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Interstate Pollution Transport Reduction; Proposed 2017 Ozone Season Nitrogen Oxide Emission Limits for Nonelectric Generating Units

[47 Pa.B. 1593]
[Saturday, March 11, 2017]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is providing notice and an opportunity for comment concerning the proposed Nonelectric Generating Unit (non-EGU) 2017 Ozone Season Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emission limitations established in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 145.8(d) (relating to transition to CAIR NOx trading programs). The 15-day public comment period will end on Monday, March 27, 2017.

 Specifically, 25 Pa. Code § 145.8(d) establishes a non-EGU NOx Trading Program budget of 3,619 tons of NOx, less a specified adjustment amount, to serve as a Statewide Ozone Season NOx emissions cap for new and existing non-EGUs. This NOx emissions cap also applies to Clean Air Interstate Rule exempt EGUs that are subject to the NOx Budget Trading Program. If total emissions from all of the units exceed the Statewide NOx emissions cap of 3,438 tons, the owners and operators of non-EGUs must comply with the NOx emission limitations established under 25 Pa. Code § 145.8(d). The proposed NOx emissions limitations for individual units ensure that non-EGUs in this Commonwealth continue to meet the emission limits of the NOx Budget Trading Program.

 The Statewide cap for 2016 was not exceeded. Therefore, non-EGUs do not need to purchase allowances to meet their 2016 Ozone Season NOx emission limitations established under 25 Pa. Code § 145.8(d). The preliminary NOx emissions for the 2016 Ozone Season (May through September) reported to the United States Environmental Protection Agency by the owners and operators of the affected non-EGUs are 1,458 tons. The Department's permanent retirement of 3,438 allowances under 25 Pa. Code § 145.8(b) covers all the NOx emissions from the affected non-EGUs in 2016.

 The NOx emissions cap provides 181 tons of NOx emissions for non-EGUs and the other units that need to address their emissions through accounting adjustments, including units that previously participated in the NOx Budget Trading Program; emissions from these units were below the 25-ton exemption threshold. Adjustments were also made for the permanent retirement of NOx allowances due to generation of emission reduction credits. The Department will also use a portion of the 181 tons of the budgeted NOx emissions, if necessary, to address mistakes or miscalculations. This year, the Department is proposing to use 71 tons of the 181 tons of NOx for account adjustments, leaving 110 tons available for any additional adjustments at the end of the control period.

 The Department made accounting adjustments for the following facilities:

Retired Units: Naval Surface Warfare Division Unit 98; Shenango Units Nos. 6 and 9 (the generation of emission offsets for small non-NOx Budget Trading Program units resulted in a permanent NOx accounting adjustment of 45 tons).

Exempt Units: The Naval Surface Warfare Division (Unit 100) has a 25-ton NOx permit limit. The Naval Surface Warfare Division (Unit 99) has a 1-ton NOx permit limit. These two exempt status units account for a total adjustment of 26 tons of NOx emissions.

 The following Proposed Non-EGU 2017 Ozone Season NOx Emission Limits table lists the following: the facility name; ORIS code; the unit ID for each non-EGU unit; the NOx rate in lb/MMBtu; the 2016 NOx mass tons or the 2016 Ozone Season emissions; the heat input for the 2016 Ozone Season; the county location of the facility; the calculated 2017 rate; and the 2017 Ozone Season (OS) limit.

 Interested persons may submit comments on the proposed non-EGU 2015 Ozone Season NOx Emission Limits by Monday, March 27, 2017. Commentators are urged to submit comments using the Department's eComment at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment. 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 or ecomment@pa.gov. Use ''proposed non-EGU 2017 Ozone Season NOx emission limits'' as the subject line in written communication.

 Questions concerning this notice should be directed to Randy Bordner at (717) 772-3921 or ranbordner@pa.gov. TDD users may contact the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 to discuss how the Department can best accommodate their needs.

Table 1: Proposed Non-EGU 2017 Ozone Season NOx Emission Limits

Facility Name ORIS
Code
Unit ID NOx Rate
lb/MMBtu
2016 NOx Mass Tons Heat Input MMBtu County 2017
Rate (lbs/ MMBtu)
2017 OS
Limit (Tons NOx)
Armagh Compressor Station 880071 31301 0 0 0 Indiana 0.27 0
Bernville Station 880049 32001 0 0 0 Berks 0.27 0
Domtar Paper Company, LLC 54638 40 0.4446 176.303 810,138.9 Elk 0.27 108
Domtar Paper Company, LLC 54638 41 0.4446 94.104 430,556.3 Elk 0.27 57
Entriken Compressor Station 880072 31601 0 0 0 Huntingdon 0.27 0
Honeywell Resins & Chemicals, LLC 880007 52 0.078 31.456 806,633.9 Philadelphia 0.27 108
Kimberly-Clark Tissue Company 50410 34 1.5052 40.058 53,403.8 Delaware 0.27 7
Kimberly-Clark Tissue Company 50410 35 0.0685 67.062 2,080,014 Delaware 0.27 278
Merck & Company—West Point 52149 39 0.0803 9.421 232,274.2 Montgomery 0.27 31
Merck & Company—West Point 52149 40 0.0248 18.24 1,464,518 Montgomery 0.27 195
NextEra Energy MH50 50074 1 1.2625 0.507 1,806.076 Delaware 0.27 0
NextEra Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 AB01 0.023 6.188 539,124.7 Delaware 0.27 72
NextEra Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 AB02 0 0 0 Delaware 0.27 0
NextEra Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 AB03 0.0221 3.708 336,863.8 Delaware 0.27 45
NextEra Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 AB04 0.0249 5.456 438,306.1 Delaware 0.27 58
P H Glatfelter Company 50397 34 0.4723 279.771 1,181,121 York 0.27 158
P H Glatfelter Company 50397 35 0.4799 131.27 526,648.2 York 0.27 70
P H Glatfelter Company 50397 36 0.1995 121.011 1,228,263 York 0.27 164
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150137 0.0414 17.382 844,619.6 Philadelphia 0.27 113
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150138 0 0 0 Philadelphia 0.27 0
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150139 0.0415 19.148 922,194.4 Philadelphia 0.27 123
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150140 0.0414 21.249 1,030,673 Philadelphia 0.27 138
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150145 0.0023 0.453 391,350.2 Philadelphia 0.27 52
Procter & Gamble Paper Products 50463 328001 0.1427 130.18 1,837,778 Wyoming 0.27 245
Procter & Gamble Paper Products 50463 328002 0.0087 7.376 1,970,503 Wyoming 0.27 263
Shermans Dale Station 880050 31801 0 0 0 Perry 0.27 0
Trainer Refinery 880025 33 0 0 0 Delaware 0.27 0
Trainer Refinery 880025 34 0.0046 1.751 764,397.7 Delaware 0.27 102
Trainer Refinery 880025 35 0.0052 1.938 753,081.6 Delaware 0.27 101
US Steel (Clairton Coke) 50729 CLBLR1 0.1736 114.243 1,299,393 Allegheny 0.27 173
US Steel (Clairton Coke) 50729 CLBLR2 0.1319 88.153 1,221,892 Allegheny 0.27 163
US Steel (Edgar Thomson) 50732 ETBLR1 0.0265 25.338 1,577,441 Allegheny 0.27 211
US Steel (Edgar Thomson) 50732 ETBLR2 0.0234 11.538 1,005,629 Allegheny 0.27 134
US Steel (Edgar Thomson) 50732 ETBLR3 0.0245 15.69 1,359,533 Allegheny 0.27 181
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Edison Sta
880006 1 0.3106 0.244 1,555.6 Philadelphia 0.27 0
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Edison Sta
880006 2 0.289 0.01 70 Philadelphia 0.27 0
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Edison Sta
880006 3 0.4626 0.136 927.2 Philadelphia 0.27 0
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Edison Sta
880006 4 0.358 0.709 4,856.9 Philadelphia 0.27 1
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Schuylkill
50607 23 0 0 0 Philadelphia 0.27 0
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Schuylkill
50607 24 0 0 0 Philadelphia 0.27 0
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Schuylkill
50607 26 0.0234 2.174 164,600.4 Philadelphia 0.27 22
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Schuylkill
50607 RSB1 0.031 0.526 38,823.77 Philadelphia 0.27 5
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Schuylkill
50607 RSB2 0.0123 0.399 67,445.58 Philadelphia 0.27 9
United Refining 880099 boiler 4 0.089 14.93 379,418 Warren 0.27 51
Naval Surface Warfare Division 880009 98 retired Philadelphia - 0
Naval Surface Warfare Division 880009 99 25-ton exemption (limit 1-ton) Philadelphia - 0
Naval Surface Warfare Division 880009 100 25-ton exemption (limit 25-ton) Philadelphia - 0
Shenango Incorporated 54532 6 long-term cold storage Allegheny - 0
Shenango Incorporated 54532 9 long-term cold storage Allegheny - 0
Total 1,458.122 25,765,856 3,438

PATRICK McDONNELL, 
Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-436. Filed for public inspection March 10, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]



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