Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 02/28/2001

Erie County
Applicant: Bethlehem Steel Corp
1170 Eighth Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18016-
Facility: Bethlehem Steel Corp Lackawanna Plant
2558 Hamburg Turnpike
Lackawanna, NY 14218-
Application ID: 9-1409-00004/00016
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Lackawanna, Erie County
Project Description:

The Department has drafted a permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments, and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the applicant's Galvanized Products Division plant located at 2558 Hamburg Turnpike in the Village of Blasdell, Town of Hamburg and City of Lackawanna. The facility processes steel coils to specific customer requirements from plain steel coils shipped to the site from other Bethlehem Steel facilities. The plant consists of five major process areas: pickling, cold reduction, batch anneal, temper rolling and hot dip galvanizing. In addition, side trimming, slitting, cut-to-length and oiling operations are performed in the Finishing and Shipping Areas. The plant requires a Title V Facility Permit because potential emissions of particulates, total hazardous air pollutants and hydrochloric acid (HCl) exceed the major facility thresholds of 100, 25 and 10 tons per year, respectively. However, the only contaminant whose actual annual emissions are typically above the major source threshold is HCl. This Title V Facility Permit contains six emission units and their associated regulatory requirements. However, the main regulated emission units at the facility are:

Emission Unit 2-00001 - #3 Pickle Line: The #3 Pickle Line removes surface scale and oxides from the steel strip. The continuous processing line consists of four processes: 1) welding, 2) tempering/descaling, 3) pickling and 4) slitting & oiling. The pickling process uses HCl dip tanks to clean and remove scale from the steel strip and is controlled by a wet scrubber which vents through a stack. The spent pickle liquor pit is vented through an opening in the top of the pit. The building roof monitor serves as an emission point for the remaining processes. This unit is located in the Cold Mill building. There are also two HCl storage tanks located in the Cold Mill building associated with this unit. The #3 Pickle Line is subject to 40 CFR 63 Subpart CCC - National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Steel Pickling. The plant must achieve initial compliance with this regulation by June 22, 2001. Under this regulation, the facility is required to:                                                       - conduct performance tests by December 22, 2001 to determine compliance with a hydrogen      chloride emission limit of 18 parts per million (by volume) or a hydrogen chloride emission      reduction of at least 97 % by weight;                                        - install, operate and maintain systems for the measurement and recording of the pickling line's wet      scrubber makeup water flow rate;                                        - semiannual inspection of the HCl storage vessel to determine that the air pollution control device is      properly operating.                                         Until the compliance date of the NESHAP, the plant must continue to operate under the requirements of the current NYS regulations.

Emission Unit 2-0005 - Hot Dip Galvanizing Line: The hot dip galvanize line cleans the steel strip before coating it with molten zinc and drying or annealing the strip. The continuous process line consists of 10 processes: 1) welding, 2) cleaning/pickling, 3) drying/preheating, 4) galvanizing, 5) annealing, 6) quenching/rinsing, 7) chemical treating, 8) printing, 9) oiling and 10) slitting/oiling. The cleaning/pickling section vents to a demister and subsequently a stack. The zinc coating pot vents to a fume scrubber and out a stack. The drying/preheating oven, annealing oven and chemical treatment process exhaust through separate stacks. Emissions from the remaining processes vent through the Galvanize Building roof monitor. This unit is located in the Galvanize Building. Emissions from the galvanizing coating pot section of the Hot Dip Galvanizing Line are controlled by a wet scrubber. An alternate opacity limit of 50 % proposed by the applicant per 6 NYCRR Part 212.6(b) was approved by the Department in this permit. The alternate opacity standard was approved because Bethlehem proved through emission testing that at 50 % opacity, the stack meets the particulate emission limit of 0.05 grains of particulate per dry standard cubic foot of exhaust gas. Compliance monitoring conditions are included in this permit for periodic opacity monitoring and continuous operation of the flux wiping fan. In addition, the wet scrubber must maintain a water flow rate of a least 200 gallons per minute and a pressure drop of at least 24 inches of water.

Facility Level: The Title V Permit contains the mandatory compliance conditions that are included with all Title V Permits. In addition, all necessary reporting and recordkeeping requirements are included to allow the Department to determine the compliance status of the facility. The Title V Permit application submitted by Bethlehem lists several exempt and trivial sources. These sources while exempt from permitting must still comply with any other applicable regulatory requirements, and Bethlehem must maintain information on site proving that these sources continue to meet the permit exemption requirements.

The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials, and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the regional office. Written comments may be made within the 30 day period ending on the last filing date indicated in this notice. The Department may modify the draft permit based on significant or important information raised during the comment period. The Department may also schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. A hearing notice would contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments. In accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6 NYCRR Part 201. Following the 30 day comment period, the EPA will have an additional 45 days to review the draft or modified draft permit. If the EPA does not raise any objection in that time, the Department may then issue the final draft permit as the Title V 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 2 2001.
Contact: Jeffrey E. Dietz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
jedietz@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Niagara County
Applicant: Goodyear Tire & Rubber
1144 E Market St
Akron, OH 44316-
Facility: Goodyear Chem Plant
5500 Goodyear Drive
Niagara Falls, NY 14304-
Application ID: 9-2911-00036/00149
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Niagara Falls, Niagara County
Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and made a tentative determination to approve this application pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments for the existing air emissions of the Goodyear Chem Plant, located at 5500 Goodyear Drive, Niagara Falls, NY.

The Goodyear Niagara Falls Plant manufactures antioxidants used in tires and other rubber products to prevent deterioration in the form of cracking or checking. The antioxidant manufacturing process consists of a batch reaction distillation and finishing operations with a continuous process for recovery of raw materials from the process stream. There are twenty emission units at the plant.

The facility operations will be permitted primarily under the following state regulations:

1) 6 NYCRR Part 201-6 requires the facility to obtain a Title V permit

2) 6 NYCRR Part 212 requires process sources to install air emission control devices depending on      the type of contaminant emitted and the emission rate potential.

The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review and comment during normal business hours at the Department's Region 9 office. 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. If a hearing is scheduled, a future notice will provide instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments. In accordance with 6NYCRR 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

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 2 2001.
Contact: Richard P. Sweeney
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165

Applicant: Model City Energy LLC
9678 Main St
PO Box 508
Clarence, NY 14031-0508
Facility: Model City Energy Facility
1447 Pletcher Road
Model City, NY 14107-
Application ID: 9-2924-00110/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Lewiston, Niagara County
Project Description:

The Department has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law and the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application. The Model City Energy Facility is to be located on Castle Garden Road, north of Pletcher Road (west of Modern Landfill). This is a landfill gas recovery facility which combusts landfill gas that is generated at the nearby Modern Landfill to produce electric power for sale to a local utility. A total of seven proposed Caterpillar sixteen cylinder internal combustion engines, powered by scrubbed landfill gas produced by the decomposition of municipal solid waste in the landfill, will drive seven generators to produce 5.6 megawatts of electricity. In order to remain below major facility size thresholds, the facility has agreed to a federally enforceable air emissions "cap" of Oxides of Nitrogen and Carbon Monoxide to less than 100 tons/year by monitoring and controlling oxygen levels in the engine exhausts to a range of 6.3% to 6.8%. The application and draft permit are available for review and comment at the Region 9 Office of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

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: 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 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 30 2001.
Contact: Michael J. McMurray
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
mjmcmurr@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Wyoming County
Applicant: Ymca Of Buffalo And Erie County
300 Cayuga Rd
Buffalo, NY 14225-1940
Facility: Weona Camp
4025 Poplar Tree Road
Gainesville, NY 14066-
Application ID: 9-5640-00003/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Dam
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Protection
Project is Located: Orangeville, Wyoming County
Project Description:

The proposal is for the reconstruction of the Camp Weona Dam in East Koy Creek. Work involves construction of a concrete spillway and restoration of an earthen embankment with a new auxiliary spillway. Additional work includes excavation of approximately 4,600 cubic yards of sediment from a 30 foot wide channel, which would vary from one to six feet in depth of water and extend 1,220 feet upstream from the dam. The work is within the impoundment area in East Koy Creek, Class C(T), and within a Class II Freshwater Wetland designated as WW-4. A canoe launch area will be developed upstream of the dam. The project is located approximately 2,000 feet east of Poplar Tree Road and 2,200 feet south of Wilder Road.

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: 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 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 16 2001.
Contact: Michael J. McMurray
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
mjmcmurr@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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