Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 07/18/2001

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: 4-0122-00044/00015
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Bethlehem, Albany County
Project Description:

The Department has received an application from PSEG POWER NEW YORK Inc. to establish Emission Reduction Credits (ERC's) resulting from the future shutdown of the four existing units at its Albany Steam Station located at Rt 144, Glenmont, NY 12077 in the County of Albany. This notice establishes a 30-day public comment period for this proposed permit modification.

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 a 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 steam generators will be shutdown as the proposed new gas turbines for the proposed Bethlehem Energy Center (BEC) project are brought on-line. The BEC project will replace the Albany Steam Station's existing four operating units with three new combustion turbine generators and supplementary-fired heat recovery steam generators, and one new steam turbine to establish a combined-cycle power plant with an output of 750 MW. This future shutdown will result in gross emission reductions for NOx and VOC as follows; NOx = 838.9 tons per year, VOC = 23.7 tons per year. The quantity of ERC's resulting from the shutdown are 838.9 tons per year NOx and 23.7 tons per year VOC. The full amount of ERC's are available to the applicant for netting purposes. These ERCs 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 steam generators and startup of the new turbines for the BEC 750 MW project, are less than the significant net emission increase thresholds listed in 6 NYCRR Subpart 231-2, Table 2.

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 Aug 17 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

Delaware County
Applicant: Trout Unlimited Inc
1500 Wilson Blvd Suite 310
Arlington, VA 22209-2404
Facility: J Bacon Property At Gregory Hollow
Gregory Hollow Road|North Of Bull Run Intersection
Downsville, NY 13755-
Application ID: 4-1224-00300/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Colchester, Delaware County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to conduct a stream restoration project on the upper reaches of Downs Brook (Gregory Hollow). The project involves regrading eroding stream banks, increasing the flood prone area, and revegetation of stream banks with willow plantings, white pine and other native species. In addition, three Newbury weirs will be constructed to reconfigure longitudinal roughness and raise the elevation of the stream bed in two entrenched reaches. The section of restoration is approximately 0.75 miles in length. Project is located on Gregory Hollow Road upstrean of the Bull Run Road intersection.

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 Aug 3 2001.
Contact: John H. Feltman
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 State Highway 10 Suite 1
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
jhfeltma@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Greene County
Applicant: NYS Dept Of Correctional Services
Building 2 - State Office Building Campus
Albany, NY 12226-
Facility: NYS Coxsackie Correctional Facility
Rt 9W
West Coxsackie, NY 12192-
Application ID: 4-1928-00021/00018
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Coxsackie, Greene County
Project Description:

Applicant proposes to replace 2350 LF of corroded water line, approximately 430LF of which will be within the wetland and buffer of NYS Regulated Wetland HN-105. The width of the disturbed area within the wetland and buffer area will be approximately 30', which includes the temporary soil deposition area and the vehicle access. Work area will be restored to original grade following completion of the project.

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 cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Aug 3 2001.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

Montgomery County
Applicant: F G I Fibers Inc
Homestead Pl
Amsterdam, NY 12010-
Facility: Fiber Glass Industries Inc
69 Edson St|Edson Street Industrial Park
Amsterdam, NY 12010-
Application ID: 4-2701-00013/00013
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Amsterdam, Montgomery County
Project Description:

The Department has prepared an Air State Facility permit for the application that was received for the modification of the existing Air State Facility permit for Fiber Glass Industries, on Edson Street in the City of Amsterdam, New York. The facility produces fiberglass for use in the manufacture of various products. The facility includes a glass melting furnace fired with natural gas and a heat recovery boiler. The modification is being proposed by the applicant for the purpose of establishing certified Emission Reduction Credits. The emission reduction, which occurred on September 16, 1999, was the result of the over-control of the emissions from the glass furnace at the facility.

The applicant will be establishing emission reduction credits of 62.20 tons per year of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) in accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 231 "New Source Review in Nonattainment Areas and Ozone Transport Regions" with this permit modification. In addition, the applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will limit NOx emissions from Emission Unit U-00001 to 155,314.8 pounds per year and 17.73 pounds per hour. The applicant will be required to maintain records and report this data to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.

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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Aug 17 2001.
Contact: Angelo A. Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
aamarcuc@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Rensselaer County
Applicant: Troy Sand & Gravel Inc
PO Box 171
Watervliet, NY 12189-0171
Facility: Troy S&G-Tayer Road Pit
Tayer Rd
Stephentown, NY 12168-
Application ID: 4-3846-00011/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 23 Title 27 Mined Land Reclamation
Project is Located: Stephentown, Rensselaer County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to modify an existing mining permit to increase the affected acreage during the next permit term from 13.8 acres to 25 acres, to allow adequate operating areas while conducting concurrent reclamation of the site and managing stormwater runoff. The previously approved life of mine area will not change from the approved 37.7 acres. The applicant has proposed a phased mining plan, which requires the reclamation be completed as mining progresses. The site is located on Saddleback Ridge Road, in the Town of Stephentown, Rensselaer County. MLF #407-3-30-0273.

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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Aug 17 2001.
Contact: Nancy M. Adams
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
nmadams@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Schenectady County
Applicant: General Electric Co
3135 Easton Tpke
Fairfield, CT 06431-
Facility: General Electric Turbine Plt
1 River Rd
Schenectady, NY 12345-
Application ID: 4-4215-00054/00173
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Schenectady, Schenectady County
Project Description:

The Department is proposing a Title V 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, in response to an application that was received for the General Electric Power Systems facility located at 1 River Road, City of Schenectady, owned by General Electric Company of Fairfield, CT. This facility is primarily engaged in the manufacture of steam turbines and generators, the testing of gas turbine combustor units, and research and development to support steam turbine generator manufacturing. The draft permit combines previously issued permit modifications and individual certificates to operate into one facility permit. Operations at the facility are included in 11 emission units with associated sources, processes, and emission points. The facility has numerous sources including paint booths, sanders, curing ovens, autoclaves, combustion test stands, air preheaters, and boilers. Source emissions are controlled in accordance with multiple State and Federal regulations. Emission controls include a direct flame afterburner with heat exchanger, fabric filters, and mist eliminators. The applicant has agreed to permit conditions so that emissions from the facility meet regulatory requirements. The permit conditions include permit limitations, emission caps, approved coatings, daily and other periodic monitoring activities, the tracking of emissions with record keeping procedures to meet regulatory requirements, and the maintenance of records and the reporting of data to verify compliance. The emission caps avoid thresholds which would trigger requirements of New Source Review (6NYCRR 231-2.2), Prevention of Significant Deterioration (40CFR 52-A.21), and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (40CFR 63-B.40). The draft permit and application are available for public review at the DEC Region 4 Office. 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 an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Aug 31 2001.
Contact: Angelo A. Marcuccio
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
aamarcuc@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals