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HAZARDOUS SITES CLEAN-UP

Under the Act of October 18, 1988


Prompt Interim Response
Under the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act

Covington Township
Lackawanna County

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) under the authority of the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (35 P. S. §§ 6020.101--6020.1305) (HSCA) initiated a prompt interim response (response) at the Windship Road Drum Site (Site). The Site is located along a private roadway off of Windship Road near Route 307, in Covington Township, Lackawanna County.

   On February 26, 1996, the Department personnel inspected the site subsequent to a citizen's report that several drums of unknown material were discovered as a result of some excavation activities performed during the cleanout of a drainage culvert. During the inspection, six drums, exposed or partially exposed, were noted. A subsequent investigation by the Department, using metal detection instrumentation, indicated the probable presence of additional buried drums. The Site is located directly adjacent to a commercial property as well as several residences. A small stream runs along the eastern edge of the site into a wetland approximately 200 feet south of the site.

   After determining that the Site constituted a substantial threat to public health and safety and the environment, the Department initiated a response at the Site on February 28, 1996. The prompt action interim response chosen by the Department (Prompt Action Interim Response #1) consisted of excavation of drums, repackaging, chemical analysis, temporary storage and final disposal at an approved facility. A total of 56 drums, as well as one small container, were unearthed and subsequently disposed of. This action by the Department eliminated the substantial threat to public health and the environment posed by the material in the drums. The Department made the public aware of Prompt Action Interim Response #1 by issuing a public notice which appeared in the March 23, 1996 editions of the Pennsylvania Bulletin and the Scranton Times newspaper.

   On November 20, 1996, metal detector and ground penetrating radar surveys were conducted at the Site. The surveys resulted in the delineation of additional areas of suspected drum burial. On April 27, 1997 the Department completed an investigation which resulted in the unearthing of 19 drums at the Site. The material in the drums was determined to be a hazardous waste and contained the hazardous substance trichloroethylene (TCE) and lead. On July 17, 1997, after determining that the Site constituted a substantial threat to public health and safety and the environment, the Department undertook a Prompt Action Interim Response (Prompt Action Interim Response #2) at the Site. The Prompt Action Interim Response involved the disposal, at an approved hazardous waste disposal facility, of the drums which were unearthed during the April 27, 1997 investigation. This action by the Department eliminated the substantial threat to public health and the environment posed by the material in the drums. The Department made the public aware of Prompt Action Interim Response #2 by issuing a public notice which appeared in the August 16, 1997 editions of the Pennsylvania Bulletin and the Scranton Times newspaper.

   Subsequent to the unearthing of drums containing hazardous waste at the Site, 12 home wells were sampled and analyzed for volatile organic compounds. Four of the home wells were contaminated with levels of TCE above the Federal Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL). On August 12, 1997, after determining that the Site constituted a substantial threat to public health and safety and the environment, the Department undertook a Prompt Action Interim Response (Prompt Action Interim Response #3) at the Site. Prompt Action Interim Response #3 involved the installation of point-of-entry carbon filtration systems on those homes whose well water had been contaminated at levels above the MCL for TCE. Point-of-entry carbon filtration systems were placed in a total of four homes. This action by the Department eliminated the substantial threat to public health posed by the TCE in the groundwater. The Department also considered the alternative of supplying bottled water to affected residents. This option was rejected because it would not protect affected individuals from exposure to TCE through inhalation. The Department also considered the alternative of taking no action. This option was rejected due to the substantial threat posed by TCE in the groundwater to the public and the environment.

   The administrative record contains information which was used as the basis for the decision to conduct the response at the Site. The administrative record will be available for public inspection from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Department's Northeast Regional Office located at 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711.

   Written comments concerning the response of information in the administrative record will be accepted in person, if delivered, or by mail, if postmarked, on or before January 23, 1998 to the attention of Leonard Zelinka, Project Officer--Hazardous Sites Cleanup Program, at the Northeast Regional Office address.

   Additionally, the public will have an opportunity to present oral comments on Prompt Action Interim Response #3 at a public hearing. The public hearing has been scheduled for December 3, 1997 at 7 p.m. at the Covington Township Municipal Building. Persons wishing to present oral comments must register on or before November 25, 1997 by calling Leonard Zelinka at (717) 826-5441. If no person registers to present oral comments by November 25, 1997, the hearing will not be held. Persons interested in finding out if anyone has registered, if the hearing will be held or the location of the hearing should contact Leonard Zelinka.

   The Department is providing this notice under section 506(b) of the HSCA. The date of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin initiates the minimum 90-day public comment period on the administrative record, as provided under the HSCA. Questions concerning the Site may be directed to Leonard Zelinka at (717) 826-5441, or Michael Ferrence, Assistant Counsel, at (717) 826-2519.

   Persons with a disability and who wish to attend the public hearing referenced above and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, should contact Leonard Zelinka directly or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1 (800) 654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.

LAND RECYCLING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION

Under Act 2, 1995

Preamble 1


Acknowledgment of Notices of Intent to Remediate submitted under the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (35 P. S. §§ 6026.101--6026.908).

   Sections 302 and 303 of the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (act) require the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) to publish in the Pennsylvania Bulletin an acknowledgment noting receipt of any Notices of Intent to Remediate. An acknowledgment of the receipt of a Notice of Intent to Remediate identifies a site where a person proposes to, or has been required to, respond to a release of a regulated substance at a site. Persons intending to use the background or Statewide health standard to remediate a site must file a Notice of Intent to Remediate with the Department. A Notice of Intent to Remediate filed with the Department must provide a brief description of the location of the site, a list of known contaminants at the site, the proposed remediation measures for the site and a description of the intended future use of the site. A person who demonstrates attainment of one or a combination of the cleanup standards identified under the act will be relieved of further liability for the remediation of the site for any contamination identified in reports submitted to and approved by the Department and shall not be subject to citizen suits or other contribution actions brought by responsible persons not participating in the remediation.

   For further information concerning the content of a Notice of Intent to Remediate, contact the Department's Regional Office under which the notice appears. If information concerning this acknowledgment is required in an alternative form, contact the Community Relations Coordinator at the appropriate Regional Office listed. TDD users may telephone the Department through the AT&T Relay Service at 1 (800) 654-5984.

   The Department has received the following Notices of Intent to Remediate:

   Southeast Regional Office: Environmental Cleanup Program Manager, Lee Park, Suite 6010, 555 North Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428, (610) 832-5950.

   Rhoads Metals Fabrication & Maintenance Services, Inc., Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County. Darryl D. Borrelli, Manko, Gold & Katcher, Suite 500, 401 City Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004, has submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate site soil contaminated with lead, heavy metals, solvents, BTEX, petroleum hydrocarbons and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; and groundwater contaminated with solvents and BTEX. The applicant proposes to remediate the site to meet the Statewide health standard for soils and background standard for groundwater. A final report was simultaneously submitted.

   Northcentral Regional Office, Environmental Cleanup Program Manager, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701-6448, (717) 321-6525.

   Abramson Auto Wrecking, College Township, Centre County. Blazosky Associates, Inc. on behalf of Fred Abramson, 3149 Nittany Valley Drive, Howard, PA 16841, has submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate soil contaminated with BTEX, PHCs and PAHs; and groundwater contaminated with BTEX, PHCs, PAHs, Mirex and Kepone. The applicant proposes to remediate the soil to meet the Statewide health standard and the groundwater to meet the background standard. A summary of the Notice of Intent to Remediate was reported to have been published in the Centre Daily Times on September 25, 1997.

   Distribution Pole #37049N23278, Mount Carmel Borough, Northumberland County. PP&L, Two North Ninth Street, Allentown, PA 18101-11779 has submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate soil contaminated with PCBs. The applicant proposes to remediate the soil to meet the Statewide health standard. A summary of the Notice of Intent to Remediate was reported to have been published in The Shamokin News-Item on September 26, 1997.

LAND RECYCLING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION

Under Act 2, 1995

Preamble 2


Acknowledgment of Notices of Intent to Remediate submitted under the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (35 P. S. §§ 6026.101--6026.908).

   Sections 304 and 305 of the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (act) require the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) to publish in the Pennsylvania Bulletin an acknowledgment noting receipt of any Notices of Intent to Remediate. An acknowledgment of the receipt of a Notice of Intent to Remediate is used to identify a site where a person proposes to, or has been required to, respond to a release of a regulated substance at a site. Persons intending to use a site-specific standard or who intend to remediate a site in a Special Industrial Area must file a Notice of Intent to Remediate with the Department. A Notice of Intent to Remediate filed with the Department provides a brief description of the location of the site, a list of known contaminants at the site, the proposed remediation measures for the site and a description of the intended future use of the site. A person who demonstrates attainment of one or a combination of the cleanup standards identified under the act will be relieved of further liability for the remediation of the site for any contamination identified in reports submitted to and approved by the Department and shall not be subject to citizen suits or other contribution actions brought by responsible persons not participating in the remediation.

   Under sections 304(n)(1)(ii) and 305(c)(2) of the act, there is a 30-day public and municipal comment period for sites proposed for remediation using a site-specific cleanup standard, in whole or in part, and for sites determined to be located in Special Industrial Areas. This period begins when a summary of the Notice of Intent to Remediate is published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area by the person conducting remediation. For the sites identified, a municipality may request to be involved in the development of the remediation and reuse plans for the site if the request is made within 30 days of the date specified. During this comment period a municipality may request that the person identified, as the remediator of a site, develop and implement a public involvement plan. Requests to be involved and comments, should be directed to the remediator of a site. For further information concerning the content of a Notice of Intent to Remediate, contact the Department's Regional Office under which the notice appears. If information concerning this acknowledgment is required in an alternative form, contact the community relations coordinator at the appropriate Regional Office listed. TDD users may telephone the Department through the AT&T Relay Service at 1 (800) 654-5984.

   The Department has received the following Notices of Intent to Remediate:

   Northeast Regional Field Office, Joseph Brogna, Regional Environmental Cleanup Program Manager, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790, (717) 826-2511.

   Lehigh Landing Riverfront Revitalization Project, City of Allentown, Lehigh County. H. Scott Laird, Project Manager, Woodward Clyde Consultants, 1400 Union Meeting Road, Suite 202, Blue Bell, PA 19422 has submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate (on behalf of his client, the Allentown Economic Development Corporation, 462 Walnut Street, P. O. Box 1400, Allentown, PA 18101) concerning the remediation of the project site which has become contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene) compounds, lead and other metals and solvents. The applicant proposes to address the site to meet the Special Industrial Area standard. A summary of the Notice of Intent to Remediate was reported to have been published in the Allentown Morning Call on September 18, 1997.

   Northwest Regional Office: Craig Lobins, Acting Environmental Cleanup Program Manager, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335, (814) 332-6648.

   Franklin Industries, Inc., Franklin Twp., Venango County, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Franklin, PA, has submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate soil, groundwater and sediment contaminated with PCBs, lead, heavy metals, solvents, BTEX, PHCs and PAHs. The applicant proposes to remediate the site to meet the Special Industrial Area Standard. A summary of the Notice of Intent to Remediate was published in the Franklin News Herald.

SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE

BENEFICIAL USE DETERMINATIONS


Applications for determination of Applicability for General Permit received under the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P. S. §§ 6018.101--6018.1003) and regulations for municipal and residual waste.

   Northcentral Regional Office, Regional Solid Waste Manager, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701, (717) 327-3653.

   General Permit No. WMGR038.  GSR Recycling Inc. (P. O. Box 6, Millville, PA 17846). Application for a General Permit Determination of Applicability for a tire processing facility located in Millville Boro, Columbia County received in the regional office on September 11, 1997.

   Interested parties or municipalities may submit comments to the Department within 60 days. Comments should be addressed to Richard L. Bittle, Waste Management, 208 W. Third St., Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701.


Beneficial use determinations received under the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P. S. §§ 6018.101--6018.1003) and the regulations for municipal and residual waste.

   Northwest Regional Office: Regional Solid Waste Manager, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3481, (814) 332-6848.

   PAD083965897.  Medusa-Crescent, Inc., 2001 Portland Park, Wampum, PA 16157, located in Wampum Borough, Lawrence County. A notice to beneficially use coal ash as a structural fill to construct a truck ramp behind the mill building was received in the Regional Office on September 25, 1997.

RESIDUAL WASTE PROCESSING FACILITIES


Applications submitted under the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P. S. §§ 6018.101--6018.1003), the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (35 P. S. §§ 4000.101--4000.1904) and regulations to operate solid waste processing or disposal area or site.

   Regional Office: Regional Solid Waste Manager, Suite 6010, 555 North Lane, Lee Park, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

   WMGR025SE001.  Nutra Soils, Inc., 324 East Baltimore Pike, Avondale, PA 19311, London Grove Township, Chester County. Previous notice was given on September 20, 1997 regarding receipt of this application. That notice contained a typographical error indicating the application number as WMGR025SE991. The corrected application number is WMGR025SE001 as shown above.

OPERATE WASTE PROCESSING OR DISPOSAL AREA OR SITE


Applications submitted under the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P. S. §§ 6018.101--6018.1003), the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (35 P. S. §§ 4000.101--4000.1904) and regulations to operate solid waste processing or disposal area or site.

   Northwest Regional Office: Regional Solid Waste Manager, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3481, (814) 332-6848.

   Permit No. 101397.  Superior Greentree Landfill Inc., 635 Toby Road, Kersey, PA 15846, located in Fox Township, Elk County. A Phase III application to expand the Superior Greentree Landfill was accepted by the Regional Office on September 25, 1997.

PREVIOUSLY UNPERMITTED CLASS OF SPECIAL HANDLING WASTE

INFECTIOUS OR CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC WASTE


Renewal applications received under the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P. S. §§ 6018.101--6018.1003), the Infectious and Chemotherapeutic Waste Law (35 P. S. §§ 6019.1--6019.6), and regulations for license to transport infectious and chemotherapeutic waste.

   Bureau of Land Recycling and Waste Management, Division of Hazardous Waste Management, P. O. Box 8471, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8471.

   Altoona Hospital, 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona, PA 16001; Ronald E. Kirkpatrick, Director of Environmental Services; License No. PA-HC 0124; renewal application received on October 8, 1997.

AIR POLLUTION

OPERATING PERMITS


Operating Permit applications received under the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. §§ 4001--4015).

   Southeast Regional Office, Air Quality Program, 555 North Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428, (610) 832-6242.

   46-399-098:  SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceutical (709 Swedeland Road, King of Prussia, PA 19034) for the installation of two boilers and one electric generator in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.

   15-399-046:  Worthington Steel Company (45 North Morehall Road, Malvern, PA 19355) for the installation of a coil cleaning and plating line in East Whiteland Township, Chester County.

   46-302-193:  Merck & Company, Inc. (P. O. Box 4, WP20-208, West Point, PA 19486) for the installation of Boiler No. 7 as a condition of CP-46-0005 in Upper Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County.

   Southcentral Regional Office, Air Quality Program, One Ararat Boulevard, Harrisburg, PA 17110, (717) 657-4587.

   07-310-020E:  New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company, Inc. (P. O. Box 77, New Enterprise, PA 16664) for the Limestone Crushing Plant No. 1 controlled by water sprays and three fabric collectors at their Roaring Spring Plant in Taylor Township, Blair County. The source is subject to 40 CFR 60, Subpart OOO, Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources.

   28-322-005:  James River Paper Company, Inc. (1002 Wayne Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201) for the installation of Press #8, lithographic printing press located in Chambersburg Borough, Franklin County.

   Southwest Regional Office, Air Quality Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745, (412) 442-4174.

   OP-65-00280:  Kalumetals, Inc. (P. O. Box 455, Latrobe, PA 15650) for a tool manufacturing operation at the Derry Plant in Derry Township, Westmoreland County.

   OP-56-00029:  Keystone Lime Co., Inc. (P. O. Box 278, Springs, PA 15562) for a limestone crushing plant at their Galley Quarry in Elk Lick Township, Somerset County.

   OP-56-00160:  Keystone Lime Company, Inc. (P. O. Box 278, Springs, PA 15562) for a crushed limestone/asphalt plant at the Eichorn Plant in Elk Lick Township, Somerset County.

   OP-04-00466:  New Sewickly Pet Crematory (P. O. Box 311, Zelienople, PA 16063) for an animal crematory at their facility in New Brighton Borough, Beaver County.

   OP-56-00156:  Windber Medical Center (600 Somerset Avenue, Windber, PA 15963) for a general hospital in Windber Borough, Somerset County.


Notice of Intent to Issue Title V Operating Permits

   Under 25 Pa. Code § 127.521, notice is given that the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) intends to issue a Title V Operating Permit to the following facilities. These facilities are major facilities subject to the operating permit requirements under Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127, Subchapters F (relating to operating permit requirements) and G (relating to Title V operating permits).

   Copies of the Title V application, proposed permit and other relevant information are available for public inspection and additional information may be obtained by contacting the regional office noted.

   Interested persons may submit written comments, suggestions or objections concerning the proposed Title V permit to the regional office within 30 days of publication of this notice. Written comments submitted to the Department during the 30-day public comment period shall include the name, address and telephone number of the persons submitting the comments, along with the reference number of the proposed permit. The commentator should also include a concise statement of objections to the permit issuance and the relevant facts upon which the objections are based.

   The Department reserves the right to hold a public hearing on the proposed action based upon the information received during the public comment period and will provide notice of any scheduled public hearing at least 30 days in advance of the hearing. The hearing notice will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and a newspaper of general circulation where the facility is located.

   Southwest Regional Office: Air Quality Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745, Attn: Mark Wayner, (412) 442-4161.

   TV-04-00497:  Tuscarora, Inc. (Blockhouse Run Road, New Brighton, PA 15066) located in New Brighton Borough, Beaver County. This facility's major source of emissions includes an expandable polystyrene molding process which primarily emits Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's).

PLAN APPROVALS


Plan Approval applications received under the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. §§ 4001--4015).

   Southcentral Regional Office, Air Quality Program, One Ararat Boulevard, Harrisburg, PA 17110, (717) 657-4587.

   67-310-039:  Global Stone PenRoc, Inc. (P. O. Box 1967, York, PA 17405-1967) for the operation of a limestone crushing plant controlled by a wet suppression system at 501 Hokes Mill Road in West Manchester, York County.

   305-02001A:  Cannondale Corporation (R. D. 7, Friendship Road, Bedford, PA 15522) for the installation of a wheelchair coating line in the existing bicycle frame coating facility in Bedford Township, Bedford County.

   Northcentral Regional Office, Air Quality Program, 200 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, (717) 327-3637.

   41-305-004E:  Keystone Filler and Manufacturing Company (214 Railroad Street, Muncy, PA 17756) for the installation of air cleaning devices (fabric collectors) on various pieces of carbon, coal, shale, coke and limestone storage and processing equipment in Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming County.

   14-399-009F:  Murata Electronics Northamerica, Inc. (1900 West College Avenue, State College, PA 16801) for the construction of five ceramic chip capacitor binder removal ovens and associated air cleaning devices (electrically-heated thermal after burner) in Ferguson Township, Centre County.

   8-318-024A:  Masonite Corporation (P. O. Box 311, Towanda, PA 18848) for the modification of a surface coating operation (Coating II/Prestain) in Wysox Township, Bradford County.

   Southwest Regional Office, Air Quality Program, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745, (412) 442-4174.

   PA-32-316A:  Three Rivers Pipeline (2030 William Pitt Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15238) for a natural gas compressor at the Pennview Compressor Station in West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County.

   PA-04-235A:  Pennsylvania Power Company (76 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308) for a forced oxidation gypsum plant at the Bruce Mansfield facility in Shippingport Borough, Beaver County.

   PA-63-550A:  South Hills Landfill, Inc. (3100 Hill Road, Library, PA 15129) for a landfill at the Arnoni Landfill in Union Township, Washington County.

   PA-04-600A:  MJ Mining Company (1021 Whitestown Road, Butler, PA 16001) for a coal crushing and screening operation at Mine 1 in Greene Township, Beaver County.

   PA-65-899A:  Snyder Funeral Home (Bell and 402 E. Church Street, Ligonier, PA 15658) for a human crematory at their facility in Donegal Borough, Westmoreland County.

   PA-65-629A:  Latrobe Brewing Company (119 Jefferson Street, Latrobe, PA 15650) for two natural gas/propane boilers at their facility in Latrobe Borough, Westmoreland County.

   PA-04-446A:  Beaver Valley Partners, Inc. (394 Frankfort Road, Monaca, PA 15061) for a CFB Boiler at their Beaver Valley Cogeneration facility in Potter Township, Beaver County.

   PA-63-659A:  Penn-Pikt Greenhouses, LLC (51 Locust Avenue, Suite 302, New Canaan, CT 06840) for boilers at the Arden Facility in Chartiers Township, Washington County.

   Northwest Regional Office, Air Quality Program, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335-3481, (814) 332-6940.

   PA-24-131B:  SGL Carbon Corporation (900 Theresia St., Box 1030, St. Marys, PA 15857-1030) for the construction of 12 graphite purification furnaces (7,000 lbs/cycle/furnace) with scrubber control in St. Marys, Elk County.


Notice of Intent to Approve
Plan Approval Application #PA-30-072B

   Under 25 Pa. Code § 127.44, the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) intends to issue a Plan Approval to Consol Pennsylvania Coal Co. for the modification of the Bailey Mine Complex Coal Preparation Plant located in Richhill Twp., Greene County as described in its application.

   Based on the information provided by the applicant and on the Department's analysis of that information, this operation will emit not more than 1,708 tons per year of sulfur dioxide (SO2), 718 tons per year of nitrogen oxides (NOx), 1170.1 tons per year of volatile organic compounds (VOC), 1359 tons per year carbon monoxide (CO), and 313.2 tons per year particulate matter (PM10). These emissions in conjunction with other PSD increment-consuming sources, require allocation of 47.1% of the annual, 86.8% of the 24-hour, and 44.6% of the 3-hour SO2 increments; and 23.4% of the annual, and 64.7% of 24-hour PM10 increments; and 22.2% of the annual NOx increment available in the area of the maximum impact of the source.

   Copies of the application, the Department's analysis and other documents used in evaluation of the application are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the following address.

   In order to assure compliance with all applicable standards, the Department proposes to place the following conditions on the Plan Approval:

General Conditions

   1.  This Plan Approval is for the installation of additional coal wash equipment and the modification to increase plant capacity to a 27MM ton/year coal preparation facility owned by Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company (CONSOL) located at the Bailey Mining Complex Preparation Plant, Richhill Township, Greene County.

   2.  This approval to construct/modify shall become invalid if: (1) construction is not commenced (as defined in 40 CFR 52.21(b)(8)) within 18 months after the date of this approval; or (2) if construction is discontinued for a period of 18 months or more; or (3) construction is not completed within a reasonable time. CONSOL shall provide a detailed construction schedule to the Department within 30 days of issuance of this Plan Approval.

   3.  The facility is permitted to operate 8,760 hours per year.

   4.  CONSOL shall maintain records of coal fired (tons/month) in each thermal dryer and the monthly average of the sulfur content, ash content and heating value of the coal burned. This information shall be reported to the Department upon request.

   5.  This construction/modification is subject to 25 Pa. Code § 127.206(d)(1) and (2) and other applicable provisions of Subchapter E of Chapter 127 for New Source Review. The plant may not commence operation of the new coal washing equipment or increase emissions from the dryers until the required emission reductions are certified by the Department.

   6.  In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.205(3), each modification to a facility shall offset in accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.201 and 127.211, the total of the net increase in potential to emit.

   7.  In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.206(d)(1) and (2), ERCs must be properly generated, certified by the Department and processed through the registry no later than the date approved by the Department for commencement of operation of the proposed modified facility.

   8.  CONSOL is required to obtain 434.5 tons/yr. of VOC emission reduction credits and 464.4 tons/yr. of NOx emission reduction credits.

   9.  CONSOL shall install, certify, maintain and operate continuous emission monitors on each of the thermal dryers for the following pollutants: sulfur oxides (as SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (as NO2) in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 139. Emissions shall be continuously recorded and reported to the Department on a quarterly basis.

   10.  At least 90 days prior to system start-up, the company shall submit information required by Phase I of the Department's ''Continuous Source Monitoring Manual'', Revision 4, July 1987 to Joe Nazzaro at 1st Floor Executive House, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

   11.  Data from the continuous emission monitoring systems shall be recorded in both pounds per million BTU and pounds per hour and shall be reported on a quarterly basis in a format to be specified during the certification process.

   12.  CONSOL shall continuously monitor and record the following conditions:

         A.  Outlet gas temperature from each dryer prior to the scrubber.

         B.  Pressure drop (in w. c.) across the scrubber on each dryer.

         C.  Pressure of the water supply to the scrubber on each dryer.

   These monitoring devices must meet the accuracy specifications, the location and calibration requirements in 40 CFR 60.253.

   13.  This Plan Approval authorizes temporary operation of the source covered by this Plan Approval provided the following conditions are met.

   A.  The Department must receive written notice from the Owner/Operator of when the Operator expects to commence operation.

   B.  Operation is authorized only to facilitate the startup and shakedown of sources and air cleaning devices, to permit operations pending the issuance of an Operating Permit or to permit the evaluation of the sources for compliance with all applicable regulations and requirements.

   C.  This condition authorizes temporary operation of the source for a period of 180 days from the date of commencement of operation, provided the Department receives notice from the Owner/Operator under Subpart (A), above.

   D.  The Owner/Operator may request an extension if compliance with all applicable regulation and Plan Approval requirements have not been established. The extension request shall be submitted in writing at least 15 days prior to the end of this period of temporary operation and shall provide a description of the compliance status of the source, a detailed schedule for establishing compliance and the reasons compliance has not been established.

   E.  The notice submitted by the Owner/Operator under Subpart (A), above, prior to the expiration of this Plan Approval, shall modify the Plan Approval expiration date. The new Plan Approval expiration date shall be 180 days from the date of the written notice.

   14.  Thermal Dryer No. 1 and Thermal Dryer No. 2 Conditions:

   A.  The particulate emissions (TSP/PM10) from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and Thermal Dryer No. 2 shall not exceed 138 and 128 tons/year, respectively.

   B.  Particulate emissions (TSP/PM10) from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and No. 2 shall not exceed 31 and 32 lb./hr., respectively.

   C.  Particulate emissions from Thermal Dryer No. 1 shall not exceed .031 grains/dscf and Thermal Dryer No. 2 shall not exceed .02 grains/dscf.

   D.  The sulfur oxide emissions (as SO2) from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and No. 2 shall not exceed 631 and 1077 tons/year, respectively.

   E.  The sulfur oxide emissions (as SO2) from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and No. 2 shall not exceed 144 and 246 lb./hr., respectively.

   F.  The sulfur oxide emissions (as SO2) from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and Thermal Dryer No. 2 shall not exceed 1.2 lb./MMBTU.

   G.  The NOx emissions from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and No. 2 shall not exceed 305 and 413 tons/yr., respectively.

   H.  The NOx emissions from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and No. 2 shall not exceed 96 and 121 lb./hr., respectively.

   I.  The NOx emissions from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and No. 2 shall not exceed 0.8 lb./MMBTU and .59 lb./MMBTU, respectively.

   J.  The CO emissions from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and No. 2 shall not exceed 946 and 413 tons/yr., respectively.

   K.  The CO emissions from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and No. 2 shall not exceed 274 and 107 lb./hr., respectively.

   L.  The CO emissions from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and Thermal Dryer No. 2 shall not exceed 1.8 lb./MMBTU and .46 lb./MMBTU, respectively.

   M.  The VOC emissions from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and No. 2 shall not exceed 231 and 368 tons/yr., respectively.

   N.  The VOC emissions from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and No. 2 shall not exceed 70 and 109 lb./hr., respectively.

   O.  Thermal Dryer No. 1 and Thermal Dryer No. 2 venturi scrubber shall operate with a pressure differential of at least 35 and 32 inches of water, respectively.

   P.  The Department reserves the right to revise the emission limits above, based upon stack test results, continuous monitoring date and other reliable information.

   Q.  There shall be no malodors emitted from the Thermal Dryers or from the coal washing equipment which are detectable beyond the property line.

   R.  Visible emissions from Thermal Dryer No. 1 and No. 2 shall not exceed an opacity of 20%.

   S.  Compliance with the short term emission limits, specified in lb./MMBTU or lb./hr., shall be established on a 1-hour average basis.

   T.  The Department reserves the right to require additional stack testing at any time.

   U.  The maximum dryer gas exit temperature, minimum pressure drop across the venturi and minimum scrubber water supply pressure shall be established during the initial compliance stack test. Operation above that temperature or below these pressures shall be deemed to be a violation of this permit unless compliance is established through stack testing and continuous emission monitoring, while operating at the new conditions.

   15.  Conditions for the new Wash Module at Plant 1

   A.  The VOC emission from the new froth flotation cells and vacuum filters in Plant 1 shall not exceed 27.2 tons/yr.

   B.  The VOC emissions from the antifreeze and flocculent shall not exceed 15 tons/yr.

   16.  In the event of a malfunction of the air cleaning devices, CONSOL shall promptly shut the sources down. CONSOL shall not restart the sources until the air cleaning device have been repaired and are functioning properly. CONSOL shall maintain a log of any malfunctions to the air cleaning device and provide it upon request.

   17.  Stack Testing Requirements

   A.  CONSOL shall conduct stack tests for compliance purposes for TSP/PM10, VOC, and CO and for monitor certification purposes for sulfur oxides (as SO2) and NOx (as NO2) in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 139, 40 CFR 60.8 and 40 CFR 60.254.

   B.  Within 60 days after achieving maximum firing rate, but no later than 180 days after start-up, stack tests shall be conducted on the new equipment and the modified capacity of the Thermal Dryers. Stack testing for compliance purposes (TSP/PM10, VOC, and CO) shall be performed on at least an annual basis thereafter. For VOC emissions, CONSOL shall perform emission checks using portable instruments approved by the Department on at least a quarterly basis.

   C.  Consol shall submit a pretest protocol to the Department for approval at least 30 days prior to the performance of the stack test.

   D.  The Department shall be notified at least 2 weeks in advance to the date and time of the stack test so that an observer may be present.

   E.  Two copies of the stack test report outlining the test results of the above mentioned test shall be supplied to the Department for review within 60 days of completion of testing.

   18.  The Bailey Coal Preparation Plant (including Thermal Dryer No. 1 and No. 2) is subject to the new source performance standards for coal preparation plants, 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Y. In accordance with 40 CFR 60.4, copies of all requests, reports, applications, submittals and other communications shall be forwarded to both the EPA and the Department at the following addresses unless otherwise noted.

   Director, Air Toxics and Radiation, U. S. EPA, Region III, 841 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

   Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Air Quality Control, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745.

   Persons wishing to provide the Department with additional information which they believe should be considered prior to the issuance of the Plan Approval may submit the information to the Department at the address shown. Each written comment must contain the following:

   *  Name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the comments.

   *  Identification of the proposed Plan Approval (specify Plan Approval #PA-30-072B.).

   *  Concise statements regarding the relevancy of the information or objections to issuance of the Plan Approval. A public hearing may be held, if the Department, in its discretion, decides that a hearing is warranted based on the information received. All persons submitting comments or requesting a hearing will be notified of the decision to hold a hearing by publication in a newspaper or by the Pennsylvania Bulletin or by telephone, where the Department determines notification by telephone is sufficient. Written comments or requests for a public hearing should be directed to Joseph Pezze, Regional Air Quality Program Manager, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Region--Field Operation, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745. For additional information persons may contact the following at the same address: Sheri L. Guerrieri, Air Pollution Control Engineer II, Air Quality Control.

REASONABLY AVAILABLE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

(RACT)


Plan Approval applications under the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. §§ 4001--4015) and regulations for an Operating Permit to comply with 25 Pa. Code § 129.91 for Reasonable Available Control Technology.

   Southeast Regional Office, Air Quality Program, 555 North Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428, (610) 832-6242.

   PA-46-0130:  Atarasii Coatings, Inc. (86 Oxbow Circle, Chalfont, PA 18914) for the construction of a spray booth in Upper Dublin Borough, Montgomery County.

   AQ-SE-0003:  Highway Materials, Inc. (500 Stenton Avenue, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462) for the construction of a Portable Non-Metallic Mineral Plant in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County.

   PA-15-0013:  Graphic Packaging Corporation (350 Griggs Road, Clover, SC 29710) for the construction of a flexographic printing press in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County.

   PA-23-0062GP:  State Correctional Institute--Chester (2520 Lisburn Road, P. O. Box 598, Camp Hill, PA 17001) for the construction of one boiler in City of Chester, Delaware County.

   PA-15-0016C:  Worthington Steel Company (45 N. Morehall Road, Malvern, PA 19355) for the modification of a cleaning and zinc plating line in East Whiteland Township, Chester County.

   PA-46-0131:  UTI Corporation (206 Jones Boulevard, Limerick, PA 19468) for the construction of an electroplating facility in Limerick Township, Montgomery County.

   PA-09-0021:  MRI Flexible Packaging (122 Penns Trail, Newtown, PA 18940) for the construction of a flexographic printing press in Newtown Township, Bucks County.


Operating Permit applications received under the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. §§ 4001--4015) and regulations for an Operating Permit to comply with 25 Pa. Code § 129.91 for Reasonable Available Control Technology.

   Southeast Regional Office, Air Quality Program, 555 North Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428, (610) 832-6242.

   OP-46-0016:  Handy and Harman Tube Company (701 West Township Line Road, Norristown, PA 19403) for Major VOC Emitting Sources in East Norriton Township, Montgomery County.

   OP-09-0021:  MRI Flexible Packaging (P. O. Box 128, 122 Penns Trail, Newtown, PA 18940) for the installation of Printing Press No. 5 in Newtown Township, Bucks County.

   OP-09-0073:  Leonard Kunkin Associates (P. O. Box 47, Line Lexington, PA 18932) for a Facility NOx/VOC RACT located in Hilltown Township, Bucks County.

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