ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Notice of Use of Emission Reduction Credits

Applicant: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. 4 Irving Place, N.Y., N.Y. 10003

Application Number: DEC # 2-6206-00012/000021; SPDES # NY-0005126; PSC Case # 99-F-1314

Project Description: Consolidated Edison proposes to construct and operate two dual fuel General Electric combustion turbine generators (CTGs) and two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) to produce an estimated 3,000,000 pounds per hour of steam and a nominal electric generation capacity of 360 MW (megawatts). Fuel use will be non-interruptible natural gas with distillate oil use limited to only emergency situations. The project will utilize City water supplied by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations to meet water needs for steam production and other uses. The proposed facility will be located at the existing East River Complex located in Manhattan between East 13th and East 15th Streets from the FDR Drive to Avenue C. A Notice of Complete Application for this project was originally published on December 20, 2000, http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2000/20001220/Reg2.html.

This Department is providing notice that Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., (Con Ed) is intending to use Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) to offset potential emissions from its East River Repowering Project. The ERCs to be used have been supplied from the following sources:

The amount of emission reduction credits needed for this project are: VOC - 237.5 tpy; Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) - 193.02 tpy; PM-10 - 109.36 tpy; CO - 120.27. The ERCs for VOC, PM-10 and CO and NOx to be used for this project are listed in this notice. These ERCs were established in accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 231-2. The use of ERCs forms and the application and supporting documentation to this project are available for review during normal business hours at the DEC office provided in this notice. The fact sheet for the Con Ed East River Repowering Project has been revised to reflect the use of these ERCs and is also available for review at the DEC office provided in this notice during normal business hours. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. DEC has scheduled a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. Hearing notices contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments, and are found at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/eastriver.htm.

The application materials, as well as a draft SPDES and Subpart 201-6 permits, and fact sheet are available for review at the following locations during normal business hours between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday:

Questions concerning this application should be directed to ALJ Daniel O’Connell at (518) 457-3468.

Written Comments: All written comments must be filed with the NYSDEC Office of Hearings and Mediation, Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Road, Room 423 Albany, New York 12233-1550, attn: ALJ Daniel O’Connell. Written comments must be postmarked no later than February 9, 2001.

Public Notice

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINAL TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD ANALYSIS (TMDL) TO ACHIEVE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR DISSOLVED OXYGEN IN LONG ISLAND SOUND, DECEMBER 2000.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), with the cooperation of the State of Connecticut and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), has completed its Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) to achieve water quality standards for dissolved oxygen in Long Island Sound. This notice announces the availability of the Final TMDL for Dissolved Oxygen in Long Island Sound which was submitted to the USEPA on January 8, 2001 for approval. The notice also announces the availability of the Response to the Public Comments, dated December 2000, on NYSDEC's Dissolved Oxygen proposed TDML for Long Island Sound, in November 1999.

INFORMATION: The Final TMDL information is included in NYSDEC documents entitled:

These documents are available at the following website: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/index.html or by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Watershed Management, by phone at 518-457-8961 or mail at Room 398, 50 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY 12233-3508. Copies of these documents will be mailed out to all entities which submitted public comments on the draft document.

SERP Action - Draft Negative Declaration

New York City (Kings) County - Pursuant to the NYS Clean Water/Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the Newtown Creek Water Quality Facility Planning Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) proposing the aeration of upper English Kills as part of the Citywide Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) abatement program. The Newtown Creek Water Quality Facility Planning Project (WQFP) is one of several tributary area studies that comprise the Citywide Combined Sewer Overflow Abatement Program. The goal of the CSO program is to develop abatement strategies for those CSOs discharging into the waters of Newtown Creek that would improve the water quality to the degree mandated by its water quality classification of ASD (suitable for fish passage but not for recreational use).

The aeration strategy included in the Water Quality Facility Plan recommends diffused aeration through fine bubble diffusers in Dutch Kills, East Branch and English Kills to improve the Creek's water quality by increasing the dissolved oxygen (D.O.) concentration. Compressors would supply air to diffusers placed along the bottom of the tributaries. Air would be delivered to the diffusers via a pipeline running along the bottom center of each tributary.

The aeration facilities would be developed in two phases. Phase I would consist of aeration of the Upper English Kills. Phase II, which would include aeration of the Lower English Kills, Dutch Kills, and East Branch, would be designed based on evaluation of the performance of Phase I. The Negative Declaration applies to the Phase I Aeration Facility only, as this work would proceed independently of subsequent decisions to expand aeration in other reaches of Newtown Creek.

The Phase I facility for the Upper English Kills would include construction of an Air Compressor Building (approximately 2,450 ft.). This building would house two compressors, including one stand-by. The compressors would supply air to the diffuser system installed at the bottom of the Upper English Kills by way of underground pipes through the Creek bulkhead. Comments on the negative declaration will be accepted by the contact person listed below for 15 days after publication. The project is located at 1106 Grand Street (Block 2942, Lot 60), Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Angela Licata, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Blvd., 11th Floor, Cornona, New York 11368, phone: (718) 595-4398.