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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 11/01/2017

New York County

Applicant:

New York University
70 Washington Sq S
New York, NY 10012 -1019

Facility:

NYU Central Plant
251 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

Application ID:

2-6205-00246/00005

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 an Air Title V modification for an existing educational facility with a cogeneration power plant that consists of two dual fueled (natural gas and ultra-low sulfur diesel) 5.5MW Solar Taurus Model 60 turbines, each with a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and duct burner (natural gas only and never operating without its turbine), and three 65 MM Btu/hr dual-fuel, natural gas and distillate #2 fuel oil fired boilers. This modification consists of the removal of 7 Caterpillar D399 engine generators (Emission Sources ENG01, ENG02, ENG03, ENG04, ENG05, ENG06 & ENG07) from Emission Unit 2-0000, they have not operated since November 2013, and the NOx RACT variance under which these seven engines operated will no longer be in effect. Process 003 will be removed and the following current permit conditions associated with Process 003 or Emission Sources ENG01 through ENG07 will be eliminated: #22.2, #24.1, #28, #30, #46, #47, #48, #51, #53, #61.7, #146, #147 and #148.

This application for the 181 Mercer Street Expansion Project includes the installation of: two reciprocating engines exhausting through a common stack identified as Emission Point 00002 with its existing continuous opacity monitor (COMS): one 2.6 MW natural gas-fired GE-Jenbacher JSM-616 engine generator (2649 KW or 4.55 MM Btu/hr) and one 2.5 MW diesel-fired CAT 3516C certified Tier 4 engine generator (2500 KW or 3627 HP) serving as dispatch for demand response programs and as black start power for the plant. This is a modification to an existing major facility in a non-attainment area within the Ozone Transport Region, 6NYCRR 231-6. The facility is installing Best Available Control Technology (BACT) approved add-on pollution controls using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for reducing NOx emissions, and oxidation catalysis for reducing CO & VOC emissions. As a result of this new project, there is no change or increase to the facility's total NOx emissions, and there is a decrease in NOx for the modified Emission Unit 2-0000. This facility is not subject to Subpart 231-2.

NYU will maintain the new project emissions under the NOx 11.83 tons/year threshold cap by: preparing a BACT Plan to confirm the attributes and justifiability of the chosen technology; and installing BACT-approved add-on pollution controls to the GE-Jenbacher JSM-616 engine (Emission Source ENG08) that include selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for NOx reduction (Emission Control SCR08), and an oxidation catalyst (Emission Control OXC08) for CO and VOC reductions. CO initially exceeds the Significant Project Threshold (SPT), but does not exceed the Significant Net Emission Increase Threshold (SNEIT). The GE-Jenbacher engine under NSPS Subpart JJJJ has emission standards for CO (2.0 g/bhp-hr), VOC (0.7 g/bhp-hr) and NOx (1.0 g/bhp-hr). The diesel-fired CAT 3516, Tier 4 engine generator (Emission Source ENG09) utilizes proprietary built-in emissions controls (Emission Controls SCR09 & OXC09) and will not have its exhaust passed through the Jenbacher SCR system. The engine will have an EPA certification. The draft permit contains proposed NOx RACT limits under 6NYCRR 227-2.4(e)(3). The draft permit contains proposed NOx RACT limits and stack testing under 6 NYCRR 227-2.4(c)(1)(ii), 6NYCRR 227-2.4(f)(3) and 6 NYCRR 227-2.6.

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: NYC Dept of City Planning

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Based on the information provided in cultural resources survey reports for this project, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. Measures have been undertaken in consultation with OPRHP to avoid or mitigate impacts to registered or eligible resources. These agreed upon measures conclude the SHPA review.

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 01, 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:

270 West Street LLC
60 Vestry St
New York, NY 10013

Facility:

440 Washington St
440 Washington St
New York, NY 10013

Application ID:

2-6205-01818/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County

Project Description:

Applicant proposes to operate a temporary dewatering system to facilitate the construction of an 11-story residential and commecial building, located at 440 Washington Street in the Tribeca area of Manhattan, with a maximum withdrawal of 950,400 gallons per day. Pumped groundwater is to be directed to the existing combined sewer on Desbrosses Street, which discharges to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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 performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Planning Commission

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 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 16, 2017.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

NYC Economic Development Corp
110 William St
New York, NY 10038 -3901

Facility:

NYC EDC - Grand Street Ferry Landing
473 Fdr Dr
New York, NY 10002

Application ID:

2-6206-01572/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Manhattan, New York County

Project Description:

The Applicant proposes to implement a Citywide Ferry Service (CFS) that would provide an affordable and convenient transit option to residents in otherwise transit-isolated neighborhoods. The proposed CFS would expand on the existing East River Ferry (ERF), a privately operated commuter and recreational transit service paid for and managed by the City of New York and NYCEDC. Multiple new and upgraded ferry landings will be required, this application is for the one located in East River Park, to the east of the FDR Drive near the Williamsburg Bridge Manhattan, Block 262 Lot 25. The site is accessed through East River Park via a north-south waterfront esplanade and parallel bicycle path, as well as paths leading to two walkways over the FDR Drive. The Applicant proposes to construct a 20 foot by 10 foot gangway landing, a 80 foot by 10 foot gangway connected to a 35 foot by 90 foot barge, with passenger queuing information kiosk, and ticket machine for this landing.

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: NYC Office of the Mayor

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Nov 16, 2017.

Contact:

Olabisi Kenku
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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