The Department has determined that the applications to renew the Title V (Air) and Title IV (Acid Rain) permits for the Greenidge Generating Station (Facility) are complete for the purposes of public review and comment. The Department has prepared draft Title V and Title IV permits, subject to public comment or other information, for the Facility, located in the Town of Dresden, Yates County. The Facility is a primarily natural gas-fired electric generating plant, with a generating capacity of approximately 107 megawatts (MW) with a maximum heat input which is limited to 1,117 million BTUs per hour. While the Department is making a draft Title V and Title IV permit available for public review and comment, the Department has not made a tentative or final determination to issue any final permit for the Facility.
Notice of Legislative Public Comment Hearings:
Pursuant to 6 NYCRR 621.8, legislative public comment hearings for the receipt of public comments on the permit applications will be held virtually on the date and times listed below.
Virtual Legislative Public Comment Hearings:
Virtual public comment hearing sessions will be conducted electronically before ALJ Lara Olivieri through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform. The virtual sessions will begin at 1:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. on October 13, 2021. Instructions for attending and providing oral statements at the virtual legislative public comment hearing sessions may be accessed at the DEC's website at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html.
Individuals and parties may also file written comments to the NYS DEC representative listed above. All written comments must be postmarked or submitted electronically by email no later than October 22, 2021.
For additional information, a copy of the NYS DEC's permit hearing procedures is available on the NYS DEC web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.