Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 01/03/2007

Chautauqua County

Applicant: Jamestown Board of Public Utilities
92 Steele St
PO Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14702 -0700
Facility: Samuel a Carlson Generating Station
136 Steele St
Jamestown, NY 14701 -6438
Application ID: 9-0608-00053/00019
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Jamestown, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The Department (DEC) has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for renewal of the existing Tilte V Permit for Jamestown Board of Public Utilities' Samuel A. Carlson Generating Station located at 136 Steele Street.  Emissions will not increase as a result of the Title V Permit renewal. The prior Title V Permit issued to this facility remains in force until it is replaced by the renewed permit.  The Draft Title V Permit includes requirements that limit oxides of nitrogen (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), particulates, carbon monoxide, particulates less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10), and opacity (smoke) emissions that are in the existing Title V Permit for the existing four pulverized coal boilers, the LM6000 combustion gas turbine with duct burners and heat recovery steam generator, the small gas boiler, and the auxiliary coal and ash handling systems.  The Air State Facility Permit requirements for the emergency start combustion gas turbine have been added to the Draft Title V Permit, as have requirements from the NOx and SO2 Acid Deposition Reduction (ADR) Program, NOx Budget Ozone Season Program, and the Federal Compliance Assurance Monitoring Rule.  The Draft Title V Permit creates NOx emission reduction credits by permanently shutting down coal boilers 10 and 11 when the proposed circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler commences operations in about 2011 to avoid the requirements of 40 CFR Part 52.21, "Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality" (PSD), and the requirements of the 6 NYCRR Part 231-2, "New Source Review in Non-attainment Areas and Ozone Transport Region," for NOx.  The CFB project is being processed in a separate permit.  In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of EPA has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6 NYCRR 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. 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 DEC website at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dar/boss/afs/index.html.  DEC will evaluate the applications and the comments received on them 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 permits 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 DEC 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 DEC is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law exist.   A copy of DEC's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the DEC website 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 05, 2007.
Contact: Jeffrey E Dietz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Jamestown Board of Public Utilities
92 Steele St
PO Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14702 -0700
Facility: Samuel a Carlson Generating Station
136 Steele St
Jamestown, NY 14701 -6438
Application ID: 9-0608-00053/00023
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Jamestown, Chautauqua County
Project Description:
The Department (DEC) has prepared Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for renewal of the existing Title IV Permit for Jamestown Board of Public Utilities' Samuel A. Carlson Generating Station located at 136 Steele Street.  The Title IV Permit is required by 40 CFR Part 72 and will allow the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and DEC to continue to enforce the requirements of the Acid Rain Program.  Emissions will not increase as a result of the Title IV Permit renewal.  The prior Title IV Permit issued to this facility remains in force until it is replaced by the renewed permit.  The applicant will be required to have sufficient sulfur dioxide (SO2) allowances in its possession to cover SO2 emissions from this facility.  The applicant shall submit annual compliance certification reports to EPA and DEC.  The applicant shall monitor, maintain and certify monitoring systems for opacity, SO2 emissions, NOx emissions, carbon monoxide emissions, oxygen emissions and volumetric flow rates in accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR Part 75.  In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of EPA has the authority to bar issuance of this permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6 NYCRR Part 201.



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 05, 2007.
Contact: Jeffrey E Dietz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
r9dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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