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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 11/18/2015

Bronx County

Applicant:

New York Power Authority
123 Main St
White Plains, NY 10601

Facility:

Hell Gate
960 E 134th St
Bronx, NY 10454

Application ID:

2-6007-00724/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Bronx, Bronx County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared draft permits for the referenced facility and has made a tentative determination to issue a Title V Permit renewal (DEC ID 2-6007/00724/00003) and a Title IV Permit renewal (DEC ID 2-6007/00724/00002). The facility consists of two simple-cycle combustion turbines (GE LM6000) each with a capacity of 420 mmbtu/hr. The turbines employ spray intercooling systems to optimize power output. The units are each equipped with selective catalytic reduction to control emissions of oxides of nitrogen and catalytic oxidation to control emissions of carbon monoxide. The facility is limited by the permit to operate at a net output of no more than 79.9 megawatts of power. This renewal includes one 1474 bhp Black Start Emergency Diesel Generator (BSEDG) to Emission Unit 1-00001, that is exempted from permitting under Part 201-3.2(c)(6) and 200.1(cq). The BSEDG will supply power to start the Hell Gate Plant turbine generator in the event of a blackout, and will be limited to 500 hours per year of operation which includes one hour per week testing and Black Start use.

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 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 located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Dec 18, 2015.

Contact:

Erin L Shirkey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov


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