Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Tennessee Valley Authority-Paradise Fossil Fuel Plant; Muhlenberg County, KY, 28223-28224 [2011-11948]

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[FR Doc. 2011–11909 Filed 5–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–R06–OAR–2010–0774; FRL–9306–4] Adequacy Status of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana Maintenance Plan 8-Hour Ozone Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes 665–8542, E-mail address: Riley.Jeffrey@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refers to EPA. The word ‘‘budget(s)’’ refers to the mobile source emissions budget for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and the mobile source emissions budget for nitrogen oxides (NOX). On August 31, 2010, we received a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). This revision consisted of a Redesignation Request/Maintenance Plan SIP for the Baton Rouge ozone nonattainment area. In response to further EPA communication with LDEQ, we received a technical amendment to the Baton Rouge Redesignation Request/ Maintenance Plan SIP from LDEQ on February 14, 2011. This submittal established the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEB) for the Baton Rouge area for the year 2022. The MVEB is the amount of emissions allowed in the state implementation plan for on-road motor vehicles; it establishes an emissions ceiling for the regional transportation network. The MVEB is provided in Table 1: TABLE 1—BATON ROUGE NOX AND VOC MVEB [Summer season tons per day] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of adequacy determination. 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EPA Region 6 sent a letter to LDEQ on April 27, 2011, finding that the MVEB in the Baton Rouge Redesignation Request/Maintenance Plan SIP, submitted on August 31, 2010 and February 14, 2011, is adequate and must be used for transportation conformity determinations in the Baton Rouge area. This finding has also been announced on EPA’s conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/ stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm. Transportation conformity is required by section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act. EPA’s conformity rule, 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 93, requires that transportation plans, PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28223 programs and projects conform to state air quality implementation plans and establishes the criteria and procedures for determining whether or not they do so. Conformity to a SIP means that transportation activities will not produce new air quality violations, worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of the national ambient air quality standards. The criteria by which EPA determines whether a SIP’s MVEB is adequate for transportation conformity purposes are outlined in 40 CFR 93.118(e)(4). We have also described the process for determining the adequacy of submitted SIP budgets in our July 1, 2004, final rulemaking entitled, ‘‘Transportation Conformity Rule Amendments for the New 8-hour Ozone and PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards and Miscellaneous Revisions for Existing Areas; Transportation Conformity Rule Amendments: Response to Court Decision and Additional Rule Changes’’ (69 FR 40004). Please note that an adequacy review is separate from EPA’s completeness review, and it should not be used to prejudge EPA’s ultimate approval of the Baton Rouge Redesignation Request/Maintenance Plan SIP revision submittal. Even if EPA finds a budget adequate, the Redesignation Request/Maintenance Plan SIP revision submittal could later be disapproved. Within 24 months from the effective date of this notice, the transportation partners will need to demonstrate conformity to the new MVEB if the demonstration has not already been made, pursuant to 40 CFR 93.104(e). See, 73 FR 4419 (January 24, 2008). Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: May 6, 2011. Al Armendariz, Regional Administrator, Region 6. [FR Doc. 2011–11944 Filed 5–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Petition IV–2010–1; FRL–9306–2] Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Tennessee Valley Authority—Paradise Fossil Fuel Plant; Muhlenberg County, KY Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of final order on petition to object to a state operating permit. AGENCY: Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 28224 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 94 / Monday, May 16, 2011 / Notices 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated May 2, 2011, denying a petition to object to a CAA title V operating permit issued by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for its Paradise Fossil Fuel Plant located near Drakesboro in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. This Order constitutes a final action on the petition submitted by Sierra Club (Petitioner) on January 9, 2010. Pursuant to sections 307(b) and 505(b)(2) of the CAA, a petition for judicial review of those parts of the Order that deny issues in the petition may be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Order, the petition, and all pertinent information relating thereto are on file at the following location: EPA Region 4, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. The Order is also available electronically at the following address: http://www.epa.gov/ region07/air/title5/petitiondb/petitions/ tva_paradise_response2010.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Art Hofmeister, Air Permits Section, EPA Region 4, at (404) 562–9115 or hofmeister.art@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CAA affords EPA a 45-day period to review and, as appropriate, the authority to object to operating permits proposed by state permitting authorities under title V of the CAA, 42 U.S.C. 7661–7661f. Section 505(b)(2) of the CAA and 40 CFR 70.8(d) authorize any person to petition the EPA Administrator to object to a title V operating permit within 60 days after the expiration of EPA’s 45day review period if EPA has not objected on its own initiative. Petitions must be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with reasonable specificity during the public comment period provided by the state, unless the petitioner demonstrates that it was impracticable to raise these issues during the comment period or the grounds for the issues arose after this period. Petitioner submitted a petition regarding the Paradise Fossil Fuel Plant on January 9, 2010, requesting that EPA object to the CAA title V operating permit (#V–07–018R1). Petitioner alleged that the permit was not consistent with the CAA because it failed to include a prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) analysis for the three main boilers (Units 1–3) due to alleged major modifications undertaken at Paradise Fossil Fuel Plant VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 May 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 beginning in 1984 without TVA obtaining required PSD permits. On May 2, 2011, the Administrator issued an Order denying the petition. The Order explains EPA’s rationale for denying the petition. Dated: May 9, 2011. A. Stanley Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 4. [FR Doc. 2011–11948 Filed 5–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9306–6] Cancellation of the Local Government Advisory Committee Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Cancellation of the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 94 (Monday, May 16, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28223-28224]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11948]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[Petition IV-2010-1; FRL-9306-2]


Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to 
State Operating Permit for Tennessee Valley Authority--Paradise Fossil 
Fuel Plant; Muhlenberg County, KY

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of final order on petition to object to a state 
operating permit.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR

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70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated May 2, 2011, 
denying a petition to object to a CAA title V operating permit issued 
by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality to Tennessee Valley Authority 
(TVA) for its Paradise Fossil Fuel Plant located near Drakesboro in 
Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. This Order constitutes a final action on 
the petition submitted by Sierra Club (Petitioner) on January 9, 2010. 
Pursuant to sections 307(b) and 505(b)(2) of the CAA, a petition for 
judicial review of those parts of the Order that deny issues in the 
petition may be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the 
appropriate circuit within 60 days from the date this notice appears in 
the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Order, the petition, and all pertinent 
information relating thereto are on file at the following location: EPA 
Region 4, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, 61 Forsyth 
Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. The Order is also available 
electronically at the following address: http://www.epa.gov/region07/air/title5/petitiondb/petitions/tva_paradise_response2010.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Art Hofmeister, Air Permits Section, 
EPA Region 4, at (404) 562-9115 or hofmeister.art@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CAA affords EPA a 45-day period to 
review and, as appropriate, the authority to object to operating 
permits proposed by state permitting authorities under title V of the 
CAA, 42 U.S.C. 7661-7661f. Section 505(b)(2) of the CAA and 40 CFR 
70.8(d) authorize any person to petition the EPA Administrator to 
object to a title V operating permit within 60 days after the 
expiration of EPA's 45-day review period if EPA has not objected on its 
own initiative. Petitions must be based only on objections to the 
permit that were raised with reasonable specificity during the public 
comment period provided by the state, unless the petitioner 
demonstrates that it was impracticable to raise these issues during the 
comment period or the grounds for the issues arose after this period.
    Petitioner submitted a petition regarding the Paradise Fossil Fuel 
Plant on January 9, 2010, requesting that EPA object to the CAA title V 
operating permit (V-07-018R1). Petitioner alleged that the 
permit was not consistent with the CAA because it failed to include a 
prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) analysis for the three 
main boilers (Units 1-3) due to alleged major modifications undertaken 
at Paradise Fossil Fuel Plant beginning in 1984 without TVA obtaining 
required PSD permits.
    On May 2, 2011, the Administrator issued an Order denying the 
petition. The Order explains EPA's rationale for denying the petition.

    Dated: May 9, 2011.
A. Stanley Meiburg,
Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 4.
[FR Doc. 2011-11948 Filed 5-13-11; 8:45 am]
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