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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 11/10/2020

Kings County

Applicant:

The Brooklyn Union Gas Company
1 Metrotech Ctr
Brooklyn, NY 11201 -3831

Facility:

Greenpoint Energy Ctr
287 Maspeth Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Application ID:

2-6101-00071/00024

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue an Air State Facility (ASF) permit to The Brooklyn Union Gas Company (doing business as National Grid) for the operation of their existing permitted Air Title V (ATV) facility, Greenpoint Energy Ctr ("Facility"), located at 287 Maspeth Avenue in Brooklyn. The Facility's current actual emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) are below the Title V major source threshold of 25 tons per year. Therefore, this application proposes to downgrade the current ATV to an ASF Permit by capping facility-wide NOx emissions to 24.9 tons per year. The Title V permit (DEC ID: 2-6101-00071/00022) will be relinquished and discontinued upon ASF issuance. With this application, the Facility also proposes to install: two (2) new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) injection heaters, each equipped with two (2) 4.0 MMBtu/hr burners for a total of 4 burners with total capacity of 16 MMBtu/hr; and two (2) new 42.76 MMBtu/hr vaporizers be used to vaporize liquid natural gas (LNG). The Facility currently operates three (3) 300 KW natural gas-fired engine-generators to supply electricity for LNG related equipment, two (2) 195 bhp natural gas-fired engine driven compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling compressors, and one manual paint coating line; all of which will remain unchanged. The Facility also operates several small natural gas-fired boilers and air conditioners used for comfort heating or cooling and potable hot water, all of which qualify as exempt or trivial sources under 6 NYCRR Part 201. With this application, the two new CNG heaters will supplement natural gas supply by injecting CNG delivered by trucks as needed during periods of peak demand. Each burner will exhaust through individual stack for a total of four (4) new stacks. The two new vaporizers will exhaust through individual stacks and are proposed to meet the increased demand for natural gas and increase the Facility's send out capacity. As per the terms of the draft permit, facility-wide NOx emissions are capped at 24.9 tons per year, including exempt and trivial activity sources. Records demonstrating compliance with this cap will be kept in accordance with the permit specific conditions. The Facility is subject to the provisions of State Facility requirements specified under 6 NYCRR 201-7. The Air State Facility permit contains a listing of the applicable federal, state, and compliance monitoring requirements for the facility. The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the DEC office provided in this notice. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. DEC may schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. Hearing notices will contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Dec 11, 2020.

Contact:

Caitlyn P Nichols
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov


Queens County

Applicant:

St Marys Hospital for Children
29-01 216th St
Flushing, NY 11360

Facility:

St Marys Childrens Hospital
29-01 216th St
Flushing, NY 11360

Application ID:

2-6303-00190/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air State Facility

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a new Air State Facility (ASF) permit to St. Mary's Children's Hospital, 29-01 216th Street, Flushing, NY 11360, for their St. Mary's Children's Hospital facility. The proposed ASF would upgrade the facility from a Minor/Synthetic Source Air Facility Registration to an ASF Permit. St. Mary's Children's Hospital is a children's general hospital located at 29-01 216th Street, Flushing, Queens NY 11360.

The facility currently operates a combustion installation which includes two (2) Cummins generators with capacities of 1500 kW and 500 kW each, firing diesel fuel (Emission Unit - U-00002). These two generators participate in the Coordinated Demand Response Program. In addition to these sources, the facility is in the process of installing a new 280 kW Combined Heat and Power unit (CHP) firing natural gas (Emission Unit U-00001). This unit consist of MAN reciprocating engine with a capacity of 280 kW combined with STAMFORD generator with a capacity of 265 kW.

The facility also operates exempt sources which include eight (8) boilers with capacities less than 10 MMBtu/hr., and five (5) hot-water heaters with capacities less than 10 MMBtu/hr. Natural gas is the only source of fuel for all exempt boilers and hot water heaters, except for one (1) H.B. Smith boiler with a capacity of 1.01 MMBtu/hr. firing number 2 fuel oil.

Facility-wide NOx emissions are proposed to be capped at 24.9 tons per year. Records demonstrating compliance with this cap will be kept in accordance with the permit specific conditions.

The Facility-wide NOx emission cap results in the facility not being subject to 6 NYCRR Subparts 201-6 (Air Title V) and 231-2 (New Source Review). The proposed ASF includes federal requirements under New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) , 40 CFR 60 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, NSPS Subpart IIII and Subpart JJJJ. This proposed ASF also includes federal requirements under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS), 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart ZZZZ and Subpart JJJJJJ.

The facility is subject to the provisions of State Facility requirements specified under 6 NYCRR 201-7. The Air State Facility permit contains a listing of the applicable federal, state, and compliance monitoring requirements for the facility. The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the DEC office provided in this notice. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. DEC may schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. Hearing notices will contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Dec 11, 2020.

Contact:

Denise L Grattan
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov


Richmond County

Applicant:

James Kelly

Facility:

Kelly Prop - B 2249 L 17
99 Nugent St
Staten Island, NY 10306

Application ID:

2-6404-01550/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Staten Island, Richmond County

Project Description:

The Applicant proposes to enlarge an existing one family residence and deck. The project is located within the adjacent area of NYSDEC class 1 regulated freshwater wetlands AR-3. The project is located at 99 Nugent St Block 2249 Lot 17 Staten Island.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with 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 application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity.

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 Nov 27, 2020.

Contact:

Tamara A Greco
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov


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