Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 04/17/2002

Schenectady County
Applicant: Glenville Energy Park LLC
165 Freemans Bridge Rd
Scotia, NY 12302-
Facility: Glenville Energy Park
W/I Scotia/Glenville Ind Park Rt 5
Scotia, NY 12302-
Application ID: 4-4222-00193/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Glenville, Schenectady County
Project Description:
The Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has reviewed a Title V Application submitted by Glenville Energy Park, LLC, (Applicant) who is proposing to construct and operate a gasfired combined cycle electric power generation facility located on a 21 acre parcel in the “300" block in the Scotia-Glenville Industrial Park, on the north side of NYS Route 5, in the Town of Glenville, Schenectady County.

The facility will consist of two General Electric (GE) model 7FA combustion turbine generators (CTGs), two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) with duct firing and inlet air foggers and a common steam turbine-generator.  Control technologies include dry low-NOx and selective catalytic reduction (SRC) system for Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emissions and an oxidation catalyst for Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions.  The facility will be fueled exclusively with natural gas. The nominal electric generating capacity of the proposed facility will be approximately 520 megawatts (MW).  The facility will include two mechanical draft plume abated evaporative cooling towers.  The air emissions resulting from the turbines and generators will be vented through two 262 ½' GEP (Good Engineering Practice) stacks (one for each HRSG) and one 160' emission stack for the auxiliary boiler and emergency generator.   A copy of the draft Title V Permit for this facility can be found at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dardata/boss/afs/draft_atv_e.html

Title V of the federal Clean Air Act requires Applicants of major air emission sources to obtain preconstruction air permits.  Pursuant to Title 6 of the New York Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations (6 NYCRR) Subpart 2016, Glenville Energy Park has opted to obtain a Title V permit authorizing the construction and operation of the proposed Glenville Energy Park Energy facility.  Consistent with the requirements of Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 19, 6 NYCRR Part 201 (Permits and Registrations), and 6 NYCRR Subpart 231-2 (Requirements for Emission Sources Subject to §§172 and 173 of the Clean Air Act, 42 USC §§7502 and 7503 on or after November 15, 1992), the Applicant has filed a complete application with the Department for this Title V permit.  The Department hereby notices a complete application and draft permit for the purpose of issuing a Title V Permit, along with accompanying draft permit conditions for the proposed facility.   

Pursuant to the Phase II requirements of Title IV of the Clean Air Act and 40 CFR §72.6(a)(3),  Department staff have also reviewed the Applicant's Acid Rain permit application which has been included as a part of the Air Title V Permit Application.  In addition, Department staff have determined that federal maximum achievable control technology (MACT) requirements of 40 CFR, Part 63, Subpart B are not applicable to the project.

The conditions in the Draft Title V permit authorize the construction and operation of the proposed facility pursuant to 6 NYCRR Subpart 201-6.1 and assure conformance of the Glenville Energy Park’s facility with requirements of 6 NYCRR Parts 201, 202, 204, 211, 227, 231, and 257, as well as all other applicable State air pollution regulations and Federal requirements per New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) at 40 CFR Part 60 on enforceable permit conditions.  
In accordance with 6 NYCRR §621.5(d)(9) and §2016.4(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.   

Glenville Energy Park, LLC is also required to obtain emissions offsets in the form of Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) for NOx. It is a minor source of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)  per 6 NYCRR Subpart 2312 definition.  The facility’s potential to emit (PTE) for NOx are 124.7 tons per year.  Pursuant to 6 NYCRR Subpart 2312, Glenville Energy will need to obtain NOx  offsets at a ratio of 1.15 to 1 or 143.4 tons in the form of ERCs.  Once the ERC sources are submitted to DEC, a separate public notice for the ERCs will be provided pursuant to 6 NYCRR 2312.10.  

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permits, and all other materials available to the Department (the “permitting authority”) that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the Department representative noted below.  It is recommended that an appointment be made to confirm the availability of the subject files.  The Department will endeavor to make the files available within 2 business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 AM thru 4:45 PM), unless the requestor wishes to inspect the files at a later date.

The Department will also hold a Public Hearing on this application at a future date for which a separate Notice of Hearing will be published which will include the dates, times and place of the hearing(s).  All persons who have filed comments on these draft permits will be notified by mail of the public hearing. A copy of the Department’s permit hearing procedures is available upon request or can be found on the Department’s web site at:     

Glenville Energy Park has also applied for a Prevention of Significant Deterioration preconstruction permit pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21. A copy of the entire PSD notice can be found at: Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices

Application materials and the draft permits are available for review during normal business hours at the DEC Region 4 Headquarters, Division of Environmental Permits, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306; contact: Michael Higgins, Project Manager at (518) 3572069.
and at the following libraries: 1) Scotia Branch of Schenectady County Public Library, 14 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia, NY; 2) Glenville Branch of the Schenectady County Public Library, 20 Glenridge Road, Glenville, NY; 3) Rotterdam Branch of the  Schenectady County Public Library, 1100 North Westcott Road, Rotterdam, NY; 4) Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY and  5) Town of Ballston Community Library, 2 Lawmar Road, Burnt Hills, NY.     
Written comments on the above referenced applications and draft permits must be postmarked by no later than June 14, 2002 and submitted to the NYSDEC .  If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the Draft Title V Facility 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 Jun 14 2002.
Contact: Michael T. Higgins
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069
mthiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Schoharie County
Applicant: State University Of New York
State University Plaza
Albany, NY 12246-
Facility: SUNY Cobleskill Ag & Tech College
W Main St
Cobleskill, NY 12043-
Application ID: 4-4326-00023/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Cobleskill, Schoharie County
Project Description:
The Department has received a State Facility Application for existing boilers located at SUNY Cobleskill Ag.& Tech. College, West Main Street, Cobleskill, New York 12043 in Schoharie County.  The modification is requested to provide a federally enforceable emission cap  by restricting the facility’s Oxides of Nitrogen at 190,000 pounds and Sulfur Dioxides at 195,000 pounds per year.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject State Facility 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 below.  It is recommended that an appointment be made to confirm the availability of the subject files.  The DEC will endeavor to make the files available within 2 business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 am through 4:45 pm), unless the requestor wishes to inspect the 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 hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative 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 Conservation Law exist.  A copy of the Department’s permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department’s web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

The draft permit ID number 4-4326-00023/00005 is available for review at the Region 4 Stamford office.  The contact person is John Feltman, NYS DEC, Route 10, Stamford, New York 12167 and telephone 607-652-7741.  Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of this notice.  If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the Draft State Facility Permit.
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: 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 May 17 2002.
Contact: John H. Feltman
NYSDEC Region 4 Stamford Sub-Office
65561 State Highway 10 Suite 1
Stamford, NY 12167
(607)652-7741
jhfeltma@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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