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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 11/04/2015

Rensselaer County


Sprague Operating Resources LLC
185 International Dr
Portsmouth, NH 03801


Sprague Operating Resources LLC
58 Riverside Ave
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Rensselaer, Rensselaer County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and made a tentative determination to issue a renewal of the Title V operating permit for the Sprague Operating Resources LLC facility, located in the City of Rensselaer. Sprague is a petroleum bulk terminal for hire. The facility receives petroleum products from a barge, which is transferred to storage tanks. From the storage tanks, the petroleum products are loaded into tank trucks at a loading rack. Emission units consist of the storage tanks, loading rack that is controlled by a John Zink vapor combustion unit (VCU), marine loading dock and fugitive (i.e., piping components and cargo leak) emissions. This renewal does not propose any changes to the operations at the facility or the regulations that apply to them.

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 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 Draft 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 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 Dec 04, 2015.


Nancy M Baker
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 N Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

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