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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 04/28/2021

Bronx County


Montefiore Medical Center
111 E 210th St
Bronx, NY 10467 -2401


Montefiore Medical Ctr-111 E 210th St
111 E 210th St
Bronx, NY 10467 -2401

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Bronx, Bronx County

Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination, subject to public comment or other information, to issue a Title V Renewal 4 for an existing medical facility that continues to operate a cogeneration power plant consisting of two mid-size boilers, three natural gas/No.2 Coltec IC Engines, one combustion turbine generator, one duct burner, ten emergency generators, thirty-six fuel oil storage tanks and fifteen fume hoods. The Coltec IC engine (Emission Source S0002) and the Coltec IC engine (Emission Source S0003) continue to operate with an approved NOx RACT Variance of 2.8 gm/bhp-hr and 2.7 gm/bhp-hr NOx emission limit; respectively based on a NOx RACT economic analysis. The 68.4 MMBtu/hr Cleaver Brooks boiler that fires No. 2 (Emission Source S0005) continues to operate with an approved NOx RACT Variance of 0.12 lbs/MMBtu, based on a NOx RACT economic analysis. The upgrade of the burner on both the 98 MM Btu/hr Babcock Wilcox FM 106 and the 68.4 MMBtu/hr Cleaver-Brooks DL-76-RH boilers (Emission Sources S0004 & S0005) was approved to meet the new NOx RACT emission of 0.08 lbs/MM Btu beginning July 1, 2014. Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) emissions for Unit U-C0003, the gas turbine (Process P04), are limited to a process material thruput for distillates No.1 and No.2 oil of 520,000 gallons/yr. NOx emissions for Unit U-C0003, the gas turbine (Process P03) and duct burner (Process P06) combination, are limited to a process material thruput for natural gas of 714 million cu.ft/yr. This permit also corrects the ERP emissions of Ethylene Oxide in Emission Unit U-00002 and for Process ETO.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(9) and 201-6.3(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. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at:

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing. Comments and requests for a public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at:

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 not located in a Coastal Management area and is not 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 May 28, 2021.


Lisa E Horwitz
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101

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