Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 11/27/2002

Queens County
Applicant: Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76Th Ave
New Hyde Park, NY 11040-1433
Facility: Long Island Jewish Medical Center-Queens
270-05 76Th Ave
Queens, NY 11040-
Application ID: 2-6307-00290/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application. The existing Long Island Jewish Medical Center-Queens proposes to modify by constructing three 66.4 MMBTU/hr boilers, one emergency generator and a new building to house the equipment. To satisfy New Source Review the applicant will cap the potential to emit of the three new boilers to 21.42 tons per year. The current plant which consists of five 29.45 MMBTU/hr boilers will be decommissioned when the new plant begins operation but not later than 12/31/03. Upon shutdown of the boilers the applicant intends to apply for emission reduction credits for the discontinued NOx emissions. The project's three boilers comply with the NOX-RACT requirements of Part 227-2 and will undergo NOx stack testing within two months from beginning full 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 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 Law exist. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department website 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 Dec 27 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

Applicant: Jamaica Bay Peaking Facility LLC
700 Universe Boulevard
North Palm Beach, FL 33408-
Facility: Bayswater / Jamaica Bay Peaking Facility
1425 Bay 24Th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691-
Application ID: 2-6308-00513/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:
Jamaica Bay Peaking Facility LLC proposes to construct and operate a 54 MW (ISO) electric generating station consisting of two Pratt and Whitney FT8 gas turbines served by a common generator (FT-8 Swift Pac). The combustion turbines shall operate as a simple cycle unit, and will be fueled by either natural gas or low sulfur (0.05%) distillate oil. The Applicant proposes to install an oxidation catalyst system to reduce emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and a water injection metering system along with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to control formation of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and associated emissions. Emissions from the combustion turbines exhaust through a single 110-foot stack. Natural gas will be supplied by the existing gas line that serves the existing Bayswater facility, and distillate oil will be supplied by a new 300,000 gallon storage tank. Other onsite equipment will include gas and air compressors and associated balance-of-plant systems and facilities.

The facilityís water supply requirements of approximately 67,200 gallons per day will be provided by the New York City Department of Environmental Protectionís (NYCDEP). Process and sanitary wastewater will be routed via the NYCDEP sanitary sewer system to the Rockaway Water Pollution Control Plant. Stormwater from site runoff and secondary containment areas will be directed to an on-site retention basin which discharges to groundwater.  However, stormwater from the secondary containment for the fuel oil tank and fuel transfer area will pass through an oil/water separator prior to being discharged to the retention basin. Overflow from the retention basin discharges to the NYCDEP storm sewer line which ultimately discharges into Jamaica Bay.

The project will be a minor modification of the existing Bayswater Peaking Facility and will be located directly adjacent to the existing facility at the end of Bay 24th Street in Far Rockaway, NY.

The Department has made a tentative decision to approve the air and SPDES permit applications, and draft permits are available for review. Details regarding the draft permits and hearing on the draft permits can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/jamaica.htm
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency: Long Island Power Authority
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
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 Dec 31 2002.
Contact: Kevin A Kispert
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
kakisper@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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