Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 01/24/2001

Bronx County
Applicant: Mtp Industries
1180 Commerce Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462-5506
Facility: Mtp Industries - 1180 Commerce Avenue
1180 Commerce Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462-5506
Application ID: 2-6005-00113/00010
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Bronx, Bronx County
Project Description:

The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve the application for an existing facility located at 1180 Commerce Ave., Bronx, NY. MTP Industries is engaged in flexographic printing operations of mainly plastic substrates. The facility wishes to operate a new six color printing press and upgrade the existing catalytic-fume incinerator to handle the additional VOC emissions from the new printing press. This Air State Facility permit will be incorporated in the Title V Permit for the facility within a year. The facility would not be applicable to New Source Review as a result of capping out of 6NYCRR 231-2. 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 Certification reports submitted by the facility are also available for review.

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 permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not 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 Feb 23 2001.
Contact: Elizabeth A. Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
eaclarke@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Queens County
Applicant: Keyspan - Ravenswood Services Corp
175 East Old Country Rd
Hicksville, NY 11801-
Facility: Ravenswood Generating Station
38-54 Vernon Boulevard
Queens, NY 11101-
Application ID: 2-6304-00024/00039
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:

The applicant, KeySpan Energy (KeySpan) proposes to construct and operate Ravenswood Cogeneration Facility, a combined cycle/cogeneration electric generating facility consisting of a General Electric7FA combustion turbine generator (CTG), a heat recovery steam generator(HRSG), one steam turbine generator (STG) and associated balance-of-plant systems and facilities. The primary fuel will be natural gas and low (0.04 percent) sulfur fuel oil will be used for back-up. The nominal electric generating capacity of the proposed facility will be approximately 250 megawatts (MW). The applicant also proposes to install a carbon monoxide (CO) catalyst to reduce CO and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and a "dry low oxides of nitrogen (NOx) burner" and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to reduce NOx. The facility will not require the intake of cooling water from the East River, since it will use an air-cooled condenser.

The energy facility would be located adjacent to the Ravenswood Generating Station on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, Queens County, New York, on part of an approximately 28-acre parcel owned by the applicant. The entire project area is zoned for Heavy Manufacturing. The Ravenswood Generating Station is bounded on the west by the East River, on the east by Vernon Boulevard, on the south by Con Edison's 138 kV Vernon Substation, and on the north by Con Edison's 345 kV Rainey Substation.

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve the following applications and the draft permits with conditions are available for review.

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 17-0823, KeySpan has applied for a SPDES wastewater discharge permit and a request for certification that its discharges will comply with the applicable provisions of 301, 302, 303, 306 and 307 of the Federal Clean Water Act. The applicant seeks approval to discharge wastewater to a collection system and then to the East River. Storm water runoff will be discharged to existing onsite drainage areas during the construction and operation of the proposed facility. Sanitary wastewater will be routed to the New York City sewer system.

Title V of the federal Clean Air Act requires applicants of major sources of air pollutants to obtain preconstruction air permits. As allowed by Part 201 of Title 6 of the New York Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations (6 NYCRR), KeySpan has opted to obtain a Title V permit authorizing the construction and operation of the proposed Ravenswood Cogeneration facility, pursuant to 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-6.1. Pursuant to the requirements of ECL Article 19, 6 NYCRR Part 201 (Permits and Registrations), and 6 NYCRR Subpart 231-2 (Requirements for Emission Sources Subject to 172 and 173 of the Clean Air Act, 42 USC 7502 and 7503 on or after November 15, 1992). In addition to 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-6.1, the facility must comply with the requirements of 6 NYCRR Parts 201, 225, 227, 231, and 257, as well as all other applicable State air pollution regulations and Federal requirements on enforceable permit conditions.

The Department will hold a hearing on the applications for this project. Details regarding the draft permits and the hearing/issues conference process can be found at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/ravenswood.htm.

Further, pursuant to the Phase II requirements of Title IV of the CAAA and 40 CFR 72.6(a)(3), Department staff has also reviewed Keyspan's Acid Rain Permit Application included in the PSD application and has found it approvable.

In addition to the Part 201-6.1 Title V draft permit, DEC is concurrently issuing for public comment a Notice of Determination to Issue Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit Conditions pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21 and 124. The full text of this Notice can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/ravenswoodpsd.htm.

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 permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
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 Feb 23 2001.
Contact: Orest Lewinter
NYSDEC Headquarters
50 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12233
(518)457-2224

Richmond County
Applicant: NYC Dept Of Parks & Recreation
830 5Th Ave
New York, NY 10021-7001
Facility: NYC Parks-Conference Hse Pk
Conference House Park
Staten Island, NY 10307-
Application ID: 2-6405-00047/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a 3,500 square foot, one-story open air pavilion. The pavilion will be located just above high water. The project also includes an 8 foot wide pedestrian path to be constructed from Satterlee Avenue to the pavilion. The pavilion will be constructed within Conference House Park at the terminus of Hylan Boulevard.

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: NEW YORK CITY DEPT OF PARKS & RECREATION
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at 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 Feb 23 2001.
Contact: Harold J. Dickey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
hjdickey@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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