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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 Northwest Regional Office, located at 230 Chestnut Street Meadville, PA 16335. Those wishing to provide comments at the hearings are asked to contact Tom Decker, Community Relations Coordinator, at 814-332-6615 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 Northwest Regional Office during the periods listed below.

Information on hearings for other facilities will be posted here as they become available.

NMLK Pennsylvania, LLC, Farrell Plant
Hearing Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 10 a.m.
Last Day to Register to Speak: January 13, 2020, by 4 p.m. (If no one registers, hearing will be cancelled.)
Written comments accepted until end of day January 13, 2020.
49 Pa. Bulletin 7357, December 14, 2019 (Special notice begins on Bulletin page 7357.)

International Metals Reclamation Company, LLC (INMETCO)
Hearing canceled – no requests received by November 25, 2019
49 Pa. Bulletin 4943, October 26, 2019 (Special notice begins on Bulletin page 6443.)

Wabtec US Rail, Inc., GE Transportation Grove City Engine Plant
Hearing canceled – no requests were received by September 23, 2019.
49 Pa. Bulletin 4907, August 24, 2019 (Special notice begins on Bulletin page 4907.)

American Refining Group - Bradford Facility
Hearing canceled – no requests received by September 6, 2019
Pennsylvania Bulletin

Sonneborn, LLC - Petrolia Facility
Hearing canceled – no request received by August 20, 2019
Pennsylvania Bulletin (begins on page 3783)

Haysite Reinforced Plastics
Hearing canceled – no requests received by July 8, 2019.
49 Pa. Bulletin 3017, June 8, 2019 (Special notice begins on Bulletin page 3017.)