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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-677


Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) NOx Trading Programs; Request for Applications for Allocation to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Qualifying Resources under Pennsylvania's CAIR Rule

[38 Pa.B. 1780]
[Saturday, April 12, 2008]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is providing notice to the generator owners of renewable energy qualifying resources and demand side management energy efficiency qualifying resources (qualifying resources) that application for Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) NOx and CAIR NOx Ozone Season allowances are due, as follows:

For vintage year 2011 and 2012 allowances:  Applications for vintage year 2011 and 2012 allowances, using baseline year 2005 and 2006 data, are due by May 12, 2008.
For vintage year 2013 allowances:  Applications for vintage year 2013 allowances, using baseline year 2007 data, are due by June 30, 2008.

   This notice is being provided concurrently with the publication of the Commonwealth's CAIR, on page 1705 of this publication. In order for these qualifying resources to receive allocations under Pennsylvania's CAIR, the applicant must send a written application for an allocation to the address provided at the end of this notice. An application must state the certified quantity of electric energy production, useful thermal energy, and energy equivalent value of the Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS) credits realized as a result of operating or implementing the qualifying resource. The Department will make allocations in accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 145.212 and 145.222 (relating to CAIR NOx allowance allocations; and CAIR NOx ozone season allowance allocations) and all other applicable requirements of Pennsylvania's CAIR.

   The applicant and the written application must meet the requirements of 25 Pa. Code §§ 145.212(f)(1) and 145.222(f)(1). The application should include the name, owner and location of the qualifying resource that generated the AEPS credit and the name of the aggregator. The application must include the serial number identifying each AEPS certificate. The application should also contain the name of the authorized account representative appointed by the owner of the qualifying resource under 25 Pa. Code §§ 145.212(f)(1)(i) and 145.222(f)(1)(i), and the CAIR general account number to which the transfer of CAIR NOx allowances will be made. Qualifying resources must be located within the Commonwealth and must have commenced operation after January 1, 2005, in order to receive CAIR NOx allowances or CAIR NOx Ozone Season allowances. The Department will convert the output, verified by the AEPS credit serial numbers, to heat input using a conversion rate of 3,413 Btu/kWh. The Department will allocate allowances to qualifying resources as if they are electric generating units (EGU) regulated under CAIR.

   Questions concerning the allocation of CAIR NOx allowances and CAIR NOx Ozone Season allowances to qualifying resources may be directed the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality, Division of Air Resource Management, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468. Questions concerning this notice should be directed to Randy Bordner, Division of Air Resource Management at (717) 772-3423.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-677. Filed for public inspection April 11, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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