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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 12/16/2015

Queens County

Applicant:

North Shore Towers Apartments Inc
272-40 Grand Central Parkway
Floral Park, NY 11005 -1302

Facility:

N Shore Towers Apt Total Energy Plant
272-40 Grand Central Pkwy
Floral Park, NY 11005

Application ID:

2-6307-00339/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility
Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County

Project Description:

This notice is a supplement to the notice published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) on February 11, 2015. The prior notice stated the incorrect number of proposed Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) to be approved, and incorrect NOx and VOC limits. The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a modification to an existing Air Title V Permit, to discontinue Air State Facility Permit (ID #2-6307-00339/00003), and to certify Emission Reduction Credit (ERCs) (ID #2-6307-00339/00004). The facility is a 1,844-unit cooperative apartment complex that includes an Integral Total Energy Plant. The plant provides heat, air conditioning, hot water and electricity for the entire apartment complex.

The Department has reviewed the revised ASF ERC application dated Oct. 20, 2015 for Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and has agreed to approve the ERCs pursuant to 6NYCRR Part 231-10 as follows: ERCs approved (tons): NOx 59.5, and VOCs 15.5. The ERCs are based on the removal of the three old 1500 kW Chicago engines, sources: 0001C, 0001D, 0001E, with the replacement of three new 1640 kW Caterpillar engines, sources: 0001G, 0001H, 0001I.

The ERC application and supporting documentation are available for review at the Department's Region 2 office.

The Plant consists of three 1500kW dual fuel engines (natural gas/#2 distillate fuel oil), three 1640kW natural gas engine-generators, four 29.29 MMBtu/hr boilers, one 10kW emergency generator, and seven underground fuel oil storage tanks. The ATV Permit modification includes three newly installed 1640 kW Caterpillar natural gas engine-generators, previously under ASF permit. Caterpillar 1640 kW engines, sources: 0001G, 0001H, 0001I, NOx emissions are limited by 6NYCRR 227-2 to 1.5 g/bhp-hr.

Cleaver-Brooks boilers, sources: 0002A, 0002B, 0002C, 0002D, can fire either natural gas or #2 fuel oil and are combined to a common stack. Boiler emissions are subject to 6NYCRR 227-2 and are averaged in order to demonstrate compliance with an alternative standard of 0.107 lbMMBtu on a 12 mo. avg-rolled monthly basis, as demonstrated by the NOx RACT Economic and Technological Analysis of Dec. 2011.Chicago Pneumatic 1500 kW engines, sources: 0001A, 0001B, 0001F, alternate NOx emissions are limited to 5.6 g/bhp-hr annual avg-rolled monthly basis, as demonstrated by the NOx RACT Economic and Technological Analysis of Dec. 20, 2004 and Sept. 14, 2012. The netting yields an annual NOx limit of 65.76 tpy on a rolling monthly basis. VOC emissions are limited to 24.9 tpy on a rolling monthly basis.

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 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 Jan 15, 2016.

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 Parks & Recreation
830 5th Ave
New York, NY 10021 -7001

Facility:

NYC Parks-Alice Austen Park
Hylan Blvd/Edgewater St/Abbott St
Staten Island, NY

Application ID:

2-6404-00473/00011

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 34 Coastal Erosion Management
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands

Project is Located:

Staten Island, Richmond County

Project Description:

Applicant proposes to reconstruct portions of Alice Austen Park approximately one mile north of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Staten Island in phases. This phase will include partial restoration of the Sandy damaged paths by reducing their width in the most severely eroded areas, replacing steel edging with concrete curb and placing rip rap to protect curb area.

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.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Dec 31, 2015.

Contact:

Stephen A Watts
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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