ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 01/30/2002
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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 01/30/2002

Queens County
Applicant: Insignia Residential Group
675 Third Ave
New York, NY 10017-
Facility: Fresh Meadows Facility
67-10 192Nd St
Queens, NY 11365-
Application ID: 2-6306-00071/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V 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 Fresh Meadows Facility is an apartment complex located at 67-10 192 St., Queens, NY. The facility has a Title V permit to operate four steam boilers supplying heat and potable hot water to the complex and several commercial and professional buildings. The owner wishes to replace the four boilers which burn #6 residual oil, with eight new boilers using natural gas as the primary fuel with #2 oil as backup. The four original boilers have been demolished and the stack disconnected from all equipment. The facility has demonstrated that the new plant potential to emit NOx is lower than for the original facility and is, therefore, not subject to New Source Review specified by Part 231 of 6 NYCRR.

In accordance with 6 NYCRR 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 6 NYCRR Part 201.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed below. It is recommended that an appointment be made to confirm the availability of the subject files at a later date.

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing. A public hearing may be legislative or adjudicatory. A legislative public hearing is a proceeding which provides an additional opportunity for public comment. DEC's determination to hold a legislative public hearing will be based on whether a significant degree of public interest exists. If a legislative public hearing is to be held, a Notice of Hearing will be published which will include the time and place of the hearing and submitting comments. The applicant and all persons who have filed comments on the permit will be notified by mail of the public hearing. Comments and requests for a legislative public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department resprsentative listed below.

An adjudicatory public hearing is a trial type proceeding which provides the opportunity for adjudication on the basis of evidence, including direct testimony and cross examination. An adjudicatory hearing is held only if substantive and significant issues relating to any findings or determinations the Department is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Law exist. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at:


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 Mar 1 2002.
Contact: Elizabeth A. Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

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