Region 8 SEQR and Other Notices Region 8 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 8 Completed Applications 07/27/2005

Seneca County

Applicant: Hampshire Chemical Corp
39 Old Ridgebury Rd
Danbury, CT 06817
Facility: Hampshire Chemical CORP/EVANS Chemetics
228 E Main St
Waterloo, NY 13165
Application ID: 8-4538-00003/00093
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Waterloo, Seneca County
Project Description:
Hampshire Chemical Corporation has submitted an application for renewal of the Title V Facility Permit for its Evans Chemetics  facility, located at 228 E Main St in the Village of Waterloo, Seneca County.  The facility emits air contaminants from the synthesis of organic sulfur intermediates used in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and plastic industries, and from two natural gas fired process and heating steam boilers.

The Title V Facility Permit was originally issued August 1, 2000, and was modified effective February 8, 2001 to add a 0.1 pound per million BTU particulate standard for liquid fuel other than distillate oil to the original Title V Permit.  Changes from the current Title V Permit include the permanent shutdown of two fuel oil fired boilers and the shutdown of a third when a single new natural gas fired boiler is installed.  Potential emissions of particulates smaller than 10 microns (PM-10), total particulates, sulfur dioxide (SO2), and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) will be reduced compared to those authorized by the current permit , while potential emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) will increase slightly.

The facility is subject to 6 NYCRR Part 201-6, Title V Facility Permits for major stationary sources, due to potential emissions in excess of 100 tons per year of SO2, 10 tons per year of individual hazardous air pollutant (HAP) compounds, and 25 tons per year of all HAP compounds combined.

Hampshire Chemical Corp has also agreed to continue restrictions on VOC emissions from this facility to below the Part 212.10 VOC RACT threshold of 50 tons per year, and NOX emissions to below the Part 227-2 NOX RACT threshold of 100 tons per year.

Facility VOC emissions must be calculated on a rolling twelve month basis using appropriate emission factors which vary by process.  Facility NOx emissions must be calculated on a rolling twelve month basis, using an emission factor of 0.14 pounds per million BTU of heat input to the natural gas fired boilers.  Records must be retained on site for 5 years, made available to department inspectors on request, and rolling twelve month emission totals must be included in semi-annual monitoring reports.

The Draft Title V Facility permit may be viewed or downloaded as a .pdf file at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dardata/boss/afs/draft_atv.html

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 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:
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 Aug 29 2005.
Contact: Roger T McDonough
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East AVON-LIMA Rd
Avon, NY 14414
(585)226-2466
r8dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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