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Interstate Pollution Transport Reduction; Final 2018 Ozone Season Nitrogen Oxide Emission Limits for Nonelectric Generating Units

[48 Pa.B. 2343]
[Saturday, April 21, 2018]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is providing notice for the final Nonelectric Generating Unit (non-EGU) 2018 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 48 Pa.B. 1621 (March 17, 2018) to allow for a minimum 15-day public comment period, which closed on April 2, 2018. The Department did not receive any comments on the Proposed 2018 Ozone Season Nitrogen Oxide Emission Limits for Nonelectric Generating Units notice during the public comment period. Therefore, no changes were made to the proposed emission limits.

 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 19 tons of the 181 tons of NOx for account adjustments, leaving 162 tons available for any additional adjustments at the end of the control period.

 The Department made accounting adjustments for the following facilities:

Retired Units: 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 19 tons).

Exempt Units Removed from Facility: The Naval Surface Warfare Division (Unit 100) had a 25-ton NOx permit limit. The Naval Surface Warfare Division (Unit 99) had a 1-ton NOx permit limit. These two 25-ton exempt status units in previous years accounted for a total adjustment of 26 tons of NOx emissions. The Naval Surface Warfare Division Units 100 and 99 have been permanently removed from the facility and no longer require a 25-ton exemption. The 26 tons of NOx emissions provided to these two units for their exemption are now available for additional accounting adjustments.

 The following ''Final Non-EGU 2018 Ozone Season NOx Emission Limits'' table lists the following: the facility name; ORIS code; the unit ID for each non-EGU unit; the 2017 NOx mass or the 2017 Ozone Season emissions; the 2017 heat input for the 2017 Ozone Season; the county location of the facility; the calculated 2018 rate; and the 2018 Ozone Season (OS) limit.

 Persons aggrieved by this 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 to 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 decisional law.

 For individuals who wish to challenge this 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, ranbordner@pa.gov. TDD users may contact the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 to discuss how the Department can best accommodate their needs.


Table 1: Final Non-EGU 2018 Ozone Season NOx Emission Limits

Facility Name ORIS
Code
Unit ID 2017
NOx Mass (Tons)
2017
Heat Input (MMBtu)
County 2018
Rate
(lbs/MMBtu)
2018
OS Limit (Tons NOx)
Armagh Compressor Station 880071 31301 0 0 Indiana 0.26 0
Bernville Station 880049 32001 0 0 Berks 0.26 0
Domtar Paper Company, LLC 54638 40 49.347 835,217.1 Elk 0.26 110
Domtar Paper Company, LLC 54638 41 44.55 779,735.4 Elk 0.26 103
Entriken Compressor Station 880072 31601 0 0 Huntingdon 0.26 0
Honeywell Resins & Chemicals, LLC 880007 52 28.826 671,694.6 Philadelphia 0.26 89
Kimberly-Clark Tissue Company 50410 34 24.861 33,144.1 Delaware 0.26 4
Kimberly-Clark Tissue Company 50410 35 72.205 1,971,208 Delaware 0.26 260
Merck & Company—
West Point
52149 39 4.653 114,233.6 Montgomery 0.26 15
Merck & Company—
West Point
52149 40 19.169 1,473,755 Montgomery 0.26 194
Marcus Hook 50, LP 50074 1 0.632 1,951.016 Delaware 0.26 0
SPMT Marcus Hook Industrial Complex 880107 AB01 7.645 619,601.5 Delaware 0.26 82
SPMT Marcus Hook Industrial Complex 880107 AB02 0 0 Delaware 0.26 0
SPMT Marcus Hook Industrial Complex 880107 AB03 3.373 351,909.3 Delaware 0.26 46
SPMT Marcus Hook Industrial Complex 880107 AB04 8.33 589,303.8 Delaware 0.26 78
P H Glatfelter Company 50397 34 144.597 1,665,061 York 0.26 219
P H Glatfelter Company 50397 35 5.216 392,316.2 York 0.26 52
P H Glatfelter Company 50397 36 7.301 445,957.3 York 0.26 59
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150137 18.3 1,012,653 Philadelphia 0.26 133
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150138 0 0 Philadelphia 0.26 0
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150139 18.049 1,000,064 Philadelphia 0.26 132
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150140 18.598 1,027,967 Philadelphia 0.26 136
Philadelphia Refinery 52106 150145 0.4 571,318.5 Philadelphia 0.26 75
Procter & Gamble Paper Products 50463 328001 118.568 1,928,393 Wyoming 0.26 254
Procter & Gamble Paper Products 50463 328002 7.034 2,072,994 Wyoming 0.26 273
Shermans Dale Station 880050 31801 0 0 Perry 0.26 0
Trainer Refinery 880025 33 1.241 620,392 Delaware 0.26 82
Trainer Refinery 880025 34 1.297 582,283.9 Delaware 0.26 77
Trainer Refinery 880025 35 1.476 673,417.4 Delaware 0.26 89
US Steel (Clairton Coke) 50729 CLBLR1 121.248 1,349,417 Allegheny 0.26 178
US Steel (Clairton Coke) 50729 CLBLR2 41.97 724,769.4 Allegheny 0.26 96
US Steel (Edgar Thomson) 50732 ETBLR1 16.47 1,464,124 Allegheny 0.26 193
US Steel (Edgar Thomson) 50732 ETBLR2 8.771 815,605.2 Allegheny 0.26 108
US Steel (Edgar Thomson) 50732 ETBLR3 12.721 1,306,278 Allegheny 0.26 172
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Edison Station
880006 1 0 0 Philadelphia 0.26 0
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Edison Station
880006 2 0.884 4,539.8 Philadelphia 0.26 1
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Edison Station
880006 3 0 0 Philadelphia 0.26 0
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Edison Station
880006 4 0.008 46.1 Philadelphia 0.26 0
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Schuylkill
50607 23 0 0 Philadelphia 0.26 0
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Schuylkill
50607 24 0 0 Philadelphia 0.26 0
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Schuylkill
50607 26 8.73 375,502.4 Philadelphia 0.26 50
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Schuylkill
50607 RSB1 0.96 105,589.2 Philadelphia 0.26 14
Veolia Energy Philadelphia—
Schuylkill
50607 RSB2 1.039 132,690.4 Philadelphia 0.26 17
United Refining 880099 boiler 4 14.56 356,984 Warren 0.26 47
Shenango Incorporated 54532 6 Allegheny - 0
Shenango Incorporated 54532 9 Allegheny - 0
Totals:
833.029 26,070,117 3,438

PATRICK McDONNELL, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-605. Filed for public inspection April 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]



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