Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 03/03/2004

Erie County

Applicant: Buffalo General Hospital
100 High St
Buffalo, NY 14203 -1126
Facility: Buffalo General Hospital
100 High St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Application ID: 9-1402-00089/00014
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Buffalo, Erie County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application.  The facility operates three dual-fuel (natural gas and #6 fuel oil) boilers.  If all three boilers were used concurrently and continuously with #6 fuel oil, the emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) would exceed the major facility thresholds for both contaminants.  This permit contains conditions which limit the facility's ability to emit NOx and SO2 to less than the major facility threshold value of 100 tons per year of each contaminant.  The NOx emissions from the boilers have also been capped below the applicability thresholds of 6 NYCRR Part 227-2 - RACT (reasonably available control technology) for NOx.  This permit would replace the facility's Title V permit, which had been required due to the operation of a medical waste incinerator at the hospital, which has since permanently ceased operation.  The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the DEC office provided in this notice.       

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
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 Apr 2 2004.
Contact: Charles D Cranston
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
cdcranst@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Wyoming County

Applicant: Prestolite Electric Inc
LEECE-NEVILLE Heavy Duty Products Division
400 Main Street
Arcade, NY 14009 -1109
Facility: Prestolite Electric NY Inc
400 Main Street
Arcade, NY 14009
Application ID: 9-5620-00027/00153
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Arcade, Wyoming County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a revised permit 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 has made a tentative determination to approve this application for modification of the existing facility-wide Air Title V permit for the applicant's manufacturing operations located at 400 Main Street, Arcade, NY.  The draft permit, applicable regulations, and application are available for review at the Departments Region 9 Office, Buffalo N.Y.  This application for modification incorporates the installation of a new emission unit, identified as P00009.  Emission Unit P00009 will include the installation of 9 diesel engine test stands to test starter motors manufactured at the facility.  The Department reviewed this project as a potential major source at an existing nonmajor facility for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions, as specified in 6NYCRR Part 231-2, New Source Review.  NOx emissions from this new emission unit are limited to 50 tons during any 12 month period.  The draft modified permit also includes the establishment of VOC emission reduction credits (ERCs) of 4.5 tons per year for the permanent discontinuation of a trichloroethylene vapor degreaser. The modified permit also includes installation of new equipment which is similar to existing equipment.  The new equipment is subject to the existing monitoring, reporting, recordkeeping and control requirements and does not change existing permit conditions. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated.  The Department may schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of  written objections raised.  Hearing Notices, if necessary, will provide instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments. 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 permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.

 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: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.


State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
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 Apr 2 2004.
Contact: Kenneth C Taft
NYSDEC Region 9 Allegany SUB-OFFICE
182 East Union - Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706
(716)372-6242
kctaft@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals