Region 3 SEQR and Other Notices Region 3 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 3 Completed Applications 01/03/2007

Rockland County

Applicant: Algonquin Gas Co
P O Box 1642
Houston, TX 77251 -1642
Facility: Algonquin Gas: Stony Point Compressor
Lindberg Rd
Stony Point, NY 10980
Application ID: 3-3928-00001/00027
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Stony Point, Rockland County
Project Description:
    The Department has prepared a Draft Permit pursuant to Article 19 (Air Pollution Control) of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments and made a tentative determination to approve this application for the Applicant’s facility located in Stony Point, Rockland County.
    Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC  is replacing two existing Centaur 40-4700 compressor turbines with two Taurus 60-7800 compressor turbines, upgrading the existing Mars 90-12000 compressor turbine to a Mars 100-150000 compressor turbine, replacing the current exempt 6.28 MMBTU/hr boiler with a nonexempt 11.23 MMBTU/hr boiler, and adding a new 880 HP (NEMA) emergency generator (the existing emergency generators are exempt activities).  All equipment will be natural gas fired.
    Algonquin is certifying future Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs).  The ERCs are associated with the future shutdown of the three (3) existing Solar Turbines at the facility (Emission Units T-00005, T-00006 and T-00007) in support of the proposed replacement of the existing turbines with newer models.    Fuel usage data and emission factors from the Title V permit were used to quantify the baseline NOx emissions.  The baseline period for the emission reduction was 1/1/04 to 12/31/05.  Verification with emission statements were conducted.
    The new turbines are subject to Part 227-2.4 (e)  but the requirement is not listed on the permit because the NSPS Part 60 KKKK is more restrictive.
    The facility is Major for Hazardous Air Pollutants which makes it subject to MACT Part 63 YYYY.  However, a stay of standards for lean premix gas-fired combustion turbines has been isued by the EPA.  The Facility must comply with Initial Notification requirements set forth in 63.6145 but need not comply with any other requirement of this subpart until EPA takes final action to require compliance and publishes a document in the Federal Register.  Initial Notification must be submitted not later than 120 calendar days after becoming subject to this subpart.
    The 40 CFR Part 60.334 monitoring of fuel nitrogen content for the existing Solar Turbines has been waived by USEPA provided the facility utilizes pipeline quality natural gas as fuel.
    USEPA approved an alternative schedule to monitoring fuel sulfur content as required by 40 CFR Part 60.334.
    By acceptance of this permit, the permittee agrees that the permit is contingent upon strict compliance with the ECL, all applicable regulations, the General Conditions specified and any Special Conditions included as part of this permit.
    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.
    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.   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 two (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.


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 Feb 12, 2007.
Contact: Kenneth R Grzyb
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Sullivan County

Applicant: Ajm @ Swan Lake Estates LLC
11 Wendover Dr
Huntington, NY 11743
Facility: Kelly Bridge Rd Subdivision
Kelly Bridge Rd
Liberty, NY 12754
Application ID: 3-4836-00245/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Liberty, Sullivan County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to install 11 floating docks, walking paths, and one residental driveway  within State-designated Freshwater Wetland LW-22 (Class II) and its 100-foot adjacent area associated with a residential subdivision known as the Kelly Bridge Road Subdivision.  The project site is located on the west side of Kelly Bridge Road, approximately 800 feet north of Kelly Bridge.  Each dock will be 6 feet by 20 feet, except one common dock, which will be 6 feet by 40 feet.  As proposed the project will result in the disturbance of approximately 1.5 acres of the wetland 100-foot adjacent area and less than 0.01 acre of the wetland.  A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan has been prepared in accordance with the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities (GP-02-01).  

In addition, the project is the subject of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  A public hearing on the permit application and the Draft EIS will be held on February 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Liberty Recreation Hall located at 119 North Main Street, Liberty, New York.
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:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
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 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 26, 2007.
Contact: Scott E Sheeley
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845)256-3054
r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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