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ENB Region 4 Completed Applications 01/28/2004

Albany County

Applicant: Hannay Reels Inc
553 State Rte 143
PO Box 159
Westerlo, NY 12193 -0159
Facility: Hannay Reels Inc
553 State Rte 143
Westerlo, NY 12193
Application ID: 4-0138-00001/00031
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Westerlo, Albany County
Project Description:
The Department has received an Air State Facility (ASF) permit application from Hannay Reels, Inc. for a renewal of a variance from the Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements found in 6 NYCRR Part 228 (Surface Coating) and an updating of the Title V cap at an existing facility located at 533 State Route 143, Westerlo, NY.  The owner is Hannay Reels, Inc.  located at the same address.   The facility manufacturers hose and cable reels and surface coating is part of the manufacturing process.

Regarding the variance, the applicant has shown that due to economic and technical infeasibility, the Part 228 limit is not attainable all of the time. This variance is limited to 8 tons per year of volatile organic compounds (VOC).  The variance requires the facility to continue to investigate compliance strategies and to quarterly document the evaluation of either reformulation, abatement technology or process modification.  The permittee is required to maintain records and to report this data, including the total usage of each coating and any makeup solvent usage to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.  

Regarding the Title V cap, the applicant has also proposed in this application restricting the potential to emit (PTE) of its emission sources through enforceable permit conditions which will limit or cap emissions at a level which is less than 50 tons per year for VOC; less than 10 tons per year for each individual Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) and less than 25 tons per year for the total of all HAPs–the applicability thresholds for Part 201-6, Title V.  The facility was previously capped at these levels in the old emission point permitting system, this permit will update these caps by using the new facility permitting system.  By accepting these state and federally enforceable limits, the facility is not subject to this particular regulation.  The permittee is required to maintain records and to report this data, including the total usage of each coating and solvent to verify compliance with permit conditions and limits.  

The application is available for review at the Region 4 Office, 1150 North Westcott Rd., Schenectady, NY.  The contact person is Wendy DuBois, phone number (518) 357-2459. Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of this notice. If comments are received which raise significant issues or provide additional relevant information, the Department may modify the Draft ASF Permit.  Otherwise, the variance will become a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP).  



                                                
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 Feb 27 2004.
Contact: Wendy Dubois
NYSDEC Region 4 Headquarters
1150 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518)357-2069

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