DEEP: Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc - Notice of Complete Application (Astoria, New York)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Notice of Complete Application

Date: 06/27/2019
Applicant's Name and Address:
4 IRVING PL, NEW YORK, NY 10003-3502
Application ID: 2-6301-00006/00081
Permit(s) Applied for: 1 - Artkle 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is located: in QUEENS COUNTY
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue the third renewal of Permit ID 2-6301-00006/00081 ("Renewal 3") to Consolidated Edison Company for their existing Con Ed Astoria Facility (the "Facility") located at 31-01 20th Avenue, Astoria, NY.   The Facility's NOx emissions exceed the major source thresholds of 25 tpy, thus qualifying the Facility for a Title V permit.
Renewal 3 allows for the continued operation of the Facility. The Facility repairs and paints transformers, performs autobody repairs on company vehicles and stores liquefied natural gas. A combustion turbine rated at 82 MMBtu/hr is used to liquefy natural gas (LNG) for storage. This turbine combusts only natural gas. Emissions from the storage of the LNG are controlled with a flare and a ground combustor (rated at 250 MMBtu/hr). There are five (5) vaporizers each with four (4) burners (each burner rated at 10.5 MMBtu/hr) for converting LNG to gaseous natural gas. The Transformer Shop operates four (4) paint booths, eighteen (18) welding bays, one (1) large grit blaster and two (2) small grit blasters. The Transportation Department operates a paint booth for auto painting and a gas station, both for servicing Company vehicles. The gas station has two (2) 4,000 gallon tanks, one for unleaded gasoline and the other for diesel. This application does not involve new emission sources or significant changes to the Plant's previously-permitted operations.
The Facility has conducted an Air Dispersion Modeling with this Renewal 3 application.  The 1-hour N02 modeling report dated April 5, 2019 demonstrated that the Facility complies with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
This renewal includes an approved alternative NOx RACT plan as per 6NYCRR 227-2.5(c).  This Title V Renewal 3 contains a complete listing of the applicable Federal and State compliance testing, monitoring and reporting requirements for this Facility, its emission units and emission points.
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 Pe1mit 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 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.
Availability For Public Comment
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than 08/09/2019 or 30 days after the publication date of this notice, whichever is later.
Contact Person
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101-5401