Proposed Revisions to General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit for Natural Gas, Coal Bed Methane or Gob Gas Production or Recovery Facilities (BAQ-GPA/GP-5)
[40 Pa.B. 5387]
[Saturday, September 18, 2010]
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) proposes to modify the General Plan Approval and Operating Permit BAQ-GPA/GP-5 (GP-5) for Natural Gas, Coal Bed Methane or Gob Gas Production or Recovery Facilities (General Permit) in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.611 (relating to general plan approvals and general operating permits).
The modifications to GP-5 include the following: Condition No. 2 is revised to include language to limit a source's potential to emit; Condition No. 4 is revised to require compliance with the specifications in the Application for Authorization to Use GP-5; the fee schedule in Condition No. 8 is revised to include a separate fee for general plan approvals; and Condition No. 10 clarifies that the permittee must comply with all applicable laws including new source performance standards and national standards for hazardous air pollutants.
Opportunity to Comment
A copy of the draft revised General Permit will be made available on the Department's web site at www.depweb. state.pa.us (DEP Keyword: Public Participation; select Proposals Open for Comment). A copy of the draft revised General Permit may also 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 Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service, (800) 654-5984.
The Department requests written comments on the proposed revisions to this General Permit by November 2, 2010. Comments received by facsimile will not be accepted. Notice and opportunity for comment will also be provided to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. Interested persons may submit written comments, suggestions or objections to Virendra Trivedi, Environmental Engineering Manager, 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 or vtrivedi@ state.pa.us. The Department will also consider written requests that a public hearing be held concerning this proposed General Permit.
Upon issuance of the modified GP-5, the Department will publish a notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin of the issuance of the modified General Permit.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-1763. Filed for public inspection September 17, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]
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