Proposed State Implementation Plan Revision; Certification of Reasonably Available Control Technology for Control Techniques Guidelines under the 2008 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Incorporation of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 122 into the Commonwealth's State Implementation Plan Public Hearings
[48 Pa.B. 3644]
[Saturday, June 16, 2018]
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is proposing to submit a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as required by the Clean Air Act (CAA) (42 U.S.C.A. §§ 7401—7671q) and the implementing regulations under the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This proposed SIP revision certifies that the Department is implementing regulations that meet reasonably available control technology (RACT) based on the EPA's Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. The Department is also requesting that the EPA include as part of this SIP revision 25 Pa. Code Chapter 122 (relating to National standards of performance for new stationary sources), which incorporates by reference the Federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) in 40 CFR Part 60 (relating to standards of performance for new stationary sources) to address RACT for certain CTG source categories.
Section 172(c)(1) of the CAA (42 U.S.C.A. § 7502(c)(1)) provides that SIPs or SIP revisions for areas in nonattainment of a NAAQS must include plan provisions to provide for the implementation of all reasonably available control measures as expeditiously as practicable (including reductions in emissions from existing sources in the area as may be obtained through the adoption, at a minimum, of RACT) and must provide for attainment of the NAAQS. Section 182(b)(2) of the CAA (42 U.S.C.A. § 7511a(b)(2)) provides that for certain nonattainment areas, states must revise their SIPs to include provisions to require the implementation of RACT under section 172(c)(1) of the CAA with respect to each category of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions covered by a CTG document issued before or after November 15, 1990.
Under section 184(b)(1)(B) of the CAA (42 U.S.C.A. § 7511c(b)(1)(B)), in accordance with section 110 of the CAA (42 U.S.C.A. § 7410), each state included within a transport region established for ozone must submit a SIP revision which, among other things, requires the implementation of RACT with respect to all sources of VOCs in the state covered by a CTG issued before or after November 15, 1990.
The Department is including the following items as part of this SIP revision:
• CTG RACT Certifications under the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS
• Certification of Negative Declarations for RACT Purposes
• Incorporation of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 122:
a. Document A1—Final Annex A the Department's NSPS Rule Chapter 122
b. Document A2—1978 Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice—Proposed Chapter 122 Rulemaking and Public Comment Notice
c. Document A3—1979 April Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice—Final Chapter 122 Rulemaking
d. Document A4—1979 May Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice—Final Chapter 122 Rulemaking
e. Document A5—1997 Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice—Final Chapter 122 Rulemaking
• Incorporation into the SIP of unredacted language in the following permits:
a. Document B1—Permit 25-00930 Donjon Shipbuilding as redacted
b. Document B2—Permit No. 26-00545 Heartland Fabrication (Formerly Brownsville Marine) as redacted
c. Document E1—Permit No. 39-00024 Geo Specialty Chem Trimet Div as redacted
The following items, with exception of the documents previously referenced, are not being submitted for incorporation into the Commonwealth's SIP and are only included as supporting reference documents:
• Appendix A: Natural Gas Processing Facilities
• Appendix B: Shipbuilding Cover Sheet
• Appendix C: Large Petroleum Dry Cleaners
• Appendix D: SOCMI Distillation and Reactor Processes
• Appendix E: SOCMI Air Oxidation Processes
• Appendix F: CTG and NSPS Subpart KKK
The Department is seeking public comment on this SIP revision that proposes to: certify that the Department's regulations to control VOC emissions have been implemented in this Commonwealth and address RACT based on the EPA's CTG for the 2008 ozone NAAQS; incorporate 25 Pa. Code Chapter 122 and source-specific permit limits into the Commonwealth's SIP; and submit negative declarations for RACT purposes under the 2008 ozone NAAQS where there are no existing sources in this Commonwealth.
The proposed SIP revision and supporting documents are available on the Department's web site at http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by contacting Amanda Rodriguez at email@example.com or (717) 787-9702.
The Department will provide the opportunity for three public hearings to receive comments on the proposed SIP revision. The hearings will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018, at 1 p.m. in the Southwest Regional Office, Waterfront A Conference Room, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745; the Southeast Regional Office, Delaware Conference Room, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401; and the Rachel Carson State Office Building, 12th Floor, Conference Room, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105.
Persons wishing to present testimony should contact Randy Bordner, P.O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105, or Amanda Rodriguez at (717) 787-9702 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a time. Witnesses will be limited to 10 minutes and should provide two written copies of their testimony.
If by July 13, 2018, no person has expressed an interest in testifying at a hearing, the hearing will be cancelled. The Department will provide public notice on the Bureau of Air Quality webpage at http://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Air/BAQ/Pages/default.aspx if the hearing is cancelled. Persons may also contact the Department to find out if the hearing is cancelled by contacting Amanda Rodriguez at email@example.com or (717) 787-9702.
Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Amanda Rodriguez at (717) 787-9702 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.
The Department must receive comments no later than July 17, 2018. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's eComment system at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments can be submitted to the Policy Office, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063. Use ''CTG RACT Certification SIP'' as the subject line in written communication.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-933. Filed for public inspection June 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
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