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In these sections, the newest notices are listed first. Listings to notices are removed upon case termination.

Notices Posted since September 28, 2022: None

Region 1 - Nassau and Suffolk Counties

None.

Region 2 - New York City

Astoria Gas Turbine Power - Applicant (Astoria Gas Turbine Power, LLC [Astoria]) applied to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (the Department) for an ECL Article 19 Air Title V permit for Astoria's proposed replacement of the existing turbines at its facility with a new state-of-the art simple cycle dual-fuel peaking combustion turbine generator (CTG). The new CTG would be a highly efficient, quick start, fast-ramping unit that has a nominal generating output of about 437 megawatts, and would use natural gas as the primary fuel.

The Department issued a combined notice on June 30, 2021, and conducted public comment hearings on August 24 and 26, 2021. On October 27, 2021, the Department issued a notice of denial of the Title V permit application pursuant to title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) 621.10(f). Under cover of letter dated November 26, 2021, Astoria filed a request for hearing from the Department's denial. The facility is located at 31-01 20th Avenue, Astoria (Queens County), New York.

A legislative public comment hearing pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 to hear and receive unsworn comments from the public will be held on March 15, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. The hearing is being conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform.

Written comments concerning the draft permit and the Department's October 27, 2021, denial must be postmarked by March 21, 2022. Written comments emailed must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 21, 2022.

All petitions requesting party status to participate at an adjudicatory hearing must be received at the NYSDEC, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 22, 2022.

A statement of issues from Astoria must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 22, 2022. Responses to petitions and Astoria's statement of issues may be submitted by Department staff and Astoria no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 8, 2022.

A pre-adjudicatory issues conference will be conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform. The conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. on April 13, 2022.

For instructions on providing oral statements at the legislative public comment hearing, attending the issues conference, submitting petitions for party status or submitting written comments, click on the link above.

Contact: Administrative Law Judge Daniel P. O'Connell, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-1550, Phone: (518) 402-9003, Email: comment.nrgastoriagas@dec.ny.gov.

Region 3 - Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties

Applicant: Danskammer Energy LLC, 994 River Rd., Newburgh, NY 12550. NYSDEC Article 19 Air Title V Facility (ID No. 3-3346-00011/00017).

Facility Description: Danskammer Energy, LLC (Danskammer, Facility, or Project) is proposing to construct a new natural gas fired combined cycle power generation facility, the Danskammer Energy Center, in the Town of Newburgh, Orange County, New York, which will consist of an optimal 536 net megawatt (MW) facility located at the site of its existing Danskammer Generating Station. On October 27, 2021, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department or DEC) issued a notice of denial of the Title V permit application pursuant to title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) 621.10(f). Danskammer submitted a request for hearing on DEC's denial dated November 23, 2021.

Previous Notices: On January 12, 2022, the Department issued a notice of legislative public comment hearing and issues conference, in the ENB at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20220112_hearings.html. Pursuant to the notice a legislative public comment hearing was held on February 15, 2022, and an issues conference was convened on March 16, 2022.

Reconvened Issues Conference: A pre-adjudicatory issues conference will be conducted electronically through the Webex electronic webinar platform. The conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. on April 20, 2022 and, if needed, continue on April 21, 2022.

For instructions on attending the issues conference, visit https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/123412.html.

Contact: Michael S. Caruso, NYS DEC - Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1550, Phone: (518) 402-9003, Fax: (518) 402-9037, E-mail: OHMS@dec.ny.gov

Danskammer Energy LLC - Applicant, Danskammer Energy LLC (Danskammer) applied to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) for an ECL Article 19 Air Title V permit for Danskammer's proposed construction of a new natural gas fired combined cycle power generation facility. NYS DEC issued a notice of complete application on June 30, 2021 and conducted public comment hearings on August 23 and 25, 2021. On October 27, 2021, NYS DEC issued a notice of denial of the Title V permit application pursuant to title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) 621.10(f). Danskammer submitted a request for hearing on DEC's denial dated November 23, 2021. The proposed project is located at 994 River Road, Newburg, New York.

A legislative public comment hearing pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 to hear and receive unsworn comments from the public will be held on February 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. The hearing is being conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform.

A pre-adjudicatory issues conference will be conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform.

The conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. on March 16, 2022.

Written comments concerning the permit must be postmarked by February 22, 2022. Written comments emailed must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 22, 2022.

All petitions requesting party status to participate at an adjudicatory hearing must be received at NYS DEC's Office of Hearings and Mediation Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 23, 2022.

A statement of issues from Danskammer must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 23, 2022. Responses to petitions and Danskammer's statement of issues may be submitted by NYS DEC staff and Danskammer no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 10, 2022.

For instructions on providing oral statements at the legislative public comment hearing, attending the issues conference, submitting petitions for party status or submitting written comments, click on the link above.

Region 4 - Albany, Columbia, Greene, Delaware, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Schoharie Counties

None.

Region 5 - Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties

None.

Region 6 - Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, and St. Lawrence Counties

None.

Region 7 - Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties

None.

Region 8 - Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates Counties

Greenidge Generation LLC - Applicant Greenidge Generation LLC (Greenidge) applied to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) for renewal of an ECL Article 19 Title V air permit for Greenidge's continued operation of a natural gas-fired electric generating facility in the Town of Torrey, Yates County, on Seneca Lake.

On September 8, 2021, the Department issued a combined notice titled, Notice of Complete Application, Availability of Draft Permits and Announcement of Virtual Legislative Public Comment Hearings, in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) commencing the public review and comment period for the referenced permit and associated application materials. Virtual legislative public comment hearings were held on October 13, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The Department denied the renewal request on June 30, 2022, pursuant to title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR 621.10[f]). The denial was based on the determination that the facility's continued operation would be inconsistent with or would interfere with the attainment of the Statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emission limits established in article 75 of the Environmental Conservation Law (Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act [CLCPA]) and reflected in 6 NYCRR Part 496. On July 28, 2022, Greenidge filed a hearing request on the denial.

Legislative public comment hearings pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 to hear and receive unsworn comments from the public will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. These hearings will be conducted electronically through the Webex electronic webinar platform.

Written comments concerning the Department's June 30, 2022, denial must be postmarked by October 31, 2022. Written comments emailed must be received by 5:00 pm on October 31, 2022.

All petitions requesting party status to participate at an adjudicatory hearing must be received at the Department's Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 4, 2022.

A statement of issues from Greenidge must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 4, 2022. Responses to petitions and the statement of issues may be submitted by Department staff and responses to petitions may be submitted by Greenidge no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2022.

A pre-adjudicatory issues conference will be conducted electronically through the Webex Events electronic webinar platform. The conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. on December 8, 2022, and if necessary, will continue on December 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

For instructions on providing oral statements at the legislative public comment hearing, attending the issues conference, submitting petitions for party status or submitting written comments, click on the link at the beginning of this notice.

Contact: Administrative Law Judge Elizabeth Phillips, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-1550, Phone: (518) 402-9003, Email: OHMS@dec.ny.gov.

Region 9 - Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, and Wyoming Counties

Applicant and Facility Description: CWM Chemical Services, LLC (CWM), 1550 Balmer Road, Model City, New York 14107. CWM owns and operates the Model City facility in the Towns of Porter and Lewiston, Niagara County. The Model City facility is a duly permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, disposal, and recovery facility that accepts hazardous and non-hazardous waste. CWM proposes to construct and operate a new Residuals Management Unit-Two (RMU-2) landfill occupying approximately 43.5 acres at its Balmer Road facility. For this proposal, CWM filed permit applications with the Department of Environmental Conservation, as well as an application for a Certificate of Environmental Safety and Public Necessity.

Adjudicatory Hearing: An adjudicatory hearing will be held pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 624 on September 14, 2022, and continue as necessary on September 15 and 16, 2022. The hearing will be held virtually using the Webex audiovisual conference platform. Participation in the adjudicatory hearing is limited to the designated parties. Members of the public may attend the hearing via the internet or listen via telephone. Follow the link to the instructions for attending the hearing sessions scheduled for September 14, 15, and 16, 2022.

Contact: Daniel P. O'Connell Administrative Law Judge, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, New York 12233-1550. Telephone: 518-402-9003. Email: OHMS@dec.ny.gov.

Applicant and Facility Description: CWM Chemical Services, LLC (CWM), 1550 Balmer Road, Model City, New York 14107. CWM owns and operates the Model City facility in the Towns of Porter and Lewiston, Niagara County. The Model City facility is a duly permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, disposal, and recovery facility that accepts hazardous and non-hazardous waste. CWM proposes to construct and operate a new Residuals Management Unit-Two (RMU-2) landfill occupying approximately 43.5 acres at its Balmer Road facility. For this proposal, CWM filed permit applications with the Department of Environmental Conservation, as well as an application for a Certificate of Environmental Safety and Public Necessity.

Adjudicatory Hearing: An adjudicatory hearing will be held pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 624 on August 31, 2022, and continue as necessary on September 1 and 2, 2022. The hearing will be held virtually using the Webex audiovisual conference platform. Participation in the adjudicatory hearing is limited to the designated parties. Members of the public may attend the hearing via the internet or listen via telephone. Follow the link to the instructions for attending the hearing sessions scheduled for August 31, and September 1 and 2, 2022.

Contact: Daniel P. O'Connell Administrative Law Judge, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, New York 12233-1550. Telephone: 518-402-9003. Email: OHMS@dec.ny.gov.

CWM Chemical Services, LLC (CWM), 1550 Balmer Road, Model City, New York 14107. CWM owns and operates the Model City facility in the Towns of Porter and Lewiston, Niagara County. The Model City facility is a duly permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, disposal, and recovery facility that accepts hazardous and non-hazardous waste. CWM proposes to construct and operate a new Residuals Management Unit-Two (RMU-2) landfill occupying approximately 43.5 acres at its Balmer Road facility. For this proposal, CWM filed permit applications with the Department of Environmental Conservation, as well as an application for a Certificate of Environmental Safety and Public Necessity.

Adjudicatory Hearing: An adjudicatory hearing will be held pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 on July 6, 2022, and continue as necessary on July 7 and 8, 2022. The hearing will be held virtually using the Webex audiovisual conference platform. Participation in the adjudicatory hearing is limited to the designated parties. Members of the public may attend the hearing via the internet or listen via telephone. Follow the link to the instructions for attending the hearing sessions scheduled for July 6, 7, and 8, 2022.

Contact: Daniel P. O'Connell Administrative Law Judge, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, New York 12233-1550. Telephone: 518-402-9003. Email: OHMS@dec.ny.gov.

Applicant and Facility Description: CWM Chemical Services, LLC (CWM), 1550 Balmer Road, Model City, New York 14107. CWM owns and operates the Model City facility in the Towns of Porter and Lewiston, Niagara County. The Model City facility is a duly permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, disposal, and recovery facility that accepts hazardous and non-hazardous waste. CWM proposes to construct and operate a new Residuals Management Unit-Two (RMU-2) landfill occupying approximately 43.5 acres at its Balmer Road facility. For this proposal, CWM filed permit applications with the Department of Environmental Conservation, as well as an application for a Certificate of Environmental Safety and Public Necessity.

Adjudicatory Hearing: An adjudicatory hearing will be held pursuant to 6 NYCRR part 624 on April 11, 2022, and continue as necessary on April 12, 2022. The hearing will be held virtually using the Webex audiovisual conference platform. Participation in the adjudicatory hearing is limited to the designated parties. Members of the public may attend the hearing via the internet or listen via telephone. Follow the link to the instructions for attending the hearing sessions scheduled for April 11 and 12, 2022.

Contact: Daniel P. O'Connell Administrative Law Judge, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, New York 12233-1550. Telephone: 518-402-9003. Email: OHMS@dec.ny.gov. Statewide


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