Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 05/11/2005

Kings County

Applicant: Starrett City Inc
165 Elmira Loop
Brooklyn, NY 11239 -2001
Facility: Starrett City Power Plant
165 Elmira Loop
Brooklyn, NY 11239
Application ID: 2-6105-00263/00008
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application. The applicant, a New York Housing Development, produces electricity, heating and cooling for the development. The facility has four identical combustion engineering boilers and three identical Nordberg large bore compression ignition engines. In this permit modification, Starrett City proposes an alternate NOx RACT emission limit of 5.4 grams/brhp-hr for the three internal combustion engines because the presumptive NOx RACT emission limit of 2.3 grams/brhp-hr as per the recently revised subpart 227-2.4(f)(2)(ii) is not economically feasible for Starrett City engines. This higher NOx emission limit has been approved by the Department and will be forwarded to USEPA for their review as a revision to the State Implementation Plan.
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 Jun 10 2005.
Contact: Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Queens County

Applicant: The New York Times
229 West 43RD Street
New York, NY 10036 -3913
Facility: The NY Times Daily Production Facility
One New York Times Plaza|
Queens, NY 11354
Application ID: 2-6302-00169/00011
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for an existing facility primarily engaged in newspaper printing. The facility operates five printing presses that utilize volatile organic compound (VOC)-based inks. The VOC potential to emit from these printing operations is approximately 10 tons per year. The purpose of this permit modification is to allow the installation and operation of four identical diesel-fueled generators (each rated at 2,000 kilowatts) having a combined electrical output of 8,000 kilowatts. In addition to regular testing and emergency use, these four generators are intended for participation in a peak load management, or demand response, program within the framework of the state's Coordinated Demand Reduction Program (CDRP).The facility is subject to the provisions of 6NYCRR 201-5. Overall facility emissions are to be capped below Title V, RACT for NOx, and NSR applicability thresholds.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. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. DEC may schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. Hearing notices will contain instruction on filing for party status and submitting comments.


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:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No 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 Jun 10 2005.
Contact: Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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