Proposed General Plan Approval and General Operating Permit (BAQ-GPA/GP-8)
[29 Pa.B. 2085]
Sintering Furnaces in Powder Metallurgy Facilities
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) proposes to issue general plan approvals and operating permits for sintering furnaces in powder metallurgy facilities (hereinafter referred to as ''Sintering Furnaces General Permit'').
The proposed general plan approval and operating permit contains terms and conditions which prescribe applicable performance standards, emission limits, monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements for sintering furnaces at a powder metallurgy facility. The proposed Sintering Furnaces General Permit may also be used to authorize the construction of new sintering furnaces.
Prior to operating under the Sintering Furnaces General Permit, the owner or operator of the source must notify the Department and receive prior written approval from the Department before commencing to operate the affected facility. Notification of the facility's intent to use the general permit must be submitted on a form provided by the Department. The owners/operators of sintering furnaces operating under this general permit must comply with the terms and conditions of the Sintering Furnaces General Permit.
Authorization to operate under the Sintering Furnaces General Permit will be valid for a term of 5 years. A plan approval application fee is required each time the permittee constructs any sintering furnace. The Department proposes to establish the plan approval application, operating permit application and operating permit renewal fees for those sintering furnaces constructed, modified or operated in accordance with the Sintering Furnaces General Permit:
a. Two hundred fifty dollars during the 1999 calendar year.
b. Three hundred dollars during the 2000-2004 calendar years.
c. Three hundred seventy-five dollars beginning in the 2005 calendar year.
Within 30 days of the expiration date of the authorization to operate under the Sintering Furnaces General Permit, the permittee must obtain a renewal of its authorization, if the facility owner/operator intends to continue to operate under the general permit.
A complete copy of the proposed Sintering Furnaces General Permit may be obtained by contacting Kimberly Maneval, Division of Permits, Bureau of Air Quality, 12th Floor Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, (717) 787-4325. TDD users may telephone the Department through the AT&T Relay Service, (800) 654-5984. Internet users can access a copy of the general permit at http://www.dep.state.pa.us.
The Department requests written comments on the proposed general plan approval and operating permit for sintering furnaces at powder metallurgy facilities. Notice and opportunity for comment will also be provided to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the States of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. Interested persons may submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Douglas L. Lesher, Chief, Title V/NSR Section, Division of Permits, Bureau of Air Quality, 12th Floor Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, (717) 787-4325. The Department will also consider written requests that a public hearing be held concerning this proposed Sintering Furnaces General Permit. Public comments must be submitted to the Department by June 1, 1999. Comments received by facsimile will not be accepted.
JAMES M. SEIF,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-623. Filed for public inspection April 16, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]
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