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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 05/02/2018

Kings County

Applicant:

Wasa Properties 2505 Coney LLC
3512 Quentin Rd Ste 204
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Facility:

Wasa Properties 2505 Coney Island Ave Development
2505 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Application ID:

2-6107-00846/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge
Article 15 Title 15 Long Island Well Temporary Dewatering

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a new permit for a proposed withdrawal and discharge of up to 158,400 gallons per day of treated groundwater to Coney Island Creek (Class I) from a treatment system consisting of sedimentation, filtration and carbon adsorption at the applicant's project site located at 2505 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. The applicant proposes to operate a temporary construction dewatering and groundwater treatment system to facilitate excavation of a new cellar, elevator pit and installation of pile caps for construction of a new community facility building. Pumped and treated groundwater is to be directed to an existing NYCDEP storm sewer which discharges to Coney Island Creek via NYCDEP Outfall OH-021. The draft permit and fact sheet may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6054.html. Refer to this application by the SPDES Number NY0276898.

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:

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 Jun 01, 2018.

Contact:

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


New York County

Applicant:

City University of New York
205 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017 -5773

Facility:

City College of New York
160 Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031

Application ID:

2-6202-00044/00004

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 made the tentative determination to issue a renewal Air State Facility Permit to City University of New York for the existing City College of New York for the operation of five (5) dual-fuel boilers, two (2) natural gas-fired boilers and three (3) back-up emergency generators with updates to reflect emission sources that have been removed from service, and the addition of a new emergency generator as follows: Removal of Marshak Boiler #1 (Emission Source 00J01) from service; Removal of Process FO2, fuel oil firing by Marshack Boilers #2 and #3 (fuel oil tanks were closed in place); Update to the name of the Science Building to Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI); Update of the maximum heat input capacity of the two (2) CDI boilers in Emission Unit U-00004 from 36.2 MM Btu/hr, which was based on conceptual design, to the actual heat capacity of 34.0 MM Btu/hr, and adding the manufacturer's name and model information; Addition of the manufacturer's name, model, cylinder, and displacement information to the two (2) emergency generator engines in Emission Unit U-00005; Addition of a new 80 kW exempt generator (Emission Source ENG03) in new Emission Unit U-00006 which has been installed at Steinman Hall but has not yet been started up; Update emission inventory.

The facility is subject to the provisions of State Facility Requirements under specified 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 Department office provided in this notice. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. The Department 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 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 01, 2018.

Contact:

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


Queens County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expy Fl 5
Corona, NY 11368

Facility:

Tallman Island Wastewater Treatment Plant
127-01 Powells Cove Blvd
College Point, NY 11356

Application ID:

2-6302-00012/00044

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

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 State Facility permit and Emission Reduction Credits for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection Tallman Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), an 80 million gallon per day publicly owned secondary WWTP. The Title V permit (DEC ID#2-6302-00012/00044) will be relinquished and discontinued upon ASF issuance.

This Air State Facility permit is proposed to replace the existing 2014 Title V Air permit for this facility because facility emissions have been reduced below major source thresholds. The 2014 Title V Air permit renewal was based upon a 2012 worst case scenario estimate of the WWTP's NOx potential to emit (PTE) of 221.8 tons per year (tpy), which exceeded the major source threshold of 25 tpy. This estimate was utilized given the absence of operational data.

Due to WWTP construction upgrades, actual operational data indicated the facility-wide NOx annual emission reduced to 120 tons NOx in 2010 and to 5.1 tons of NOx in 2016, well below the NOx PTE limit of 25 tons per year (tpy), which triggers the Air Title V Facility Permit.

NYSDEC's review of the WWTP's operational records from 2010-2016 led the Department to conclude that the reduced NOx emissions of 2014-2016 are representative of WWTP's existing and future operations and are supportive of the downgrade to an Air State Facility permit.

The permanent shutdown of two (2) emissions sources, 1-ENGBL and 2-ENGPLU, and construction upgrades leading to the reduced emissions include: the installation of ConEd electrical powered motor sewage pumps and process air blowers to replace all the WWTP's 10 engines (5 pump engines and 5 blower engines). The pump engines ceased operation on 3/15/2013 and the process air blower engines ceased operation on 9/19/2013. Also, the plant's two 1600KW Stage II generators and 14.7 mmBtu/hr interim boiler are no longer in operation. As a result, the WWTP's remaining equipment is the following:

  • one of two (2) 10.5 mmBtu/hr boilers in the Pump & Blower Building continuously operating at 100% load;
  • one of two (2) 5.23 mmBtu/hr boilers in the Storage Building continuously operating at 100% load;
  • one (1) exempt 2.0 mmBtu/hr boiler in the Pump & Blower Building running 1,095 hour annually and one (1) exempt 0.54 mmBtu/hr water heater in the Pump & Blower Building continuously operating;
  • one (1) exempt 1.5 mmBtu/hr boiler and one (1) exempt 0.42 mmBtu/hr water heater in the adjacent DEP North Collection Facility continuously operating.
  • one (1) 2168HP/1500KW emergency engine generator running 500 hour annually;
  • one (1) installed waste gas burner to flare all produced digester gas.

In addition, due to the permanent shutdown of emissions sources 1-ENGBL and 2-ENGPLU of the WWTP, the Department has made a tentative determination to approve total emission reduction credits (ERCs) in accordance with 6NYCRR Part 231.10 as follows: NOx 42.4 tons and VOC 0.3 tons.

Pursuant to 6NYCRR Subpart 225-1 the No.2 oil allowed at the facility is the ULSD (ultra-low sulfur distillate) which contains 15 ppm of 0.0015% maximum sulfur weight. This ULSD is utilized by two (2) emergency 2000 KW emergency engine generators in the 27kV substation.

The plant-wide NOx emission is limited to below 24.9 tpy, a federally enforceable cap, to avoid major stationary source classification pursuant to Part 201.

As a tentative determination, the Department is seeking public comments prior to making a final decision on permit issuance. A draft permit is available for review.

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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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 Jun 01, 2018.

Contact:

Denise L Grattan
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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