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

Public Hearings

All hearings for facilities seeking SIP revisions will be held in DEP's Northcentral Regional Office, located at 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport, PA 17701. Those wishing to provide comments at the hearings are asked to contact Megan Lehman, Regional Communications Manager, at 570-327-3659 or 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 canceled. Written comments for each facility will still be accepted to the DEP's Northcentral Regional Office during the periods listed below.

Montour, LLC/Montour Steam Electric Station (TVOP 47-00001)

Update: This hearing has been cancelled as no requests for the hearing were received during the comment period.

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