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Interstate Pollution Transport Reduction; Proposed 2011 Ozone Season NOx Emission Limits for Nonelectric Generating Units

[41 Pa.B. 1409]
[Saturday, March 12, 2011]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is providing notice and an opportunity for comment concerning the proposed Nonelectric Generating Unit (non-EGU) 2011 Ozone Season Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Trading Program budget 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 March 28, 2011.

 In April 2008, the Commonwealth's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) adopted by the Environmental Quality Board included NOx Budget Trading Program amendments to allow the owners and operators of non-EGUs in this Commonwealth to transition to the CAIR NOx Trading Program. (See 38 Pa.B. 1705 (April 12, 2008).) Specifically, 25 Pa. Code § 145.8(d) establishes a non-EGU NOx Budget 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 CAIR-exempt EGUs that were 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 owners and operators of units exceeding their individual NOx limits would need to purchase and then surrender one CAIR NOx Ozone Season allowance and one CAIR NOx allowance for each ton of excess emissions. The proposed NOx emissions cap ensures that non-EGUs in this Commonwealth continue to meet the emission limits of the NOx Budget Trading Program, as required under the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) CAIR.

 The proposed 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 121 tons of the 181 tons of NOx for account adjustments, leaving 60 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: Each of the following units has a 25-ton NOx permit limit: Armagh Compressor Station (Unit 31301); Entriken Compressor Station (Unit 31601); and the Naval Surface Warfare Division (Unit 100). The Naval Surface Warfare Division (Unit 99) has a 1-ton NOx permit limit. All of these 25-ton exempt status units account for a total adjustment of 76 tons of NOx emissions.

 Units subject to the requirements in 25 Pa. Code § 145.8 are required to meet the monitoring and reporting requirements of the EPA's CAIR, found in 40 CFR Part 96, Subpart HHHH (relating to monitoring and reporting) and maintain general accounts and account representatives under 40 CFR Part 96, Subparts BBBB and FFFF (relating to CAIR designated representative for CAIR NOx ozone season sources; and CAIR NOx ozone season allowance tracking system). The Proposed Non-EGU 2011 Ozone Season NOx Limits table lists the following: the Facility Name, ORIS Code, the Unit ID for each non-EGU unit, the operating year, the heat input for the 2010 ozone season, the calculated 2011 rate and the 2011 ozone season limit.

Written Comments

 Written comments on the proposed non-EGU 2011 Ozone Season NOx Emission Limits should be sent to the attention of Randy Bordner, Environmental Group Manager, Air Resource Management Division, Bureau of Air Quality, DEP, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468 or ranbordner@state.pa.us no later than March 28, 2011. Any written comments (including e-mails) should include the name, affiliation (if any), mailing address and telephone number of the interested person and contain ''Proposed Non-EGU 2011 Ozone Season NOx Emission Limits'' in the subject line.

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

MICHAEL L. KRANCER, 
Acting Secretary

Table 1: Proposed Non-EGU 2011 Ozone Season NOx Emission Limits

Facility Name ORIS Code Unit ID Operating Year NOx Rate lb/MMBtu NOx Mass tons Heat Input MMBtu 2011
Rate
2011
OS Limit
Armagh Compressor Station 880071 31301 2010 0 0 0 0.257 0
Bernville Station 880049 32001 2010 0 0 0 0.257 0
ConocoPhillips Co., Trainer Refinery 880025 33 2010 0.1636 48.933 558,135 0.257 72
ConocoPhillips Co., Trainer Refinery 880025 34 2010 0.0035 1.05 602,702 0.257 77
ConocoPhillips Co., Trainer Refinery 880025 35 2010 0.0056 1.789 627,803 0.257 81
Domtar Paper Company, LLC 54638 40 2010 0.3978 149.68 814,359 0.257 104
Domtar Paper Company, LLC 54638 41 2010 0.3978 154.19 832,058 0.257 107
Entriken Compressor Station 880072 31601 2010 0 0 0 0.257 0
FPL Energy MH50 50074 1 2010 0.1435 0.61 10,083 0.257 1
FPL Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 AB01 2010 0.0224 6.035 533,639 0.257 68
FPL Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 AB02 2010 0.0286 7.103 490,645 0.257 63
FPL Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 AB03 2010 0.0342 7.339 429,647 0.257 55
FPL Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 AB04 2010 0.0321 9.52 589,226 0.257 76
Kimberly-Clark Tissue Company 50410 34 2010 1.6548 0.008 10 0.257 0
Kimberly-Clark Tissue Company 50410 35 2010 0.062 84.486 2,747,863 0.257 352
Merck & Company-West Point 52149 39 2010 0.0755 13.691 363,622 0.257 47
Merck & Company-West Point 52149 40 2010 0.0195 7.679 791,256 0.257 101
P H Glatfelter Company 50397 34 2010 0.469 338.65 1,440,121 0.257 185
P H Glatfelter Company 50397 35 2010 0.4875 282.62 1,147,042 0.257 147
P H Glatfelter Company 50397 36 2010 0.2269 205.34 1,811,998 0.257 232
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150137 2010 0.0348 18.497 1,068,366 0.257 137
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150138 2010 0.0345 7.551 449,986 0.257 58
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150139 2010 0.0348 19.811 1,136,839 0.257 146
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150140 2010 0.0348 25.174 1,443,800 0.257 185
Procter & Gamble Paper Products 50463 328001 2010 0.1627 145.35 1,785,754 0.257 229
Shermans Dale Station 880050 31801 2010 0.7 0.001 4 0.257 0
Sunoco Chemicals Frankford Plant 880007 52 2010 0.0668 14.36 428,349 0.257 55
US Steel (Clairton Coke) 50729 CLBLR1 2010 0.1646 134.89 1,602,401 0.257 206
US Steel (Clairton Coke) 50729 CLBLR2 2010 0.0891 2.972 66,250 0.257 8
US Steel (Edgar Thomson) 50732 ETBLR1 2010 0.0184 12.673 1,407,802 0.257 181
US Steel (Edgar Thomson) 50732 ETBLR2 2010 0.0156 11.678 1,546,841 0.257 198
US Steel (Edgar Thomson) 50732 ETBLR3 2010 0.0177 13.126 1,540,980 0.257 198
United Refining 880099 4 2010 0.047 12.7 537,396 0.257 69
Totals = 1737.5 26,804,977 0.257 3438
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-428. Filed for public inspection March 11, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]



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