Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 04/18/2007

Kings County

Applicant: Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Partners
80-02 Kew Gardens Rd Ste 200
Kew Gardens, NY 11415 -3600
Facility: Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Plant
Brooklyn Navy Yard, 63 Flushing AVE|BLDG 41 Unit #234
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Application ID: 2-6101-00185/00008
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve the following applications. Application is for renewal of a current Air Title V facility and the current Air Title IV permit. The facility is a 286 megawatt gas-fired power plant consisting of two Siemens V84-2 gas turbines equipped with a Heat Recovery Steam Generator and two distillate oil-fired emergency generators. The plant supplies electricity to Con Edison and the Navy Yard, and supplies steam to Con Edison, the Navy Yard and the Red Hook Water Pollution Control Plant. The facility is subject to 6NYCRR Subpart 225-1 and has chosen distillate oil to be used in the combustion turbines to have a maximum sulfur content of 0.04% by weight.The facility-wide emissions for major air pollutants exceed the major source pollutant threshold and, therefore, is subject to the Title IV (Acid Rain Permit) provision of 40 CFR Part 72, due to emissions of sulfur dioxide. No emissions increase will occur with the renewal of the Title IV permit.  The facility is subject to the requirements of 6 NYCRR Parts 201, 204, 225, 227, 237 and 238.
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.
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application.

Availability of Application Documents:
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 May 18, 2007.
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

New York County

Applicant: SEYBERT-NICHOLAS Printing Corp
420 West 25TH Street
New York, NY 10001 -6536
Facility: SEYBERT-NICHOLAS Print CORP-420 W 25TH St
420 West 25TH St
New York, NY 10001
Application ID: 2-6205-00087/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative decision to approve a total of 10.53 tons of emission reductions credits (ERCs) for past emission reductions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at the Seybert-Nichol's Printing facility located at 420 W. 25th Street. The reductions are a result of closing the facility and surrendering their registration. Since Seybert-Nichol's Printing is not a major facility they are not subject to 25% retainage by the Department. The 10.53 tons of VOC ERCs will be available to Tanasybert to sell or otherwise use. The application and supporting documentation are available for review at the NYSDEC Region 2 office.


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 May 18, 2007.
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

Applicant: Tanaseybert LLC
525 West 52ND St
New York, NY 10019
Facility: Tanagraphics INC-263 Ninth Ave
263 Ninth Ave
New York, NY 10001
Application ID: 2-6205-00088/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative decision to approve a total of 19.32 tons of emission reduction credits (ERCs) for past emission reductions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at the Tanagraphics facility located at 263 9th Avenue. The reductions are a result of closing the facility and surrendering their Title V Permit. Since Tanagraphics was a major facility located in a severe ozone non-attainment zone, the 19.32 ton reduction is subject to 25% retainage by the Department. The remaining 14.49 tons of VOC ERCs will be available to Tanasybert to sell or otherwise use. The application and supporting documenation are available for review at the NYSDEC Region 2 office.


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 May 18, 2007.
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

Applicant: Kenner Printing Company Inc
418 West 25TH Street
New York, NY 10001 -6526
Facility: Kenner Printing Co INC-418 West 25TH St
418 West 25TH St
New York, NY 10001
Application ID: 2-6205-00119/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative decision to approve a total of 8.28 tons of emission reduction credits (ERCs) for past emission reductions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at the Kenner Printing facility located at 418 W. 25 St. The reductions are a result of closing the facility and surrendering their registration. Since Kenner Printing is not a major facility they are not subject to 25% retainage by the Department. The 8.28 tons of VOC ERCs will be available to Tansybert to sell or otherwise use. The application and supporting documentation are available for review at the NYSDEC Region 2 office.
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 May 18, 2007.
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

Applicant: Digital Now Inc
263 9TH Avenue 6TH Floor
New York, NY 10001
Facility: Digital Now Inc
263 9TH Ave - 6TH Fl
New York, NY 10001
Application ID: 2-6205-01660/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative decision to approve a total of 0.85 tons of emission reduction credits (ERCs) for past emission reductions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at the Digital Now facility located at 263 9th Ave. The reductions are a result of closing the facility and surrendering their registration. Since Digital Now is not a major facility, they are not subject to 25% retainage by the Department. The 0.85 tons of VOC ERCs will be available to Tanasybert, LLC, to sell or otherwise use. The application and supporting documentation are available for review at the NYSDEC Region 2 Office.
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 May 18, 2007.
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: Alexanders of Rego Park II Inc
C/O Vornado Realty Trust
888 7TH Ave
New York, NY 10106
Facility: Rego Park Mall
62ND DR|HORACE Harding EXPWY/97TH ST/JUNCTION Blvd
Rego Park, NY 11374
Application ID: 2-6306-00752/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Long Island Well
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:
Install and operate a temporary dewatering system to facilitate construction of a residential and retail complex located at Junction Boulevard and Horace Harding Expressway in Queens, NY.  A maximum withdrawal of up to 2,541,600 gallons per day will be directed into an existing 36" combined sewer located on Junction Boulevard which connects to the Bower Bay WPCP.
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:
NYC Dept of City Planning
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 May 07, 2007.
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

Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals