Proposed General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit for Fleets of Rental Portable Electric Generators (BAQ-GPA/GP-23)
[37 Pa.B. 2460]
[Saturday, May 26, 2007]
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) proposes to issue the Fleets of Rental Portable Electric Generators General Plan approval and/or operating permit (General Permit or BAQ-GPA/GP-23) establishing Best Available Technology and other permit conditions.
This General Permit, authorized under section 6.1(f) of the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. § 4006.1(f)) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter H (relating to general plan approvals and operating permits), will apply to the construction, operation and modification of Fleets of Rental Portable Electric Generators.
The proposed general plan approval and/or operating permit, BAQ-GPA/GP-23, contains conditions that prescribe applicable emission limits, compliance demonstration, monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
Prior to operating under this General Permit, the owner or operator of the facility must notify the Department and receive prior written approval from the Department before commencing to operate the affected Fleets of Rental Portable Electric Generators. Notification of the fleet owner or operator's intent to use the general permit and/or plan approval must be submitted on a form provided by the Department. Permittees operating under this general permit shall comply with the terms and conditions of the general plan approval and/or general operating permit.
The Fleets of Rental Portable Electric Generators General Permit has been established in accordance with the provisions described in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter H. If the Fleets of Rental Portable Electric Generators cannot be regulated by the requirements of this general permit, a plan approval and/or an operating permit issued in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter B (relating to plan approval requirements) and/or 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter F (relating to operating permit requirements) will be re-quired, or if the facility is a Title V facility, a Title V operating permit issued in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter F and Subchapter G (relating to Title V operating permits) will be required.
The General Permit includes emission standards for PM, NOx, CO and NMOCs.
The Department also reserves the right to require an additional verification of emission rates which may include source testing in accordance with applicable provisions of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 139 (relating to sampling and testing) or portable exhaust gas analyzers approved by the Department.
The permittee must maintain comprehensive accurate records of hours of operation, fuel used and electrical energy produced. These records must be retained for a minimum of 5 years and made available to the Department upon request. The owner/operator of the fleets shall also submit this information to the Department, on an electronic spreadsheet, each time Rental Portable Electric Generators are made operational or cease fleet operation at lessee locations in this Commonwealth.
The Department proposes to establish the following application, permit renewal and annual administrative fees for this General Permit:
a. General plan approval application and renewal fees payable every 5 years: $1,000.
A new application with fees as indicated above is required each time the permittee installs or modifies Fleets of Rental Portable Electric Generators. The installation or modification of Fleets of Rental Portable Electric Generators must be conducted according to the terms and conditions of this General Permit. Two or more Rental Portable Electric Generators may be added to or removed from a fleet under a single plan approval fee.
b. General operating permit fees to be submitted along with plan approval application to allow the continued operation of Fleets of Rental Portable Electric Generators: $375.
c. Annual administrative fees, payable on an annual basis: $375.
Authorization to operate the sources under this General Permit will be issued for a term of 5 years. Within 30 days of the expiration date of the authorization to operate under the general plan approval and/or general operating permit, the permittee must renew the authorization if the owner/operator intends to continue to operate under this General Permit.
A complete copy of this proposed General Permit, BAQ-GPA/GP-23, may be obtained by contacting Jeanette Van Skike, 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 www.depweb.state.pa.us, (DEP Keywords: Air Quality Home).
The Department invites written comments on the proposed General Permit BAQ-GPA/GP-23. 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 Virendra Trivedi, Chief, New Source Review Section, Division of Permits, Bureau of Air Quality, 12th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, (717) 787-3979, email@example.com. Public comments must be submitted to the Department by July 10, 2007. Comments received by facsimile will not be accepted. The Department will also consider written requests that a public hearing be held concerning this proposed General Permit.
KATHLEEN A. MCGINTY,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-938. Filed for public inspection May 25, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]
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