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OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER III. AIR RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER A. PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF AIR CONTAMINATION AND AIR POLLUTION
PART 231. NEW SOURCE REVIEW FOR NEW AND MODIFIED FACILITIES
SUBPART 231-2. REQUIREMENTS FOR EMISSION UNITS SUBJECT TO THE REGULATION ON OR AFTER NOVEMBER 15, 1992 AND PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 19, 2009
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231-2.4 Permit requirements.
Any proposed source project or proposed major facility which emits any nonattainment contaminant and is subject to this Subpart according to any applicability criterion contained in section 231-2.2(a) of this Subpart must comply with the following permit requirements:
(a) Application requirements.
(1) Proposed source project netting out of applicability. The applicant shall, as part of a permit application for any significant source project that does not result in a significant net emission increase, identify each emission unit from which an ERC was used in a net emission increase determination of non-applicability in accordance with the requirements of section 231-2.7 of this Subpart. This shall include the name of the emission unit, emission unit identification number, and the mechanism proposed to effect the ERC (i.e., emission unit shutdown, source reduction, curtailment, over-control of emissions beyond an acceptable limit).
(2) Proposed source project or proposed major facility subject to this Subpart. As part of a permit application for a proposed source project or proposed major facility subject to this Subpart, the applicant shall:
(i) certify that all emission units which are part of any major facility located in New York State and under the applicant's ownership or control (or under the ownership or control of any entity which controls, is controlled by, or has common control with the applicant) are in compliance, or are on a schedule for compliance, with all applicable emission limitations and standards under Chapter III of this Title; and
(ii) submit an analysis of alternative sites, sizes, production processes, and environmental control techniques which demonstrates that benefits of the proposed source project or proposed major facility significantly outweigh the environmental and social costs imposed as a result of its location, construction, or modification within New York State; and
(iii) submit a LAER analysis in accordance with section 231-2.5 of this Subpart for each nonattainment contaminant subject to this Subpart; and
(iv) for emissions of PM-10 or CO only:
(a) submit a list of the offset sources (facilities) from which ERCs will be used as part of the emission offsets required pursuant to section 231-2.9(b) of this Subpart. This list must include the name and location of the facility, DEC identification number (if applicable) and the emission reduction mechanism (i.e., facility shutdown, emission unit shutdown, source reduction, curtailment, over control of emissions beyond an applicable limit); and
(b) submit an air quality impact evaluation in accordance with the provisions of section 231-2.9(d) of this Subpart; and
(c) submit a revised air quality impact evaluation, if the list changes after the department's Notice of Complete Application. Also, a supplemental public notice and a 30-day comment period shall be required in accordance with section 231-2.10(c)(1) of this Subpart.
(b) Permit issuance requirements.
Prior to issuance of a permit for a proposed source project or proposed major facility subject to this Subpart, the applicant shall:
(1) submit a list of offset sources (facilities) from which ERCs of VOC or NOx will be used as part of an internal offset or a required emission offset. This list must include the name and location of the facility, DEC identification number (if applicable), and the emission reduction mechanism (i.e., facility shutdown, emission unit shutdown, source reduction, curtailment, over-control of emissions beyond an applicable limit). If a part or all of the list is submitted or if the list changes, after the department's Notice of Complete Application, then a supplemental public notice and a 30-day comment period in accordance with section 231-2.10(c)(1) of this Subpart shall be required;
(2) submit a Use of Emission Reduction Credits Form (duly completed and signed by the applicant and an authorized representative of the seller facility) to the department for each offset source listed in paragraph (1) of this subdivision. Upon issuance of the permit for the proposed source project or proposed major facility, the NYS ERC Registry will be amended to reflect that the ERCs are committed to the proposed project or facility;
(3) submit a copy of each modified permit establishing emission reduction credits, only for future reductions as defined in section 231-2.1 of this Subpart; and
(4) for emissions of VOC or NOx in an ozone nonattainment area, comply with the contribution demonstration required in section 231-2.9(e) of this Subpart.
(c) Offset confirmation prior to commencement of operation.
At least 60 days prior to the date a proposed source project or proposed major facility commences operation, the applicant shall submit:
(1) the original ERC certificate(s) to document procurement of sufficient ERCs for required emission offsets. The original certificate(s) must be sent to the department at the address shown on the reverse side of the certificate. Copies of such certificates must also be sent to the appropriate department regional office;
(2) any changes to the list of offset sources included in the permit issued in subdivision (b) of this section. For each such change, the applicant must submit another Use of Emission Reduction Credits Form signed by the applicant and an authorized representative of the new offset source; and
(3) no less than 10 working days prior to the date the proposed source project or proposed major facility commences operation, a letter stating that the future reductions (as defined in section 231-2.1 of this Subpart) identified in the list of offset sources have physically occurred.
Once the project commences operation, the ERCs will be deemed to be used and the Registry will be amended accordingly.
(d) Reissuance of ERC certificates for canceled or abandoned projects.
Prior to commencement of operation of a proposed source project or proposed major facility, if the applicant submits a letter informing the department of the cancellation of the proposed source project or proposed major facility, the department will reissue a certificate to the applicant for the total tons per year of ERCs submitted to the department as offsets.
(e) Permit revocation.
Any permit issued pursuant to this Subpart to a proposed source project or proposed major facility shall be subject to revocation pursuant to Part 621 of this Title if:
(1) construction is not commenced within 18 months from the date of issuance, excluding any period of time that the permit modification or preconstruction permit is subject to challenge in State or Federal court;
(2) construction is discontinued for a period of 18 months or more, excluding any period of time that the permit is subject to challenge in State or Federal court; or
(3) construction is not completed within a reasonable time acceptable to the department.
The department may extend the 18 month period upon a satisfactory showing that an extension is justified. This provision does not apply to the time period between construction of the approved phases of a phased construction project; each phase must commence construction within 18 months of the projected and approved commencement date.
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Current through February 15, 2022
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