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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 01/06/2016

Niagara County

Applicant:

Lockport Energy Associates LP
5087 Junction Rd
Lockport, NY 14094

Facility:

Lockport Cogeneration Facility
5087 Junction Rd
Lockport, NY 14094

Application ID:

9-2926-00016/00036

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Lockport, Niagara County


Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal of the Title V Operating Air Permit for the Lockport Cogeneration Facility in Lockport, New York. A Title IV Acid Rain Permit has been drafted in accordance with 40 CFR 72 and is available for review as an attachment to the draft Title V Permit.

The facility cogenerates steam that is sold to a nearby steam host and electricity which is sold to an electric utility. The facility is designed to generate a nominal 198 megawatts (MW) of electricity while providing up to 315,800 pounds per hour (lb/hr) of process steam. The facility operates three combined cycle gas turbines, an auxiliary boiler, and three starting diesel engines used for starting the gas turbines. Several exempt and trivial emission sources are also located at this facility.

This facility is an existing major source under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. In addition, the facility's three gas turbines are subject to New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Subpart GG, and the three duct burners and one auxiliary boiler are subject to NSPS Subpart Db.

The facility's NOx RACT Plan submitted under 6 NYCRR Subpart 227-2 was approved. The gas turbines will continue to comply with the existing presumptive RACT emission limits without additional control technologies. An alternative NOx RACT limit of 9 g/bhp-hr was approved for the three diesel starting engines.

This permit transitions from prior acid rain/NOx Budget programs to the federal Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR). The Title V Permit has been updated to remove various New York State acid rain/NOx Budget regulations which have been repealed since the last permit renewal was issued (6 NYCRR Parts 204 and 237). Citations for CSAPR, 40 CFR 97, have been added.

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 DEC 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 Feb 05, 2016.

Contact:

Mark F Passuite
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov


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