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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 09/27/2017

Kings County


Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Partners, L.P.
63 Flushing Ave Unit 234
Brooklyn, NY 11205 -1074


Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Plant
63 Flushing Ave - Brooklyn Navy Yard, Bldg 41 Unit #234
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a Title V Permit renewal to an existing facility, a 286 MW gas-fired power plant that consists of two Siemens V84.2 gas turbines firing natural gas or fuel oil and two distillate oil-fired emergency generators. Each turbine is equipped with a Heat Recovery Steam Generator. The plant supplies electricity to Con Edison and the Navy Yard, and supplies steam to Con Edison, the Navy Yard, and the Red Hook Water Pollution Control Plant.

The facility will continue to maintain a facility-wide NOx emissions cap of 145.77 T/yr, and continue to comply with the provisions of 6 NYCRR Part 225-1.2 requiring the use of ultra-low sulfur distillate (USLD) oil with a sulfur content no greater than 0.0015 percent by weight. The facility-wide emissions for major air pollutants exceed the major source pollutant threshold and therefore is subject to the provisions of Title V specified under 6 NYCRR subpart 201-6. The facility is subject to the Title IV (Acid Rain Permit) provisions of 40 CFR Part 72, due to emissions of sulfur dioxide caused by activities of generating electricity. Pursuant to the Phase II requirements of Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and 40 CFR Part 72.6(a)(3), the facility is required to apply for the Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain) permit in the Title V application. The facility has to comply with all compliance requirements of Acid Rain Rules (40 CFR Parts 72, Parts 73, Parts 75, Parts 77 and Parts 78.

This renewal continues to include requirements for compliance with 6NYCRR Subpart 225-1 (Fuel Composition and Use-Sulfur Limitations); 227-1 (Stationary Combustion Installations) and 227-2 (Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for Oxides of Nitrogen. The applicant will be required to have sufficient SO2 allowances in its possession to cover SO2 emissions from this facility. The applicant shall submit annual compliance certification reports to the Department and the USEPA. The applicant shall maintain and certify monitoring systems and/or methodologies for opacity, SO2 emissions, NOx emissions, SO2 removal (if applicable), CO2 emissions and volumetric flow rates in accordance with 40 CFR Part 75. The renewal permit continues to include Prevention of Significant Deterioration 40 CFR 52 requirements pertaining to major stationary sources located in areas which are in attainment of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for specified pollutants- including 40 CFR 52.21(j) BACT determinations, New Source Performance Standards (40 CFR 60, 6 NYCRR 200.10) standards of performance for specific stationary source categories developed by the USEPA under Section 111 of the CAAA, and Maximum Achievable Control Technology (40 CFR 63, 6 NYCRR 200.10) requirements for contaminant and source specific emission standards established by the 1990 CAAA.

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:

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:

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 Oct 27, 2017.


Erin L Shirkey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101

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