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East River Repowering Project Final PSD Determination

NOTICE OF FINAL DETERMINATION TO ISSUE
PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) PERMIT

Applicant: Consolidated Edison Company of N.Y.
4 Irving Place
N.Y., N.Y. 10003

Application Number: DEC # 2-6206-00012/000021
PSC Article X Case #99-F-1314

Prior Public Notices: On December 21, 2000 the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a Notice that Consolidated Edison East River Repowering Facility was subject to and satisfied the federal requirements for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) contained in 40 CFR 52, and a Combined Notice of Complete Application and Public Comment Period. The Notice indicated that Con Edison filed a complete application with the NYSDEC for the preconstruction air emissions permit and that NYSDEC had prepared a draft preconstruction permit and certificate to operate two dual fuel General Electric combustion turbine generators and two heat recovery steam generators to produce an estimated 3,000,000 pounds per hour of steam and a nominal electric generating capacity of 360 megawatts. The public comment period was held open through February 2, 2001. A responsiveness summary of PSD issues has been generated by DEC staff and is being made available with this notice.

Final Determination: DEC has determined that the project will be controlling the emissions of the only PSD affected air pollutant (NOx) with dry low NOx/SCR LAER control which also constitutes the Best Available Control Technology (BACT): DEC has also verified that the emissions of these PSD affected air pollutants will not cause or significantly contribute to the exceedance of National Primary or Secondary Ambient Air Quality Standards, and will not consume more than the allowable PSD air quality increment where one exists. Accordingly, a final PSD permit is being issued by DEC in accordance with 40 CFR Part 124 requirements. Pursuant to 40 CFR 124.15 the permit will become effective 33 days from the issuance of the Department’s final decision, barring any appeals.

Appeal Procedure: Pursuant to the Consolidated Permit Regulations found at 40 §§ CFR 124.19 any persons or parties who filed comments on the draft PSD permit or participated in the public hearing may petition the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Appeals Board to review any condition of the permit decision. Any person who failed to file comments or failed to participate in the public hearing on the draft permit may petition for administrative review only to the extent of the changes from the draft to the final permit decision. Any such petition for review must be made within 30 days of the service of notice of the final decision and shall include a statement of the reasons supporting that review and shall adhere to the standards outlined in 40 CFR §§ 124.19(a)(1) and (2). All pleadings filed by mail must be addressed to the Environmental Appeals Board, MC 1103B, U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. The Board's telephone number is (202) 501-7060. The Board's fax number is (202) 501-7580.

Upon completion of any administrative review process by the Environmental Appeals Board, the final decision will become the final agency action and will be published in the Federal Register. In addition, those who appeal for administrative review may further petition for judicial review within 60 days of the Federal Register date.

For a copy of the final permit decision or additional information on the appeals procedure contact: Richard Benas, Project Manager, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, (518) 402-9176.


Revised Negative Declaration

New York City County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East 100 Street (Cornerstone) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of 250 dwelling units of affordable housing for families, 16,100 sq. ft. of local retail space, and 10,000 sq. ft. of community facility space in a 7-story rental apartment building. The project is located on the East 100 Street and First Avenue.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Office of Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs, Division of Planning Support Services, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Hylan Plaza Shopping Center Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The proposed project would add a net total of 32,433 sq. ft. of space to Hylan Plaza, increasing the size of the shopping center to 380,430 sq. ft. Of this increase, 7,133 sq. ft. would be added to the Pathmark supermarket, 5,300 sq. ft. would be added to the K-mart department store, and 20,000 sq. ft. would be added to the movie theater, allowing it to expand its capacity by 800 seats, to a total of 2,000 seats. An additional 4,008 sq. ft. of space would be added to the Pathmark through the conversion of existing non-supermarket retail space. The project is located 2600 Hylan Blvd., between Ebbits Avenue and Ross Avenue in the New Dorp Neighborhood on Staten Island.

The condition is:

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.


New York City County - The City Planning Commission of the City of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Liberty Street Parking Garage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves: 1. a zoning text amendment replacing Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 91-311 with a new ZR Section 91-35 to allow modification of the streetwall and setback requirements in the Special Lower Manhattan District by Special Permit (020020 ZRM); 2. a special permit for modification of the setback requirements, pursuant to the new ZR Section 91-35 (020021 ZSM); 3. a special permit pursuant to ZR Sections 13-562 and 74-52 to allow the construction of a 200 space public parking garage (020022 ZSM); 4. a special permit pursuant to ZR Section 74-91 to modify the urban plaza design standards (020023 ZSM); 5. City Planning Commission Chairman certification of a kiosk in an urban plaza pursuant to Section 37-04 (g)(5) of the Zoning Resolution (020024 ZCM).

The conditions are:

The modification of the traffic signal timing as follows:

Contact: - Robert Dobruskin, New York City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

New York City County - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 270 Greenwich Street site may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. September 20, 2001. A public scoping session will be held on September 6, 2001 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Conference Room 4 A/B, 110 William Street, 4th Floor, New York. The action involves a proposed project to develop a commercial office building on the site. The new building would contain up to 1.55 million gross square feet (gsf) or approximately 1.26 million zoning square feet (zsf) of floor area, with approximately 25,000 gsf of ground-floor retail and below-ground accessory parking for 100 vehicles. Overall, the project is expected to be up to 38 stories tall and 596 feet 8 inches in height. The project is located on the west side of Greenwich Street between Warren and Murray Streets, immediately adjacent to the St. John's University School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, Lot 100 of Block 142, Manhattan.

Contact: Hardy Adasko, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, New York 10038, phone: (212) 312-3703.