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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 Southwest Regional Office, located at 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Those wishing to provide comments at the hearings are asked to contact Thomas Joseph, Air Quality Engineering Manager at 412-442-4336 by January 7, 2020. 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 Southwest Regional Office during the periods listed below.

Specialty Tires of America, Indiana Borough and White Township, Indiana County - Cancelled – no requests received by 4/23 

DEP accepted written comments until April 23, 2019.

More info (begins on page 1420)

Texas Eastern Transmission, LP - Lilly Compressor Station, Cresson Township, Cambria County – Cancelled – no requests received by 4/23 

DEP accepted written comments until April 23, 2019.

More info (begins on page 1422)

GenOn Northeast Management Company – Keystone Generating Station, Plumcreek Township, Armstrong County – Cancelled – no requests received by 7/29

DEP accepted written comments until July 29, 2019.

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FirstEnergy Generation, LLC – Bruce Mansfield Plant, Shippingport Borough, Beaver County – Cancelled – no requests received by 7/29

DEP accepted written comments until July 29, 2019.

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GenOn Northeast Management Company – Conemaugh Generating Station, West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County – Cancelled – no requests received by 7/29

DEP accepted written comments until August 27, 2019.

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Hydro Carbide Tool Company, Unity Township, Westmoreland County – Cancelled – no requests received by 10/21

DEP accepted written comments until October 21, 2019.

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Allegheny & Tsingshan Stainless, LLC, Midland Borough, Beaver County – Cancelled – no requests received by 11/26

DEP accepted written comments until November 26, 2019.

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General Carbide Corporation, Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County – Cancelled – no requests received by 12/3

DEP accepted written comments until December 3, 2019.

More info (begins on page 6576)

Chestnut Ridge Foam, Inc., Derry Township, Westmoreland County – Public Hearing January 15, 2020, from 9:30 — 10:00 a.m.

Written comments may be submitted until January 7, 2020.

More info (begins on page 7200)

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