Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 11/30/2005

Cayuga County

Applicant: Buckeye Pipe Line Co LP
5002 Buckeye Rd
PO Box 368
Emmaus, PA 18049 -0368
Facility: Buckeye Pipe Line Co
3186 Gates Rd
Auburn, NY 13021
Application ID: 7-0552-00002/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Sennett, Cayuga County
Project Description:
The Department has drafted a permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments, and made a tentative determination to approve this permit for the applicant’s existing gasoline and distillate oil pipeline breakout station, located at Gates Road, Rt 6, Auburn, NY. The permit is a renewal of the facility’s existing Title V air permit.

The facility consists of 17 petroleum bulk storage tanks.  Eleven tanks are equipped with internal floating roof control devices and are used for the transportation of gasoline and transmix. Six tanks are fixed roof tanks for petroleum products other than gasoline and tranmix.

The facility has capped emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) below the applicability threshold of 40 CFR 63, subpart R, National Emission Standards for Gasoline Distribution facilities.  To demonstrate compliance with the facility's emission limits they must determine the monthly and annual emissions of HAPs, and test representative samples of fuels for HAP content on an annual basis. This data must be reported in the annual compliance certification reports.

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 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:

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 30 2005.
Contact: Joanne L March
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204

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