Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 07/20/2005

New York County

Applicant: East River Housing Corp
530 Grand St
New York, NY 10002 -4800
Facility: East River Housing Corp
26 Lewis St
New York, NY 10002
Application ID: 2-6206-00096/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application. The applicant has applied for a permit modification and emission reduction credits (ERC) for VOC and NOx as per 6 NYCRR Part 231-2.6. The facility discontinued using boiler No. 1, (emission unit 0-00001, emission source 00001) on 11/30/02 and derated boiler No. 4 (Emission source 00004) from 129 mmbtu/hr to 97 mmbtu/hr. The facility-wide emissions of NOx and VOC are limited at 50.6 tpy and 0.35 tpy respectively by limiting the fuel usage to 2,500,000 gpy. Based on these changes, the facility has requested emission reduction credit for VOC and NOx, 0.10 tpy and 22.4 tpy respectively. Also the facility derated boiler No. 4 (emission source 00004) and has requested permit condition modification since this boiler meets the NOx emission limit (verified by a stack test conducted in 2004).
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 19 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: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Flushing, NY 11368
Facility: NYC-DEP Tallman Island Wpcp
127-01 Powells Cove Boulevard
College Point, NY 11356
Application ID: 2-6302-00012/00020
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 a permit modification for an existing facility for the installation and operation of sewage pump around engine-generators and associated sewage pumps at this facility. This consists of two engine- generators in Phase I (by 8/05) and two more engine-generators in Phase II (by 5/06). Each engine will be directly associated and connected to a main sewage pump for the plant's sewage pump around operation. Exhaust will be treated with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) after combustion-treatment system in order to meet Part 227 NOx RACT requirements. Phase I engines will only operate as a power source when the usual supply of power is unavailable. The facility is capping our of New Source Review at 22.5 tons per year of NOx  per 6 NYCRR 201-7. Phase I engines will be removed once two permanent back-up engine-generators under Phase II are ready to operate (5/06). 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 instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments.

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 19 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

Applicant: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Flushing, NY 11368
Facility: NYC DEP-JAMAICA Water Supply Wells
Southeastern Queens
Queens, NY
Application ID: 2-6399-00005/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a new permit for a proposed discharge of varying amounts per day of treated and untreated groundwater into Thurston Basin (Class I) via Outfall JAM-007, Bergen Basin (Class I) via Outfall JAM-006 and groundwater from fifteen well stations and four tanks of the Jamaica Water Supply System located throughout Southeast Queens that are connected to storm sewers.  The discharges are required for general maintenance and operation of the water supply system.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the regional office.  The permitted discharges will include Start-Up/Routine Maintenance, Sampling, Disinfection, GAC Unit Start-Up, and Tank Operations.

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:
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 26 2005.
Contact: Steve A Watts
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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