Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 12/03/2003


Richmond County

Applicant: Fortistar LLC
5087 Junction Road
Lockport, NY 14094
Facility: Bloomfield Generating FACILITY-SOUTH Ave
1900 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
Application ID: 2-6403-00196/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
Fortistar LLC (the Applicant) proposes to construct and operate the Bloomfield Generating Facility - South Avenue, and the Bloomfield Generating Facility - Chelsea Road (see notice for DEC # 2-6403-00197/00001), and install electric transmission lines and a gas pipeline to both facilities. Regulated tidal wetlands and freshwater wetlands are located at several locations along both the gas line and electric transmission line routes.These plants are two separate 79.9 MW (NET) electric generating facilities located approximately 0.5 miles from each other.

Each generating facility will be constructed in a similar fashion and each facility will consist of two General Electric (GE) LM 6000 Gas Turbine Packages operating in simple cycle mode, and associated balance-of-plant systems and facilities. For each facility, other onsite equipment will include gas and air compressors, an ammonia storage tank located within an enclosure, a lube oil cooling system, water treatment and storage system, raw water storage, and auxiliary electrical systems.

The Department has made a tentative decision to approve the permit applications, and draft permits are available for review. Details regarding the draft permits, and hearing on the draft permits can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/fortistar.htm

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:
NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Jan 12 2004.
Contact: Kevin A Kispert
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
kakisper@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Fortistar LLC
5087 Junction Road
Lockport, NY 14094
Facility: Bloomfield Generating FACILITY-CHELSEA R
291-295 Chelsea Road
Staten Island, NY 10314
Application ID: 2-6403-00197/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
Fortistar LLC (the Applicant) proposes to construct and operate the Bloomfield Generating Facility - Chelsea Road, and the Bloomfield Generating Facility - South Avenue (see notice for DEC # 2-6403-00196/00001), and install electric transmission lines and a gas pipeline to both facilities. Regulated tidal wetlands and freshwater wetlands are located at several locations along both the gas line and electric transmission line routes.These plants are two separate 79.9 MW (NET) electric generating facilities located approximately 0.5 miles from each other.

Each generating facility will be constructed in a similar fashion and each facility will consist of two General Electric (GE) LM 6000 Gas Turbine Packages operating in simple cycle mode, and associated balance-of-plant systems and facilities. For each facility, other onsite equipment will include gas and air compressors, an ammonia storage tank located within an enclosure, a lube oil cooling system, water treatment and storage system, raw water storage, and auxiliary electrical systems.

The Department has made a tentative decision to approve the permit applications, and draft permits are available for review. Details regarding the draft permits and hearing on the draft permits can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/fortistar.htm


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:
NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Jan 12 2004.
Contact: Kevin A Kispert
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
kakisper@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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