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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 08/12/2015

Genesee County

Applicant:

Town of Batavia
3833 West Main Street Rd
Batavia, NY 14020 -9114

Facility:

Batavia - T Pratt Rd Water District
Pratt & Powers Rd
Batavia, NY

Application ID:

8-1824-00140/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Batavia, Genesee County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes to install approximately 16,000 linear feet of 8 inch water main, valves, hydrants and other appurtanances along the south side of Pratt Road and the east side of Powers Road. The project will extend through appoximately 0.124 acre of NYSDEC regulated freshwater wetland adjacent area OK-23. The project also includes a 276 linear foot directional drill beneath Tonawanda Creek.

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: Batavia Town Board

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 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 27, 2015.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Hubbell Incorporated (Delaware)
584 Derby Milford Rd
Orange, CT 06477

Facility:

Pcore Electric Company Inc
135 Gilbert St
Leroy, NY

Application ID:

8-1836-00084/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Le Roy, Genesee County

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative decision to renew and modify the SPDES permit for the Pcore Electric Company, Incorporated facility owned by Hubbell Inc. for discharge of process water, non-contact cooling water, and storm water to Oatka Creek. The proposed modification includes removal of testing parameters for several volatile organic chemicals based on several years of monitoring data; removal of required sampling for "hot spot" identification; and update of general requirements and website reference. As a tentative determination, the department seeks comments prior to making a final decision.

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 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 Sep 11, 2015.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Town of Oakfield
3219 Drake St
Oakfield, NY 14125 -9741

Facility:

Oakfield - T Water District #8
Bliss Rd
Oakfield, NY

Application ID:

8-1838-00041/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Oakfield, Genesee County

Project Description:

Install approximately 2,800 linear feet of 8 inch water main, valves, hydrants and other appurtanances along the east side of Bliss Road beginning approximately 500 feet south of the intersection of Bliss Road and Lockport Road. The project will extend through appoximately 275 linear feet of NYSDEC regulated freshwater wetland adjacent area OK-10.

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:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact 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 Aug 27, 2015.

Contact:

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


Monroe County

Applicant:

Midvale Golf and Country Club Inc
2387 Baird Rd
Penfield, NY 14526

Facility:

Midvale Country Club
2387 Baird Rd
Penfield, NY

Application ID:

8-2644-00334/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Perinton, Monroe County

Project Description:

The applicant has applied for an initial permit for the continued withdrawal of 2,450,000 Gallons Per Day (GPD) of water from on-site ponds (fed by a tributary of Irondiquiot Creek) for irrigation of the Midvale CC Golf Course. The Golf and Country Club facility has been in operation since 1931 and irrigated since the 1960s. No changes in current operations from recent years are proposed.

The Department has determined that the Facility is eligible for an Initial Permit under Section 15-1501.9 of the Environmental Conservation Law. Initial Permits are limited to existing facilities for existing water withdrawals over 100,000 GPD which were properly reported to the Department prior to February 15, 2012. Section 15-501.9 requires the Department to issue Initial Water Withdrawal Permits for the reported volume.

The Department has determined that the issuance of "initial permits" under ECL section 15-501.9 as implemented by 6 NYCRR 601.7 is a ministerial action and therefore subject to the Type II exemption set out in 6 NYCRR 617.5(c)(19).

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 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 27, 2015.

Contact:

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


Ontario County

Applicant:

City of Geneva
City Hall
47 Castle St
Geneva, NY 14456

Facility:

City of Geneva Lakefront Park
37 Lakefront Dr
Geneva, NY 14456

Application ID:

8-3205-00020/00027

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Geneva, Ontario County

Project Description:

Phase II & III of the Seneca Lake Waterfront Access Improvement Project, which includes 1) installation of approximately 1,682 linear feet of engineered armor stone revetment / bioengineered shoreline stabilization from Long Pier to Castle Creek 2) excavation of a 0.20 acre area of phragmites on the north side of Long Pier 3) 410 linear feet of boardwalk along the shoreline above the mean high water (MHW) line, and 4) Castle Creek culvert removal and replacement with a clear span pedestrian bridge.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: Geneva City Council

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 27, 2015.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Town of Farmington
1000 Co Rd 8
Farmington, NY 14425 -9579

Facility:

Farmington T STP
1216 McMahon Rd
Victor, NY 14425

Application ID:

8-3248-00007/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Victor, Ontario County

Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing a Department Initiated Modification (DIM) to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit (NY0023531), 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 modification will also serve to renew the SPDES permit, the term of which was extended under the State Administrative Procedures Act (SAPA).

The Town of Farmington STP discharges treated wastewater through Outfall 001 into receiving waters known as Mud Creek, a class C water. The facility is a 4.0 MGD operation. Treatment consists of pista grit and fine screen removal, primary clarification with two clarifiers, two trickling filters and three Biotowers, chemical flocculation mixing for phosphorus removal, three final clarifiers, two sand filter beds and mechanical mixers. Solids removal is accomplished with two anaerobic digesters and a belt dewatering press.

The following changes to the permit are proposed: permit contact name has been updated; effluent limit has been revised for CBOD5; effluent limits and monitoring requirements have been added for new parameters; fecal coliform limits and total residual chlorine requirements, including a compliance schedule, has been added; a requirement to develop a Capacity, Management, Operation and Maintenance program has been added, a Mini Pretreatment Program has been added; a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan has been added; a Mercury Minimization Plan for Low Priority POTWs has been added; and, the latest general conditions have been incorporated.

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 Sep 11, 2015.

Contact:

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


Orleans County

Applicant:

Town of Shelby
4062 Salt Works Rd
PO Box 348
Medina, NY 14103

Facility:

Shelby - T Water District #10
Posson, E Shelby, W Lee, Shelby Basin & East Shelby Rds
Shelby, NY

Application ID:

8-3436-00048/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Shelby, Orleans County

Project Description:

The Town of Shelby is proposing to construct water improvement benefit area number 10 which requires crossings of several class C tributaries of Oak Orchard Creek and a crossing of the regulated adjacent area of freshwater wetlands KN-3 along East Shelby by using directional drilling methodology. As a tentative determination the Department seeks comments prior to making a final decision.

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: Shelby Town Board

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact 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 Aug 27, 2015.

Contact:

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


Yates County

Applicant:

Village of Penn Yan
111 Elm St
PO Box 426
Penn Yan, NY 14527

Facility:

Penn Yan STP
30 Elmwood Ave
Penn Yan, NY 14527

Application ID:

8-5730-00068/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management

Project is Located:

Milo, Yates County

Project Description:

The Village of Penn Yan proposes to construct a new compost facility rated at 150 tons per dry solids per year, to treat digested sludge, to be located over top of existing sludge reed beds and sand drying beds including 3 new buildings, (mixing building, active compost pile building and power screen building), at the existing Penn Yan Wastewater Treatment Plant. The compost will be made available to the public. The Department has determined that the project, as represented in the application, meets the Part 360 requirements. Analysis for Group A and B parameters will be required, however, Group C parameters will not be required based on previous analysis. As a tentative determination on the Solid Waste Management Permit, the Department seeks comments prior to making a final decision.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: Penn Yan Village Board

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 27, 2015.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Greenidge Generation LLC
590 Plant Rd
PO Box 187
Dresden, NY 14441 -0187

Facility:

Greenidge Station
590 Plant Rd
Dresden, NY 14441

Application ID:

8-5736-00004/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Torrey, Yates County

Project Description:

The Department has received an application for renewal of the Greenidge Generating Station SPDES permit. In addition, the Department is proposing a department-initiated modification to the SPDES permit for Greenidge Generation LLC, Greenidge Generating Station. The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal and modification of the SPDES permit for this facility and a draft permit has been prepared.

Unit 4 of the station is being reactivated and consists of a maximum 107 megawatt facility, located on the western shore of Seneca Lake, just south of the Village of Dresden. Unit 4 was constructed in the early 1950's, and the station withdraws a maximum of approximately 159.9 million gallons per day of water for "once through" condenser cooling.

In addition to the owner's application for a SPDES permit renewal, the SPDES permit is being modified by the Department to require the installation of cylindrical wedge-wire screens and variable speed drives and thus reduce impingement mortality and entrainment equivalent to that achievable with closed-cycle cooling. The modification also requires the applicant to submit an approvable Cylindrical Wedge-wire Screen (CWWS) Pilot Study Plan, Installation and Operation Plan, and a Verification Monitoring Plan. The CWWS pilot study results will determine the wedge-wire screen slot size. These steps are consistent with requirements of DEC Policy Document CP-52 Best Technology Available for Cooling Water Intake Structures (http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/64558.html) and in accordance with 6NYCRR Section 704.5, Intake Structures, and Section 316(b) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The location, design, construction, and capacity of cooling water intake structures must reflect the best technology available (BTA) for minimizing adverse environmental impact.

In addition, the Department proposes to require a dilution study to determine appropriate dilution factors for Seneca Lake. The dilution factors will be used to refine the current water quality based effluent limits (WQBELs) for Outfall 002.

The applicant has also applied for Title IV and Title V air pollution control permits (DEC Nos. 8-5736-00004/00016 and 8-5736-00004/00017) associated with reactivation of the facility. A separate notice of complete application has been prepared for those permit applications.

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact 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 Sep 11, 2015.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Greenidge Generation LLC
590 Plant Rd
PO Box 187
Dresden, NY 14441 -0187

Facility:

Greenidge Station
590 Plant Rd
Dresden, NY 14441

Application ID:

8-5736-00004/00015

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Torrey, Yates County

Project Description:

The applicant has applied for an initial permit for the continued withdrawal of 159,897,000 GPD of water for operation of the Greenidge Generation, LLC Greenidge Generating Station. The facility has been in operation since the 1930s until and had a generating capacity of 161 MW when it was placed in protective lay-up status in 2011. The applicant is now proposing to re-activate Unit 4 of the facility for a total generation capacity of 107 MW. The Department has determined that the facility is eligible for an Initial Permit under Section 15-1501.9 of the Environmental Conservation Law. Initial Permits are limited to existing facilities for existing water withdrawals over 100,000GPD which were properly reported to the Department prior to February 15, 2012. Section 15-501.9 requires the Department to issue Initial Water Withdrawal Permits for the reported volume. The Department has determined that permit renewals, and the issuance of "initial permits" under ECL section 15-1501.9 as implemented by 6 NYCRR 601.7, are Type II actions and not subject to SEQR.

The station is located on the western shore of Seneca Lake, just south of the Village of Dresden. The facility uses water withdrawn from Seneca Lake for once-through cooling with the intake structures for the facility regulated under SPDES permit 8-5736-00004/00001, which is currently in process of renewal and modification. In addition, the applicant has applied for Title IV and Title V air pollution control permits associated with the reactivation (DEC Nos. 8-5736-00004/00016 and 8-5736-00004/00017). Separate notices for the SPDES permit renewal and modification, and the Title IV and Title V applications, have been prepared by the Department.

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 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 Sep 11, 2015.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Greenidge Generation LLC
590 Plant Rd
PO Box 187
Dresden, NY 14441 -0187

Facility:

Greenidge Station
590 Plant Rd
Dresden, NY 14441

Application ID:

8-5736-00004/00017

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)

Project is Located:

Torrey, Yates County

Project Description:

Greenidge Generation LLC has applied for a Title V Facility Permit and Title IV (Acid Rain) Facility Permit, for resumption of electric generating operations its Greenidge Generating Station in the Town of Torrey. Greenidge Station was in operation as early as the 1930's, with Unit 4 installed in 1953 for a total generation capacity of 161 MW. In 2006 significant improvements to emission control equipment were installed on Unit 4 and in 2011 the plant was placed in protective lay-up status by its prior owner and has not operated since March, 2011. The proposal would reactivate Unit 4 with a generating capacity of 107 MW. The unit would not burn coal, but instead be fired with biomass, natural gas, and minimal amounts of waste oil, all of which were previously authorized in the facility's prior Title V permit. The sponsor will also fully convert the facility to use natural-gas as the primary fuel.

The Greenidge Generating Station was a Major Stationary Source, and was required to obtain a Title V Permit as specified in 6 NYCRR Part 201-6, due to potential emissions of particulate matter smaller than 10 microns (PM-10), total particulates (PM), sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and carbon monoxide (CO), in excess of 100 tons per year each; and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) in excess of 25 tons per year. The Department has determined that the reactivation of Greenidge Unit 4 falls within USEPA's reactivation policy and Unit 4 will not be required to meet New Source Performance Standards or Prevention of Significant Deterioration requirements applicable to a new major source of air emissions.

In this application, Greenidge Generation LLC has proposed to re-power Unit 4 electric generating operations without the use of coal. With operations resumed as proposed, the Greenidge Generating Station will emit contaminants from boiler powered electric generation and ash handling operations. Greenidge Generation has further proposed a subsequent conversion of all generating operations to use natural gas as the primary fuel. In addition, applicant has proposed capping CO emissions at 147.9 tons per year, which is less than a 100 ton/year increase above the calculated baseline emissions of 48.9 tons per year. This will result in all other pollutants, except NOx, being below major source thresholds. NOx emissions under the proposed reactivation will be reduced compared to calculated baseline emissions. A case-by-case NOx RACT limit of 0.12 lbs/MMBtus will be included in the permit.

Electric generation is powered by a boiler, with a maximum heat input of 1,117 million BTU per hour. The boiler will burn untreated wood, waste wood product from a furniture manufacturer, #2 fuel oil, diesel oil, waste oil, and/or natural gas.

A multi‑pollutant control system for the boiler was installed in 2006. Boiler NOx emissions are controlled by over fire air, natural gas reburn, selective non-catalytic reduction, and selective catalytic reduction. Boiler SO2 emissions are controlled by a spray dry reactor. Boiler particulate emissions are controlled by a baghouse. The equipment to allow firing with wood was added in 2009.

Ash handling operations convey boiler fly ash pneumatically to a fly ash storage silo with a baghouse to control particulate emissions. The ash is then processed for proper disposal.

Minor amounts of particulates are also emitted from a lime hydrating system for the boiler SO2 emission control system, and an aqueous urea handling system supporting the boiler NOx emission control system, with the lime hydrating system emissions controlled by a wet scrubber.

In response to the application the Department has prepared Draft Title V and Title IV Facility Permits for the Greenidge Generating Station, and has made a tentative determination to issue the Drafts as the Final Permits.

The Department is also processing a renewal and modification of the Greenidge Generation, LLC's existing State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit. A separate notice of that application has been provided (DEC Application No. 8-5736-00004/00001).

The application, Draft Permits, and Title V Permit Review Report are available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office. The Title V Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed or downloaded as .pdf files at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/dardata/boss/afs/draft_atv.html

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact 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 Sep 11, 2015.

Contact:

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


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