Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 02/28/2001

Monroe County
Applicant: Monroe County
39 West Main St
Rochester, NY 14614-1218
Facility: Frank E Van Lare Wastewater Treatment
1574 Lake Shore Blvd
Rochester, NY 14617-
Application ID: 8-2614-00313/00011
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Rochester, Monroe County
Project Description:

In response to an application submitted by Monroe County, the Department has prepared a Draft Title V Facility Permit for existing processes at the Van Lare Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at1574 Lakeshore Blvd in the City of Rochester, Monroe County. This sewage treatment facility is currently permitted to treat 135 million gallons per day of residential and industrial wastewater, and serves most of Monroe County. It has emission points exhausting 3 sewage sludge incinerators in addition to wastewater treatment operations. The facility has conducted incinerator stack emission tests according to 40 CFR 503 (Sewage Sludge Incineration), 40 CFR 61.30 (Beryllium) and 40 CFR 61.50 (Mercury). Results were below the federal regulatory emission rate limits for Beryllium, Mercury, Lead and other metals.

The Facility meets the definition of a major stationary source, and is required to obtain a Title V Facility Permit as specified in 6 NYCRR Part 201-6, due to potential emissions in excess of the following Title V thresholds specified in 6 NYCRR Part 201-2 and Title V of the Clean Air Act: 100 tons per year of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and 100 tons per year of carbon monoxide (CO).

The application also proposes a NOx RACT cap, to restrict NOx emissions to 95 tons per year by limiting annual natural gas usage and the amount of sludge incinerated. This will limit NOx emissions below the 100 ton per year Part 212 NOx RACT threshold for a Major Source.

The application and Draft Title V Facility Permit are available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office. If comments raise significant issues, the Department may hold a public hearing and/or modify the Draft Permit. In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201.6.4(c)(1), the Administrator of EPA has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility permit determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201. After the comment period, EPA will have an additional 45 day period for review of the Proposed Title V Facility Permit, which is the Draft Permit with any modifications after public comment and/or hearing. If EPA does not raise an objection the Department may then issue the Title V Facility Permit.

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 Apr 9 2001.
Contact: Roger T. McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
rtmcdono@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Seneca County
Applicant: Seneca Meadows Inc
1786 Salcman Rd
Waterloo, NY 13165-9444
Facility: Seneca Meadows Swmf
1786 Salcman Rd
Waterloo, NY 13165-
Application ID: 8-4532-00023/00041
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Seneca Falls, Seneca County
Project Description:

In response to an application submitted by the applicant, the DEC has prepared a Draft Title V Facility Permit and expects to issue a Final Title V Facility Permit, for the existing Seneca Meadows Sanitary Landfill facility located at 1786 Salcman Road, in the Town of Seneca Falls, County of Seneca. The facility consists of two active (existing, A/B expansion), one closed (Tantalo), and one future (southeast expansion) land fill areas. The emission units at the facility include: Emission Unit 1-LEACH (leachate tank), Emission Unit 1-LFGAS (landfill gas from 4 landfill areas and associated control equipment), and Emission Unit 1-Soils (temporary BUD material storage). The facility is currently permitted to operate the emission units pursuant to a State Facility permit. The facility’s Potential to Emit Carbon Monoxide, which is produced when landfill gas is flared at the facility, exceeds the applicability threshold of 100 tons per year for a major stationary source, therefore meeting the requirement for having to obtain a Title V Facility Permit. The Seneca Meadows facility is located adjacent to another facility owned by Seneca Energy, Inc.. Seneca Energy Inc. purchases landfill gas from Seneca Meadows and uses the gas as fuel for internal combustion engines to produce electricity. The Seneca Energy Inc. facility is currently operating under a State Air Facility Permit, but has also applied for a Title V Facility Permit. The application, supporting materials, and Draft Title V permit are available for review at the Region 8 Avon office. Written comments must be received within the thirty day period ending on the filing date indicated below. The Department may hold a public hearing and/or modify the draft permit based on significant or important information raised during the comment period. After the comment period, EPA will have an additional 45 days for review of the Proposed Title V Facility Permit, which is the Draft Permit with any changes that have been made as a result of public comments received during the public comment period and/or hearing. After EPA review, DEC may issue the Proposed Permit as a Title V Facility Permit if EPA has raised no objection. In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c)(1), the Administrator of the US EPA has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V permit determined not to be in compliance with the Clean Air Act or 6 NYCRR 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: Kimberly A. Merchant
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(716)226-2466
kamercha@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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