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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 06/29/2016

Monroe County

Applicant:

Bayfront North Ltd
323 Bayfront North
Rochester, NY 14622

Facility:

Bayfront North Limited Parking Lot
Bayfront North
Irondequoit, NY 14622

Application ID:

8-2634-00301/00005

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Irondequoit, Monroe County

Project Description:

Applicant proposes to reestablish rock riprap along approximately 185 feet of shoreline, add vegetation (live willow stakes) within rock, and resurface parking lot with pervious pavement. The area for the pervious parking lot is 9,600 square feet, requiring fill of approximately 50 cubic yards of stone for leveling and 70 cubic yards of asphalt paving. Work is proposed on Irondequoit Bay within the 100-foot adjacent area of State Freshwater Wetland RE-1 (Class 1), requiring an Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands permit.

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 Jul 14, 2016.

Contact:

Peggy Norry
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Ontario County

Applicant:

Town of Farmington
1000 Co Rd 8
Farmington, NY 14425 -9579

Facility:

Farmington Park & Ride Watermain
Loomis Rd - S Side, E of St Rte 332
Farmington, NY

Application ID:

8-3228-00116/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Farmington, Ontario County

Project Description:

The applicant proposes the installation by conventional open trenching of approximately 860 feet of 8-inch waterman along the northwest side of Plastermill Road, from State Route 332 to Loomis Road. A portion of the watermain is located within a 100-foot adjacent area of State Wetland (CG-2), requiring an Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands permit. All areas of disturbance will be along the roadway and sediment controls will be used to minimize potential impacts to the Freshwater Wetland. The Department has made a tentative determination to issue the permit, but seeks comments prior to making a final decision.

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:

A cultural resources survey has been completed and cultural resources were identified. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no adverse impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

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 Jul 14, 2016.

Contact:

Robert B Call
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Wayne County

Applicant:

Cahoon Farms Inc
10951 Lummisville Rd
Wolcott, NY 14590

Facility:

Cahoon Farms
10951 Lummisville Rd
Wolcott, NY 14590

Application ID:

8-5426-00002/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Groundwater Discharge

Project is Located:

Huron, Wayne County

Project Description:

The applicant has requested a modification to their SPDES permit (NY0104001) which utilizes spray irrigation as part of their treatment system for fruit processing wastewaters at the Cahoon Farms facility located at 10951 Lummisville Road. The permit modification includes the addition of new spray fields (Outfall 003) covering approximately 8 acres with a permitted flow rate of up to 170,000 gpd, and a peak spray application rate up to 6.48 inches per week. The new spray fields will be utilized to assure adequate treatment of effluent, and will be located east of Dutch Street Road, midway between Lummisville Road and Ridge Road. Three new monitoring wells will be used to monitor the new spray fields. The Department has made a tentative determination to issue the modification, but seeks comments prior to making a final decision.

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:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

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 Jul 14, 2016.

Contact:

Robert B Call
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


Yates County

Applicant:

Greenidge Generation LLC
590 Plant Rd
PO Box 187
Dresden, NY 14441 -0187

Facility:

Greenidge Station
590 Plant Rd
Dresden, NY 14441

Application ID:

8-5736-00004/00017

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Torrey, Yates County

Project Description:

Greenidge Generation LLC has submitted a revised application for a Title V Air Permit in accordance with the requirements of Title 6 of the New York compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations, Part 201-6 (6 NYCRR Part 201-6). The application is for conversion of the Greenidge Electricity Generating Station, located in the Town of Torrey, Yates County to operate primarily on natural gas with up to 19% biomass co-firing. Greenidge Station is comprised of Unit 4, which includes a Combustion Engineering, tangentially-fired dry bottom boiler (Boiler No. 6) with a maximum heat input rating of 1,117 MMBtu/hr, and a steam generating turbine with a maximum rated output of 107 Megawatts (MW) of electricity. The facility is equipped with a suite of air pollution control (both pre-combustion and post-combustion) systems to control pollutant nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, particulate matter (PM, PM10 and PM2.5), and sulfur dioxide emissions from facility operations. Greenhouse gases will be reduced substantially primarily by the use of cleaner fuels. Under the proposal, Unit 4 will not burn coal or fuel oil any longer.

The Greenidge Generating Station is a Major Stationary Source, and is required to obtain a Title V Permit as specified in 6 NYCRR Part 201-6, due to potential emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and carbon monoxide (CO), in excess of 100 tons per year each; and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) in excess of 25 tons per year. The Department has applied 6 NYCRR Part 231 Prevention of Significant Deterioration requirements to emissions of CO, PM, PM10, and PM2.5 and GHGs, and nonattainment New Source Review to emissions of NOX. Capping provisions have been included for emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of 39 tons per year and 49 tons per year, respectively. A Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) will be used to monitor compliance with NOX, CO, SO2, ammonia (NH3), and GHGs requirements. A Continuous Opacity Monitoring System (COMS) will be used to monitor compliance with opacity requirements, and annual stack testing will be required for demonstrating compliance with the emission limits for PM, PM10, and PM2.5. Greenidge Generation has surrendered 177 tons of NOX emission reduction credits (ERC) to offset the 153.8 tons of potential NOX emissions associated with this permit action. The conversion and operation of the Greenidge Generating Station is not subject to New Source Performance Standards.

In this revised application, Greenidge Generation LLC has proposed to re-start Unit 4 electric generating operations without the use of coal or fuel oil. Electric generation is powered by a boiler, with a maximum heat input of 1,117 million BTU per hour. The boiler will burn natural gas, with the ability to co-fire up to 19% biomass, which may include untreated wood and resinated wood. With conversion of all generating operations to use natural gas as the primary fuel with up to 19% biomass co-firing, and operations as proposed, the Greenidge Generating Station will primarily emit contaminants from boiler powered electric generation and ash handling operations.

Boiler NOX emissions will be controlled by over fire air, low NOx Burners/flue gas recirculation/tangential low NOX firing, optimized selective non-catalytic reduction, and optimized selective catalytic reduction. Boiler particulate emissions will be controlled by a fabric filter baghouse. Ash handling operations convey boiler fly ash associated with the use of biomass pneumatically to a fly ash storage silo with a baghouse to control particulate emissions. The ash is then processed for proper disposal. Minor amounts of particulates will also be emitted from a pollution control system supporting the boiler NOX emission control system. Emissions of CO are controlled by staged combustion and over fire air.

Greenidge Generation has further proposed Best Available Control Technology ("BACT") and Lowest Achievable Emission Rate ("LAER") emission limits where applicable. Additionally, the permit establishes start-up and shutdown limits for the boiler as well as BACT and LAER limits and work practices for auxiliary emission sources at the facility for emissions of particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and greenhouse gases, as appropriate.

Information regarding the demonstration of the Best Available Control Technology (BACT) and Lowest Achievable Emission Rate (LAER) is available at the regional office and may be viewed upon request.

In response to the revised application, the Department has prepared Draft Title IV and Title V Facility Permits for the Greenidge Generating Station, including Prevention of Significant Deterioration and nonattainment New Source Review requirements, and has made a tentative determination to issue the Drafts as the Final Permits.

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 revised 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 revised 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 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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

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 Jul 29, 2016.

Contact:

Scott Sheeley
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 E Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov


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