Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 11/30/2005

Erie County

Applicant: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company
1001 Louisiana St
PO Box 2511
Houston, TX 77002
Facility: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co Compressor Station 229
7586 East Eden Rd
Eden, NY 14057
Application ID: 9-1440-00034/00021
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Eden, Erie County
Project Description:
The department has made a determination to approve the Title V permit renewal request for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company - Station 229 facility and has prepared a draft permit. Station 229 is a natural gas transmission facility consisting of a natural gas dehydrator and nine natural gas fired stationary reciprocating internal combustion compressor engines, six of which are 2-cycle lean burn engines rated at 1400 horespower (HP) and three are 4-cycle rich burn engines rated at 438 HP. Exempt equipment includes a gasoline dispensing station, two parts washers, two boilers, and 23 tanks. The engines supply power to compress natural gas for pipeline transportation and for auxiliary electricity. The dehydrator uses a regenerative glycol system to remove water that accumulates in the natural gas during underground storage at the facility. This permit includes a federally enforceable emission cap of 0.90 megagrams of benzene per year. The facility will monitor the station's existing natural gas dehydration system to ensure that the benzene emissions from the system do not exceed 0.90 megagrams per year in order to be exempt from the control, monitoring, record keeping, and reporting requirements of 40CFR 63 Subpart HHH. The compressor engines are subject to the opacity limitations of 6 NYCRR Part 227-1.3(a). The 2-cycle lean burn engines are subject to an alternative nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission limit per 6 NYCRR Part 227-2.5(c) of 7.0 grams per brake horsepower-hour (g/bhp-hr) until December 31, 2006, when a revised limit of 6.0 g/bhp-hr goes into effect.  The 4-cycle rich burn engines are subject to the NOx emission limit of 1.5 g/bhp-hr found in 6 NYCRR Part 227-2.4(f)(1)(ii).
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. 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 Dec 30 2005.
Contact: Douglas E Borschel
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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