Region 6 SEQR and Other Notices Region 6 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 6 Completed Applications 09/07/2005

St Lawrence County

Applicant: Power City Partners LP
Alcoa Power Canal Rd
PO Box 729
Massena, NY 13662 -0729
Facility: Massena Energy Facility
Alcoa Power Canal RD|NORTH Main St Gate
Massena, NY 13662
Application ID: 6-4058-00046/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: St Lawrence County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a renewal permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the existing facility located at Massena Energy Facility, ALCOA Power Canal Road, Massena, NY 13662.

This permit action is to renew the existing Title V permit.  This facility is a merchant plant furnishing  electricity to NYISO grid.  The facility is a combined cycle gas turbine utilizing a ABB GT8 Gas Turbine, and an HRSG with Coen Duct Burner.  Natural Gas is the primary fuel for both the gas turbine and duct burner.  No. 2 distillate oil is the backup fuel for the GT.  The GT is equipped with steam injection and SCR for NOx control.  The duct burner utilizes low NOx burners.  This level of control constitutes BACT for this facility.

The facility is a major facility subject to the requirements of Title V.  The facility's pollutant emissions which contribute to major source threshold are: Nitrogen Oxides Volatile Organic Compounds, and Carbon Monoxide.  The facility is not subject to Prevention of Significant Deterioration, 40 CFR 52.21.  The facility is a Title V major for Nitrogen Oxides, and Carbon Monoxide.  The facility is also subject to the Acid Deposition Reduction Act (ADR), Parts 237 and 238, and NOx Budget, Part 204.

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 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.

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 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 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's web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Part 621.5(d)(9) and 201 6.4(c), the Administrator of the 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. After the public comment period , the USEPA will be provided a proposed permit and will have an additional 45 day period for review. If USEPA does not raise an objection, the Department will issue the permit. The application and Draft Title V Facility permit are available in the Region 6 NYSDEC office in Watertown, New York.
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 Oct 7 2005.
Contact: Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Power City Partners LP
Alcoa Power Canal Rd
PO Box 729
Massena, NY 13662 -0729
Facility: Massena Energy Facility
Alcoa Power Canal RD|NORTH Main St Gate
Massena, NY 13662
Application ID: 6-4058-00046/00011
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: St Lawrence County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and Title IV of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the existing facility located at the Massena Energy Facility, ALCOA Power Canal Road, Massena, NY 13662.

This facility is a merchant plant furnishing electricity to NYISO grid.  
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The Title IV (acid rain) permit is for one stationary gas-fired turbine equipped with steam injection and SCR to control NOx emissions.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title IV 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 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.

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 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 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's web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Part 621.5(d)(9) and 201 6.4(c), the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title IV Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201. After the public comment period , the USEPA will be provided a proposed permit and will have an additional 45 day period for review. If USEPA does not raise an objection, the Department will issue the permit. The application and Draft Title IV Facility permit are available in the Region 6 NYSDEC office in Watertown, New York.

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 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 Oct 7 2005.
Contact: Lawrence R Ambeau
NYSDEC Region 6 Headquarters
State Office BUILDING|317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
(315)785-2245
r6dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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