Region 5 SEQR and Other Notices Region 5 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 5 Completed Applications 12/28/2005

Warren County

Applicant: Pregis Innovative Packaging Inc
1900 West Field Ct
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Facility: Pregis Innovative Packaging Inc
18 Peck Ave
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Application ID: 5-5205-00025/00083
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Glens Falls, Warren County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit and made a tentative determination to approve the application for renewal of the facility’s current Title V permit. The renewal includes no significant changes to the current permit.  Pregis Innovative Packaging (formerly PACTIV Corp) manufactures polyethylene and polypropylene extruded foam products. The foam extrusion process involves the extrusion of molten polymers mixed with a blowing agent through an extrusion die to form various shaped profiles and sheets of foamed plastic.  The released blowing agent is a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) that is captured and exhausted to a thermal oxidizer for destruction.  A portion of the blowing agent remains in the foam product and is released as an offgas over time.  These emissions are exhausted without additional control.

The facility is a major source of VOC emissions.  Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) are capped at minor source levels.  There are no other pollutants with major source level potential emissions.  

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:

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 Jan 27 2006.
Contact: Walter L Haynes
NYSDEC Region 5 Warrensburg SUB-OFFICE
232 Hudson St Ext
Warrensburg, NY 12885

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