Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 07/07/2004

Broome County

Applicant: Ipp Energy LLC
151 West St - Suite 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
Facility: Binghamton CO-GENERATION Plant
22 Charles St
Binghamton, NY 13905
Application ID: 7-0302-00079/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Binghamton, Broome County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve these applications for a Title IV Acid Rain Permit and Title V Air Permit for the Applicant's Binghamton Co-Generation facility located  at 22 Charles Street, Binghamton, NY.  Binghamton Co-Generation operates an LM-5000 stationary gas turbine.  The turbine fires either natural gas or number 2 fuel oil.  Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) are controlled with steam injection.

Emissions from the facility are less than the Title V major source thresholds (100 tons per year [tpy] for criteria pollutants and 10 tpy for hazardous air pollutants).  The facility is required to obtain a Title V permit because it is subject to the USEPAís Acid Rain Program (Title IV of the Clean Air Act).   The gas turbine is also subject to the federal Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources found at 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart GG; DECís NOx Budget program; and various permit conditions.   The NOx and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) limits in the permit are more stringent than that federal limits in 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart GG.

Under the Acid Rain Program (and DECís NOx budget program), the facility monitors emissions of NOx using the low mass emitter provisions.  A continuous emissions monitor is used to demonstrate compliance with the Nox permit limit.

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.
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application.


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 Aug 9 2004.
Contact: John H Merriman, Jr
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Onondaga County

Applicant: Carr Street Generating Station LP
64 Carr St
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Facility: Carr Street Generating Station
64 Carr St
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Application ID: 7-3126-00127/00011
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Dewitt, Onondaga County
Project Description:
Carr Street Generating Station, 64 Carr Street, East Syracuse, NY has requested to renew its Title V Operating Permit. This facility is also subject to the EPAís Acid Rain Program (Title IV of the Clean Air Act) and is required to obtain a Title IV permit. The facility consists of two GE  LM6000 stationary gas turbines.  The turbines fire either natural gas or number 2 fuel oil.  Emissions of NOx from each unit are controlled with water injection and an SCR. The gas turbines are also subject to the Federal Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources found at 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart GG; DECís NOx Budget program; and various permit conditions.   The NOx and SO2 limits in the permit are more stringent than that federal limits in 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart GG. Continuous emissions monitors are used to demonstrate compliance with the NOx and CO permit limits.

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 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 Aug 6 2004.
Contact: Joanne L March
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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