Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 08/01/2001

Chautauqua County
Applicant: Empire Specialty Steel Inc
90 Willowbrook Ave
Dunkirk, NY 14048-0152
Facility: Empire Specialty Steel Inc
90 Willowbrook Ave
Dunkirk, NY 14048-
Application ID: 9-0603-00001/00040
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Dunkirk, Chautauqua 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 Empire Specialty Steel Inc.which processes stainless steel billets into specialty steel wire, bar, rod, and shapes. The facility is located at 90 Willowbrook Avenue, in the City of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County.

Primary operations include billet conditioning, salt bath cleaning, rolling, cutting, grinding, straightening, turning, drawing, shaving, lime coating, annealing, and pickling. A variety of process heaters are used throughout the facility to maintain required temperatures for the hot cutting operations, the roller hearths, the kolene salt bath, and the annealing ovens. Process steam is supplied by two 20.9 MM Btu/hr natural gas fired boilers.

Potential emissions of particulates and total HAPs are identified in the Title V permit application as greater than major facility thresholds, although actual emissions of all regulated air pollutants have been below the Title V major facility thresholds since annual emissions reports began to be submitted. The NOx RACT emissions cap issued by letter on December 20, 1995, is being incorporated into the Title V permit, and compliance monitoring requirements associated with the cap are being updated to reflect new information and changes in operations since the cap was first instituted.The NOx cap limit is being reset to 90 tons in any consecutive 12-month period in accord with EPA recommendations.

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. 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 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 Sep 4 2001.
Contact: Richard P. Sweeney
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165

Applicant: Jamestown Board Of Pub Utilities
92 Steele St
PO Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14702-0700
Facility: Samuel A Carlson Generating Station
136 Steele St
Jamestown, NY 14701-
Application ID: 9-0608-00053/00019
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Jamestown, Chautauqua 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 for the applicant's Samuel Carlson Generating Facility. The facility is a municipal electric power generating plant which operates four low sulfur coal-fired boilers, along with auxiliary coal and ash handling equipment, a natural gas turbine with duct burners and a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), and a small gas boiler. The coal boilers and HRSG provide steam through a common header which can feed either one or both of the two steam turbines, rated at 25 and 28.75 Megawatts. The 43 MW gas turbine is expected to be put operation in late 2001, and can operate in simple or combined cycle. The Title V Permit is for the existing facility which holds emission point certificates to operate for the coal fired boilers and solids handling equipment, and will incorporate two previously issued Air State Facility (ASF) permits associated with the construction of the gas turbine project and for the creation of emission reduction credits. The facility is a major source under Title V of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments because its actual emissions of NOx, SO2, CO, PM, PM-10 and HAPS are greater than the major facility thresholds. The facility's coal fired boilers are subject to the particulate control requirements and opacity requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 227-1, the NOx RACT requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 227-2. The coal and oil burned in these boilers are also subject to the sulfur in fuel limits of 6 NYCRR Part 225-1. The facility itself is also subject to the acid rain control and monitoring requirements of 40 CFR 72 -78 and the NOx Budget requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 227-3. The ash and coal handling systems are subject to the particulate control and opacity limitations of 6 NYCRR Part 212. The facility already has been issued an Acid Rain permit covering the existing coal-fired boilers, and it will be modified to incorporate the gas turbine system. The gas turbine project is subject to federal 40 CFR 60 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for gas turbines - Subpart GG, duct burners - Subpart Db, and small boilers - Subpart Dc, as well as to state 6NYCRR Part 227-1 for opacity and particulate requirements, and 6NYCRR Part 227-2 for NOx RACT requirements. Uncapped potential emissions from the gas turbine project of NOx, CO, and PM-10, would have exceeded the significant source de minimus project thresholds. However, a combination of federally enforceable limits on the gas turbine project emissions and emission reductions from the existing facility are being employed such that the net emissions increases associated with the new project are below the significant source project applicability thresholds of these two regulations. Therefore, the gas turbine project is not subject to the control, emissions offset, or modeling requirements of 6NYCRR 231-2 (non-attainment) or 40 CFR 52.21 (PSD review). Non-applicability strategies for contaminants of concern are contained in the draft permit for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and PM-10 emissions. 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 Parts 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 Sep 4 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: Kastle Resources Enterprises Inc
7052 Rt 6N
Edinboro, PA 16412-
Facility: Fredrickson Lease
West Of Dredge Ditch Rd @ 4000 Ft N Of Town Line
Cherry Creek, NY 14723-
Application ID: 9-0630-00041/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a natural gas well, Fredrickson Well 1A, and 3.5 acres of wetland enhancement for mitigation, in regulated Freshwater Wetland No. CK-2. Well construction will require a 1,977 feet by 15 feet wide gravel fill access road and a 200 feet by 200 feet well construction area. The access will mostly follow an existing logging trail and will extend west from the existing "Weaver Well 48". After the well has been completed, the gravel road and a 1,500 square-foot gravel fill well pad will remain, with the remainder restored. A production pipeline will be buried immediately adjaent to the access road. The proposed Fredrickson Well 1A site is about 4,500 feet west of Dredge Ditch Road and 4,600 feet north of the Cherry Creek/Ellington town line. For mitigation of wetland impacts, 1.5 foot high by 4 foot wide earthen dike will be constructed to change 3.5 acres of wet meadow habitat to marsh, located 1,000 feet west of Dredge Ditch Road, about 4,250 feet north of said town line.

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 17 2001.
Contact: Kenneth C. Taft
NYSDEC Reg 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
kctaft@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Thomas C. English
1207 Norby Rd
Jamestown, NY 14701-
Facility: English Property
1207 Norby Road
Kiantone, NY 14701-
Application ID: 9-0650-00035/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Kiantone, Chautauqua County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to stabilize115 feet of streambank along Stillwater Creek with tree revetments secured to piles or deadmen. The site is located along the applicant's property at 1207 Norby 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 Aug 17 2001.
Contact: Mary E. Hohmann
NYSDEC Reg 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
mehohman@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Csx Transportation Inc
500 Water St J275
Jacksonville, FL 32202-
Facility: Csx Railroad
|Rail Within Chautauqua County
Dunkirk, NY -
Application ID: 9-0699-00037/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Project is Located: Dunkirk, Chautauqua County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to improve flood capacity between:

Site 1: the bridge center pier and west abutment by removing debris and sediment from a 98 foot section of stream and repair erosion along the southeast wingwall by installing 49 lineal feet of heavy stone fill with concrete block toe protection. The location is CSX Bridge MP 42.71 over Canadaway Creek, 1/8 mile west of Temple Road in the Town of Dunkirk and extending from just downstream of the Norfolk-Southern Railroad bridge to about 40 feet downstream from the CSX bridge.

Site 2: the center pier and west abutment by removing debris and sediment from approximately 106 feet of stream and repair erosion by installing stone fill on the stream bed between the center pier and east abutment and stone fill along the southeast wingwall and approximately 60 lineal feet of the east bank. This site is at CSX Bridge MP 60.53 over Bells Creek (Lake Erie Tributary #75) between Rogerville and Light Roads in the Town of Westfield and extends from just downstream of the Norfolk and Southern railroad bridge to about 40 feet downstream of the CSX bridge.

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 17 2001.
Contact: Mary E. Hohmann
NYSDEC Reg 9 Allegany Sub-Office
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
mehohman@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Niagara County
Applicant: Occidental Chemical Corp
5005 Lbj Freeway
Dallas, TX 75244-
Facility: Oxychem Niagara - Main Plant
47Th Street And Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14302-0344
Application ID: 9-2911-00112/00233
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Niagara Falls, Niagara 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 Occidental Chemical Corporation's Chlorine/Caustic Plant at its Buffalo Avenue facility in the City of Niagara Falls. Air emission points associated with both the production area and the support facilities for the chlorine/caustic portion of the facility are as follows:

A. Chlorine and Caustic - Chemicals produced in this area include but are not limited to: 1. Chlorine; 2. Sodium Hydroxide; 3. Hydrogen; 4. Sodium Hypochlorite; 5. Gypsum

B. Support Facilities include:

1. Waste Storage; 2. General Building Ventilation Systems; 3. Product Loading/ Packaging; 4. Maintenance Facilities; 5. Cell Reconstruction

C. Plant remedial activities.

Emission units associated with plant operations are as follows:

B-00001 Chlor-alkali hydrogen vents

B-00002 Chlor-alkali process acid storage tanks

B-00003 Chlor-alkali process miscellaneous

C-00001 "C" Area chlor-alkali process scrubbers

E-00001 HCl acid scrubber vent

F-00001 "F" Area ground water storage and treatment system

H-00001 "H" Area chlor-alkali process scrubbers

I-00001 Solid waste storage buildings ventilation systems

J-00001 Chlor-alkali process cell construction

L-00001 Painting booths

Z-00001 Facility refrigeration systems

Z-00002 Facility fugitive emissions

Z-00003 Transfer operations

Z-00004 Miscellaneous exempt combustion sources

The facility operation is permitted primarily under the following 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

3) 6 NYCRR Part 299 regulates volatile organic liquid storage tanks

4) 40 CFR 60 Subpart 61 M National Emission Standard for Asbestos

5) 40 CFR 60 Subpart 61 FF National Emission Standard for Benzene Waste 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 on filing for party status and submitting comments.

In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 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 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: 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 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 Sep 4 2001.
Contact: Jeffrey E. Dietz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
jedietz@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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