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Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) II Hearings 

The Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) standards were created to satisfy the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. The NAAQS are established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the maximum concentrations in the atmosphere for specific air contaminants to protect public health and welfare. The RACT requirements apply statewide to the owner or operator of any major Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emitting facility, any major Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emitting facility or both when the installation/modification of the source(s) occurred before July 20, 2012.

The 13 facilities listed below are seeking approval from EPA for their proposed revised State Implementation Plan (SIP). 
 

Public Hearings

 

All hearings for facilities seeks SIP revisions will be held in DEP’s Southeast Regional Office, located at 2 E. Main St. Norristown, PA 19401. Those wishing to provide comments at the hearings are asked to contact Virginia Cain, Environmental Community Relations Specialist at 484-250-5808 at least one week prior to each hearing. Oral testimony will be limited to 10 minutes per individual and two written copies of the oral testimony are requested. Each organization is asked to designate one presenter per group.

If there is no public interest in a particular facility, the hearing will be cancelled. Written comments for each facility will still be accepted to the DEP’s Southeast Regional Office during the periods listed below.

Blommer Chocolate Company – Cancelled – no requests received by 6/15.

Written comments may be submitted until June 19, 2017.

More info (begins on page 2939)

Merck, Sharp & Dohme CorpCancelled – no requests received by 6/15.

Written comments may be submitted until June 19, 2017.

More info (begins on page 2944)

Braskem America, Inc. – Cancelled – no requests received by 6/15.

Written comments may be submitted until June 19, 2017.

More info (begins on page 2941)

Exelon Generation – Cancelled – no requests received by 6/15.

Written comments may be submitted until June 19, 2017.

More info (begins on page 2942)  

Fairless Energy, LLC – Cancelled – no requests received by 7/6. 

Written comments may be submitted until July 10, 2017.

More info (begins on page 3280)

Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminal, LP (SPMT) – Cancelled – no requests received by 7/6 

Written comments may be submitted until July 10, 2017.

More info (begins on page 3282)

The Boeing Company – Cancelled – no requests received by 7/6

Written comments may be submitted until July 10, 2017.

More info (begins on page 3279)

Global Advanced Metals USA, Inc – Cancelled – no requests received by 7/6 

Written comments may be submitted until July 10, 2017.

More info (begins on page 3281)


Information on hearings for the remaining facilities will be posted here as it becomes available.