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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 11/02/2016

Jefferson County

Applicant:

Development Authority of the North Country
Dulles State Office Bldg
317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601 -3744

Facility:

Solid Waste Management Facility
23400 St Rte 177
Rodman, NY 13682

Application ID:

6-2252-00007/00015

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Jefferson County

Project Description:

This Department has received a request for a permit renewal and modification to operate air pollution sources and has drafted, pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the Environmental Conservation Law, a Title V Facility Permit, for the DANC Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) located in the Town of Rodman, Jefferson County, New York. This is a UPA Major action. The facility consists of a landfill that accepts municipal solid waste and will expand it's footprint under this permitting action, and a Landfill Gas to Energy plant, that will remove one engine from the current permit. Each will be operating under one capped emission limit of 245 tons per year of Carbon Monoxide in order to remain a PSD minor facility. The Standard Industrial Classification representative of this facility is 4953, Refuse Systems.

This Title V renewal and modification application for the DANC SWMF includes emissions from the Innovative/DANC LLC landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) project (DEC Permit ID: 6-2252-00018/00001) for regulatory applicability review as a single facility. The DANC SWMF and Innovative/DANC LLC plant propose to maintain separate Title V permits. A single facility is allowed to maintain multiple permits under 6 NYCRR Part 201-6. The Title V for each facility will be noticed separately.

The 3,000 cfm open candlestick flare at the DANC SWMF (Permit # 6-2252-00007/00015, emission source: F0999) will be utilized as a backup landfill gas combustion device when the landfill gas engines at Innovative/DANC LLC are not able to handle the entire amount of collected landfill gas. DANC SWMF also operates up to 8 candlestick flares for additional control of landfill gas odors as needed. In addition the DANC SWMF operates exempt and trivial activities including emergency generators, fuel storage tanks, building heaters, waste oil storage, and mobile equipment. This renewal also includes the expansion of the landfill, the removal of the open top leachate storage tank which will be replaced by closed tanks. The new expansion will incorporate a significant reduction of waste placement annually. This will allow the facilities to stay below the cap for Carbon Monoxide, which is 245 tons per year.

Innovative/DANC LLC consists of four (4) existing Caterpillar G3520C landfill gas engine generator sets. Potential to emit (PTE) emissions from this project include emissions from a 1,100 scfm candlestick flare to combust excess landfill gas that the engines cannot utilize and one (1) enclosed flare thermal oxidizer to control off gases generated during the siloxane removal system regeneration cycle. It also include exempt sources, such as, an emergency generator, building heaters, and coolant storage tanks.

The DANC SWMF and Innovative/DANC LLC plant shall be considered a single facility for all air pollution control regulations applicability determinations. The PTE of any air pollutant from this single facility shall be based on a reduced maximum landfill gas flow rate. This was done by capping the annual waste placement to 250,000 tons per year, emissions of carbon monoxide from the DANC SWMF and Innovative/DANC LLC plant will be capped at 245 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:

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

SEQR Lead Agency: Development Authority of the North Country

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 Dec 02, 2016.

Contact:

Jessica J Hart
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building - 317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov


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