Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 10/26/2005

Essex County

Applicant: International Paper Co
International Paper Plaza
400 Atlantic St
Stamford, CT 06921
Facility: International Paper Ticonderoga Mill
568 Shore Airport Rd
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Application ID: 5-1548-00008/00081
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Ticonderoga, Essex County
Project Description:
This is a Supplement to the Notice of Complete Application published in the October 12, 2005 ENB.  The applicant, International Paper Company (IP) has applied for a modification of its Air Pollution Control Title V Permit  to conduct a two week trial burn to evaluate the use of tire derived fuel as an alternate fuel source for the millís power boiler. The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for modification.  This modification would authorize a two week trial and testing period during which tire-derived fuel (TDF) will be combusted in the power boiler along with number 6 fuel oil and bark/wood.  The TDF loading will not exceed 3 tons per hour and the total heat input to the boiler will not exceed 748 MMBtu per hour. TDF will be added to bark/wood in the wood yard and be conveyed with the bark/wood to the boiler.  During the first week, TDF will be added in gradually increasing amounts while the boiler operators adjust the boiler to achieve optimum combustion conditions.  Particulate Matter emissions will be measured (using USEPA Method 5) when the TDF feed rate reaches 1 ton per hour, then again at 2 tons per hour and again at 3 tons per hour to ensure compliance with the permit limit during this period.  During the second week, extensive stack testing will be performed to characterize emissions.

Whenever TDF is being burned, facility personnel will monitor the SO2 emission rate and NOX emission rate utilizing the millís continuous emissions monitoring systems. Stack opacity will be monitored by certified personnel during daylight  hours.  If any of these indicators  exceed permit limits, the facility will stop adding TDF until the conditions have stabilized and are in compliance.  
In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 2016.4(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.

Legislative Public Hearing sessions have been scheduled. For details on date, time and place for the hearing proceedings and procedures for participation, please refer to the following web site link:

A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department's web site at:

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 Dec 9 2005.
Contact: Michael J McMurray
NYSDEC Region 5 Headquarters
1115 NYS Rt 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

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