Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 03/26/2003

Kings County

Applicant: Maimonides Medical Center
48-02 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219 -2916
Facility: Maimonides Medical Center
48-02 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Application ID: 2-6102-00103/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The Department proposes to modify the Title V Facility permit as per an EPA Order of 12/16/2002, responding to a petition submitted by the New York Public Interest Research Group, Inc. (NYPIRG).

Maimonides Medical Center is a 705-bed hospital which provides healthcare. It operates boilers which supply steam for the space heating of the building; and operates an ethylene oxide sterilizer with built-in aerator equipped with an abator. The facility emissions of NOx exceed the major source pollutant threshold and, therefore, the facility is subject to the provisions of 6NYCRR Subpart 201-6.

Changes to the modified permit will include conditions relating to accidental release provisions; NSPS requirements; annual tune ups; particulates; operation of ethylene oxide sterilizer; and opacity.

The permittee may submit a written statement of reasons why the permit should not be modified, and/or request a hearing. Relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the listed DEC office. In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency 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 determination 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 Apr 25 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

Applicant: Starrett City Inc
165 Elmira Loop
Brooklyn, NY 11239 -2001
Facility: Starrett City Power Plant
165 Elmira Loop
Brooklyn, NY 11239
Application ID: 2-6105-00263/00008
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The Department proposes to modify the Title V Facility permit as per an EPA Order of 12/16/2002, responding to a petition submitted by the New York Public Interest Research Group, Inc. (NYPIRG).

The Starrett City Power Plant is a New York Housing Development facility that provides electricity, heating and cooling for the entire housing development. Changes to the modified permit will include a Permit Review Report, revised language and monitoring conditions.

The permittee may submit a written statement of reasons why the permit should not be modified, and/or request a hearing. Relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the listed DEC office. In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency 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 determination 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 Apr 25 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: Columbia University
116Th St & Broadway
Central Mailbox
New York, NY 10027
Facility: Columbia University-410 W 118Th St
410 West 118Th Street
New York, NY 10027
Application ID: 2-6202-00167/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The Department proposes to modify the Title V Facility permit as per an EPA Order of 12/16/2002, responding to a petition submitted by the New York Public Interest Research Group, Inc. (NYPIRG).

The Columbia University facility is a central steam boiler plant which has capped out of Prevention of Significant Deterioration, 40 CFR 52.21. Changes to the permit will include a Permit Review Report; revised language for annual compliance certification, startup, shutdown and malfuncation, and prompt reporting of deviation; amended monitoring conditions; new/revised conditions for sulfur content, NSPS, particulates; NOx emissions, fuel use limit and  opacity.

The permittee may submit a written statement of reasons why the permit should not be modified, and/or request a hearing. Relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the listed DEC office. In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency 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 addditional 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 determination 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 Apr 25 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

Queens County

Applicant: NYC Health & Hospitals Corp
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013 -4006
Facility: Elmhurst Hosp-79-01 Broadway
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Application ID: 2-6301-00065/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:
The Department proposes to modify the Title V Facility permit as per an EPA Order of 12/16/2002, responding to a petition submitted by the New York Public Interest Research Group, Inc. (NYPIRG).

The Elmhurst Hospital contains a central steam boiler plant that provides steam used for heating and cooling on campus. Changes to the modified permit will include a revised Permit Review Report; revised language/changes for annual compliance certification, startup, shutdown and malfunction, and prompt reporting of deviation; monitoring; stack test requirements; sulfur content; ethylene oxide sterilization; opacity and particulates. The facility has capped out of New Source Review 6 NYCRR 231-2 requirements.

The permittee may submit a written statement of reasons why the permit should not be modified, and/or request a hearing. Relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the listed DEC office. In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency 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 issues relating to any findings or determination the Department is required to make pursuant to the Environmenal Law exist. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is availabile 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 Apr 25 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