Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 04/02/2003

Kings County

Applicant: NYC Health & Hospitals Corp
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013 -4006
Facility: NYC-Hh - Kings County Hospital Center
451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Application ID: 2-6104-00249/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application to authorize the operation of six emergency generators at this facility under the Coordinated Demand Reduction Program (CDRP). Under the CDRP, these generators will be operated to provide electric power to the facility on a limited basis, allowing it to disconnect from the local power grid at times of high demand, thereby making power available elsewhere in the system. This Title V permit modification will add the six diesel generators to the existing Title V permit. The facility will be capping the six generators out of the 6NYCRR 231-2 New Source Review requirements.

In accordance with 6NYCRR 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 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 requester 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 May 2 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: NYC Health & Hospitals Corp
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013 -4006
Facility: NYC-Hh - Coney Island Hospital
2601 Ocean Pkwy @ Ave Z
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Application ID: 2-6107-00012/00010
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application to authorize the operation of one emergency generator at this facility under the Coordinated Demand Reduction Program (CDRP). Under the CDRP, this generator will be operated to provide electric power to the facility on a limited basis, allowing it to disconnect from the local power grid at times of high demand, thereby making power available elsewhere in the system. In addition to the one emergency diesel generator to be authorized for CDRP participation, Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn operates three steam boilers and one exempt emergency backup generator. This facility was initially authorized to operate one generator under the CDRP through the issuance of a state facility general permit. The CDRP generator is subject to Title V permitting, however, because the facility has been operating the three boilers as a Title V source under a Title V General Permit for Small Combustion Installations. Because the facility will be capping the CDRP generator out of the 6NYCRR 231-2 New Source Review requirements, and because the Title V General Permit for Small Combustion Installations does not allow for emissions capping, the CDRP emergency generator must, therefore, be authorized for operation by way of this separate Title V permit.

In accordance with 6NYCRR 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 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 requester 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 May 2 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: NYC Health & Hospitals Corp
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013 -4006
Facility: NYC-Hh - Metropolitan Hospital
1901 1St Ave
New York, NY 10029
Application ID: 2-6204-00058/00001
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 to authorize the operation of three emergency generators at this facility under the Coordinated Demand Reduction Program (CDRP). Under the CDRP, these generators will be operated to provide electric power to the facility on a limited basis, allowing it to disconnect from the local power grid at times of high demand, thereby making power available elsewhere in the system. This Title V permit modification will add the three diesel generators to the existing Title V permit. The facility will be capping the three generators out of the 6NYCRR 231-2 New Source Review requirements.

In accordance with 6NYCRR 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 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 requester 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 May 2 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: Astoria Gas Turbine Power LLC
4401 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Facility: Astoria Gas Turbine Power
31-01 20Th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11105
Application ID: 2-6301-00191/00003
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 Astoria Gas Turbine Power Facility is an electric generating facility consisting of 32 combustion turbines. The facility's emissions exceed the major source pollutant thresholds listed in 6NYCRR Subpart 201-6 and, as such, the facility is subject to the provisions of Title V. The facility's emissions of oxides of nitrogen are averaged with other facilities owned by NRG Energy Inc., according to a system-wide averaging plan approved by the Department, to achieve compliance with the provisions of 6NYCRR Subpart 227-2. The facility is subject to the NOx Emissions Budget and Allowance Program provisions of 6NYCRR Subpart 227-3; also subject to the NOx Budget Trading Program provisions of 6NYCRR Subpart 204. The facility proposes to cap out of the requirements of 6NYCRR Part 231-2.2 for emissions of VOC and the PSD requirements of 40 CFR 52.21, Subpart A, for emissions of CO.

In accordance with 6NYCRR 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 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 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 May 2 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: 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: 2-6308-00513/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 15 Title 5 Marinas & Moorings
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to install two 5-foot diameter pipe-type (hollow) steel monopile dolphins approximately 8.5 feet seaward of the face of the existing steel sheet pile bulkhead to provide for the temporary mooring of a fuel barge during the refueling operations of the Jamaica Bay Energy Center.  One barge delivery is expected every four to five days during peak summer operations, and the maximum time that the barge will be moored during unload operations is expected to be 8 hours. Barge size is expected to range from 155 feet by 30 feet, to 240 feet by 44 feet with a maximum draft of approximately 9 feet. During unloading operations a barge will be secured at two on-shore mooring points, and a  28-inch wide portable gangway will be extended to span the 13 foot distance from the barge to shore.

Installation of the two piles is expected to be accomplished by driving them approximately 55 feet into the sediment with a vibratory hammer. An impact hammer may be required for the last 5 feet of the installation. Overall pile length is approximately 82.5 feet. Each of the two monopiles will be protected by a 9-foot diameter, 6-foot high, buoyant donut type of fender that would float at the water line. The top elevation of the donut fender would be approximately 4 feet above water line. Installation of the monopiles and dolphins is expected to be completed in less than one week.

The project is located at the existing Bayswater/Jamaica Peaking Facility, at the end of Bay 24th Street in Far Rockaway.


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 Apr 18 2003.
Contact: Kevin A Kispert
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
kakisper@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals