Urgent Assistance needed on Taylor Biomass Gasification Facility !!
The applicant is very politically connected and the project is being rushed through inorder to obtain an approximately $100 million grant from the US Department of Energy.Congressman Hinchey a strong environmental advocate has apparently been verymisled and helped secure this funding.The NY DEC recently publicly noticed a public comment period ending Oct. 29th. I haverequested an extension of 30 days and I need support for an extension. We also needlegal and technical assistance.DEC is proceeding on a very questionable basis to:1) determine the air permit application is "complete" for review purposes, without arequired complete solid waste permit. The facility is designed to handle solid waste.2) to cap emissions levels under the preconstruction permit under major sourcethresholds to allow construction to go forward, while requiring the applicant to submit anapplication as a major air emissions source within one year.
Under DEC 6NYCRR Part 360 regulations §360-1.7 PERMITREQUIREMENTS, EXEMPTIONS AND VARIANCES.
(a) Permit requirements.
(1) Except as provided for in subdivisions (b) and (c) of this section, section 360-1.13 of thisSubpart or otherwise provided for in the applicable Subpart pertaining to the type of solidwaste management facility in question,
no person shall:(i) construct or operate a solid waste management facility, or any phase of it, exceptin accordance with a valid permit issued pursuant to this Part;...
Thus, allowing Taylor to construct this facility without a proper solid waste permit is aviolation of the State DEC's solid waste regulations.