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CAA Permits Issued by EPA in Region 2

EPA's Region 2 serves New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and 8 Tribal Nations

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Current Permit Actions: None at present
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permits
Part 71 Permits
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Permits
Deepwater Port Permits
Pending Part 71 Permits

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permits (issued since 2000)

Facility and Location Facility Type/Project Description Permit Type Permit Documents Issued

Energy Answers Arecibo, LLC/Energy Answers Arecibo
Puerto Rico Renewable Energy Project, PR

A new resource recovery facility capable of generating 77 MW. The facility includes two identical municipal solid waste combustors (i.e., spreader-stoker boilers), a steam turbine-electrical-generator, ash handling system, emergency diesel-generator and fire pump, a “four-cell” cooling tower, and carbon and lime storage silos. The two combustors will be fueled, primarily, by 2,106 tons per day of refuse-derived municipal solid waste. The combustors’ supplementary fuels (used to substitute for a portion of refuse-derived fuel) comprise of auto-shredder residue, tire-derived fuel, and processed urban wood waste.
The air pollution control equipment comprises of Regenerative Selective Catalytic Reduction system, Oxidation Catalyst,
Fabric Filter systems, Turbosorp circulating dry scrubber with lime injection, and Activated carbon injection system. 

New

Final Permit (PDF, 553kb)

4/10/2014

Energy Answers Arecibo, LLC/Energy Answers Arecibo
Puerto Rico Renewable Energy Project, PR
  Extension Final PSD Permit Extension Letter 10/01/2015
Energy Answers Arecibo, LLC/Energy Answers Arecibo
Puerto Rico Renewable Energy Project, PR
  Extension Final PSD Permit Extension Letter 04/10/2017
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority - Units 16, 17, 19 and 20
St. Croix, VI
Electric Power Generation/Permit revisions for the existing gas turbines. Modification Final Permit (PDF, 277kb) 11/27/2000
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority - Units 16, 17, 19 and 20
St. Croix, VI
Electric Power Generation/Permit revisions for the existing gas turbines: to remove the requirement to operate COMs and to require compliance with the SIP's Opacity limits Modification Final Permit (PDF, 13mb) 7/08/2016
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority - Unit 22, at the Krum Bay Facility
St. Thomas, VI
Electric Power Generation/Installation of a new 24 MW simple cycle oil fired gas turbine. New Final Permit (PDF, 1,306kb) 1/03/2001
AES Puerto Rico, L.P.
Guayama, PR
Electric Power Generation/Corrections of the parts per million emission limits for the existing coal fired circulating fluidized bed boiler. Administrative Change Final Permit (PDF, 1,093kb) 10/29/2001
Hovensa
St. Croix, VI
Oil Refinery/Increasing the utilization of the existing GE combustion gas turbine during natural gas firing while decreasing the amount of oil combusted. Modification Final Permit (PDF, 944kb) 1/22/2004
Puerto Rico Electric and Power Authority- San Juan Combined Cycle Project
San Juan, PR
Electric Power Generation/ Installation of two (2) new 476 MW combined cycle oil fired turbines. New Final Permit (PDF, 2,389kb) 4/01/2004
Nucor Steel Auburn, Inc.
Auburn, NY
Steel Plant/Increasing the melt shop production limits; Replacing the existing rolling mill reheat furnace with a new 179 MMBTU/hr reheat furnace. Modification Final Permit (PDF, 192kb) 6/22/2004
AES Puerto Rico, L.P.
Guayama, PR
Electric Power Generation/Permit revisions for the existing coal fired fluidized bed boiler. Administrative Change Final Permit (PDF, 339kb) 8/10/2004
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority - Unit 23, at the Krum Bay
St. Thomas, VI
Electric Power Generation/ Installation of a new 39 MW simple cycle oil fired combustion turbine New  Final Permit (PDF, 299kb) 9/08/2004
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority - Unit 23, at the Krum Bay
St. Thomas, VI
Electric Power Generation/Permit revisions for the existing gas turbine Unit 23: to remove the requirement to operate COMs and to require compliance with the SIP’s Opacity limits. Modification Final Permit (PDF, 7mb) 7/08/2016
American Re-Fuel Company of Hempstead
Westbury, NY
Resource Recovery Facility/Increasing the annual throughput of municipal waste for the three existing waste-to-energy boilers. Modification Final Permit (PDF, 228kb) 11/15/2004
EcoElectrica, L.P.
Peñuelas, PR
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminal and Electric Power Generation/ Permit revisions for the existing combined cycle natural gas combustion turbines and for the auxiliary diesel generators. Administrative Change Final Permit (PDF, 1,984kb) 2/11/2005
Trigen–Nassau Energy Corporation
Uniondale, NY
Electric Power Generation/ Installation of a new 79.9 MW combined cycle natural gas fired combustion turbine. New Final Permit (PDF, 1,054kb) 3/31/2005
Hovensa, LLC
Christiansted, VI
Petroleum Refinery/Construction of a low sulfur fuels unit and a hydrogen plant; Installation of a new 356 MMBTU/hr combined cycle refinery gas fired combustion turbine; Increasing the capacity of the existing Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit. Modification Final Permit (PDF, 1,719kb) 7/21/2005
Caithness Long Island, LLC
Brookhaven, NY
Electric Power Generation/ Installation of a new 346 MW combined cycle natural gas fired combustion turbine. New Final Permit (PDF, 376kb) 4/07/2006
Puerto Rico Electric and Power Authority(PREPA) Cambalache Plant
San Juan, PR
Electric Power Generation/Permit revisions for the existing combined cycle distilled oil fired combustion turbines(i.e. removing the SCR system due to the increase in ammonia production) Modification Final Permit (PDF, 388kb) 7/05/2006
CEMEX de Puerto Rico, Inc.
San Juan, PR
Portland Cement Plant/Substitutes up to a maximum of 20% of the heat required for the cement manufacturing process, currently generated by coal, with biomass, such as vegetative materials, wood chips, and biofuels. Administrative Change Final Permit (PDF, 3 MB) 11/29/2012
Besicorp-Empire Power Company, LLC
Rensselaer, NY
Electric Power Generation/Extending the existing PSD expiration date that was issued for the construction of a 505 MW combined cycle natural gas fired combustion turbine. Extension Final Permit (PDF, 271kb) 5/17/2007
Besicorp- Empire Newsprint, LLC
Rensselaer, NY
Paper Recycling/Extending the existing PSD expiration date that was issued for the construction of a 330,000 metric ton-per-year recycled newsprint facility. Extension Final Permit (PDF, 265kb) 5/17/2007
Hovensa, LLC
Christiansted, VI
Petroleum Refinery/Addition of a Selective Catalytic Reduction System to control NOx emissions from the existing 87.3 MMBTU/hr low sulfur gasoline unit process heater; Addition of an oxidation catalyst to control formaldehyde emissions from the existing combined cycle refinery gas fired combustion turbine. Modification Final Permit (PDF, 300kb) 11/27/2007
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Combined Heat and Power/ Installation of two (2) new 8 MW combined cycle natural gas fired combustion turbines. New Final Permit (PDF, 202kb) 6/03/2008
Hovensa, LLC
Christiansted, VI
Petroleum Refinery/Lowering the NOx emission limit for their existing Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit. Administrative Change Final Permit (PDF, 308kb) 6/05/2008
Hovensa, LLC
Christiansted, VI
Petroleum Refinery/Removing the 365 day rolling average provision from the annual CO emission limits for both the LSG and Hydrogen Plants heaters. Administrative Change Final Permit (PDF,181kb) 10/13/2008
Hovensa, LLC
Christiansted, VI
Petroleum Refinery/Replacing an existing low NOx "Converter Heater" with a new ultra low NOx "Converter Heater" for their existing Acid Plant. Modification Final Permit (PDF,6Mb) 5/09/2011
Hovensa, LLC
Christiansted, VI
Petroleum Refinery/Lowering the NOx emission limit while firing fuel oil for the combustion turbine GT-13. Modification Final Permit (PDF,970kb) 8/17/2011
Virgin Island Water and Power Authority-Unit 18, at the Krum Bay Facility
St. Thomas, VI
Electric Power Generation/Revision of the volatile organic compounds (VOC) parts per million (ppm) limit for the existing Unit 18. Administrative Change Final Permit (PDF,8mb) 12/21/2015
Virgin Island Water and Power Authority- Unit 15, 18, and 22 at the Krum Bay St. Thomas, VI Electric Power Generation/Permit revisions for the existing gas turbines Units 15, 18, and 22: to remove the requirement to operate COMs and to require compliance with the SIP’s Opacity limits Modification Final Permit (PDF, 13mb) 7/08/2016

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Part 71 Permits (issued since 2000)

Facility and Location Facility Type/Project Description Permit Type Permit Documents Issued
Philadelphia Furniture Manufacturing Company
Salamanca (Tribal Area), NY
Furniture Manufacturing/Furniture Manufacturing Processes/NSPS affected and non-affected boilers. Initial Final Permit (PDF, 253kb) 11/01/2001
Philadelphia Furniture, LLC
Salamanca (Tribal Area), NY
Furniture Manufacturing/Furniture Manufacturing Processes; NSPS affected and non-affected boilers.

The permit was amended to reflect the transfer in ownership of the renewed Title V Permit from Philadelphia Furniture Manufacturing Company to Philadelphia Furniture, LLC)
Renewal and Amendment Final Permit (PDF, 424kb) 8/27/2007
Turning Stone Casino and Resort
Verona (Tribal Area), NY
Recreational Facility: NSPS affected combined-cycle natural gas combustion turbine and natural gas steam boilers; NESHAP affected diesel emergency generators. Renewal Final Permit (PDF, 166kb) 7/5/2011
Turning Stone Casino and Resort
Verona (Tribal Area), NY
The permit was modified to reflect the (1) addition of three new emergency generators; (2) inclusion of the applicable requirements pursuant to NSPS IIII, NSPS JJJJ, NESHAP ZZZZ, and Section 184 of the CAA, which pertains to the Ozone Transport Region; and (3) removal of an existing backup diesel generator. Modification Final Permit (PDF, 15mb) 2/4/2015

Turning Stone Casino and Resort
Verona(Tribal Area), NY

The permit was modified to reflect the (1) removal of the existing Onan 500DEFG backup diesel generator; and (2) addition of a Caterpillar 3412 C backup diesel generator. Modification Final Permit 3/8/2017

Pending Part 71 Permits

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EPA Region 2 is the agency responsible for issuing and implementing OCS and Deepwater Port Permits. However, no OCS or Deepwater Port Permits have been issued by Region 2. 

Outer Continental Shelf Permits

Facility and Location Facility Type/Project Description Permit Type Permit Documents Issued

Deepwater Port Permits

Facility and Location Facility Type/Project Description Permit Type Permit Documents Issued

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