ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 05/15/2002
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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 05/15/2002

Lewis County
Applicant: Ch Resources Inc
110 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-
Facility: Beaver Falls Cogeneration Facility
Main Street
Beaver Falls, NY 13305-
Application ID: 6-2320-00018/00010
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Lewis County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit and made a tentative determination to approve CH Resources, Inc.'s application for the installation for an evaporative cooler. The evaporative cooler increases the capacity of the turbine on warm days by spraying water into the inlet air, thereby cooling the air and making it more dense.  The evaporative cooler, which was installed in July 2000, will not trigger PSD review or New Source Review under Part 231 because the operating hours of the evaporative cooler will be capped such that an emissions increase will be less than the significant levels.  The permitted emissions rates remain unchanged.

These changes constitute revisions to a federally enforceable PSD permit and also to the Title V permit.

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 requester 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 website at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm

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: Lawrence R. Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office Building
Watertown, NY 13601

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