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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 10/18/2017

New York County

Applicant:

NYC Health & Hospitals Corp
125 Worth St
New York, NY 10013 -4006

Facility:

NYC-HH - Harlem Hospital
506 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10037

Application ID:

2-6203-00001/00006

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a new Air State Facility (ASF) permit to NYC-HH - HARLEM HOSPITAL for their continued operation of an existing permitted Air Title V facility. The Title V permit (DEC ID# 2-6203-00001/00005) will be relinquished and discontinued upon ASF issuance.

The facility operates three mid size boilers installed in 1966 and its emissions are subject to Subparts 227-1 for opacity. The boilers burn natural gas as primary fuel and No 2 oil as back-up. The facility has proposed to accept permit condition to limit the NOx (oxides of nitrogen) emissions to less than 25 T/yr on 12-mo. rolling basis and cap out of the Title V requirements. The NOx emissions are capped at 24.5 T/yr. This capping eliminates the Sub-part 227-2 requirements. Under this permit the facility is required to stack test its boilers for particulate matter for compliance with the SIP approved Part 227 limit. This permit requires the facility to submit annual compliance certification and semiannual compliance reports, and maintain records of fuel usage and sulfur content. As proof of exempt eligibility for the emergency generators, the facility must maintain monthly records which demonstrate that each engine is operated less than 500 hrs/yr on a 12-mo. rolling total basis.

This draft permit contains the federal conditions: 40CFR 60 NSPS Subpart IIII, 40CFR 63 Subpart JJJJJJ, and 40CFR 63 Subpart ZZZZ. The facility is subject to the provisions of State Facility requirements specified under 6 NYCRR 201-7. The Air State Facility permit contains a listing of the applicable federal, state, and compliance monitoring requirements for the facility. The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the DEC office provided in this notice. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. DEC may schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. Hearing notices will contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments.

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 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 Nov 17, 2017.

Contact:

Erin L Shirkey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Mutual Redevelopment Houses Inc
321 8th Ave
New York, NY 10001 -4818

Facility:

Mutual Redevelopment Houses
315 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001

Application ID:

2-6205-00182/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a Title V Renewal 3 for an existing facility that provides heating, cooling, hot water and electricity to a residential apartment complex consisting of ten 22-story residential buildings. The facility operates two dual fuel 39.11 MMBtu/hr Johnston boilers, three 1150 KW(11.9 MMBtu/hr) diesel engine generators, three 820 KW(8.5 MMBtu/hr) diesel engine generators, and four 820 KW(7.6 MMBtu/hr) natural gas powered engine generators. All emission sources are collectively identified as emission unit U-00001, and are exhausted through one common stack.

Under this renewal two dual fuel 39.11 MMBtu/hr Johnston boilers continue a NOx RACT variance due to economic and technological reasons when burning #2 fuel oil or natural gas. Under the variance the applicant is seeking and is granted an alternate NOx emissions limit when burning #2 fuel oil of 0.12 lbs/MMBtu and when burning natural gas only 0.06 lbs/MMBtu. In order to avoid the New Source Review-Part 231 applicability, the NOx emissions from the new boilers are limited to 24.9 T/yr on a monthly rolling basis. The six existing diesel engines/generators are required to meet a NOx limit of 2.3 gr/bhp-hr under Subpart 227-2. The facility has applied for a variance due to economic and technological reasons for an alternate NOx emission limit of 6.0 gr/bhp-hr. This variance was granted by DEC, pending EPA's final approval. The four gas engines meet the Subpart 227-2 NOx RACT limit of 1.5 gr/bhp-hr. This facility emits oxides of nitrogen in excess of 25 T/yr and is subject to Title V permitting requirements, Part 201.

This renewal continues to include federal requirements under: 40 CFR Parts 60 NSPS Subpart IIII, 60 NSPS Subpart JJJJ, 60.40c NSPS Subpart Dc, 60.48c(a) NSPS Subpart Dc, 60.48c(e)(1) NSPS Subpart Dc, and 82 Subpart F. The Title V permit contains a complete listing of the applicable Federal, State and compliance monitoring requirements for this facility, its emission unit and emission point.

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 Nov 17, 2017.

Contact:

Erin L Shirkey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Board of Managers of the New York Times Building Condominium
50 Public Sq Ste 1410
Cleveland, OH 44113 -2202

Facility:

New York Times Building Condominium
620 Eighth Ave
New York, NY 10018

Application ID:

2-6205-01696/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue an Air State Facility (ASF) permit renewal and transfer for an existing permitted facility. The ASF permit will be transferred from THE NEW YORK TIMES BUILDING LLC to the BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BUILDING CONDOMINIUM. The facility operates combustion installation consisting of two natural gas engine electric generators for continuous power production (emission sources 00001and 00002), and two diesel exempt emergency electric generators (emission sources 00003 and 00004). This renewal includes a modification is to increase the oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emission factors for two Caterpillar RICE engine generators. Engines #1 (ES00001) and #2 (ES00002) will be increased to 321 lbs/MMSCF and 271 lbs/MMSCF, respectively and supersedes the currently permitted emission factor of 87.7 lbs/MMSCF. The new lbs/MMSCF factors are based on emission test report dated April 27, 2017. These updated emission factors are equal to the maximum allowable limit of 1.5 g/bhp-hr. In this modification, the maximum operating capacity of the two natural gas engines is also being limited at 900 hp, based on the April 2017 stack test report where the maximum tested hp was just under 900 hp. Emission sources ES00003 and ES00004 will continue to be designated as emergency generators and will also be subject to maximum hours of operation limitations. The facility NOx emissions are capped at 24.9 T/yr. Records demonstrating compliance with this cap will be kept in accordance with the permit specific conditions.

The facility is subject to the provisions of State Facility requirements specified under 6 NYCRR 201-7. The Air State Facility permit contains a listing of the applicable federal, state, and compliance monitoring requirements for the facility. The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the DEC office provided in this notice. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. DEC may schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. Hearing notices will contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments.

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 Nov 17, 2017.

Contact:

Erin L Shirkey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov


Queens County

Applicant:

New York Power Authority
123 Main St
White Plains, NY 10601

Facility:

Poletti Power Project
31-03 20th Ave
Astoria, NY 11105

Application ID:

2-6301-00084/00015

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared draft permits and has made a tentative determination to issue a Title V Permit Renewal 3 (2-6301-00084/00015) and a Title IV Renewal 2 (2-6301-00084/00021) for an existing power plant at the Charles Poletti Power Complex. The plant consists of a 500 MW combined-cycle natural gas fired facility with the ability to operate with distillate oil as a backup fuel, including two GE S207FA combustion turbines, two unfired heat recovery steam generators, one steam turbine, and one diesel engine for emergency equipment. The turbines will fire natural gas with up to 30 d/yr of distillate oil. The plant is limited to a total maximum throughput value of 30,278 gal/hr or 21.8 million gal/yr of distillate oil. Each turbine is equipped with dry low Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) burners and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to control NOx. Emissions of Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are controlled by an oxidation catalyst. Control of the ammonia feed rate will be based on the NOx and fuel flow and in order to control the ammonia emissions. This configuration represents Best Available Control Technology (BACT). The proposed pollution control equipment will also result in the Lowest Achievable Emission Rate (LAER) for NOx, CO and VOCs. Because of the emissions of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), NOx, Particulate Matter (PM), Particulate Matter sized 10 microns or less (PM10), and Sulfuric Acid Mist from the proposed project will exceed the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) significant levels at 40 CFR 52.21(b)(23)(i), NYPA is subject to the PSD requirements for those pollutants.

The renewal continue to include the following regulations and permit requirements: LAER by meeting the emission limits under 6NYCRR 231-2 for NOx, CO and VOC; BACT by meeting the emission limits under 40CFR 52-21.A for PM/PM 10, Sulfuric Acid and Ammonia; NOx RACT requirements for combined cycle combustion turbines when firing oil and gas in 6NYCRR 227-2.4(e)(2)(ii); 40CFR 60 NSPS; 40CFR 60 Subpart GG Standards of Performance for Stationary Gas Turbines for SO2 and NOx limits in 40CFR 60.332, 40CFR 60.333, 40CFR 60.334, 40CFR 60.335; 0.0015% by weight sulfur limit in distillate oil; Emission Limits according to 6NYCRR 231-2 New Source Review and 40CFR 52-A.21 PSD; and Compliance Certification requirements of New Source Performance Standards 40CFR Part 60; Acid Rain Rules (40CFR Parts 72, Part 73, Part 75, Part 77, Part 78); and NOx Budget Rules (6NYCRR Part 227-3, Part 204). The facility is not subject to the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) requirements of 40CFR 63 Subpart B because the emissions of hazardous air pollutants will be below major source thresholds.

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 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 Nov 17, 2017.

Contact:

Erin L Shirkey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Helix Ravenswood LLC
38-54 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101

Facility:

Ravenswood Generating Station
38-54 Vernon Blvd
Queens, NY 11101

Application ID:

2-6304-00024/00035

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue an Air Title V Renewal 3 (ID# 2-6304-00024/00035) and Title IV Renewal 3 (Phase II Acid Rain, ID#2-6304-00024/00029) for an existing facility, consisting of three steam boiler turbine/generator sets and 17 simple cycle combustion turbines with a combined nominal rating of 2,288 MW and three emergency generators. Natural gas is the primary fuel for all units, with low-sulfur oil fuel used on a limited basis. The Title IV permit is for Boilers 10, 20, 30 (ID# 2-6304-00024/00035) and Boiler 40 of Ravenswood Generating Station Art.X combined cycle plant (ATV #2-6304-00024/00039). The permitee name has been changed from TC RAVENSWOOD LLC to HELIX RAVENSWOOD LLC.

This Title V renewal continues to include 6NYCRR Subpart 201-7 emission cap that cannot be exceeded by the facility. The sum of emissions from the emission units specified in this permit shall not equal or exceed the Potential To Emit (PTE) rate: carbon monoxide 14,722,080 lbs/yr. This Title V renewal continues to include Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT), 6NYCRR Parts 227-2, the lowest emission limit that a specific source is capable of meeting by application of control technology that is reasonably available, considering technological and economic feasibility. RACT is a control strategy used to limit emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) for the purpose of attaining the air quality standard for ozone. This Title V renewal continues to include 6NYCRR 227-2.5(b) system averaging plan NOx RACT compliance option and 6NYCRR 227-2.6(a) applicable testing and/or monitoring requirements for emission sources subject to NOx RACT. The Facility will comply with the latest approved NOx RACT system wide averaging plan dated December 5, 2011.

This Title V renewal continues to include federal conditions: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) 40 CFR Part 63, 40CFR 63 Subpart UUUUU, 40CFR 63.6603(a) Subpart ZZZZ, 40CFR Part 68, 40CFR 82 Subpart F, 40CFR Part 97, 40CFR 97.406 Subpart AAAAA, 40CFR 97.506 Subpart BBBBB, and 40CFR 97.606 Subpart CCCCC.

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 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 Nov 17, 2017.

Contact:

Erin L Shirkey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov


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