Region 4 SEQR and Other Notices Region 4 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 07/10/2002

Rensselaer County
Applicant: Fulton Cogen Associates LP
Coastal Tower 9 Greenway Plz
Suite 1636
Houston, TX 77046-0995
Facility: Rensselaer Cogen Facility
39 Riverside Ave
Rensselaer, NY 12144-
Application ID: 4-3814-00029/00025
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Rensselaer, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
Project Description:  The department has received a Title 4 (Phase 2-Acid Rain) permit application from the Rensselaer Cogen Facility, for the permitted (Article:19 Title 5) operation the combined-cycle plant generating steam and electrical power (79 MW) utilizing a stationary gas turbine, a heat recovery steam generator with a duct burners and a steam turbine generator. The electric power is sold to Niagara Mohawk. The facility is a wholly owned subsidiary (Fulton Cogeneration Associates) of the El Paso Corporation of Houston, Texas. The facility is also operated by the El Paso Corporation.

Public Notice:  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) hereby notices a complete application and draft Title 4 permit and an associated set of permit conditions for the Rensselaer Cogen Facility . The Permit shall be in effect for a maximum of 5 years. The final permit effective date will be the date of permit issuance following the public notice and comment period. The final permit expiration date will be the same date of the  expiration of the facility’s existing Title 5 permit (December 4, 2005).

Issuance of this permit will allow the Department to enforce requirements of the Acid Rain Program.  No emissions increase will result from issuance of this permit.  Prior permits issued to this facility remain in force.

Project Location: Rensselaer Cogeneration Facility located at 39 Riverside Avenue, City of Rensselaer,12144 in the County of Rensselaer.
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 Aug 9 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

Applicant: Transcanada Power Casteton LLC
1902 River Road
Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033-
Facility: Transcanada Power Castleton
1902 River Rd Rt 9J
Castleton-On-Hudson, NY 12033-
Application ID: 4-3844-00008/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Schodack, Rensselaer County
Project Description:
Project Description: The Department has received a Title 4 (Phase 2-Acid Rain) permit application from  TransCanada Power Castleton. The facility is owned by TRANSCANADA POWER CASTLETON LLC.  The facility is a cogeneration, combined cycle plant generating steam and electrical power using a stationary gas turbine, a heat recovery steam generator with a duct burner and a steam turbine generator. Steam is provided to the host facility (Fort Orange Paper Company) where it may be used as process steam or for heating. The electric power is sold to Niagara Mohawk.  The net power output for the plant is 60MW.

Public Notice: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) hereby notices a complete application and draft Title 4 permit and an associated set of permit conditions for the TransCanada Power Castleton facility. The Permit shall be in effect for a maximum of 5 years. The final permit effective date will be the date of permit issuance following the public notice and comment period. The final permit expiration date will be that same date of the expiration of the facility’s existing Title 5 permit (September 20, 2005).

Issuance of this permit will allow the Department to enforce requirements of the Acid Rain Program.  No emissions increase will result from issuance of this permit.  Prior permits issued to the facility remain in force.

Project Location: TransCanada Power Castleton is located at 1902 River Road, Rt 9J, Castleton NY 12203, in the County of Rensselaer.
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 Aug 9 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

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