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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-1617


Availability of Final General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit for Landfill Gas-fired Simple Cycle Turbines (BAQ-GPA/GP-22)

[36 Pa.B. 4664]
[Saturday, August 19, 2006]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) has finalized the General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit for Landfill Gas-fired Simple Cycle Turbines (BAQ-GPA/GP-22).

   After publishing the notice of availability of the draft general permit at 35 Pa.B. 1937 (March 26, 2005), a 45-day comment period was provided and written comments were received. A comment and response document has been prepared which summarizes the comments made and the changes that were made in the final General Permit. This General Permit will apply to the construction, operation and modification of both new and existing landfill gas-fired turbines. Prior to constructing and/or operating under this General Permit, the permittee must notify the Department using the General Permit application form provided by the Department and receive prior written approval from the Department before initiating construction and/or commencing operation of a landfill gas-fired turbine. Existing permitted landfill gas-fired turbines may either continue to operate under existing operating permits or owners may elect to apply for authorization to use this General Permit. The General Permit for Landfill Gas-fired Simple Cycle Turbines (BAQ-GPA/GP-22) is now approved by the Department and available for use by qualifying applicants.

   These documents can be obtained by contacting Jeanette Van Skike, Bureau of Air Quality, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, (717) 787-4325.

   The documents have also been placed on the Department's website: (DEP keyword: Air Permits).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-1617. Filed for public inspection August 18, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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