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Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) III Hearings

The Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) standards were created to satisfy the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. The NAAQS are established by the U.S 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 on or before August 3, 2018. More details are available here.

RACT III Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

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

Public Hearings

All hearings for facilities seeking 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 Stephanie Berardi, 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 canceled. Written comments for each facility will still be accepted to the DEP's Southeast Regional Office during the periods listed below.

Listed below are the facilities with the respective Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice link.

Marcus Hook Energy, L.P./Marcus Hook 750

Written comments may be submitted by May 15, 2023. A public hearing will be held on June 6, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Please pre-register to speak at the hearing before Friday June 2, 2023.

More info begins on page 2085: Pennsylvania Bulletin.

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