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Interstate Pollution Transport Reduction; Final 2015 Ozone Season Nitrogen Oxide Emission Limits for Nonelectric Generating Units

[45 Pa.B. 2109]
[Saturday, April 25, 2015]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is providing notice of the final Nonelectric Generating Unit (non-EGU) 2015 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).

 Notice of the proposed NOx emission limitations was published at 45 Pa.B. 1451 (March 21, 2015) to allow for a 15-day public comment period, which closed on April 5, 2015. The Department did not receive any comments on the notice during the public comment period. Therefore, no changes were made to the proposed limits.

 In this notice, 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.

Change in Status Units: Entriken Compressor Station (Unit 31601) had previously operated under a 25-ton exemption, but was authorized by a plan approval (31-05019A) issued December 30, 2013, extended April 11, 2014, and has another extension pending, to remove the exemption upon start-up of the Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS). Armagh Compressor Station (Unit 31301) had previously operated under a 25-ton exemption, but was authorized by a plan approval (32-00230B) issued April 2, 2014, and modified December 16, 2014, to remove the exemption upon start-up of the CEMS. The Entriken and Armaugh units listed no longer fall into the exempt units category, subjecting both units to the NOx Budget requirements in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 145 (relating to interstate pollution transport reduction).

 ''Table 1: Final Non-EGU 2015 Ozone Season NOx Emission Limits'' lists the following: the facility name; ORIS code; the unit ID for each non-EGU unit; the operating year; the heat input for the 2014 Ozone Season; the calculated 2015 rate; and the 2015 Ozone Season limit.

 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 free 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, (717) 772-3921, ranbordner@pa.gov.

JOHN QUIGLEY, 
Acting Secretary

Table 1: Final Non-EGU 2015 Ozone Season NOx Emission Limits

Facility Name ORIS Code Unit ID NOx Rate lb/MMBtu 2014 NOx Mass Tons Heat Input MMBtu County 2015
Rate
(lbs/ MMBtu)
2015
OS
Limit (Tons
NOx)
Armagh Compressor Station 880071 31301 0 0 - Indiana 0.252 0
Bernville Station 880049 32001 0 0 - Berks 0.252 0
Domtar Paper Company, LLC 54638 40 0.347 145.99 859,679.62 Elk 0.252 108
Domtar Paper Company, LLC 54638 41 0.347 149.26 868,483.37 Elk 0.252 109
Entriken Compressor Station 880072 31601 0 0 - Huntingdon 0.252 0
FPL Energy MH50 50074 1 1.2438 0.835 2,288.30 Delaware 0.252 0
FPL Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 AB01 0 0 - Delaware 0.252 0
FPL Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 AB02 0 0 - Delaware 0.252 0
FPL Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 AB03 0.0195 6.557 668,219.69 Delaware 0.252 84
FPL Energy Marcus Hook, LP 55801 AB04 0.0205 2.333 224,823.64 Delaware 0.252 28
Honeywell Resins & Chemicals, LLC 880007 52 0.0799 34.101 853,334.84 Philadelphia 0.252 107
Kimberly-Clark Tissue Company 50410 34 1.5012 3.342 4,452.90 Delaware 0.252 1
Kimberly-Clark Tissue Company 50410 35 0.0713 86.222 2,430,975.15 Delaware 0.252 306
Martins Creek 3148 aux 4 0 0 - 0 0.000 0
Merck & Company—
West Point
52149 39 0.0803 14.957 373,150.09 Montgomery 0.252 47
Merck & Company—
West Point
52149 40 0.0241 18.962 1,567,325.18 Montgomery 0.252 197
Naval Surface Warfare Division 880009 98 0 0 retired 0 0.000 0
Naval Surface Warfare Division 880009 99 0 0 25 ton exemption (limit 1 ton) 0 0.000 0
Naval Surface Warfare Division 880009 100 0 0 25 ton exemption (limit 25 ton) 0 0.000 0
P H Glatfelter Company 50397 34 0.4768 252.142 1,053,554.45 York 0.252 133
P H Glatfelter Company 50397 35 0.4718 172.695 734,537.38 York 0.252 92
P H Glatfelter Company 50397 36 0.1583 123.675 1,519,612.70 York 0.252 191
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150137 0.0377 24.557 1,300,818.83 Philadelphia 0.252 164
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150138 0 0 - Philadelphia 0.252 0
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150139 0.038 25.098 1,313,886.44 Philadelphia 0.252 165
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150140 0.038 28.764 1,525,432.00 Philadelphia 0.252 192
Procter & Gamble Paper Products 50463 328001 0.1519 141.614 1,873,515.84 Wyoming 0.252 236
Procter & Gamble Paper Products 50463 328002 0.0136 9.376 1,951,116.54 Wyoming 0.252 246
Shenango Incorporated 54532 6 0 0 retired 0 0.000 0
Shenango Incorporated 54532 9 0 0 retired 0 0.000 0
Shermans Dale Station 880050 31801 0.7 0.096 274.00 Perry 0.252 0
Trainer Refinery 880025 33 0 0 - Delaware 0.252 0
Trainer Refinery 880025 34 0.0041 1.677 814,013.70 Delaware 0.252 102
Trainer Refinery 880025 35 0.0036 1.475 811,786.40 Delaware 0.252 102
US Steel (Clairton Coke) 50729 CLBLR1 0.1519 106.777 1,368,801.79 Allegheny 0.252 172
US Steel (Clairton Coke) 50729 CLBLR2 0.1101 68.541 1,136,369.11 Allegheny 0.252 143
US Steel (Edgar Thomson) 50732 ETBLR1 0.0314 20.283 1,335,462.98 Allegheny 0.252 168
US Steel (Edgar Thomson) 50732 ETBLR2 0.0346 18.012 1,061,411.04 Allegheny 0.252 134
US Steel (Edgar Thomson) 50732 ETBLR3 0.0321 16.537 1,050,450.51 Allegheny 0.252 132
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Edison Sta
880006 1 0.3147 0.394 2,510.60 Philadelphia 0.252 0
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Edison Sta
880006 2 0.4198 0.773 4,357.70 Philadelphia 0.252 1
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Edison Sta
880006 3 0.365 0.268 1,841.30 Philadelphia 0.252 0
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Edison Sta
880006 4 0 0 - Philadelphia 0.252 0
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Schuylkill
50607 RSB1 0.0117 0.389 69,162.80 Philadelphia 0.252 9
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Schuylkill
50607 RSB2 0.0142 0.449 66,067.68 Philadelphia 0.252 8
United Refining 880099 4 0.075 17.28 480,477.60 Warren 0.252 61
Total 1,493.431 3,438
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-781. Filed for public inspection April 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]



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