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Clean Air Interstate Rule; Final 2017 Annual and Ozone Season CAIR Nitrogen Oxides Allowance Allocations; Final 2017 New Unit Allowance Allocations; Final Redistribution of 2011 Allowances for Certain Facilities; and Extension of CAIR Nitrogen Oxides Set Aside Program for Offsetting Sulfur Dioxide Emissions

[43 Pa.B. 2678]
[Saturday, May 11, 2013]

 In accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 145.211(d) and 145.221(d) (relating to timing requirements for CAIR NOx allowance allocations; and timing requirements for CAIR NOx Ozone Season allowance allocations), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is providing notice of finalization of the 2017 annual and ozone season Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) nitrogen oxides (NOx) allowance allocations, final 2017 new unit allowance allocations, final redistribution of 2011 allowances for certain facilities and extension of the CAIR NOx set aside program for sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions. Notice of the proposed allocations of 2017 allowances, the final redistribution of 2011 allowances and the extension was published at 43 Pa.B. 1640 (March 23, 2013). No comments were received and no changes to the final allocations were made.

 The Commonwealth's 2017 NOx budget for the annual CAIR program contains 82,541 NOx allowances; 81,358 NOx allowances are allocated. A remaining 1,073 (1.3% of the annual CAIR program budget) NOx allowances are set aside for future allocation as described as follows. Notice of proposal for 110 vintage year 2017 allowances to new units was published at 43 Pa.B. 1153 (February 23, 2013). No comments were received and no changes to the final new unit allocations were made.

 In this notice, the Department is finalizing the extension of the set aside program described in 25 Pa. Code § 145.212(f)(2)—(4) (relating to CAIR NOx allowance allocations) to include a set aside of 2017 vintage year CAIR NOx allowances. The Department is maintaining the 1.3% set aside for future allocation of additional CAIR NOx allowances to offset SO2 emissions to units exempted by section 405(g)(6)(A) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C.A. § 7651d(g)(6)(A)). This extension is appropriate in light of the continued implementation of the CAIR program that resulted from the court vacating the Federal Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) on August 21, 2012, in EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v EPA, D.C. Cir. 11-1302. The CSAPR was the United States Environmental Protection Agency's intended replacement for the CAIR rule. The allocation of additional NOx allowances to offset SO2 emissions may be extended after a 30-day public comment period provided in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 145.212(f)(5). The comment period ended on April 22, 2013, and no comments were received.

 The Commonwealth's NOx budget for the ozone season CAIR program contains 35,143 NOx allowances; 35,086 CAIR ozone season NOx allowances are allocated. Notice of proposal for 57 allowances to new units was published at 43 Pa.B. 1153. No comments were received and no changes to the final allocations were made.

 The Commonwealth's CAIR NOx Annual Trading Program budget contained 99,049 CAIR NOx allowances for 2011; 97,761 CAIR NOx allowances were allocated at 40 Pa.B. 297 (January 9, 2010). The remaining 1,288 CAIR NOx allowances for 2011 or 1.3% of the Commonwealth's annual 2011 CAIR NOx budget were set aside for allocation to units exempted under the Federal Acid Rain Program provisions in section 405(g)(6)(A) of the Clean Air Act. These Acid Rain exempted units did not receive SO2 allowances under the Acid Rain Program, but are subject to the CAIR SO2 trading program. In 2012 a total of 1,174 of the 1,288 allowances were requested by the owners or operators of these exempted units and the Department published notice of the final NOx for SO2 allocations March 3, 2012, and May 12, 2012. See 42 Pa.B. 1185 (March 3, 2012) and 42 Pa.B. 2536 (May 12, 2012).

 The Department is finalizing the distribution of the remaining 114 unutilized 2011 allowances from the 1.3% set aside back to the regular CAIR units in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 145.212(f)(4), which requires the unutilized allowances to be allocated to the units under 25 Pa. Code § 145.212(c) during the next allocation cycle.

 For each new unit receiving a CAIR NOx allocation, Table 1 lists the following information: facility name; county; ORIS code; unit ID; 2012 annual NOx emission; 2012 ozone season NOx emission; operation date; 2017 annual new unit allowance allocation; and 2017 new unit ozone season allowance allocation.

 For each CAIR unit and qualifying resource that is being allocated 2017 NOx allowances, Tables 2 and 3 list the following: facility name; county; ORIS code; unit ID; either the gross loading, steam loading, useful thermal energy and/or total heat energy of steam, converted heat input from the base year, and 2017 annual allowance allocation or 2017 ozone season allowance allocation.

 Table 4 lists each CAIR unit and qualifying resource that is being allocated vintage 2011 NOx allowances from the 114 allowances that remained after the 2012 allocation to the units exempted from the Acid Rain Program.

 Owners and operators of units should be aware that CAIR NOx allowances and CAIR NOx Ozone Season allowances do not constitute property rights, and that actions at the Federal or State level, including possible court action in EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v EPA, D.C. Cir. 11-1302, could affect these allocations, once final.

 Persons aggrieved by an action may appeal, under section 4 of the Environmental Hearing Board Act (35 P. S. § 7514) and 2 Pa.C.S. §§ 501—508 and 701—704 (relating to Administrative Agency Law), to the Environmental Hearing Board, Second Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8457, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8457, (717) 787-3483. TDD users may contact the Environmental Hearing Board (Board) through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service, (800) 654-5984. Appeals must be filed with the Board within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, unless the appropriate statute provides a different time period. Copies of the appeal form and the Board's rules of practice and procedure may be obtained from the Board. The appeal form and the Board's rules of practice and procedure are also available in Braille or on audiotape from the Secretary of the Board at (717) 787-3483. This paragraph does not, in and of itself, create any right of appeal beyond that permitted by applicable statutes and decision law.

 For individuals who wish to challenge an action, appeals must reach the Board within 30 days. A lawyer is not needed to file an appeal with the Board.

 Important legal rights are at stake, however, so individuals should show this notice to a lawyer at once. Persons who cannot afford a lawyer may qualify for pro bono representation. Call the Secretary to the Board at (717) 787-3483 for more information.

 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.

E. CHRISTOPHER ABRUZZO, 
Acting Secretary

Table 4: 3rd Revised Final Vintage 2011 Annual CAIR NOx Allowances

Facility Name ORIS Code Unit ID 3rd Revised Total 2011
CAIR NOx Allowance
Allocation: Added
Remaining 114 Set Aside Allocations
Additional to 2012 Published Totals
AES Beaver Valley LLC 10676 32 302 0
AES Beaver Valley LLC 10676 33 301 0
AES Beaver Valley LLC 10676 34 294 0
AES Beaver Valley LLC 10676 35 151 0
AES Ironwood 55337 1 144 0
AES Ironwood 55337 2 142 1
Allegheny Energy Hunlock
Unit 4
56397 4 39 0
Allegheny Energy Unit 1 and Unit 2 55196 1 33 1
Allegheny Energy Unit 1 and Unit 2 55196 2 32 0
Allegheny Energy Unit 8 and Unit 9 55377 8 21 0
Allegheny Energy Unit 8 and Unit 9 55377 9 21 0
Allegheny Energy Units 3, 4
& 5
55710 3 26 0
Allegheny Energy Units 3, 4
& 5
55710 4 30 0
Armstrong Energy Ltd Part 55347 1 24 0
Armstrong Energy Ltd Part 55347 2 32 0
Armstrong Energy Ltd Part 55347 3 22 0
Armstrong Energy Ltd Part 55347 4 32 0
Armstrong Power Station 3178 1 731 0
Armstrong Power Station 3178 2 751 1
Bethlehem Power Plant 55690 1 155 0
Bethlehem Power Plant 55690 2 155 0
Bethlehem Power Plant 55690 3 151 1
Bethlehem Power Plant 55690 5 95 0
Bethlehem Power Plant 55690 6 106 0
Bethlehem Power Plant 55690 7 102 0
Bruce Mansfield 6094 1 3651 4
Bruce Mansfield 6094 2 4880 5
Bruce Mansfield 6094 3 4998 6
Brunner Island 3140 1 1679 1
Brunner Island 3140 2 1721 2
Brunner Island 3140 3 3887 4
Brunot Island Power Station 3096 2A 2 0
Brunot Island Power Station 3096 2B 2 0
Brunot Island Power Station 3096 3 3 0
Cambria Cogen 10641 1 342 0
Cambria Cogen 10641 2 342 0
Chambersburg Units 12 and 13 55654 12 50 0
Chambersburg Units 12 and 13 55654 13 48 0
Cheswick 8226 1 2047 3
Colver Power Project 10143 AAB01 622 0
Conemaugh 3118 1 4389 5
Conemaugh 3118 2 4959 6
Cromby 3159 1 530 0
Cromby 3159 2 192 1
Croydon Generating Station 8012 11 0 0
Croydon Generating Station 8012 12 4 0
Croydon Generating Station 8012 21 3 0
Croydon Generating Station 8012 22 7 0
Croydon Generating Station 8012 31 5 0
Croydon Generating Station 8012 32 1 0
Croydon Generating Station 8012 41 4 0
Croydon Generating Station 8012 42 5 0
Ebensburg Power Company 10603 31 489 0
Eddystone Generating Station 3161 1 1073 1
Eddystone Generating Station 3161 2 1194 1
Eddystone Generating Station 3161 3 264 1
Eddystone Generating Station 3161 4 278 0
Elrama 3098 1 228 0
Elrama 3098 2 266 0
Elrama 3098 3 221 0
Elrama 3098 4 515 1
FPL Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 1 196 0
FPL Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 2 209 0
FPL Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 3 207 1
Fairless Energy, LLC 55298 1A 336 0
Fairless Energy, LLC 55298 1B 354 1
Fairless Energy, LLC 55298 2A 325 0
Fairless Energy, LLC 55298 2B 288 1
Fairless Hills Generating Station 7701 PHBLR3 0 0
Fairless Hills Generating Station 7701 PHBLR4 41 0
Fairless Hills Generating Station 7701 PHBLR5 91 1
Fayette Energy Facility 55516 CTG1 96 0
Fayette Energy Facility 55516 CTG2 95 1
G F Weaton 50130 34 211 1
G F Weaton 50130 35 197 1
Gilberton Power Company 10113 31 348 0
Gilberton Power Company 10113 32 346 1
Grays Ferry Cogen Partnership 54785 2 226 0
Grays Ferry Cogen Partnership 54785 25 207 0
Handsome Lake Energy 55233 EU-1A 5 0
Handsome Lake Energy 55233 EU-1B 5 0
Handsome Lake Energy 55233 EU-2A 6 0
Handsome Lake Energy 55233 EU-2B 6 0
Handsome Lake Energy 55233 EU-3A 4 0
Handsome Lake Energy 55233 EU-3B 5 0
Handsome Lake Energy 55233 EU-4A 5 0
Handsome Lake Energy 55233 EU-4B 6 0
Handsome Lake Energy 55233 EU-5A 5 0
Handsome Lake Energy 55233 EU-5B 5 0
Hatfields Ferry Power Station 3179 1 1513 2
Hatfields Ferry Power Station 3179 2 2377 3
Hatfields Ferry Power Station 3179 3 2321 3
Homer City 3122 1 3079 3
Homer City 3122 2 3484 4
Homer City 3122 3 3303 3
Hunlock Power Station 3176 6 181 1
Hunterstown Combined Cycle 55976 CT101 102 0
Hunterstown Combined Cycle 55976 CT201 77 0
Hunterstown Combined Cycle 55976 CT301 105 0
Keystone 3136 1 4906 6
Keystone 3136 2 4795 5
Liberty Electric Power Plant 55231 1 81 0
Liberty Electric Power Plant 55231 2 83 0
Lower Mount Bethel Energy 55667 CT01 221 0
Lower Mount Bethel Energy 55667 CT02 241 0
Martins Creek 3148 1 313 0
Martins Creek 3148 2 228 1
Martins Creek 3148 3 865 1
Martins Creek 3148 4 699 1
Martins Creek 3148 AUX4B 0 0
Mitchell Power Station 3181 1 1 0
Mitchell Power Station 3181 2 1 0
Mitchell Power Station 3181 3 0 0
Mitchell Power Station 3181 33 1254 2
Montour 3149 1 3559 4
Montour 3149 2 3868 5
Mountain 3111 31 2 0
Mountain 3111 32 2 0
Mt. Carmel Cogeneration 10343 SG-101 218 1
New Castle 3138 3 276 0
New Castle 3138 4 293 0
New Castle 3138 5 397 1
North East Cogeneration Plant 54571 1 11 0
North East Cogeneration Plant 54571 2 6 0
Northampton Generating Plant 50888 NGC01 613 1
Northeastern Power Company 50039 31 236 0
Ontelaunee Energy Center 55193 CT1 233 0
Ontelaunee Energy Center 55193 CT2 256 0
Panther Creek Energy Facility 50776 1 246 1
Panther Creek Energy Facility 50776 2 246 1
Piney Creek Power Plant 54144 31 203 1
Portland 3113 1 587 1
Portland 3113 2 977 1
Portland 3113 5 33 0
Richmond 3168 91 2 0
Richmond 3168 92 2 0
Schuylkill 3169 1 81 0
Scrubgrass Generating Plant 50974 1 254 0
Scrubgrass Generating Plant 50974 2 257 0
Seward 3130 1 1115 1
Seward 3130 2 1095 1
Shawville 3131 1 531 0
Shawville 3131 2 452 1
Shawville 3131 3 703 1
Shawville 3131 4 681 1
St. Nicholas Cogeneration Project 54634 1 683 1
Sunbury 3152 1A 161 0
Sunbury 3152 1B 169 1
Sunbury 3152 2A 171 0
Sunbury 3152 2B 181 0
Sunbury 3152 3 281 0
Sunbury 3152 4 270 0
Titus 3115 1 316 0
Titus 3115 2 306 1
Titus 3115 3 309 1
Tolna 3116 31 3 0
Tolna 3116 32 3 0
Trigen Energy—Schuylkill 50607 23 64 0
Trigen Energy—Schuylkill 50607 24 51 0
Trigen Energy—Schuylkill 50607 26 68 0
WPS Westwood Generation, LLC 50611 31 178 0
Warren 3132 5 0 0
Wheelabrator—Frackville 50879 GEN1 364 0
Williams Generation Co (Hazleton) 10870 TURB2 4 0
Williams Generation Co (Hazleton) 10870 TURB3 4 0
Williams Generation Co (Hazleton) 10870 TURB4 4 0
Williams Generation Co (Hazleton) 10870 TURBIN 2 0
Total97,875 114
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-879. Filed for public inspection May 10, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]



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