Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals



Applicant: Astoria Generating Co., LP
225 Greenfield Parkway
Suite 201
Liverpool, New York 13088

Application Number: DEC # 2-6301-00185/00016;
PSC Case # 00-F-1522

Facility: Astoria Generating Station
18-01 20th Ave.
Astoria, NY 11105

Prior Public Notices: On January 2, 2002 the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) published a Notice of Complete Application and Notice of Public Comment Period. Notices in Environmental Notice Bulletin and local newspapers. The notices stated that DEC had made a tentative determination that the repowering of the existing Astoria Generating Station was subject to and satisfied the federal requirements for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) contained in 40 CFR 52. The public comment period was held open through February 15, 2002.

Due to revisions to the project which resulted in significant reductions in PM10 emissions from the cooling tower, but an increase in sulfuric acid mist (H2SO4), a revised PSD permit was noticed for public comment on 1/8/03 in the ENB, with a deadline for comments ending on 2/14/03.

Comments received on the draft PSD permit were from the applicant and the New York Public Research Interest Group (NYPIRG). A responsiveness summary of PSD issues has been generated by DEC staff and is being made available with this notice.

Final Determination: DEC has determined that the project will be controlling the emissions of PSD affected air pollutants with the Best Available Control Technology (BACT): DEC has also verified that the emissions of these PSD affected air pollutants will not cause or significantly contribute to the exceedance of National Primary or Secondary Ambient Air Quality Standards, and will not consume more than the allowable PSD air quality increment where one exists. Accordingly, a final PSD permit is being issued by DEC in accordance with 40 CFR Part 124 requirements. Pursuant to 40 CFR 124.15 the permit will become effective 33 days from the issuance of the Department’s final determination, barring any appeals.

Appeal Procedure: Pursuant to the Consolidated Permit Regulations found at 40 §§ CFR 124.19 any persons or parties who filed comments on the draft PSD permit or participated in the public hearing may petition the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Appeals Board to review any condition of the permit decision.

Any person who failed to file comments or failed to participate in the public hearing on the draft permit may petition for administrative review only to the extent of the changes from the draft to the final permit determination. Any such petition for review must be made within 30 days of the service of notice of the final decision and shall include a statement of the reasons supporting that review and shall adhere to the standards outlined in 40 CFR §§ 124.19(a)(1) and (2). All pleadings filed by mail must be addressed to:

Environmental Appeals Board, MC 1103B
U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460. (202) 501-7060. FAX: (202) 501-7580.

Upon completion of any administrative review process by the Environmental Appeals Board, the final decision will become the final agency action and will be published in the Federal Register. In addition, those who appeal for administrative review may further petition for judicial review within 60 days of the final EPA decision.

For a copy of the final permit decision or additional information on the appeals procedure contact: Christopher M. Hogan, Division of Environmental Permit, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, (518) 402-9151.

Negative Declaration

New York City County - The New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Historic Front Street Redevelopment will not have a signfiicant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of an assemblage of three parcels comprising 13 loft buildings and three vacant infill lots. The properties are located along both sides of Front Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip in the South Street Seaport Historic District. The total area of the project site is approximately 33,000 square feet. The proposed development would include approximately 100 apartments, 22,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, and a 7,000 square foot Maritime Center. The project is located Block 97, Lots 18, 24, 25, 26, 32, 37, 58, Manhattan, New York City.

Contact: Hardy Adasko, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 312-3703, fax: (212) 312-3911.

Revised Negative Declaration

New York City (Manhattan) Cofunty - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bradhurst Village Early Childhood Training Academy will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a three-story structure for a day care facility (19,233 square feet) with 3,580 square-foot of open space which will include both a play area and four parking spaces. The revisions to the previous Negative Declaration are the change from a four-story structure to a three story structure for a day care facility, from a 2,100 square foot play area to3,580 square feet of open space which will include a play area and four parking spaces. Also a typographical error was corrected, in the previous Negative Declaration the square footage of the facility was listed as 1,933 square feet, the correct figure is 19,233 square feet. The project is located Block 2038, Lots 55,57, Manhattan.

Contact: Walter M Roberts, The City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Planning and Intergovermental Affairs, Division of Planning Supporet Services, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

New York City (Bronx) County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be announced by July 31, 2003. The action involves The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) proposes to design, construct and operate a 290-million gallon per day (mgd), with an average flow of 144 mgd, water treatment plant to provide filtration and disinfection of the Croton Water Supply System. The Croton System supplies water to consumers in New York City and portions of upstate New York .

Construction of the Croton Water Treatment Plant (WTP) would take place at one of two possible locations: the Eastview Site located in the Town of Mt. Pleasant, Westchester County, New York or the Harlem River Site located in the Borough of the Bronx, New York.

The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Eastview Site would be accompanied by the construction of a Raw Water Pumping Station (RWPS) to convey untreated water from the New Croton Aqueduct (NCA) to the site. Treated water connections would also be made to the NCA and the Delaware Water Supply System and possibly the Catskill Water Supply System. Treated water connections to the city distribution system at the Jerome Park Reservoir would also be required.

The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Harlem River Site, would be accompanied by the construction of a raw water connection to the WTP and the construction of a Treated Water Pumping Station (TWPS) to convey water from the WTP to the NCA and/or other facilities at the Jerome Park Reservoir where connections to the existing distribution system and possible reconstruction of the Jerome Pumping Station would also be involved.

Construction of a WTP at either site would also include rehabilitation of the NCA and appurtenant structures to varying degrees.

Project Location: Either in Mount Pleasant, New York adjacent to Route 100C and Bee Line Boulevard or in the Bronx, New York adjacent to the Harlem River north of the University Heights Bridge.

Contact: Mark N Page, Jr., 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor City: Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4395, fax: (718) 595-4479, Email: mpage@dep.nyc.gov