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Request For Proposals

Westchester County, New York

Refuse Disposal District No. 1
Request For Proposals For Transfer Stations and
Materials Recovery Facility Management and Operations, Hauling,
Disposal, Composting, and Miscellaneous Services

Westchester County Refuse Disposal District No. 1 (District) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Transfer Stations and Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Management and Operations, Hauling, Disposal, Composting, and Miscellaneous Services. The District will contract with a single Contractor to (i) operate and maintain three (3) Solid Waste Transfer Stations and one (1) Recyclable Materials Transfer Station, (ii) transfer and transport Solid Waste from the Transfer Stations to the County waste-to-energy facility, (iii) operate and maintain one (1) MRF, (iv) haul Recyclable Materials containers to the MRF, (v) provide Disposal Hauling and Disposal Services, (vi) provide Yard Waste Hauling and Composting Services, (vii) provide Electronic Component Hauling and Processing Services, (viii) provide Tire Hauling and Processing Services, (ix) solicit bids for, and coordinate Household Hazardous Waste Services, and (x) optionally, assume the operation of the County’s Yard Waste Equipment Circulation Program.

The RFP will be available beginning on February 13, 2004 from:

Robert N. Matarazzo
Deputy Commissioner Westchester County Department of Environmental Facilities
Division of Solid Waste
270 North Avenue – Sixth Floor
New Rochelle, New York 10801
Telephone Number: (914) 813-5429

The RFP is being made available to Proposers in compliance with New York State General Municipal Law, Section 120-w. Details on Proposal Submission requirements are contained in the FRFP. Proposals are due on March 26, 2004 by 11:00 a.m. prevailing local time.

Notice to Extend Final Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit

Applicant: Wawayanda Energy Center, L.L.C., The Pilot House, 2nd Floor, Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

DEC Number: 3-3356-00109/0001

Project Description and Location

Waywayada Energy Center, LLC, a subsidiary of Calpine, applied for a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) pre-construction permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) pursuant to 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 52.21 in August, 2001 to construct and operate a combined cycle electric generating facility that will produce 540 megawatts (MW). The facility will use natural gas as its exclusive source of fuel. The facility will consist of two General Electric 7FB combustion turbines (CTGs), heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and one steam turbine generators. The facility will utilize air-cooled condensers to condense the steam turbine exhaust and will have an exhaust stack height of 225 feet.

The project site is located off Dolsontown Road, approximately 2,000 feet east of the intersection with 17M, in the Town of Wawayanda, Orange County.

Prior Public Notices

The Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC" or "the Department") published a Notice of Intent to Issue Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit Conditions in the October 24, 2001 edition of the Environmental Notice Bulletin and in local newspapers. The notice stated that DEC had made a tentative determination that the proposed construction and operation of a 540 megawatts combined-cycle electric generating facility was subject to and satisfied federal requirements for PSD contained in 40 §52.21 and §124. The public comment period was open through December 5, 2001. The Department responded to comment on the PSD notice in a document titled Responsiveness Summary to Public Comment on the Wawayanda Energy Center LLC Draft PSD Conditions. The Department published a Notice of Final Decision on the PSD permit in the July 31, 2002 Environmental Notice Bulletin. The final permit became effective September 2, 2002.

The Department determined that the project will control emissions of PSD-affected air pollutants with the Best Available Control Technology (BACT) for the following PSD-affected air pollutants: nitrogen dioxide (NO2), particulate matter (PM & PM10), carbon monoxide (CO), and sulfuric acid mist (H2SO4). The DEC staff verified that emissions of these PSD-affected air pollutants will not cause or significantly contribute to an exceedance of any national primary or secondary ambient air quality standards, and consume less than the allowable PSD air quality increments. The projected maximum concentrations of the PSD-affected criteria pollutants are below U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defined significance levels.

Purpose of Current Notice

Pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21(r)(2) and condition IV.F of the final PSD permit, the permit granted to Wawayanda Energy Center (WEC) LLC would become invalid after 18 months of the final determination if the project had not commenced construction or is not granted an extension of the permit. The 18 month period ends on March 2, 2004. However, WEC, LLC submitted a request on January 16, 2004 for an extension of the PSD permit. WEC provided information on ongoing negotiations related to executing a Power Sales Agreement and updates to the required water supply/wastewater discharge agreement discussions. In addition, WEC provided a showing that the previous BACT determinations and the showing of minimal facility impacts have not changed since the final permit was issued.

To assure that the PSD permit will remain in force, DEC staff have made a tentative decision to grant the PSD permit extension. Based on the existence of the ongoing negotiations for the construction of the facility and Wawayanda Energy Center's showing of no change to the project's BACT or impacts, DEC staff conclude that the extension is justified, in accord with 40 CFR 52.21(r)(2). The extension of the PSD permit is for an 18-month period. Until a final decision is made on this extension request the PSD permit approval to construct shall remain valid.

Tentative DEC Staff Position

DEC staff has reviewed the information submitted by Wawayanda Energy Center LLC to support it's request for an extension. Staff's tentative approval to grant the extension is based, in part, on a review of the following factors provided in EPA policy guidance 1) BACT Review: An extension is justified if the BACT determination(s) for the facility covered by the PSD permit remains appropriate. The previous BACT determination for the subject facility's particulate/PM10, NO2, CO, and sulfuric acid emissions was determined to be the burning of clean fuel (natural gas) with good combustion practices and the use of a CO catalyst. The Department concurs with WEC's conclusion after its review of the EPA BACT/LAER Clearinghouse that the BACT determination remains current for this gas-burning power plant. 2) Additional PSD Requirements: As provided in EPA guidance, no revised increment analysis or air quality impact modeling is necessary in order to grant the extension since WEC has not changed the project and the project impacts remain insignificant.

Public Comments

DEC invites public comment regarding this tentative determination. DEC's final determination will be made only after full consideration of all public comment. Statements are to be limited to the specific issue of the PSD permit extension and must be in writing, must be accompanied with adequate supporting information, and must be received by the Department at the below address no later than March 12, 2004.

Department Contact

Comments or requests for file documents or other information should be sent to:

Christopher Hogan, Project Manager
Division of Environmental Permits
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750

Positive Declaration

Putnam County - The Planning Board of the Town of Carmel, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hillcrest Commons may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a commercial subdivision of three lots, Wetlands Permit, Special Permit and Site Plan Approval for 150 units of Senior Housing and Site Plan Approval for 60,000 square feet of office space. The project is located on Route 52 in the Town of Carmel.

Contact: Magnus F. Sjoberg, 60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac, NY, phone: (845) 628-1500.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The Common Council of the City of Poughkeepsie, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed City of Poughkeepsie, Southern Waterfront Redevelopment Project. The proposed action involves the sale and/or lease of approximately 25 acres of waterfront property for the redevelopment of a portion of the Poughkeepsie Waterfront. The proposed action includes commercial development to offer restaurant/catering facilities, a hotel, retail facilities and public improvements to include a boat launch, riverfront promenade and 50 slip marina to name a few. The project is located at the waterfront – Rinaldi Blvd., Pine Street, in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Contact: Edmond Murphy, Development, City of Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602, phone: (845) 451-4046, fax: (845) 451-6152.

Westchester County - The Peekskill City School District Board of Education (“Board of Education”), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Peekskill Middle School and District Improvements. The action involves The Board of Education proposing to construct a new Middle School at the existing middle school site, located on 212 Ringgold Street, City of Peekskill, Westchester County, NY. Public health and safety improvements are also proposed for the other schools operated by the Peekskill City School District which include:

Contact:Judith Johnson, Peekskill City School District, Ford Administration Center, 1031 Elm Street, Peekskill, NY 10566, phone: (914) 737-3300.