NATIONAL FUEL GAS SUPPLY CORPORATION
6363 MAIN ST
BUFFALO, NY 14221
CO RTE 22 BETW FULMER VALLEY RD & CO RTE 22A
ANDOVER, NY 14806
- Application ID:
- Permit(s) Applied for:
- Article 19 Air Title V Facility
- Project is Located:
- INDEPENDENCE, ALLEGANY COUNTY
- Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit and made a tentative determination to issue a renewed and modified Title V Air permit for the National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation Independence Station Facility. The facility is a natural gas storage facility consisting of four natural gas fired stationary reciprocating internal combustion compressor engines, two rated at 1000 HP and two rated at 1500 HP, one 302 HP Kohler Model 200REZXB spark ignition emergency generator which, as the only permit modification, replaced one 200 HP emergency generator which was decommissioned on September 12, 2018, and two natural gas triethylene glycol (TEG) dehydration units. Other exempt equipment includes a boiler, hot water heater, parts washer, and nine tanks. The dehydration units use a regenerative glycol system to remove water that accumulates in the natural gas during underground storage at the facility. The dehydration units are subject to 6NYCRR Part 212 which requires process emissions to meet air pollution control standards. The compressor engines are subject to the nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission limit for lean burn spark ignited natural gas fired stationary internal combustion engines. The NOx limit is 1.5 grams per brake horsepower-hour per 6 NYCRR Part 227-2.4(f)(1). Source performance testing performed in 2019 has confirmed compliance with the limit.
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: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html.
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: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.
- 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 Mar 26, 2021.