Proposed General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit No. 5A for Unconventional Natural Gas Well Site Operations and Remote Pigging Stations; Proposed Modifications to General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit No. 5 for Natural Gas Compressor Stations, Processing Plants and Transmission Stations (BAQ-GPA/GP-5); Proposed Modifications to the Air Quality Permit Exemption List (275-2101-003); Extension of Public Comment Period
[47 Pa.B. 1235]
[Saturday, February 25, 2017]
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is publishing notice of the extension of the comment period that began on Saturday, February 4, 2017, for the proposed General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit No. 5A for Unconventional Natural Gas Well Site Operations and Remote Pigging Stations; proposed modifications to the existing General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit No. 5 for Natural Gas Compressor Stations, Processing Plans and Transmission Stations (GP-5); and proposed modifications to the Air Quality Permit Exemption List. The initial notice was published at 47 Pa.B. 733 (February 4, 2017).
The General Permits establish Best Available Technology requirements and other applicable Federal and State requirements including air emission limits, source testing, leak detection and repair, recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the applicable air contamination sources.
The proposed GP-5A was developed under the authority of section 6.1(f) of the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P.S. § 4006.1(f)) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter H (relating to general plan approvals and operating permits), and will be applicable to unconventional natural gas well site operations and remote pigging stations. The revised GP-5 was developed under the authority of section 6.1(f) of the Air Pollution Control Act and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapter H, and will remain applicable to natural gas compressor stations and processing plants and add applicability to natural gas transmission stations.
Interested persons may submit written comments on the Draft General Permits and Air Quality Permit Exemption List by Monday, June 5, 2017. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to review the proposed General Permits and Air Quality Permit Exemption List and submit comments using the Department's online eComment system at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments should be submitted to the Policy Office, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-335. Filed for public inspection February 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]
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