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ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 05/17/2017

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Applicant:

Pactiv LLC
1900 West Field Ct
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Facility:

Pactiv LLC
5250 North St
Canandaigua, NY 14424 -1095

Application ID:

8-3224-00108/00116

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Canandaigua, Ontario County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal and modification of Pactiv Corporation's Title V Facility Permit issued July 23, 2009 and modified May 27, 2010, for its Canandaigua Packaging Plant, one of two Title V Permits for Pactiv's Canandaigua operations. The two Pactiv facilities are considered to be under common control, therefore, major source thresholds are based on the addition of emissions from both facilities.

The 2010 modification, which included installation of a regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) to replace an existing carbon adsorption system, and the addition of facility-level 40 CFR Part 64 Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM), is being carried over.

The Packaging Plant is a polystyrene foam production facility, which includes emission points for foam extrusion lines, extrusion line ovens, a pyrolysis oven for extruder die cleaning, a thermal densifier to collapse foam, silicone and plastic coating operations, and material and scrap handling systems. It includes a regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO). The Plant is subject to 6 NYCRR Part 201-6 (Title V) regulations due to emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in excess of 50 tons per year (from both facilities).

Pactiv also seeks to maintain a 6 NYCRR Part 212 Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) variance granted by the Department previously. The variance allows operation of foam extruders, thermoforming operations, and foam roll storage without emission controls. The variance is based on low concentrations of slowly released VOC, resulting in costs for emission control in significantly in excess of the Department's guideline level per ton of emissions controlled. Thermal oxidizer control equipment continues to be used for scrap material reclamation processes which release VOC foam expanding agent more rapidly. Total VOC emissions from all Packaging Plant sources will remain limited to 651 tons per year.

This application also proposes to continue the restriction of material throughput to 5 existing foam extrusion lines to restrict potential VOC emission levels from each line's processes, including scrap reclamation, to below the 40 ton per year threshold, per project, of 6 NYCRR Part 231 New Source Review in Ozone Transport Regions.

The renewal incorporates an operational flexibility modification including the installation of three new silicone clear coating operations on three Part 201 extrusion lines. The process is limited to a maximum of 500 gallons of silicone clear coating. This modification did not cause any exceedances in emission limitations, seek to establish or modify a federally-enforceable cap or cause the emissions to become subject to any additional regulations or requirements. In addition, exempt and trivial sources have been clarified, some source units have been reorganized, and some descriptions have been updated.

In response to the application, the Department has prepared a Draft Title V Permit, and has tentatively determined to issue the modified Title V Facility Permit. A separate Title V Facility Permit covers research and development operations at the Technology Center at Pactiv's Canandaigua site. This permit is being public noticed for renewal at this time.

The application, Draft Title V Facility Permit, and Permit Review Report are available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed or downloaded as PDF files at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/dardata/boss/afs/draft_atv.html.

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 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 Jun 16, 2017.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Pactiv LLC
1900 West Field Ct
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Facility:

Pactiv Technology Center
2651 Brickyard Rd
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Application ID:

8-3224-00427/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Canandaigua, Ontario County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewed and modified Title V Facility Permit for Pactiv LLC's Canandaigua Technology Center (CTC), which is a research and development pilot plant which may consist of plastics handling, heating, cooling, thermoforming, extrusion, surface treating, grinding, cutting, or sanding. The Pactiv CTC is one of two Pactiv facilities that are considered to be under common control, therefore, major source thresholds are based on the addition of emissions from both facilities.

It includes emission points for 9 stationary combustion sources rated at less than 10 million BTU each, abrasive cleaning operations, 5 extrusion presses, 1 solvent storage and 3 laboratory exhaust systems, and 11 research and development process operations. These pilot plant operations meet the definition of exempt activities in 6 NYCRR Part 201-3.2. Operations at the facility have not changed.

As part of this previous renewed permit, Pactiv restricted emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the Technology Center, to a cap of less than the 40 ton per year (TPY) VOC threshold specified in 6 NYCRR Part 212.10 Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for major facilities. The draft renewed and modified permit includes change in that a permit condition will require Pactiv to conduct an updated RACT evaluation if they approach the 40 TPY, in lieu of the previous cap condition.

Although some current operations are exempt, this condition will continue to apply to all Technology Center VOC emissions, and could allow Pactiv to convert pilot plant emission sources from exempt research activities to regulated production activities without a Title V Permit modification, provided the 40 ton per year VOC emission limit would not be exceeded.

The renewal also includes a Reciprocating Internal Combustion engine (RICE) Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) for an existing natural gas emergency generator.

In response to the application, the Department has prepared a Draft Title V Permit, and has tentatively determined to issue the Title V Facility Permit. A separate Title V Facility Permit authorizes production operations at the Packaging Plant at Pactiv's Canandaigua site. This facility's TV permit is being proposed for renewal separately at this time.

The application, Draft Title V Facility Permit, and Permit Review Report are available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed or downloaded as PDF files at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/dardata/boss/afs/draft_atv.html.

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 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 Jun 16, 2017.

Contact:

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


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