Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 09/19/2001

Queens County
Applicant: Kiac Partners
Jfk Airport
Bldg 49
Jamaica, NY 11430-
Facility: Kiac Cogeneration Plant-Jfk Airport
Jfk Airport|Building 49
Jamaica, NY 11430-
Application ID: 2-6308-00096/00012
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:

The Kennedy International Airport Cogeneration (KIAC) Facility currently consists of two 42 MW Turbine-Generator sets connected to a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) with a total capacity of 109 MW. The KIAC Facility provides electrical power and heating and cooling services to the Airport facilities. The Applicant proposes to modify the KIAC Facility by the installation of one Simple Cycle 47 MW Turbine-Generator set utilizing a General Electric LM6000 gas turbine. The turbine and its associated duct burner will be fired by natural gas only. The turbine will provide additional electrical power for the Airport facilities and added peaking capacity to the Consolidated Edison electrical distribution system. Other on-site equipment will include a cooling unit, air and fuel gas compressor, injection water and cooling water treatment and storage units, unit control, and waste oil management systems. The stack for the proposed unit will be approximately 107 feet in height.

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 IV Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201."

The Air State Facility Permit for this project was previously noticed on July 25, 2001. The public comment period for that permit ended on August 24, 2001. No material changes from that application have been proposed.

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The Department has reviewed the application materials, determined that they are complete pursuant to 6NYCRR Parts 201 and 621, made a tentative determination to approve the application and has prepared a draft permit. It has been determined that all statutory and regulatory criteria can be met through the imposition of special permit conditions. The application materials, as well as a draft air permit, are available for review during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, at the following locations:

1.NYSDEC Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, New York 12233. Contact: Kent Sanders. Tel: (518) 402-9175.

2.NYSDEC Region 2, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. Contact: Elizabeth Clarke. Tel: 718/482-4949.

3.OFFICE OF THE APPLICANT: John F. Kennedy International Airport Cogeneration Plant, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Building 49, Jamaica, NY 11430

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 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 Oct 5 2001.
Contact: Kent P. Sanders
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

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