Notice of Issuance Federal Operating Permit to Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership, 68059-68060 [E9-30407]

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that, on October 2, 2009, pursuant to Title V of the Clean Air Act, EPA issued a Title V Permit to Operate (Title V permit) to Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership (Great Lakes Gas). This permit authorizes Great Lakes Gas to operate two natural gas-fired turbine/ compressors and one natural gas-fired standby electrical generator at Compressor Station #4 (CS#4) near Deer River, Minnesota. CS#4, which is located on privately-owned fee land within the exterior boundaries of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indian Reservation, adds pressure to natural gas in Great Lakes’ pipeline, causing the natural gas to flow to the next compressor station. DATES: During the public comment period, which ended August 24, 2009, EPA received timely written comments from Great Lakes Gas on the draft Title V permit. EPA responded to these comments and issued the final permit on October 2, 2009. No one appealed the final permit to the Environmental Appeals Board, therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 71.11(i)(2), the final permit became effective 30 days after issuance, on November 2, 2009. ADDRESSES: The final signed permit and the response to comment document is available for public inspection online at http://yosemite.epa.gov/r5/r5ard.nsf/ Tribal+Permits!OpenView, or during normal business hours at the following address: EPA, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard (AR–18J), Chicago, Illinois 60604. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Damico, Environmental Engineer, EPA, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard (AR–18J), Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 353–4761, or damico.genevieve@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This supplemental information is organized as follows: A. What is the Background Information? B. What is the Purpose of This Notice? A. What is the Background Information? Great Lakes Gas operates nearly 2,000 miles of large diameter underground PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68059 pipeline, which transports natural gas for delivery to customers in the midwestern and northeastern United States and eastern Canada. The Great Lakes pipeline system and other interstate natural gas transmission pipelines make up the long-distance link between natural gas production fields, local distribution companies, and end users. The pipeline’s 14 compressor stations, located approximately 75 miles apart, operate to keep natural gas moving through the system. Compressors at these stations add pressure to natural gas in the pipeline, causing it to flow to the next compressor station. The pipeline normally operates continuously, but at varying load, 24 hours per day and 365 days per year. CS#4 currently consists of two stationary natural gas-fired turbines, which in turn drive two natural gas compressors. Additionally, one natural gas-fired standby electrical generator provides electrical power for critical operations during temporary electrical power outages and during peak loading. CS#4 is located approximately 3 miles west of the City of Deer River, in Itasca County, Minnesota. The area is designated attainment for all criteria pollutants. CS#4, which occupies an area of approximately 20 acres, is owned and maintained by Great Lakes Gas on privately-owned fee land within the exterior boundaries of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indian Reservation. EPA is responsible for issuing and enforcing any air quality permits for the source until such time that the Tribe has EPA approval to do so. CS#4 is subject to Title V because it has the potential to emit greater than 100 tons per year of nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide. Great Lakes Gas submitted to EPA on February 25, 2009, a Title V permit application to renew its 2004 Title V operating permit for CS#4. On July 23, 2009, EPA published a draft Title V permit to operate for public comment. The public comment period ended on August 24, 2009. We received written comments from Great Lakes Gas on the permit. EPA responded to these comments and issued the final permit on October 2, 2009. No one appealed the final permit to the Environmental Appeals Board, therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 71.11(i)(2), this permit became effective 30 days after issuance, on November 2, 2009. EPA is not aware of any outstanding enforcement actions against Great Lakes Gas and believes the issuance of this permit is non-controversial. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 68060 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 22, 2009 / Notices B. What is the Purpose of This Notice? EPA is notifying the public of the October 2, 2009 issuance and November 2, 2009 effective dates of the Great Lakes Gas CS#4 Title V permit. Dated: December 10, 2009. Walter W. Kovalick, Jr. Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. [FR Doc. E9–30407 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9094–8] National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting and Public Comment AGENCY: Environmental Protection srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Agency. ACTION: Notification of public meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92–463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering for public comment, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to limited space, seating at the NEJAC meeting will be on a first-come basis. DATES: The NEJAC meeting will convene Wednesday, January 27, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and reconvene Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, January 29, 2010, from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. All noted times are Central Time. One public comment session relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, from 3:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. All noted times are Central Time. Members of the public who wish to participate in the public comment period are encouraged to pre-register by January 11, 2010. ADDRESSES: The NEJAC meeting will be held at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, telephone (504) 581– 1000, FAX (504) 523–6755 or toll-free: (888) 364–1200. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Mr. Aaron Bell, VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:01 Dec 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at (202) 564–1044, via e-mail at Bell.Aaron@epa.gov; or by FAX at (202) 501–0936. Additional information about the meeting is available on the following Web site: http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/environmentaljustice/nejac/ meetings.html. Pre-registration by January 11, 2010, for all attendees is highly recommended. To register online, visit the Web site above. Requests for preregistration forms should be sent to Ms. Estela Rosas, EPA Contractor, APEX Direct, Inc., at 877–773–0779 or meetings@AlwaysPursuing Excellence.com. Non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a foreign language interpreter also may make appropriate arrangements using these numbers. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Charter of the NEJAC states that the advisory committee shall provide independent advice to the Administrator on areas that may include, among other things, ‘‘advice about broad, cross-cutting issues related to environmental justice, including environment-related strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to environmental justice.’’ The meeting shall be used to receive comments, discuss, and provide recommendations regarding these primary areas: (1) Environmental Justice and Rulemaking; (2) Climate Adaptation; (3) School Air Toxics Monitoring, (4) EPA’s Response to the NEJAC Goods Movement Report; (5) EPA’s Environmental Justice Enforcement Priorities; (6) Nationally Consistent Environmental Justice Screening Approaches; and (7) EPA’s National Enforcement Priorities. A. Public Comment: Individuals or groups making oral presentations during the public comment period will be limited to a total time of five minutes. Only one representative of a community, organization, or group will be allowed to speak. Any number of written comments can be submitted for the record. The suggested format for individuals providing public comments is as follows: Name of Speaker, Name of Organization/Community, Address, Telephone, E-mail, Description of Concern and its Relationship to a Specific Policy Issue(s), and Recommendations or Desired Outcome. Written comments received by January 11, 2010 will be included in the materials distributed to the members of the NEJAC. Written comments received after that date will be provided to the PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NEJAC as logistics allow. All information should be sent to the address, e-mail, or fax number listed in the CONTACT section above. B. Information about Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information about access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ms. Estela Rosas, EPA Contractor, APEX Direct, Inc., at 877– 773–0779 or meetings@AlwaysPursuing Excellence.com. To request special accommodations for a disability, please contact Ms. Rosas, at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA sufficient time to process your request. All requests should be sent to the address, e-mail, or FAX number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Dated: December 16, 2009. Victoria Robinson, Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. [FR Doc. E9–30400 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9094–3] Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Request for Applications for Essential Use Allowances for 2011 and 2012 AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting applications for essential use allowances for calendar years 2011 and 2012. Essential use allowances provide exemptions from the phaseout of production and import of ozone-depleting substances (ODSs). Essential use allowances must be authorized by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (the Protocol). The U.S. Government will use the applications received in response to this notice as the basis for its nomination of essential uses at the 22nd Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, to be held in 2010. DATES: Applications for essential use allowances must be submitted to EPA no later than January 21, 2010 in order for the U.S. Government to complete its review and to submit nominations to the United Nations Environment Programme and the Protocol Parties in a timely manner. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 22, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68059-68060]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-30407]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[MN89; FRL-9094-5]


Notice of Issuance Federal Operating Permit to Great Lakes Gas 
Transmission Limited Partnership

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that, on October 2, 2009, pursuant to 
Title V of the Clean Air Act, EPA issued a Title V Permit to Operate 
(Title V permit) to Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership 
(Great Lakes Gas). This permit authorizes Great Lakes Gas to operate 
two natural gas-fired turbine/compressors and one natural gas-fired 
standby electrical generator at Compressor Station 4 
(CS4) near Deer River, Minnesota. CS4, which is 
located on privately-owned fee land within the exterior boundaries of 
the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indian Reservation, adds pressure to 
natural gas in Great Lakes' pipeline, causing the natural gas to flow 
to the next compressor station.

DATES: During the public comment period, which ended August 24, 2009, 
EPA received timely written comments from Great Lakes Gas on the draft 
Title V permit. EPA responded to these comments and issued the final 
permit on October 2, 2009. No one appealed the final permit to the 
Environmental Appeals Board, therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 
71.11(i)(2), the final permit became effective 30 days after issuance, 
on November 2, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The final signed permit and the response to comment document 
is available for public inspection online at http://yosemite.epa.gov/
r5/r5ard.nsf/Tribal+Permits!OpenView, or during normal business hours 
at the following address: EPA, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard (AR-
18J), Chicago, Illinois 60604.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Damico, Environmental 
Engineer, EPA, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard (AR-18J), Chicago, 
Illinois 60604, (312) 353-4761, or damico.genevieve@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This supplemental information is organized 
as follows:

A. What is the Background Information?
B. What is the Purpose of This Notice?

A. What is the Background Information?

    Great Lakes Gas operates nearly 2,000 miles of large diameter 
underground pipeline, which transports natural gas for delivery to 
customers in the midwestern and northeastern United States and eastern 
Canada. The Great Lakes pipeline system and other interstate natural 
gas transmission pipelines make up the long-distance link between 
natural gas production fields, local distribution companies, and end 
users. The pipeline's 14 compressor stations, located approximately 75 
miles apart, operate to keep natural gas moving through the system. 
Compressors at these stations add pressure to natural gas in the 
pipeline, causing it to flow to the next compressor station. The 
pipeline normally operates continuously, but at varying load, 24 hours 
per day and 365 days per year. CS4 currently consists of two 
stationary natural gas-fired turbines, which in turn drive two natural 
gas compressors. Additionally, one natural gas-fired standby electrical 
generator provides electrical power for critical operations during 
temporary electrical power outages and during peak loading.
    CS4 is located approximately 3 miles west of the City of 
Deer River, in Itasca County, Minnesota. The area is designated 
attainment for all criteria pollutants. CS4, which occupies an 
area of approximately 20 acres, is owned and maintained by Great Lakes 
Gas on privately-owned fee land within the exterior boundaries of the 
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indian Reservation. EPA is responsible for 
issuing and enforcing any air quality permits for the source until such 
time that the Tribe has EPA approval to do so.
    CS4 is subject to Title V because it has the potential to 
emit greater than 100 tons per year of nitrogen oxide and carbon 
monoxide. Great Lakes Gas submitted to EPA on February 25, 2009, a 
Title V permit application to renew its 2004 Title V operating permit 
for CS4. On July 23, 2009, EPA published a draft Title V 
permit to operate for public comment. The public comment period ended 
on August 24, 2009. We received written comments from Great Lakes Gas 
on the permit. EPA responded to these comments and issued the final 
permit on October 2, 2009. No one appealed the final permit to the 
Environmental Appeals Board, therefore, in accordance with 40 CFR 
71.11(i)(2), this permit became effective 30 days after issuance, on 
November 2, 2009.
    EPA is not aware of any outstanding enforcement actions against 
Great Lakes Gas and believes the issuance of this permit is non-
controversial.

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B. What is the Purpose of This Notice?

    EPA is notifying the public of the October 2, 2009 issuance and 
November 2, 2009 effective dates of the Great Lakes Gas CS4 
Title V permit.

    Dated: December 10, 2009.
Walter W. Kovalick, Jr.
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.
[FR Doc. E9-30407 Filed 12-21-09; 8:45 am]
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