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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 24-356



Proposed Revised General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit for Coal-Mine Methane Enclosed Flares (BAQ-GPA/GP-21); Public Comment Opportunity; (2700-PM-BAQ0029c)

[54 Pa.B. 1429]
[Saturday, March 16, 2024]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces the opportunity for public comment on the proposed revised General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit for Coal-Mine Methane Enclosed Flares (BAQ-GPA/GP-21).

 Notice of availability of related documents and opportunity to submit comments for revised GP-21 will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and in six newspapers of general circulation and sent to nearby states and the United States Environmental Protection Agency in full compliance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.612(a) (relating to public notice and review period).

 GP-21 was originally published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin at 53 Pa.B. 6005 (September 23, 2023) and available for authorization on September 23, 2023. Based on additional information that was presented to the Department after September 23, 2023, the Department has decided to propose changes based on that information.

 The proposed revised General Permit contains a revision to the Best Available Technology requirement for nitrogen oxide emissions and an added option for installing a continuous methane monitor. The proposed revised nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission limit is 0.15 lbs/MMBtu.

 Relevant documents are available on the Department's web site at or by contacting David Clark, P.O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 772-3942,

 The Department must receive comments within 45 days from the date of this publication. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's eComment system at or by e-mail to Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the commentator's name and address. Written comments may be mailed to the Policy Office, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063. Use ''Proposed Revised GP-21'' as the subject line in written communication.

Interim Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 24-356. Filed for public inspection March 15, 2024, 9:00 a.m.]

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