Region 9 SEQR and Other Notices Region 9 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 02/21/2007

Erie County

Applicant: Republic Engineered Products Inc
3770 Embassy Parkway
Akron, OH 44333
Facility: Lackawanna Plant- Republic Eng Prod Inc
3049 Lakeshore Rd
Hamburg, NY 14219 -1447
Application ID: 9-1448-00178/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Hamburg, Erie 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 Title V Permit for the applicant's facility located at 3049 Lakeshore Road in the Town of Hamburg and Village of Blasdell.  Republic Engineered Products, Inc. (Republic) manufactures SBQ Bar and Coil Bar steel products, primarily for the automotive industry, at the facility. Industrial operations being performed at the facility include:  a natural gas fired, walking beam reheat furnace to heat steel billets and a 13 inch rolling mill with numerous vertical and horizontal mill stands, coilers and cooling beds.  Further, there are a number of product finishing operations including natural gas fired "end heating" stations, quality verification stations, a coil stacker, and warehousing and shipping units.  The plant has a metallurgical lab, a roll shop, a wastewater treatment facility, and two natural gas fired boilers for steam production.  A contractor operates a scrap preparation operation on Republic's property.  This facility is major source for Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx).  CO emissions are associated with the combustion of gases used in the boilers and the reheat furnace.  Currently, the emission rate of CO is not at a level that would require further emission reductions.  NOx emissions are limited in accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 227-2 for the two boilers and the reheat furnace.   The Draft Title V Permit contains the monitoring and recordkeeping requirements necessary to demonstrate that Republic is in continuous compliance with that limit.  In accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency 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.  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 DEC website 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 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 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 Mar 26, 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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