Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 06/12/2002

Erie County
Applicant: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co
PO Box 2511
Houston, TX 77252-2511
Facility: Tenneco Gas Compressor Station 229
7586 East Eden Road
Eden, NY 14057-
Application ID: 9-1440-00034/00021
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Eden, Erie County
Project Description:
  The applicant has applied for a modification to the existing Title V permit of a natural gas pipeline transmission station located at 7586 East Eden Road. The modification would establish a federally enforceable emission cap of 0.90 megagrams of benzene per year for the dehydrator unit. Benzene is emitted from the dehydrator which removes water that accumulates in natural gas during underground storage.  The company's intent to cap benzene emissions is a result of the promulgation of a new federal regulation for emission of pollutants from natural gas storage and transmission facilities that were previously exempt from Title V regulation. By capping benzene at 0.90 megagrams per year the dehydrator is exempt from control, monitoring, record keeping, and reporting requirements of 40CFR 63 Subpart HHH.
  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 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 Conservation 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 Jul 12 2002.
Contact: Douglas E. Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
deborsch@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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