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25 Pa. Code § 127.521. Additional public participation provisions.


§ 127.521. Additional public participation provisions.

 (a)  In addition to the other requirements of this chapter, permit proceedings for Title V facilities shall follow the provisions of this section related to public notice.

 (b)  Notice shall be given by publication by the permit applicant in a newspaper of general circulation in the area where the source is located and by the Department in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and to persons on a mailing list developed by the Department, including those who request in writing to be on the list; and by other means if necessary to assure adequate notice to the affected public.

 (c)  The notice shall identify:

   (1)  The Title V facility.

   (2)  The name and address of the applicant or permittee.

   (3)  The name and address of the Department regional office processing the permit.

   (4)  The activity involved in the permit action.

   (5)  The emissions change involved in a permit modification.

   (6)  The name, address and telephone number of a person from whom interested persons may obtain additional information, including copies of the permit draft, the application, relevant supporting materials and other materials available to the Department that are relevant to the permit decision.

   (7)  A brief description of the comment procedures required by this article.

   (8)  The time and place of a hearing that may be held, including a statement of procedures to request a hearing, unless a hearing has already been scheduled.

 (d)  The Department will provide the notice and opportunity for participation by affected states as is provided by §  127.522 (relating to operating permit application review by the EPA and affected states).

 (e)  The Department will provide at least 30 days for public comment and will give notice of a public hearing at least 30 days in advance of the hearing.

 (f)  The Department will keep a record of the commentators and also of the issues raised during the public participation process so that the Administrator of the EPA may fulfill his obligation under section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C.A. §  7661d(b)(2)) to determine whether a citizen petition may be granted. The records will be available to the public.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  127.218 (relating to PALs).

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