Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 01/01/2003

Bronx County
Applicant: U S Dept Of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave Nw
Washington, DC 20420-
Facility: V A Medical Ctr
130 West Kingsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY 10468-
Application ID: 2-6004-00065/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Bronx, Bronx County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for an existing facility, V A Medical Center, located at 130 W. Kingsbridge Rd., Bronx. The center provides hospital services. The facility operates three identical boilers firing natural gas and #2 fuel oil; one chiller firing natural gas; one pathological incinerator; and four diesel emergency back-up generators. The facility proposes to cap its NOx emissions to below 24.93 tons per year and is subject to the provisions of 6 NYCRR Part 201-7.2. 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 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 Jan 31 2003.
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

Kings County
Applicant: Brooklyn Union Gas Co
One Metrotech Ctr
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3831
Facility: Greenpoint Energy Ctr
287 Maspeth Ave
Brooklyn, NY -
Application ID: 2-6101-00071/00019
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for an existing facility, Greenpoint Energy Center of Brooklyn Gas Company, located at 287 Maspeth Ave., Brooklyn, which involves permitting of a gas meter coating line, the permitting of liquid natural gas (LNG) vaporizer and engine-generators. The coating operation is subject to 6 NYCRR Part 228; the facility is subject to 6 NYCRR Part 201-7.2. NOx emissions from the facility are capped to below 25 tons per year.

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 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 Jan 31 2003.
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: St Luke'S Roosevelt Hospital
419 West 114Th Street
New York, NY 10025-
Facility: St Luke'S Roosevelt Hospital
111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025-
Application ID: 2-6202-00674/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application. The existing St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital center has four boilers providing heat and two ethylene oxide sterilizers and four emergency generators. The boilers are subject to reasonably available control technology (RACT) for oxides of Nitrogen (NOx).  The facility is subject to 6 NYCRR Parrt 201-6 since the facility's yearly nitrogen oxides, particulates and sulfur dioxide emissions exceed the major source threshold for Title V applicability.

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 with 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 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 Jan 31 2003.
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

Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals