Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vertis Inc applies for change in Air State Facility Permit

Vertis Inc
250 West Pratt St 18th Fl
Baltimore, MD 21201
Vertis Inc
1 Tomsons Rd
Saugerties, NY 12477
Application ID:
Permit(s) Applied for:
Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located:
Saugerties, Ulster County

Project Description:
The New York Division of Vertis Inc. produces advertising inserts and other printed materials for commercial use. The facility operates five heatset and two coldest web offset lithographic printing presses. Supporting operations include pre-press, a scrap paper recovery and baling system, a labeling operation, and a bindery.

VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions from the heatset presses are controlled by natural gas fired catalytic oxidizers. Particulate emissions from the scrap paper recovery system are controlled by two cyclones and a bag filter unit.

Presently, the facility is designated as a major source of air pollution. The Air State Facility Permit will limit VOC emissions from the facility to 40.89 tons per year, in order to stay below the major source threshold of 50 tons per year. Thus, the facility will no longer be subject to the requirements of Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act. The facility will track usage of VOC containing materials to demonstrate compliance with the VOC limit.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject 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:

DEC will evaluate the application and comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing. Comments and requests for a legislative 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 an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jun 17, 2011.
Kenneth R Grzyb
NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561