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ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 06/02/2004

Oneida County

Applicant: Ethan Allen Inc
Ethan Allen Dr
Danbury, CT 06813 -1966
Facility: Ethan Allen Inc
7 Grove St
Boonville, NY 13309
Application ID: 6-3026-00012/00022
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Oneida County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a permit modification pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the existing facility located at Ethan Allen, Village of Boonville, Oneida County, New York.  This existing facility manufactures wood furniture.  The Standard Industrial Classification representative of this facility is 2511, Wood Household Furniture, Except Upholstered.

The facility consists of a saw mill, dry kiln, rough mill, and coating/finishing operation. This modification caps Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) emissions below Title V and Major Source thresholds.

The facility is subject to 40 CFR 60 Subpart Dc, Standards of Performance for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units; 40 CFR 63 Subpart JJ, Standards for Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations; 6NYCRR Part 212, General Process Emission Sources; 6NYCRR Part 227, Stationary Combustion Installations; and 6NYCRR 228, Surface Coating Operations.

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 requester 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 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's website at:

In accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 621.5(d)9 and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the 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.  After the public comment period, the USEPA will be provided a proposed permit and will have an additional 45 day period for review.  If USEPA does not raise any objection, the Department will issue the permit. The application and Draft Title V Facility permit are available in the Region 6 NYSDEC office in Watertown, New York.

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 Jul 2 2004.
Contact: Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601

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