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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 05/11/2016

New York County

Applicant:

Broome Property Owner Jv LLC
c/o CT Corporation System
111 Eighth Ave
New York, NY 10011

Facility:

Soho Tower
100 Varick St
New York, NY 10013

Application ID:

2-6205-01795/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County

Project Description:

Applicant proposes to operate a temporary dewatering system to facilitate construction of a 24-story commercial building with a maximum withdrawal of 921,000 gallons per day. Project is located at 100 Varick Street in Manhattan. Pumped groundwater is to be directed to the existing combined sewer on Broome Street which discharges to Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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 draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Dept of City Planning

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 not located in a Coastal Management area and is not 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 May 26, 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


Queens County

Applicant:

Laguardia Gateway Partners LLC
c/o Mina Corp
605 3rd Ave 28th Fl
New York, NY 10158

Facility:

Laguardia Airport Central Terminal Building Replacement
Grand Central Pkwy & 94th St
Flushing, NY 11371

Application ID:

2-6301-00784/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State 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 renewal and transfer for an existing permitted Air State Facility Port Authority of NY & NJ-La Guardia Airport (ID#2-6301-00106/00021) that will be transferred to La Guardia Gateway Partners LLC (LGP LLC) under the La Guardia Airport Central Terminal Building Replacement (ID#2-6301-00784/00001). The Port Authority's Air State Facility Permit (ID#2-6301-00106/00021) will be relinquished and discontinued upon issuance. Retained emission units from the Marine Air Terminal Hanger 7 Center of the airport will be permitted by the Port Authority of NY & NJ under a new Air Registration (ID# 2-6301-00106/00030).

Currently, the Port Authority of NY & NJ operates and maintains infrastructure of the airport. This includes but not limited to roadways, runways and taxiways. The existing LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building (CTB) operations will be transferred to LGP LLC, and will be replaced with a new 1.3 million square foot CTB, including a new central heating and refrigeration plant (CHRP) and new associated utilities and infrastructure.

The existing snowmelters will be replaced with new snowmelters (two stationary, 67.5 mmBtu/hr each, firing natural gas) and nine portable snowmelters (32 mmBtu/hr each, firing diesel oil). The combustion air fan in each portable snowmelter will be driven by 224 hp (168 kW) diesel engine. Existing diesel generators will be replaced with five new emergency diesel engine generators (8,000 kW total). The emergency generators will not be used for peak shaving or demand response programs, thus they are exempt. There will also be seven exempt water heaters (0.5 mmBtu/hr each) and forty six exempt infrared air heaters (0.3 mmBtu/hr each).

During the construction phase of the new CTB, including the new central heating and refrigeration plant (CHRP) and parking garage, LGP LLC will operate all existing fuel combustion equipment in the affected CTB area. The existing equipment will stay in operation until the new equipment become operational at which time they will be removed. The new and existing equipment NOx emissions will remain below the cap of 49,000 lbs/yr during the start-up/shakedown period.

The following existing equipment will stay in operation until the new equipment will become operational: Two boilers (62.5 mmBtu/hr each) burning natural gas or distillate #2 oil, nine (9) stationary snowmelters (8.8 mmBtu/hr each) burning #2 fuel oil, one large emergency diesel engine generator (600 kW) in parking garage, eight (8) small emergency diesel generator (total 1,535 kW).

The facility's nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions are limited to 24.9 tons per year. Records demonstrating compliance with this cap will be kept in accordance with the permit specific conditions. The facility is subject to the provisions of State Facility requirements specified under 6NYCRR 201-7. The Air State Facility permit contains a listing of the applicable federal, state, and compliance monitoring requirements for the facility. The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the DEC office provided in this notice. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. DEC may schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. Hearing notices will contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments.

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 a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Office of the Mayor

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 Jun 10, 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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