthly emissions and 12 month rolling emission totals, with records and supporting information maintained on site for 5 years, and available to Department inspectors on request.

In response to the application, the Department has generated a Draft Title V Facility Permit, and has made a tentative determination to issue the Draft as a Final Permit, if comments received do not raise significant issues that must be addressed before a permit can be issued.

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:

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for 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 Aug 14, 2015.

Contact:

Roger T McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


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