Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 01/04/2006

Onondaga County

Applicant: Onondaga Cogeneration Ltd Partnership
1100 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64199
Facility: Onondaga Cogeneration Facility
300 Bridge St
Geddes, NY 13209
Application ID: 7-3132-00042/00017
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Geddes, Onondaga County
Project Description:
Onondaga Cogeneration Limited Partnership owns and operates a co-generation facility in Geddes, NY.  The facility consists of two stationary gas turbines and a package boiler. Emissions of Nox from each turbine are controlled with water injection and an SCR.  A CO catalyst is installed on Unit 1.

The DEC previously published a Notice of Completeness in the Environmental Notice Bulletin on August 31, 2005.   No substantive comments were received that resulted in changes to the permit.  However, the DEC has revised eight specific permit conditions regarding emissions of ammonia.  Therefore, we are republishing this Notice specifically due to this change.  The permit conditions set forth mass and concentration limits on each gas turbine for both oil firing and gas firing.  The DEC is not revising the numerical limits nor the averaging times.  The DEC is revising the conditions to (1) require the owner or operator to submit to the DEC a plan for monitoring ammonia flow and ammonia slip emissions, and upon DEC approval, to monitor ammonia flow and predict ammonia slip emissions, and (2) to waive the requirement to test ammonia slip emissions in a given year if that particular fuel has not been fired in excess of 500 hours per year. The requirement to monitor ammonia flow and predict ammonia slip is being required as a form of periodic monitoring.  The dual testing requirement (that is, the requirement to test ammonia slip on both oil and natural gas in the same year) is being revised because (1) the DEC believes that if compliance is demonstrated on one fuel compliance is also very likely on the other fuel, (2) the cost of conducting separate tests is not warranted, and (3)  the DEC does not believe that a facility should have to purposely fire fuel solely to conduct emissions tests.

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 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 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 Feb 3 2006.
Contact: Joanne L March
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Oswego County

Applicant: Larry E Rowlee
Facility: Kodiak LLC Property
883 Hannibal St
Fulton, NY 13069
Application ID: 7-3528-00067/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Granby, Oswego County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to impact 0.11 acres of state wetland for purposes of constructing a new access drive from NYS Route 3 into the existing commercial site.  Mitigation includes 0.11 acres of wetland restoration by removing previously placed fill.  Additional restoration is proposed with the possible removal of 1'-2' of wetland soils to create open water habitat over 22,000 SF with upland disposal of spoils.  The application and project plans are available for review in the Syracuse Office.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
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 20 2006.
Contact: Joseph M Dlugolenski
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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