Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 12/24/2003

Dutchess County

Applicant: Chevron USA Inc
6001 Bollinger Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA 94583
Facility: Beacon Technology Center
Old Glenham Rd
Glenham, NY 10650
Application ID: 3-1330-00048/00038
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Fishkill, Dutchess County
Project Description:
    The Department has prepared a Draft Permit Renewal pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this renewal application for the Applicantís facility located in Glenham, Dutchess County.
       The Chevron Facility at Glenham consists of a complex of buildings in support of the research, development and technical services related to petroleum products.  Air pollution sources associated with the research activities including lab hoods, engine test stands, chassis dynamometers and petroleum/chemical storage tanks have been discontinued.
    A powerhouse containing three small No. 6 oil fired industrial boilers supply heat to the building complex. This source is subject to Title V permitting based on the potential oxides of nitrogen and sulfur dioxide emissions exceeding major stationary source thresholds.  The powerhouse boilers are subject to reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements of 6NYCRR Part 227-2, sulfur in fuel limits of 6NYCRR Part 225 and the recordkeeping and reporting requirements of 6NYCRR Part 201.
     The Standard Industrial Classification representative of this facility is 8731-Commercial Physical Research.
     By acceptance of this permit, the permittee agrees that the permit is contingent upon strict compliance with the ECL, all applicable regulations, the General Conditions specified and any Special Conditions included as part of this permit.
    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 two (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.  DECís 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 Departmentís 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 Jan 30 2004.
Contact: Robert J Stanton
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
rjstanto@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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