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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 11/18/2015

Schuyler County

Applicant:

U S Salt LLC
2 Brush Creek Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64112

Facility:

U S Salt - Watkins Glen Refinery
3580 Salt Point Rd
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Application ID:

8-4432-00001/00031

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Reading, Schuyler County

Project Description:

U S Salt Corp has submitted an application for renewal of its Title V Facility Permit for its Watkins Glen Refinery, located on Salt Point Road in the Town of Reading. The facility produces and packages salt from nearby brine production operations, and emits air contaminants from salt dewatering, drying, processing, and packaging operations, from three natural gas and oil fired process boilers, and from a 240 million BTU per hour fluidized bed boiler, which can be fired by any combination of coal, wood, or natural gas. The Title V Facility Permit was originally issued November 2, 2000 and was renewed effective October 11, 2006. Equipment modifications in 2013 replaced a "B filter dryer" with a new centrifuge/dryer/cooler, and was considered to fall under the operational flexibility provisions of the Title V permit. In addition the three gas and oil fired boilers now comply with 6NYCRR Part 227-2 NOx RACT limits adopted in 2010. The fluidized bed biomass boiler was given an interim NOx RACT limit based on limited operation and testing to date.

The Watkins Glen Refinery meets the definition of a major stationary source in 6 NYCRR Part 201-6, and is required to maintain a Title V Facility Permit, due to potential emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), total particulate matter (PM), and particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM‑10), of over 100 tons per year each.

As part of the application, U S Salt also proposes to continue to limit total fuel use by the four boilers, to restrict potential NOx, SO2, CO, and PM-10 emissions to below 6NYCRR Part 231-2 New Source Review (NSR) and 40 CFR 52.21 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) increase thresholds of 100 tons per year for CO, 40 tons per year for NOx and SO2, and 15 tons per year of PM-10. These limits were established with the addition of the newest boiler authorized by the 2006 Permit renewal, and restricted total facility boiler emissions to 128.6 tons of NOx, 136.6 tons of CO, and 36.3 tons of SO2 per year.

In response to the application, the Department has generated a Draft Title V Facility Permit for renewal, and has made a tentative determination to issue the Draft Permit as the renewed Permit, if comments received do not raise significant issues which must be addressed.

The application, Draft Permit, and Permit Review Report are available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office. The 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 201-6.4(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:

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.

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:

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


Steuben County

Applicant:

Wolfe Brothers Farms Inc
333 Austin Rd
Wellsboro, PA 16901

Facility:

Wolfe Brothers Farm
2338 Indian Hills Rd
Erwin, NY

Application ID:

8-4642-00153/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters

Project is Located:

Erwin, Steuben County

Project Description:

Applicant proposes to install rock along 860 linear feet of the Canisteo River, a Class C navigable stream, for streambank protection. Project to include minor grading of bank and lining the entire bank with filter fabric and rock riprap. The project also includes a 50-foot vegetative buffer along the bank to provide additional bank protection. Erosion controls will be used during construction.

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.

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 03, 2015.

Contact:

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


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