Clean Air Interstate Rule; Proposed 2017 New Unit Annual and Ozone Season CAIR Nitrogen Oxides Allowance Allocations
[43 Pa.B. 1153]
[Saturday, February 23, 2013]
In accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 145.211(d)(3) and 145.221(d)(3) (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 and an opportunity to comment on the proposed 2017 annual and ozone season Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) nitrogen oxides (NOx) allowance allocations for new units. The Commonwealth's total 2017 NOx budget for the annual CAIR program contains 82,541 NOx allowances and the Commonwealth's total 2017 NOx budget for the ozone season CAIR program contains 35,143 NOx allowances.
New unit CAIR NOx allocations for the annual and ozone season programs are made in accordance with 25 Pa. Code §§ 145.212(e) and 145.222(e) (relating to CAIR NOx allowance allocations; and CAIR NOx Ozone Season allowance allocations). CAIR NOx allowances and CAIR NOx Ozone Season allowances are issued in amounts equal to each new unit's 2012 annual and ozone season emissions prior to making regular allocations to other units.
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 Allocation and 2017 New Unit Ozone Season Allowance Allocation.
Table 1: Proposed 2017 CAIR New Unit Allocations
Facility Name County ORIS Code Unit ID 2012 Annual NOx Emissions (tons) 2012 Ozone Season NOx Emissions (tons) Operation Date (EPA data) 2017 CAIR New Unit Annual NOx Allowance Allocation 2017 CAIR New Unit Ozone Season NOx Allowance Allocation Hunlock Creek Energy Center Luzerne 3176 CT5 8.2 4.131 6/2/2011 8 4 Hunlock Creek Energy Center Luzerne 3176 CT6 22.4 20.427 5/27/2011 22 20 York Energy Center York 55524 1 25.97 11.02 3/2/2011 25 11 York Energy Center York 55524 2 28.231 11.506 3/2/2011 28 11 York Energy Center York 55524 3 27.314 11.265 3/2/2011 27 11 Total 110 57
Owners and operators of new units should be aware that CAIR NOx allowances and CAIR NOx Ozone Season allowances do not constitute property rights and that action at the Federal or State level, including possible further court proceedings in EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v EPA, D.C. Cir. 11-1302, could affect these allocations, once final.
Written comments on the new unit proposed annual and ozone season CAIR NOx allowance allocations for 2017 should be sent to the attention of Randy Bordner, Environmental Group Manager, Air Resource Management Division, Bureau of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Protection, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 11, 2013. 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 2017 New Unit Annual and Ozone Season CAIR Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Allowance Allocations'' 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,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-324. Filed for public inspection February 22, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]
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