Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 7 Completed Applications 12/06/2006

Broome County

Applicant: Broome Energy Resources LLC
60 East St (REAR)
PO Box 150
Ware, MA 01082 -0150
Facility: Broome County Lfg Recovery Facility
Knapp Rd
Nanticoke, NY 13905
Application ID: 7-0399-00011/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Nanticoke, Broome County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit modification pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law and made a tentative decision to approve an application for an Air State Facility Permit for Broome Energy Resources LLC’s Landfill Gas Recovery Facility located at the Broome County Landfill on Knapp Road in the Towns of Barker and Nanticoke.  The purpose of the permit modification is to permit the operation of three (3) engine generator sets and a candle flare at the landfill gas recovery facility.  The engines/generators burn collected landfill gas to produce electricity for sale.

Broome Energy's Broome County facility includes a landfill gas (LFG) collection system and a LGF-to-energy facility. The LFG collection system is installed in Sections I, II and III of Broome County’s landfill. The LFG-to-energy facility located adjacent to Section I includes two (2) Caterpillar 399 SITA engines/generators that generate 1,300 kilowatts of energy (total) and one (1) Caterpillar 398 SITA engine/generator that generates 500 kilowatts of energy for a total generation capacity at the facility of 1,800 kilowatts. The system is designed such that the candle flare burns excess LFG in the event of engine failure or maintenance, and will be utilized when LFG in excess of the available capacity of the engines must  be combusted.

The draft permit includes a facility-wide federally enforceable emissions cap to keep total facility  emissions of carbon monoxide below the major source threshold for carbon monoxide of 100 tons per year. Carbon monoxide emissions and facility operating parameters (such as landfill gas flow rates) are required to determined on a monthly basis and reported to the Department in the facility’s annual capping certification report.
Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.
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 08, 2007.
Contact: Jean W Cotterill
NYSDEC Region 7 Cortland SUB-OFFICE
1285 Fisher Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
(607)753-3095
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Onondaga County

Applicant: David Palmiter
Facility: Palmiter Property
9100 Beach RD|CICERO Swamp
Brewerton, NY
Application ID: 7-3122-00124/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Cicero, Onondaga County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to level and grade an area of approximately 35 feet x 40 feet of class 2 wetland CIC-3 adjacent to existing lawn area.  
Availability of Application Documents:
Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.
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:
A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 22, 2006.
Contact: Kevin R Bliss
NYSDEC Region 7 Headquarters
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315)426-7438
r7dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 7 SEQR and Other Notices Region 7 SPDES Renewals