ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 05/15/2002
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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 05/15/2002

Kings County
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:
As noticed in the April 24, 2002, ENB, 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 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

New York County
Applicant: Verizon
1095 Ave Of The Americas
New York, NY 10036-6797
Facility: Verizon Communications - 140 West Street
140 West Street
New York City, NY 10007-
Application ID: 2-6205-01621/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for the Verizon Telephone Exchange facility located at 140 West Street in Manhattan. The facility operates six diesel engines and one turbine generator to provide emergency and limited on-site power generation. The facility is subject to the provisions of State Facility specified under 6 NYCRR Part 201-7.2 and proposes to cap its NOx emissions to below 22.5 tons per year. Records demonstrating compliance with this cap will be kept in accordance with the permit special conditions.

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.


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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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: 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: Coastal Pipeline Company
Nine Greenway Plaza
Houston, TX 77046-0901
Facility: Coastal Pipeline Company
Port Ivory: End Of Richmond Tr To Ak|Gulfport: End Of Lamberts Ln To The Ak
Staten Island, NY -
Application ID: 2-6499-00030/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
To accommodate the Arthur Kill/Newark Bay permitted channel deepening, the Applicant (Coastal Pipeline Company) proposes to install new sections of steel petroleum product pipeline. Between Port Ivory, Staten Island and Bayonne, NJ two new sections of 12-inch diameter steel petroleum product pipeline would be placed under the South and North of Shooter’s Island Reaches of the Arthur Kill/Newark Bay navigational channel, and in adjacent shoreward areas of: the City of Bayonne, Hudson County, NJ; the City of Elizabeth, Union County, NJ; and the Borough of Staten Island, Richmond County, NY at Port Ivory.  Between Gulfport, Staten Island and Linden, NJ  the Applicant proposes to replace a 1.1 mile section of 12" diameter pipeline beneath and adjacent to the Arthur Kill between Linden in Union County, NJ and the Gulfport Section of the Borough of Staten Island, Richmond County, NY, as well as reconstruct the metering station at the intersection of Fifth Street and Sixth Ave., and replace an additional 2,300 foot section of pipeline from metering station along Sixth Ave. to a valve located on the North side of Old Place Creek.

The proposed sections of pipeline will be buried to provide a minimum of three feet cover on land and sufficient cover to meet the permitted dredge depths of the Arthur Kill/Newark Bay channels. The use of a horizontally controlled directional drilling construction technique to install the pipeline beneath the channels will avoid trenching in the Arthur Kill/Newark Bay Channel and in the immediate adjacent coastal areas. The staging area for the directional drill and pipe storage will require a total area of 1.178 acres in Bayonne, and 3.137 acres in Staten Island. The use of directional drilling to install the proposed pipeline beneath the Channel and the alignment of the proposed pipeline within or adjacent to existing disturbed areas minimize the potential for environmental impacts.

The proposed pipeline laydown area is in the area of the Gulfport section of Staten Island and is approximately 3,860' long, 50' wide. It generally follows along Water Street and a dirt road in a north-south direction. This location was selected to minimize the temporary disturbance of wetlands.

Before commissioning, the new pipeline will be hydrostatically tested in order to verify the pipe integrity. Testing will involve filling the pipe with fresh water and applying a pressure of approximately two times maximum operating pressure of the pipeline. Hydrostatic test water will be obtained from and returned to the Arthur Kill/Newark Bay Channel, with an energy dissipater/splash plate will be used to avoid scour during discharge of the hydrostatic water.

Following the completion of the connections for both the land-based and water-based pipelines, but before dredging of the channel commences the abandoned pipelines will be cleared of all product, cleansed with an approved degreasing solution, and finally removed and scrapped. The cleaning solution will drain into storage tanks and properly disposed of at Coastal’s Bayonne facility.

The Applicant proposes to start construction upon receipt of all required permits. Directional drilling and installation of new pipeline will take 9 - 12 weeks to complete.
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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 31 2002.
Contact: Kathryn D. McGuckin
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997

Applicant: NYC Transit Authority
370 Jay St Rm 819
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3814
Facility: Mta - Staten Island Rapid Transit
Railroad Right Of Way
Staten Island, NY -
Application ID: 2-6499-00031/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 15 Title 3 Aquatic Pesticides
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to apply the larvicide Vectolex CG, 7.5% Bacillus sphaericus to control Culex pipens mosquito larve found to contain West Nile Virus, as directed by the New York City Department of Health. The larvicide will be applied to approximately forty four catch basins, manholes, pipes and culverts located within the right of way of the State Island Rapid Transit that may drain into NYSDEC regulated Freshwater Wetlands or Freshwater Wetlands adjacent areas. The larvicide will not be applied directly into any Freshwater Wetlands.
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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: Metropolitan Transit Authority
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 31 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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