Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 07/16/2003

Steuben County

Applicant: Dominion Transmission Inc
445 West Main St
Clarksburg, WV 26302 -2450
Facility: Woodhull Station
974 County Route 99
Woodhull, NY 14898
Application ID: 8-4682-00006/00034
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Woodhull, Steuben County
Project Description:
Dominion Transmission Inc has submitted an application for renewal of its current Title V Facility Permit for its Woodhull Compressor Station, located at 974 County Road 99 in the Town of Woodhull.  The facility compresses natural gas for transport through transmission pipelines.  Facility Emission Units are:
0-0000A, a 1100 horsepower natural gas fired compressor engine;
0-0000B, five 2000 horsepower natural gas fired compressor engines;
0-0000C, a 27.5 million BTU per hour natural gas fired boiler; and
0-0000D, an 814 horsepower natural gas fired generator.

The Title V Facility Permit was originally issued September 23, 1998, and was modified September 24, 2002, to authorize the replacement of two 460 horsepower generators with a single 814 horsepower generator.  No changes from the current Title V Permit, as modified September 24, 2002, are proposed.

This facility is subject to 6 NYCRR Part 201-6, Title V Facility Permits, for major stationary sources due to potential emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and carbon monoxide (CO) in excess of 100 tons per year each, and potential emissions of formaldehyde, a hazardous air pollutant, in excess of 10 tons per year.  Potential emissions of the renewed permit will be unchanged from those of the current permit.

The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application.
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:

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 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 Aug 18 2003.
Contact: Roger T McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414

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