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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 01/27/2016

New York County

Applicant:

Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave
New York, NY 10065

Facility:

Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave
New York, NY 10065

Application ID:

2-6204-00118/00005

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a Title V Permit Renewal 2 for an educational institution that operates six boilers and one absorption chiller on campus. The boilers are located in the Power House that generates steam for the buildings in the campus area. The sources include Boiler #1 rated at 36.6 MMBTU/HR and burns No.4 fuel oil, and Boilers #2, #3, #5 and #6 are rated at 29.95 MMBTU/HR each and burn No.4 fuel oil or natural gas. This renewal includes a modification to add Boiler #4, one 29.95 MMBTU/HR natural gas boiler that burns No.2 fuel oil as a backup fuel. All boilers vent to a single stack adjacent to the Power House.

Facility emissions of VOCs and HAPs are limited to 22.5 tons/yr. The facility has accepted a cap on the total emissions of NOx at 245 tons/yr.

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 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:

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 Feb 26, 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


Queens County

Applicant:

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

Facility:

Vernon Blvd Plant
42-30 Vernon Blvd
Queens, NY 11101

Application ID:

2-6304-01377/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared draft permits and has made a tentative determination to issue Air Title V (ID 2-6304-01377/00003) and Air Title IV (ID 2-6304-0377/00002) permit renewals for the facility which 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 can generate a maximum 79.9 megawatts of power.

The facility permit also includes two 7.4 mmbtu/hr Heatec natural gas boilers used to heat gas turbine combustion inlet air, and a 746 bhp diesel back-up generator limited to 500 hours per year of operation. Facility emission of oxides of nitrogen are limited to 22.5 tons per year.

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 Feb 26, 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


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