Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 01/01/2003

Allegany County
Applicant: Rochester Gas & Electric Corp
89 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14649-
Facility: Rg&E Allegany Station #133
11537 Route 19A
Fillmore, NY 14735-
Application ID: 9-0258-00018/00023
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Hume, Allegany County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for modification of an existing Title V Permit. The facility is a combined cycle gas turbine plant which produces electricity and has a nominal gross power rating of 65 megawatts. The facility is located on the west side of Route 19A, 600 feet north of Wiscoy Creek.
This permit modification contains applicable requirements associated with the newly adopted "NOx Budget Trading Program", 6 NYCRR Part 204.  Under Part 204 this facility has been allocated nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions for use during the NOx control period, May 1st to September 30th of each year. This permit requires the facility to track NOx emissions during the NOx control period using a certified NOx continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) and to submit a compliance certification by November 30th of each year.
This permit modification removes the permit requirement for the turbine system to be operated at base load.  The facility submitted an emissions modeling demonstration for operation of the turbine system at various loads below base load.  The modeling demonstration shows that no degradation of ambient air quality will occur by the system being operated at loads lower than base load.
This facility uses both water injection to control the creation of NOx in the turbine and uses selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to control NOx emissions in the final exhaust gas. Due to the use of SCR on the final exhaust, watertofuel ratio cannot be used as a surrogate to measure NOx emissions. As a result of further review,  it has been determined that the existing system for controlling and monitoring NOx emissions is satisfactory to demonstrate compliance with Subpart GG and therefore additional testing is not required by this permit. The periodic monitoring conditions associated with such additional testing have been removed from this permit.  
In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 2016.4(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 6NYCRR 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 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 an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
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: Richard P Sweeney
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165

Chautauqua County
Applicant: North Chautauqua Lake Sd
PO Box 167
Mayville, NY 14757-0167
Facility: North Chautauqua Lake Sd WWTP
Clark St
Mayville, NY 14757-
Application ID: 9-0628-00027/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Municipal SPDES
Project is Located: Chautauqua, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit and fact sheet and made a tentative determination to modify the current SPDES Permit, # NY- 0020826, for the treated discharge of municipal wastewater from the North Chautauqua Lake Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Facility, located at 1 Clark Street, Mayville NY.   This tentative determination indicates that the discharge regulated under this statute is considered to satisfy regulatory standards for permit issuance, based on information available to the Department at this time.  As a tentative determination, the Department seeks comments on the proposed regulated activity prior to making a final decision on permit issuance.         
The modifications proposed  by the applicant include upgrading the treatment system to replace gas chlorination with ultraviolet light disinfection, providing phosphorus removal, and increasing the overall treatment capacity from 0.5 to 0.75 MGD.  Discharge notification act maintenance requirements have been included in the permit.  Interim effluent limits will apply until the upgrade construction is complete, then final limits take effect.  The plant discharges to Chautauqua Lake (class A waters) via outfall 001, and, at times, to Mud Creek (class C waters) via outfall 002 & 003.  
The draft permit, fact sheet, application, and applicable regulations are available for inspection at the NYSDEC Region 9 Office.  Comments in support of or in opposition to the proposed permit may be made by filing a written statement by the response date indicated.   
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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 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 Feb 3 2003.
Contact: Richard P Sweeney
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165

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