Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 02/16/2005

Onondaga County

Applicant: Trigen Syracuse Energy Corp
56 Industrial Dr
Syracuse, NY 13204
Facility: Trigen Syracuse Energy Corporation
56 Industrial Drive
Syracuse, NY 13204 -1091
Application ID: 7-3132-00052/00020
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Geddes, Onondaga County
Project Description:
Trigen Syracuse Energy Corporation, located at 56 Industrial Drive, Geddes (T), operates five coal fired boilers, two of which have been modified to cofire a waste paper/plastic supplemental fuel.  The heat input capacity of each boiler is 275 mmBtu/hr.  Particulate matter emissions are controlled with a common baghouse.  The facility operates SO2, NOx and CO continuous emission monitors as well as an opacity monitor.

The current permit limits emissions of particulate matter, NOx and SO2.  There is an annual NOx emissions cap of 1552 tons; an annual limit of 438,000 TPY of coal that can be fired; a maximum heat input of 1,250 mmBtu/hr; and limits on the amount of chlorine that can be contained in the alternative fuel (waste paper).

Trigen Syracuse is planning on adding a flue gas desulfurization system to allow it to burn higher sulfur coal.  The facility will install a single adsorber chamber in which lime slurry will be injected.  The gas stream will be cooled, and acid gases will be removed.  

There will be a small reduction in emissions of SO2 because the outlet emission rate will be reduced from 1.2 to 1.1 lb SO2/mmBtu.   There will be a reduction in HCl emissions of about 250 to 270 tons per year as HCl is scrubbed more easily than SO2.  There will be an increase in the particulate matter loading to the baghouse, as both SO2 and HCl will be converted to a particulate salt, and lime Ca(OH)2 is added to the scrubber.  The current particulate emission rate of 0.05 lb/mmBtu will remain in effect.

The EPA has determined that if the facility complies with an emission limit of 1.1 pounds SO2/mmBtu, the installation will qualify as an air pollution control project under the provisions of the NSPS.  The permit also requires that the project not be subject to PSD.

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.

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application. 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. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated.

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

This modification will not alter combustion, although higher sulfur fuels will be burned. As such, neither NOx, CO nor other noncombustibles will increase.
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 Mar 18 2005.
Contact: Joanne L March
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Bargabos Construction Co Inc
7519 Morgan Rd
Liverpool, NY 13088
Facility: Abbotts Landing
Killoe Rd
Lysander, NY 13027
Application ID: 7-3136-00232/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Lysander, Onondaga County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a 27 lot residential subdivision along the north bank of the Seneca River due west of the Baldwinsville Seneca Knolls Sewage Treatment Plant.  Re-grading for a proposed stormwater basin and the rear yards of three proposed lots would disturb approximately 1.2 acres of the regulated 100 foot buffer of state wetland BAL-17.  A copy of the application is available for review in the Syracuse Office.
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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
Lysander Town Planning Board
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
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 Mar 4 2005.
Contact: Joseph M Dlugolenski
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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