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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 06/27/2001

Albany County
Applicant: Pseg Power New York Inc
80 Park Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102-
Facility: Albany Steam Station
Rt 144
Glenmont, NY 12077-
Application ID: 4-0122-00044/00014
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Bethlehem, Albany County
Project Description:

The Department has received a Title V application from PSEG POWER NEW YORK Inc. for the existing Albany Steam Station located at Rt 144, Glenmont, NY 12077 in the County of Albany. The Title V application includes conditions to establish future oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) resulting from the future shutdown of Albany Steam Stationís four existing boilers.

Albany Steam Station is a fossil fuel-fired steam generating station consisting of four oil/gas 100 MW steam generators (boilers) and four steam turbines. Each steam generator is equipped with a cyclone device for particulate capture. Albany Steam Station also operates a natural gas fired, 64 mmBTU/hr package boiler for comfort heating.

The Albany Steam Station is an USEPA, Acid Rain Program source subject to 40 CFR Parts 72 and 75. Albany Steam Station in accordance with the requirements of Part 75 operates continuous emission monitors for the pollutants SO2, NO2 and CO2. Additionally, Albany Steam Station operates a continuous opacity monitor in accordance with 6 NYCRR 227 and 40 CFR Part 75.

The existing boilers will be shutdown as the proposed, new gas turbines are brought on-line. The quantity of ERCís resulting from the shutdown are 838.9 tons per year NOx and 23.7 tons per year VOC. These ERCís will be used for 6 NYCRR Part 231 netting purposes to demonstrate that the net changes in NOx and VOC emissions after shutdown of the existing boilers and startup of the new turbines are less than the significant net emission increase thresholds listed in 6 NYCRR Subpart 231-2, Table 2.

In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.5 (d) 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 the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or NYCRR Part 201. The application and draft permit are available for review at the NYSDEC Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306.

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 27 2001.
Contact: Michael T. Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
mthiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County
Applicant: Nolan J. Pazin
197 River Rd
Athens, NY 12015-
Facility: Pazin Property
197 River Rd
Athens, NY -
Application ID: 4-1922-00142/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Protection
Project is Located: Athens, Greene County
Project Description:

Place approximately 35 tons of rip rap along 87 linear feet of shoreline, above the mean high water line, but within the 100' adjacent area of FWW # HN-109.

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: A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

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