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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-164



Issuance of General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit for Natural Gas-Fired Combined Heat and Power Facilities (BAQ-GPA/GP-20)

[51 Pa.B. 638]
[Saturday, January 30, 2021]

 In accordance with section 6.1(f) of the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P.S. § 4006.1(f)) and 25 Pa. Code Chapt- er 127, Subchapter H (relating to general plan approvals and operating permits), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) has issued the Gener- al Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit for Natural Gas-Fired Combined Heat and Power Facilities (BAQ-GPA/GP-20) with an effective date of January 30, 2021.

 The Department published a notice regarding the availability of the proposed GP-20 for public review and comment at 50 Pa.B. 2582 (May 16, 2020), in six newspapers of general circulation and sent the notice to nearby states and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The public comment period ended on June 29, 2020. The Department prepared a comment and response document that summarizes the comments submitted to the Department from 26 individuals and organizations during the public comment period.

 Applicants may seek authorization to use GP-20 by submitting the General Permit application to the appropriate Department regional office. Applicants must receive the Department's written approval prior to constructing or operating sources, or both, under this General Permit. The general permit, GP-20, will be required for new natural gas-fired combined heat and power facilities. The Department will publish notice of each authorization to use GP-20 in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 A copy of the General Permit with related documents, including the comment and response document and Technical Support Document, is available on the Department's web site at The documents can also be obtained by contacting David Clark, Department of Envi-ronmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105, at or (717) 772-3942.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-164. Filed for public inspection January 29, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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