Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 02/28/2001

Kings County
Applicant: Glenmore Plastic Industries Inc
807 Bank St
Brooklyn, NY 11236-2201
Facility: Glenmore Plastic Industries Inc
807 Bank Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236-
Application ID: 2-6105-00190/00021
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for an existing facility located at 807 Bank Street, Brooklyn, 11236. Glenmore Plastic Industries Inc. produces vinyl products such as shower curtains and table cloths. The facility is also a cogeneration facility which provides electricity for the production operations. The facilty also consists of three rotogravure presses which apply water-born inks on vinyl substrate to produce consumer products. The facility's potential to emit NOx emissions from the combustion units installed during 1997 exceeds 6 NYCRR Part 231-2 threshold and has therefore applied to be exempt from Part 231 by limiting NOx emissions to 23.5 tons per year during any consecutive 12-month period. The facility has applied to cap VOC emissions at 24 tons per year below the Part 231-2 thresholds; and is also capping out of 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart KK by limiting individual HAP below 10 tons per year and total HAP below 25 tons per year. 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. In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(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.

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 Mar 30 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: Astoria Energy LLC
17 10 Steinway Street
Long Island City, NY 11105-
Facility: Astoria Energy LLC
17- 10 Steinway Street
Long Island City, NY 11105-
Application ID: 2-6301-00647/00001
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:

     Astoria Energy LLC proposes to construct and operate a combined-cycle electric generating facility that will produce 1,000 megawatts (MW). The facility will use natural gas as its primary source of fuel with low sulfur distillate fuel oil serving as a backup for up to 720 hours annually. The facility will consist of two independent two-on-one combined cycle power blocks. Each power block will contain two General Electric Frame 7F series combustion turbines (CT), two heat recovery steam generators and one steam turbine. The facility will utilize air-cooled condensers to condense the steam turbine exhaust; there will be no water intake from the East River. When firing natural gas the facility will control nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by using dry low-NOx combustors and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. When firing low distillate fuel oil, the facility will control NOX emissions by injecting water into the CT and using the SCR system. The facility stack will be 269 feet high.

     The project site is located at 17-10 Steinway Street, Astoria, Queens. The site is currently a fuel oil storage distribution terminal operated by Castle Astoria Terminals, Inc., and is zoned M3-1 Heavy Manufacturing under the New York City Zoning Resolution. The project site currently contains several large fuel oil tanks. Two existing storage tanks will be refurbished and used to store approximately 12.6 million gallons of backup low sulfur distillate fuel oil. The remaining tanks will be removed from the site prior to construction.

     Details regarding the draft permit and the hearing on the permit can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/astoria.htm

     Astoria Energy has also applied for a Prevention of Significant Deterioration pre-construction permit pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21. A copy of the entire PSD notice can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/astoriapsd.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: A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 Apr 19 2001.
Contact: John J. Ferguson
NYSDEC Headquarters
50 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12233
(518)457-2224
jjfergus@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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