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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 09/27/2017

Erie County


Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC
PO Box 1109
Buffalo, NY 14240 -1109


Sumitomo Rubber USA LLC
10 Sheridan Dr
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Multiple Towns in Erie County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a renewal of the Title V Air Permit for the Sumitomo Rubber USA LLC facility on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda. The renewal application also includes a project to increase tire production. The project emission increase will be offset by using 137.93 tons of volatile organic compound (VOC) emission reduction credits (ERCs). Facility wide VOC emissions will also be limited to 201.5 tons per year (tpy). The following emission caps were carried over from the previous permit: fugitive VOCs are capped at less than 142.5 tpy to create 52 tons of VOC ERCs; individual hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) are capped at less than 10 tpy; total HAPs are capped at less than 25 tpy; and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) are capped at less than 100 tpy. The 39 tpy ethanol cap will carry over and stay in effect until the new VOC emission controls are operational.

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 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:

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 Oct 27, 2017.


Lisa M Czechowicz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203

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