Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 05/07/2003

Monroe County

Applicant: Monroe Newpower Corporation
28 East Main St Suite 600
Rochester, NY 14614
Facility: Iola Powerhouse & Cogen Facility
Fleet Maintenance GARAGE|444 East Henrietta Road, Building 12
Rochester, NY 14623
Application ID: 8-2614-00795/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Rochester, Monroe County
Project Description:
The Department has received  applications for Air State Facility application from Monroe Newpower Corporation to construct and operate two new cogeneration facilities to supply electricity and heat to most of the buildings that are currently heated by the Iola Powerhouse. The Iola Powerhouse, located at Monroe County’s Iola Governmental Campus, is a major stationary source of air contamination and is operated under a Title V Air Facility Permit. The Iola Powerhouse includes four boilers, two of which are coal-fired only and two which can be fired with either No.2 fuel oil or natural gas. The project to construct and operate the two new cogeneration  facilities will result in the shutdown and partial demolition of the Iola Powerhouse. The project will also result in an overall net reduction in the emission of air contaminants.

This Notice of Complete Application  provides the description for the new cogeneration facility that will be constructed and operated at the Iola Governmental Campus. Another Notice of Complete Application in this edition of the Environmental Notice Bulletin will describe the other Monroe Newpower cogeneration facility proposed for Monroe Community College.

Monroe Newpower’s Iola Cogeneration Facility will provide a central distribution for all steam and electrical services for the Iola Governmental Campus and Monroe Community Hospital (MCH) /Health & Social Services (HSS) property, as well as hot water for the Monroe County jail and Children’s Detention Center. The cogeneration facility will consist of three (3) generators and associated heat recovery equipment and three 350 HP high pressure steam boilers. The facility’s air emissions of carbon monoxide will be restricted to 98 tons per year (TPY) , which is below the regulatory threshold for a major stationary source of air pollution. The 98 TPY Carbon Monoxide emission cap will be achieved  through the use of permit conditions, which will restrict the hours of operation of the three (3) generators to 17,004 hours per year while combusting natural gas, and the three high pressure team boilers to no more than 17,520 hours per year while combusting natural gas and no more than 500 hours per year while combusting No. 2 fuel oil. By accepting the limits on carbon monoxide emissions, which are below the 100 TPY carbon monoxide threshold for a major stationary source, this facility will not be subject to the Title V permitting regulations.


The application and Draft Permit are available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office.


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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Monroe County
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 Jun 6 2003.
Contact: Peter a Lent
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
palent@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Monroe Newpower Corporation
28 East Main St Suite 600
Rochester, NY 14614
Facility: Monroe Community College Cogen Facility
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Application ID: 8-2620-00129/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Brighton, Monroe County
Project Description:
The Department has received  applications for Air State Facility application from Monroe Newpower Corporation to construct and operate two new cogeneration facilities to supply electricity and heat to most of the buildings that are currently heated by the Iola Powerhouse. The Iola Powerhouse, located at Monroe County’s Iola Governmental Campus, is a major stationary source of air contamination and is operated under a Title V Air Facility Permit. The Iola Powerhouse includes four boilers, two of which are coal-fired only and two which can be fired with either No.2 fuel oil or natural gas. The project to construct and operate the two new cogeneration  facilities will result in the shutdown and partial demolition of the Iola Powerhouse. The project will also result in an overall net reduction in the emission of air contaminants.

This Notice of Complete Application  provides the description for the new cogeneration facility that will be constructed and operated at the Monroe Community College. Another Notice of Complete Application in this edition of the Environmental Notice Bulletin will describe the other Monroe Newpower cogeneration facility proposed for the Iola Governmental Campus.

Monroe Newpower’s Monroe Community College Cogeneration facility  is to be located at an educational institution and will have cogeneration equipment that consists of four (4) generators and associated hydronic heat recovery equipment. The initial construction will also include three new hot water boilers. The facility’s air emissions of carbon monoxide will be restricted to 98 tons per year (TPY) , which is below the regulatory threshold for a major stationary source of air pollution. The 98 TPY Carbon Monoxide emission cap will be achieved  through the use of permit conditions, which will restrict the hours of operation of the four (4) generators to 16,042 hours per year. By accepting the limits on carbon monoxide emissions, which are below the 100 TPY carbon monoxide threshold for a major stationary source, this  facility will not be subject to the Title V permitting regulations.

The application and Draft Permit are available for review at the Region 8 NYSDEC office.


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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Monroe County
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 Jun 6 2003.
Contact: Peter a Lent
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
palent@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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