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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 canceled. 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.

Keystone-Conemaugh Projects, LLC / Keystone Station (Keystone Station)
Hearing canceled – no requests were received by October 6, 2021.
Pennsylvania Bulletin, Vol. 51, NO. 37, September 11, 2021 (Special notice begins on Bulletin page 5877)

The Department’s review memos and draft permit for the review are listed in the following documents.

Keystone-Conemaugh Projects, LLC / Conemaugh Station (Conemaugh Station)
Hearing canceled – no requests were received by October 27, 2021
Pennsylvania Bulletin, Vol. 51 Issue 40, October 2, 2021 (begins on page 6283)

The Department’s review memos and draft permit for the review are listed in the following documents.

Homer City Generation (Homer City)
Hearing canceled – no request were received by November 10, 2021.
Pennsylvania Bulletin, Vol. 51 Issue 42, October 16, 2021 (begins on page 6558)

The Department’s review memos and draft permit for the review are listed in the following documents.