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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 04/13/2016

Kings County

Applicant:

Starrett City Inc
1230 Pennsylvania Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11239

Facility:

Starrett City Power Plant
165 Elmira Loop
Brooklyn, NY 11239

Application ID:

2-6105-00263/00008

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue an Air Title V Renewal 3 for a housing development that produces all of its own electricity, heating and cooling through their power plant, a major facility since the potential emissions of sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and nitrogen oxides are greater than the major source thresholds: 100 T/yr for sulfur dioxide and particulate matter and 25 T/yr for nitrogen oxides. The Plant has a total electric generating capacity of 18,000KW.

The Facility is upgrading four primary natural gas boilers, with Zecco GB low NOx burners and flue gas recirculation and conversion from No.6 oil to No.2 distillate low sulfur oil as the secondary fuel, per their NOx RACT compliance plan to meet the NOx RACT standard of 0.15 lbs/MMBtu for large boilers. Steam from these four boilers is fed through two 6 MW steam turbines. The Facility also has three 2MW Nordberg large bore compression ignition engines that will operate firing No.2 oil only. Each engine is equipped with a carbon monoxide catalyst system including a continuous monitoring system for compliance with Federal Regulations for Hazardous Air Pollutants, 40 CFR 63 Subpart ZZZZ. The facility also has one 400,000 gal No.6 oil storage tank.

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 May 13, 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:

Federal Highway Administration-Eastern Fed Lands
c/o Kevin Rose
21400 Ridgetop Cir
Sterling, VA 20166

Facility:

US NPS - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Gateway National Recreation Area - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Black Wall & Rulers Island American Littoral Society
Broad Channel, NY 11693

Application ID:

2-6308-00602/00013

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County

Project Description:

Applicant proposes to repair damage to West Pond caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, located within the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge in the borough of Queens. A 200-foot breach in the pond is being repaired in order to restore its freshwater condition and to reconstruct the West Pond Loop Trail. The breach repair consists of an earthen embankment over a reinforced pile core with rip rap on a portion of the bay side. 2,481 cubic yards of fill is required to restore the pre-storm condition of the embankment and trail. Work also includes the installation of a water level control structure through the embankment adjacent to the restored breach.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: OTHER

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 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 Apr 28, 2016.

Contact:

Christopher Lang
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov


Multiple Counties

Applicant:

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

Facility:

NYC DDC Randalls Island Water and Gas Mains HED-568
Bronx to Randalls Island
New York, NY

Application ID:

2-9902-00103/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Manhattan, Multiple Counties

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for a new permit for a proposed discharge of up to 66,000 gallons per day of treated groundwater into the Bronx Kill (Class I) via a 42" storm sewer to NYCDEP Manhole #182, Outfall 001, from a filtration and carbon treatment system at the applicant's facility located on Randall's Island. The applicant plans to install a new 20" sub-aqueous water main extension and new 12" sub-aqueous high pressure gas main from Brook Ave. and Buckner Blvd. in the Bronx to Randall's Island. A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the regional office.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection

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 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 May 13, 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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