The effect of reduced emissions will benefit the local community since reductions in emissions will generally take place from existing operations in the Astoria area. These local emission reductions will also benefit the rest of New York City and the Northeast.

Yes, permit conditions contained in a final air quality permit will be enforceable by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).

Emissions reductions are calculated based on the potential to emit (based on the anticipated permit conditions) from the new unit and proposed permit caps on the existing operations compared to past actual emissions produced by the operations of the existing units.

Commitments made in permit modifications will be measured and quantified in a manner consistent with other air emission sources of this type and as specified in the air permit. Emissions compliance reports will be submitted as required to regulatory agencies to demonstrate compliance.

USPowerGen will commit to enforceable permit limitations and conditions to ensure the predicted environmental benefits are achieved from the Project. USPowerGen is implementing permit restrictions on the new generating units and capping emissions on other existing generating units.

USPowerGen has completed initial modeling of the New York City electrical grid to project expected operation of the new unit and the effect of the Project on the existing electric grid system. This model was used to predict the environmental benefits associated with reducing existing operations. Modeling results indicate that the Project will result in lower emissions of all major pollutants, including Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Sulfur Oxides (SOx), Particulate Matter (PM10, PM2.5), and Carbon Dioxide (CO2).

The new unit will have emissions rates that will be lower than those produced from the existing operations. In other words for every unit of electricity produced from the new facility there will be an environmental benefit. One of the existing units will be retired and others will have permit caps place on them.

The effect of reduced emissions will benefit the local community since reductions in emissions will generally take place from the facilities in the area owned by USPowerGen. These local emission reductions will also benefit the rest of the City and the northeast.

Yes. Permit conditions contained in a final air quality permit will be enforceable by the NYSDEC and the USEPA.

Improvements are calculated based on the potential to emit (based on the anticipated permit conditions) from the new units and additional permit restrictions on the old units compared to actual emissions produced by the existing facility in the past.