Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 06/14/2006

Bronx County

Applicant: Amalgamated Housing Corporation
98 Van Cortland Park South
Bronx, NY 10463
Facility: Amalgamated HOUSING-130 Gale Pl
130 Gale Pl
Bronx, NY 10463
Application ID: 2-6001-00031/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Bronx, Bronx County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a previously permitted Title V General Permit facility. This new Title V Permit is for a residential apartment complex with three boilers for heating. The modification is to replace the 21.7 mmbtu/hr boiler with a 40.2 mmbtu/hr boiler. The other two boilers are rated at 32.8 mmbtu/hr. One boiler (B0003) of 21.7 mmbtu/hr is being decommissioned which fired only #6 oil. The new boiler B0004 rated at 40l.2 mmbtu/hr will be inserted in its place and will fire both natural gas and #6 oil. There are no other changes and no change in potential to emit levels. The emission unit's maximum annual potential (MAP) of NOx is capped at the same level as before. 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.  The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dar/boss/afs/index.html.
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 Jul 14 2006.
Contact: Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Kings County

Applicant: Arrow Lock Corporation
10300 Foster Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236 -2206
Facility: Arrow Lock Manufacturing Co
103-00 Foster Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236 -2206
Application ID: 2-6105-00250/00011
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for emission reduction credits (ERCs)  for the past emission reductions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which were the result of the shutdown of the Arrow Lock Mfg. Co. As requested in their February 14, 2006 applications, the amount of ERCs that are proposed to be certified is 3.8 tons of NOx, and 9.2 tons of VOC ERCs for the shut down of emission units U-C0001, 2, 3 and U-1000 1 and 3. Since these credits could be certified as a result of the shutdown of a major facility located in a severe ozone non-attainment area, the NYSDEC will retain 25% of the NOx and VOC ERCs as set forth at 6 NYCRR 231-2.6(a)(6). The application and supporting documentation are available for review at the Region 2 NYSDEC office.

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 Jul 14 2006.
Contact: Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Queens County

Applicant: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
2 Gateway Center - 14 Sw
Newark, NJ 07102
Facility: JFK International Airport
Jamaica Bay
Queens, NY 11430
Application ID: 2-6308-00019/00016
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this Department and permittee initiated EBPS modification of an existing permit for an existing discharge of treated and untreated stormwater into Jamaica Bay (Class SB), Bergen Basin, Thurston Bay, Head of Bay and an unnamed tidal basin (Class I) and the existing discharge of treated wastewater from the JFK Cogeneration Facility into Jamaica Bay (Class SB).

Compared to the existing permit that this modification will replace, the following significant changes are proposed:
Eliminate outfalls 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 018, and 025.
Add outfalls 04A, 04B, 05A, 05B, 017A, and 017B.
Add Action Level and monitoring requirement for CBOD5 at outfalls 006, 101, 015, and 022.
Change Action Levels to Effluent Limits for Benzene, Ethylbenzene, Toluene, and Xylenes at outfall 004 .
Add Effluent Limit for MTBE at outfall 004.
Add monitoring requirement for Nitrogen at outfalls 004, 006, 101, 015, and 022.
Add monitoring requirement for Glycols at outfalls 006, 010, 015, and 022.
Add  monitoring requirements for Chromium, Copper, Nickel, Zinc, and Free Available Chlorine at outfall 010.
Add Effluent Limit for Total Suspended Solids at outfalls KP1, KP2, KP4, and KP5.
Change Action Levels to Effluent Limits for Chromium, Copper, and Nickel at outfall KP3.
Change Action Level to Effluent Limit for Nickel at outfall KP4 and KP5.
Reduce Effluent Limit for Copper at outfalls KP4 and KP5.

A draft permit and fact sheet are available for inspection and comment at the regional 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 performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Jul 21 2006.
Contact: Steve A Watts
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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