DEEP: Society of New York Hospital (NY Presbyterian Hospital) - Notice of Complete Application (New York, NY)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Notice of Complete Application
 
Date: 07/15/2019
Applicant:
SOCIETY OF NEW YORK HOSPITAL
525 E 68TH ST, NEW YORK, NY  10065-4873
Facility:
NY - PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
525 EAST 68TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10021
Application ID: 2-6204-00064/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: 1 - Article  19 Air Title V Facility
Project is located: in NEW YORK COUNTY
 
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to issue a Title V Facility Permit Renewal 3 to Society of New York Hospital for their operation of an existing permitted facility, NY­ Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH). The Facility, a research and teaching hospital located at 525 E. 681 St. in Manhattan, currently operates the following regulated emission sources: four (4) large boilers, a cogeneration (cogen) plant, and two (2) ethylene oxide sterilizers both connected to a common abator unit. The facility also operates nine (9) diesel firing emergency generators and eleven (11) fuel oil storage tanks and fume hoods.
 
Three of the four boilers are rated at 145 MMBtu/hr and the fourth boiler is rated at 137.5 MMBtu/hr. All four boilers are capable of firing natural gas and No. 2 fuel oil and emissions vent via a common stack. The cogeneration plant consists of: one (1) 85.7 MMBtu/hr Solar combustion turbine (combined cycle combustion operation) and one (1) 37.9 MMBtu/hr Eclipse duct burner; operates on natural gas only, and the exhaust breeching system is connected to the common boilers' stack for final venting to atmosphere. Under this renewal, the facility remains subject to 6 NYCRR 227-2.4 (b)(l )(ii), Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT), for oxides of nitrogen for large boilers. In addition, the facility has submitted a NOx RACT analysis for their combined cycle combustion turbine as part of their renewal application. As a result, this renewal (Title V  permit) includes a case-by-case RACT determination made pursuant to 6 NYCRR 227-2.4(e)(3), which will be submitted to EPA for approval as a source specific revision to the New York SIP (State Implementation Plan). The Facility remains subject to compliance testing, monitoring and reporting requirements for a NOx RACT affected stationary combustion installation. The NOx emissions from the boilers and cogen plant are in compliance with NOx RACT requirements; the cogen plant is tested for NOx every other year (once in two years), and boilers, once during the term of the permit.
 
This is an existing major facility because the potential emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (S02) are greater than the major source thresholds (25 tons/year each for NOx and 100 tons/year for S02). As per the terms of the draft permit, the facility remains subject to the provisions of 6 NYCRR 201-6 (Title V Facility Permits) and there are no proposed changes to the 6 NYCRR 201-7 emissions cap. The facility will continue to operate existing controls and implement permit limitations to keep emissions from its stationary sources below the applicability thresholds for New Source Review (6 NYCRR Part 231-2) and 40 CFR 52.21.
 
As per the terms of the draft permit, the facility remains subject to, among other state and federal laws, rules, and regulations: 6 NYCRR 225-1, 227-2, 227-1; and continues to include federal requirements under: NSPS- 40 CFR Parts 60 Subpart IIII, NESHAPS- 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart JJJJJJ and Subpart ZZZZ. The draft Title V Renewal permit contains a complete listing of the applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations, including emission limits, control requirements and compliance monitoring conditions for the 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 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 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 08/23/2019 or 30 days after the publication date of this notice, whichever is later. 
 
Contact Person
Caitlyn P Nichols
NYSDEC
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 1 1 101 -5401
(718) 482-4997