Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 06/04/2003

Kings County

Applicant: Transgas Energy System LLC
One North 12TH St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Facility: Transgas Energy Systems
1 North 12TH Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Application ID: 2-6101-00149/00014
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:

    The Applicant, TransGas Energy Systems, LLC,  proposes to construct and operate a new 1100 megawatt combinedcycle cogeneration energy facility on the East River waterfront between the Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s North Side sections of Brooklyn.  The facility will be fueled primarily by natural gas, with very lowsulfur distillate as a backup fuel.  Heat recovery and delivery infrastructure for potential steam sales are included.  

    The proposed facility will be located on an approximately eightacre site at the existing Bayside Oil Terminal at North 12th Street and Kent Avenue, in Brooklyn, New York. Combinedcycle cogeneration technology uses waste heat from the combustion turbine thermodynamic cycle to serve as the heat input to a conventional steam turbine. The combustion turbine cycle consists of a compressor, combustion and turbine sections. A generator is coupled to the turbine shaft to transfer rotational mechanical energy into electrical energy.   The proposed facility will be configured with two power blocks.  Each block will consist of two Siemens Westinghouse W501 F combustion turbine generators (CTG), two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), one steam turbine generator (STG) and associated balanceofplant systems and facilities.  Each gas turbine will burn natural gas and will be coupled to its HRSG, which will produce steam to operate the steam turbine and for steam export. To provide flexibility for steam export and help serve the Facility’s thermal needs, two auxiliary boilers have also been incorporated into the design.  

    This project is subject to review pursuant to Article X of the New York State Public Service Law  and the Applicant must obtain a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need (Certificate) to construct and operate this facility.  The Article X application was filed on December 24, 2002, and supplemented in March 2003.  

    DEC Staff have reviewed the application materials and supporting documentation and have determined that the materials are complete for the purpose of commencing departmental review, pursuant to ECL Article 70 and 6 NYCRR Part 621.

    The Department will hold a Public Hearing on this application. A detailed notice including instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments can be found at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/transgas.htm

    In addition to the Part 201 State Facility draft permit, DEC is concurrently issuing for public comment a Notice of Determination to issue Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) conditions pursuant to 40CFR sections 52.21 and 124. The full text of the PSD notice can be found at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/transgaspsd.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:
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 Jul 23 2003.
Contact: John L Cole
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
jlcole@gw.dec.state.ny.us

New York County

Applicant: Consolidated Edison Co of NY Inc
4 Irving Pl Rm 828
New York, NY 10003 -3502
Facility: Con ED-74TH Street Sta
503 E 74TH Street
New York, NY 10021
Application ID: 2-6204-00019/00006
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. The Title V permit issued to the facility on 8/16/2001 has been modified based on the EPA Order of 2/19/03. Modifications include: added Permit Review Report as statement of basis; revised language for annual compliance certification, startup, shutdown and malfunction; and for prompt reporting of deviation. Conditions added regarding monitoring for NOx RACT, sulfur, particulate matter, supplier certifications, and added Episode Action Plan and Opacity Consent Order.
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 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 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 Jul 7 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

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