Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 06/13/2001

Erie County
Applicant: Pierce & Stevens Chemical Corp
710 Ohio St
Buffalo, NY 14203-3112
Facility: Pierce & Stevens Chemical Corp
710 Ohio St-Main-22 Building
Buffalo, NY 14203-
Application ID: 9-1402-00421/00049
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Buffalo, Erie County
Project Description:

The Department has prepared a Draft 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. Pierce & Stevens Chemical Corporation manufactures a broad array of adhesives and specialty coatings for sale to the construction, electronics, automotive building and fabricating industries. The permitted facility consists of 7 emission units as follows: EU 0-01001: a group of 39 mixing vessels, ranging in size from 220 to 2420 gallons, used in the manufacture of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)/hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) solvent based adhesives and coatings; EU 0-01331: a group of 5 Cowles type and 2 Post type mixers along with a tub, ranging in capacity from 10 to 110 gallons; EU 0-01041 & EU 010142: a production process for Dualite® finished product; EU 0-01043: equipment associated with a patented polymeric microsphere drying process; EU 0-01901: a group of 16 above ground storage tanks, ranging in capacity from 4400 to 20000 gallons; and EU 0-01021: portable tote tank reconditioning and cleaning equipment. All of the mixers are equipped with hatch covers which are considered VOC Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT). Many of the mixers are also equipped with reflux condensers for additional emissions control. This permit contains emissions caps for a recent project being permitted via a Air State Facility Permit which consisted of the addition of three new mixers, designated M210, M211, and M212. The potential-to-emit VOCs for the project is greater than 40 tons per year. This permit contains a project VOC emissions cap of 39.9 tons per year which caps the project below the applicability threshold of 6 NYCRR Part 231-2 - New Source Review in Nonattainment Areas and Ozone Transport Regions. The project's potential-to-emit total HAPs and an individual HAP, dichloromethane, is greater than 25 tons per year and 10 tons per year, respectively, which surpass the major facility applicability thresholds of 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-6. This permit contains a project total HAP emissions cap of 24.9 tons and a project dichloromethane emissions cap of 9.9 tons per year. These emission limitations cap the project below the applicability threshold of 40 CFR 63.40, Subpart B - Case-by-Case Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT). 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 a evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. Hearing Notices will contain 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 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 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 Jul 13 2001.
Contact: Michael J. McMurray
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
mjmcmurr@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: General Mills Inc
PO Box 1113
Minneapolis, MN 55440-1113
Facility: General Mills Inc
54 South Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203-
Application ID: 9-1402-00565/00177
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Buffalo, 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 General Mills for the production of steam and electricity used for processing of whole grains for the manufacture of flour and for the production of cereal at 54 South Michigan Avenue in the City of Buffalo. The co-located cereal and flour processing plants at the General Mills facility will be issued separate Title V Permits. Air contaminants emitted from the Co-Gen/Boiler House include nitrous oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxides (SO2), carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulates (PM/PM-10). This initial Title V Permit will result in no changes in Co-Gen/Boiler House Plant operations.

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 for filing 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 EPA does not raise any objection in that time, the Department may then issue the final 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 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 Jul 16 2001.
Contact: Jeffrey E. Dietz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
jedietz@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Erie County
95 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY 14202-3904
Facility: Erie Co Sd 2 STP
8443 Lake Shore Rd
Angola, NY 14006-
Application ID: 9-1444-00005/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Evans, Erie County
Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and fact sheets and made a

tentative determination to modify the current SPDES Permit, #NY-0022543.

The draft permit was developed in accordance with the Department's

Environmental Benefit Permit Strategy and reflects constructed improvements

at the ECSD #2, Big Sister Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at

8443 Lakeshore Road, Angola, N.Y. The EBPS score for this permit is 122

points.

Pertinent permit changes requested by ECSD #2 include elimination of a

former sewer system overflow outfall in the Village of North Collins, an

increase of the authorized treated discharge flow from 4.5 to 7.68 MGD and

proportional increases to the effluent parameters. Revised treatment plant

monitoring requirements, in accordance with the SPDES Permit Development

Technical & Operational Guidance Series ( TOGS #1.3.3 ), an effluent residual

chlorine reduction schedule, an industrial pretreatment program and a

collection system monitoring and maintenance program have also been

included in the proposed permit and described in the fact sheets. A copy

of the draft permit and applicable regulations are available for inspection at

the Region 9 Office.

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 Jul 16 2001.
Contact: Richard P. Sweeney
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165

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