ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 05/01/2002
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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 05/01/2002

Kings County
Applicant: NYC Dept Of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing, NY 11368-
Facility: NYC-Dep 26Th Ward Wpcp
122-66 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 12207-
Application ID: 2-6105-00009/02002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Long Island Well
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
In conjunction with the upgrading of the 26th Ward Wastewater Treatment Plant, the applicant proposes to install 1 test well to perform pump testing. The pump test is necessary to evaluate aquifer characteristics and potential dewatering inflows and requirements for groundwater control during construction. The test well will be pumped for a period of 3 to 7 days and approximately 4.5 gallons per day for a total of 31.5 million gallons of groundwater will be discharged to the 26th Ward Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 12266 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn.
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 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 May 17 2002.
Contact: Harold J. Dickey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
hjdickey@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Kings Plaza
5100 Kings Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11234-5223
Facility: Kings Plaza Total Energy Plant
5100 Kings Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11234-
Application ID: 2-6105-00301/00010
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The Department proposes to modify the Title V Facilicity Permit issued to Kings Plaza Total Energy on 3/14/2000 located at 5100 Kings Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11234. The Kings Plaza Total Energy Plant provides heating, cooling and electric power services to the Kings Plaza Shopping Center and a marina. This facility is a major stationary source subject to Title V of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 as defined in 6 NYCRR Part 201-2.1 (b)(21).

Department initiated permit conditions have been included  to streamline the existing conditions with proper regulatory citations. This modification will require the permittee to use the results from the most recent stack test when calculating NOx emissions from the diesel generators. The facility's NOx RACT plan of August 25, 2000, has been incorporated into this permit. This permit establishes the particulate emission limit for oil burning combustion units. The combustion units are subject to 6 NYCRR Part 227-2, reasonably available control technology (RACT) for emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and Part 225 for the sulfur content in the fuel.

The permittee may submit a written statement of reasons why the permit should not be modified, and/or request a hearing by 5/31/02. Relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the listed DEC office. In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency 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. 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 pubic 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 Law exist. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.








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 (No Comment Date Specified).
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: Visy Paper (NY) Inc
4435 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314-
Facility: Visy Paper Staten Island Plant
4435 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314-
Application ID: 2-6403-00107/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application. The existing facility is a waste paper recycling facility capable of recycling 550,000 tons of 100% recycled waste paper per year. The site is approximately 36 acres in size. The site contains one very large natural gas-fired boiler with fuel oil backup rated at 280.4 million btu/hr with one emission point. The boiler is equipped with ultra-low NOx burners and flue gas recirculation to control NOx emissions. The boiler generates steam for process and space heating. The facility has installed and operates a continuous emission monitoring and recording system to measure NOx, 02 and opacity in the exhaust stack of the boiler. The facility has the potential to emit Nitrogen Oxides greater than the Title V threshold of 25 tons per year as listed in 6 NYCRR Part 201-6, therefore, the facility is subject to the provisions of Title V.  The facility's one very large boiler is subject to the requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 231-2 and is operational with low NOx burners and flue gas recirculation in order  to achieve LAER (Lowest Achievable Emission Rate) for NOx emissions. The NOx emissions from the facility are limited to 49.6 tons per year by limiting the fuel usage. The boiler is also subject to the requirements of 6 NYCRR Parts 204, 227-2, 227-3 and 40 CFR 60 Subpart Db. Hourly and pounds/million btu emissions of carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOC), particulate matter (PM) and PM-10 from this boiler are also limited by the permit.

Facility wide volatile organic emissions (VOC) is limited to 22.5 tons per year in order to avoid the 6 NYCRR 231-2 applicability for VOC. NOx emissions from air make up heaters (to be installed) is limited to 8.9 tons per year to cap from the requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 231-2 by restricting the hours of operation.

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. 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 request for a legislative public 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 Law exist. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at:
http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.


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 May 31 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

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