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07/05/18

Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve a Combined Title V and Title IV and CAIR Operating Permit

 Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve a Combined Title V and Title IV and CAIR Operating Permit

 

Applicant: PSEG Power Connecticut, LLC

Application No.: 201613990

City/Town: Bridgeport, Connecticut

 

The Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) hereby gives notice that a tentative determination has been reached to approve the following application to operate a source regulated under the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. This permit combines all permit conditions and applicable requirements for air pollutant emitting sources at the facility into a single permit. The proposed activity will affect air resources. The Commissioner also gives notice that a hearing may be held on this application if the Commissioner determines that the public interest will best be served thereby, and shall hold a hearing as provided below.

 

Applicant’s Name and Address: PSEG Power Connecticut LLC

                                                       Bridgeport Harbor Station
                                                       1 Atlantic Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604

 Contact Name/Phone/Email:       Mr. Vincent Fiumidinisi, 203-551-6001, Vincent.Fiumidinisi@pseg.com

 Type of Activity:                          Renewal of a combined Title V, Title IV and CAIR permit

Operation of two Electrical Generating Units (designated as Unit BHB3 and Unit BHB5) in accordance with the applicable requirements of 40 CFR Parts 72 through 78

Relevant Statute(s)/Regulation:  CGS 22a-174, RCSA section 22a-174-33, CFR Title 40 Part 70 and 72, Clean Air Interstate Rule

Facility Location:                         Bridgeport Harbor Station
                                                      1 Atlantic Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604

 

INFORMATION REQUESTS/PUBLIC COMMENT

Interested persons may obtain copies of the application from the applicant at the above address. The application, proposed permit and supporting documentation are available for inspection at DEEP, Bureau of Air Management, 79 Elm Street, 5th floor, Hartford, CT from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday and at other times by appointment. Interested persons have 30 days from publication of this notice to submit comments in writing to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau or Air Management or request a public hearing concerning the commissioner's tentative determination to approve the permit application, in accordance with the sections 22a-3a-5(b) and 22a-174-2a(c) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA). Please note: The Department has already determined it will hold a public informational hearing as indicated in the remainder of this notice. This draft Title V permit has also been submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a proposed Title V permit. In accordance with RCSA Section 22a-174-33(n), EPA shall review the proposed permit within 45 days from receipt. The public comment and EPA review periods shall run concurrently. If any substantive changes to federally enforceable applicable requirements are made to the draft Title V permit based on public comment, DEEP will resubmit the proposed permit to EPA for another 45 day review period. Comments regarding this application may be submitted via electronic mail to: valerie.galo@ct.gov.

 

If no significant, adverse comment on the draft Acid Rain permit is timely submitted, the proposed Acid Rain permit will be deemed to be issued 30 days after the publication date of this notice without further notice and, if such significant, adverse comment is timely submitted, a proposed Acid Rain permit or denial of a proposed Acid Rain permit will be issued in accordance with 40 CFR Section 72.72(b)(1)(iv).

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL HEARING

As requested and pursuant to section 22a-174-2a(c) of the RCSA, the commissioner will hold a Public Informational Hearing to take public comments concerning the tentative determination to approve the above referenced air permit application.

The date of the informational hearing will be noticed on the “Calendar of Events” on DEEP’s website at http://www.depdata.ct.gov/calendar/. Additional notice will be in the Connecticut Post newspaper

This notice is required by CGS section 22a-6h and RCSA section 22a-174-33(l). 

ADA PUBLICATION STATEMENT

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request an accommodation, contact us at (860) 418-5910, or deep.accommodations@ct.gov