ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 12/05/2001
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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 12/05/2001

Queens County
Applicant: Steven S. Etimos
23-81 21St St
Long Island City, NY 11105-
Facility: Etimos Brothers Cleaners
23-81 21St St
Long Island City, NY 11105-
Application ID: 2-6301-00550/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application. The existing dry cleaning facility, Etimos Brothers Cleaners, is located at 23-81 21st St. in Astoria, Long Island City, NY. The facility uses a Naphtha 140 petroleum solvent called Ashland 140 Solvent 66. This solvent is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that may also contain hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The facility operates one transfer dry cleaning system consisting of a washer, an extractor and a dryer. The system was installed in June of 1948. The facility is not eligible for an Air Facility Registration because it operates a vented transfer dry cleaning system using a solvent that has not been approved by DEC as essentially free of HAPs. The facility has agreed to limit its Naphtha 140 petroleum solvent consumption to no more than 750 gallons per year, thereby capping its VOC and HAP emissions below 2.5 tons per year each. The facility is, therefore, eligible for a State Facility Permit. The facility is subject to the permitting requirements stipulated in 6 NYCRR Part 201, and also 6 NYCRR Part 212. The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the DEC office provided in this notice. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. DEC may schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. Hearing notices will contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments. Certification reports submitted by the facility are also available for review.

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 Jan 4 2002.
Contact: Elizabeth A. Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
eaclarke@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Richmond County
Applicant: NYC Dept Of Sanitation
125 Worth St
New York, NY 10013-4006
Facility: Staten Island Transfer Station
Fresh Kills
Staten Island, NY 10314-
Application ID: 2-6403-00141/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Article 19 Air State Facility
Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct and operate a new truck-to-rail solid waste transfer station which will receive and process for export municipal solid waste generated on Staten Island. The transfer station will have a design throughput capacity of 2,880 tons per day; the estimated average throughput will be 1,150 to 1,200 tons per day. The facility will cover an approximately twenty-acre site currently used for administrative and other non-landfilling functions at the Fresh Kills Landfill, located north of Fresh Kills Creek and west of the West Shore Expressway. All solid waste transfer activities will take place within a fully-enclosed, 70,000 square foot building. A 6,700-foot rail spur will be constructed to connect the facility to the end of the existing Travis branch of the Staten Island Railroad. The spur will cross tidal wetlands north of Little Fresh Kills and east of the Arthur Kill. Stormwater outfall contruction will additionally affect tidal wetlands along Fresh Kills Creek. The applicant will mitigate for wetland habitat losses by creating and restoring additional tidal wetland areas in the vicinity of the facility site at a ratio of no less than 3 times the wetland area lost or disturbed.

Diesel-powered equipment will be operated inside the facility building to move waste into compactors, which will bale the waste into shipping containers to be exported by rail cars. Each of the facility air emission sources are classified as either exempt or trivial activities under state air regulations. The applicant proposes to cap its annual NOx emissions to below 25 tons per year by limiting the facility's annual solid waste processing to 400,000 tons per year. Records domonstrating compliance with the cap will be kept in accordance with permit special conditions.

The facility is subject to the provisions of the state facility regulations found at 6 NYCRR Sec. 201-7.2.

The Air State Facility permit contains a listing of applicable federal, state and compliance monitoring requirements for the facility.

The applicant has agreed to permit conditions which will allow the facility to operate in compliance with federal and state air regulations.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: A final enviromental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Dept of Sanitation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 Jan 4 2002.
Contact: John F. Cryan
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
jfcryan@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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