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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 11/25/2015

Queens County

Applicant:

Kiac Partners
c/o Calpine Operating Svces Co Inc
717 Texas Ave Ste 1000
Houston, TX 77002

Facility:

Calpine JFK Energy Center
Kennedy International Airport Bldg 49
Jamaica, NY 11430

Application ID:

2-6308-00096/00009

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a Title V Permit renewal to include updated regulations. The facility is an airport operating emission sources which consist of two combustion turbines equipped with supplementary fired duct burners and heat recovery steam generators. The plant supplies electricity to JFK International Airport and the Con Edison Power Distribution Grid and supplies steam to the airport's central heating and refrigeration plant.

The sum of emissions from the emission units specified in this permit shall not equal or exceed the following Potential To Emit rate for each regulated contaminant: 106,270 lbs/yr carbon monoxide and 360,329 lbs/yr oxides of nitrogen. The duct burners are limited to natural gas firing. The total annual natural gas use shall not exceed 1,034 million standard cubic feet per year, based on a daily rolling basis.

Due to a change in Federal EPA regulations, Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) conditions for NOx and SO2 Trading Programs, the following conditions have been added to the permit: Condition # 109 for 40 CFR 97.406 for Transport Rule NOx Annual Trading Program, Condition # 110 for 40 CFR 97.506 for Transport Rule NOx Ozone Season Trading Program, and Condition # 111 for 40 CFR 97.606 for Transport Rule SO2 Group 1 Trading Program.

Due to a change in regulations by NYSDEC and EPA, Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) conditions for 6 NYCRR 243, 244 and 245 have been removed from the proposed permit. Part 242 is still effective and 6 NYCRR 242-8.5 remains in the permit. The CAIR conditions required facilities to obtain/poses at least as many allocations of carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen as they emit to the atmosphere during a specified period of time. An allocation is a unit of pollution which is limited by a budget established by the regulations.

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 28, 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


Richmond County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Design & Construction
30-30 Thomson Ave Fl 5
Long Island City, NY 11101 -3045

Facility:

New Creek Bluebelt
Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY

Application ID:

2-6404-01113/00017

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Staten Island, Richmond County

Project Description:

Applicant proposes to operate a temporary dewatering system to facilitate the construction of storm and sanitary sewers in Hunter Avenue and associated stormwater best management practices (BMPs) within the New Creek watershed in Staten Island with a maximum withdrawal of 2.506 million gallons per day (GPD). This project action has been previously authorized under ECL Article 24 (Freshwater Wetlands) pursuant to DEC permit 2-6404-01113/00006. Dewatering pumps and discharge points will be at the following locations: (1) Hunter Avenue and Kiswick Street; (2) Nugent Avenue and Jefferson Avenue; (3) Freeborn Street between Graham Boulevard and Hunter Avenue; (4) Olympia Boulevard between Graham Boulevard and Hunter Avenue; and (5) Graham Boulevard near Patterson Avenue. Only one point of discharge will be active at any given time. Pumped groundwater will be pre-treated on-site using a 26,000 gallon settling tank and discharged to the West Branch of the New Creek Bluebelt that lies adjacent to the site and consists of a series of low flow channels and freshwater wetlands. Excess water within the creek will be discharged to Lower New York Bay through MS4 outfall OB-688.

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:

A final enviromental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Based on the information provided in cultural resources survey reports for this project, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. Measures have been undertaken in consultation with OPRHP to avoid or mitigate impacts to registered or eligible resources. These agreed upon measures conclude the SHPA review.

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 10, 2015.

Contact:

Christopher Lang
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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