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Greenidge Station

Applicant

Greenidge Generation LLC 590 Plant Rd
PO Box 187
Dresden, NY 14441-0187

Facility

Greenidge Station
590 Plant Rd Dresden, NY 14441

Permit(s) Applied for (Application Number)

Article 19 Air Title V Facility (8-5736-00004/00017)
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain) (8-5736-00004/00017)

Project Description

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) 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 DEC 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 DEC is making a draft Title V and Title IV permit available for public review and comment, the DEC has not made a tentative or final determination to issue any final permit for the Facility.

The Title V renewal application requests renewal of the existing permit, with revisions limited to: removal of the diesel fire pump permit conditions, because the diesel fire pump has been taken out of service and removed from the Facility; and a request for minor revisions to the monitoring requirements for particulate emissions (PM-10, PM-2.5 and Particulates), which includes the use of a flowmeter for the Facility to demonstrate continuous compliance with the existing PM-10, PM2.5 and Particulates permit conditions.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V and Title IV 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.

Draft Permit Documents:

Application Documents:

Written Comments

Comments on these draft permits must be submitted in writing to the Department by no later than November 19, 2021. (Please note, this is an extension from the original deadline of October 22, 2021.) Electronic submission of comments must be submitted to the Department at: Comment.GreenidgeGenerating2021@dec.ny.gov

Comments may also be submitted via USPS mail to: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, Bureau of Energy Project Management, Attention: Chris Hogan, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750.

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 the Legislative Public Comment Hearing:

To join the 1:00pm hearing through the internet, visit www.webex.com and click "Join a meeting."

Event Number: 179 591 7541
Password: Oct13-1PM

To join by phone only:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 179 591 7541

To join the 6:00pm hearing through the internet, visit www.webex.com and click "Join a meeting."

Event Number: 179 255 2522
Password: Oct13-6PM

To join by phone only:

Dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 179 255 2522

Persons wishing to comment on the draft permit will have the opportunity to make a statement at the public comment hearing webinar. Any person wishing to provide a public statement must register in advance of the hearing no later than 10:00 A.M. on Friday October 8, 2021. Any person who wishes only to observe the webinar online must also register. Any person may listen to the hearing by phone without pre-registration.

To register electronically: All persons who will login to the hearing electronically must register. To register, visit http://www.webex.com, click "Join a meeting," input the event number listed above, click "Register," and fill in the requested information. You will be asked whether you wish to make a public statement or not. After registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation by email with information about how to join the hearing.

To register by telephone: Any person who is not able to login electronically may participate by telephone. Call-in participants must register to speak in advance by calling the Department at 518-402-9003 no later than 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 8, 2021. Please provide your first and last name, address, email address if any, and telephone number and reference the Greenidge Generation public comment hearing.

All participants will be muted upon entry into the hearing. The ALJ will call each person who has requested to provide a statement to speak. The ALJ will continue the hearing until everyone wishing to speak has been heard or other reasonable arrangements have been made to include their comments in the record. The ALJ may limit the time available for oral comments to 3 minutes per person, as necessary to afford all participants an opportunity to be heard. We also recommend that lengthy comments be summarized for oral presentation and submitted in writing as provided above. The hearing will be recorded for inclusion in the record.

Persons who wish to receive the instructions by mail or telephone may contact the NYSDEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services by telephone at (518) 402-9003 or by email to ohms@dec.ny.gov. Please provide your first and last name, address, and telephone number and reference the Greenidge public comment hearing.

Legislative Public Comment Hearings and Written Comments

All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies which may be affected by the proposed Facility are invited to attend the public comment hearings and to submit oral or written comments. It is not necessary to speak at the virtual hearings and submit written comments as equal weight is given to written and oral statements.

Lengthy statements should be in writing and summarized for oral presentation. Interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons, and translator services shall be made available to persons with limited English proficiency, at no charge for either service, upon written request to the ALJ at least 10 days prior to the hearing. Requests should be submitted to ALJ Lara Olivieri, NYSDEC, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1550 or by email to ohms@dec.ny.gov.

Written comments submitted to NYS DEC during this comment period and oral comments given at any of the legislative public comment hearings are considered part of the record. At the conclusion of the public comment period, NYS DEC staff will determine pursuant to 6 NYCRR 621.8 whether substantive or significant issues have been raised in the public comments or legislative hearing to warrant an adjudicatory hearing, or whether a final decision should be made on the applications without any further adjudication. If no issues are raised to warrant further adjudication, the NYS DEC will proceed to final decision. In the case of a determination to issue the requested permits, the NYS DEC will develop a response to comments, provide public notice of the approval of the permits and issue the requested permits.

Individuals and parties may also file written comments to the NYS DEC representative listed below. All written comments must be postmarked or submitted electronically by email no later than October 22, 2021.

For additional information, a copy of the DEC's permit hearing procedures is available on the NYS DEC web site.

Contact: Chris Hogan, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, Bureau of Energy Project Management, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750, E-mail: Comment.GreenidgeGenerating2021@dec.ny.gov


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