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General Notice
Public Comment Period and Public Hearing - Proposed State Implementation Plan Revision
Date Posted: 9/7/2011
Expiration Date: 10/26/2011
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
No comment forum defined for this notice.
Notice of action: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a proposed plan regarding air pollution emitted by a facility in Fluvanna County, Virginia. The Commonwealth intends to submit the plan as a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) in accordance with the requirements of § 110(a) of the federal Clean Air Act. The SIP is the plan developed by the Commonwealth in order to fulfill its responsibilities under the federal Clean Air Act to attain and maintain the ambient air quality standards promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Act.
Purpose of notice: DEQ is seeking comments on whether a now-obsolete permit that had established emission limits for NOX for certain affected units in compliance with the provisions of EPA’s Phase II NOX SIP Call Rule should be removed from the SIP.
Public comment period: September 26 to October 26, 2011.
Public hearing: Conference room, DEQ Valley Regional Office, 4411 Early Road, PO Box 3000, Harrisonburg, Virginia, at 6:00 pm on October 26, 2011.
Description of proposal: The Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation (Registration No. 40789) has permanently shut down 4 large stationary natural gas-fired, spark ignited, reciprocating IC engines that were permitted in order to comply with the provisions of EPA’s Phase II NOX SIP Call Rule. Because these units are permanently shut down, DEQ is requesting that EPA remove the permit from the SIP. Once EPA has approved this request and DEQ has notified the owner of this approval, the permit repeal will become effective 30 days later. DEQ is seeking comments on the issue of whether the now-obsolete permit should be removed from the SIP.
Federal information: This notice is being given to satisfy the public participation requirements of federal regulations (40 CFR 51.102). The proposal will be submitted as a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia SIP under § 110(a) of the federal Clean Air Act in accordance with 40 CFR 51.104.
How to comment: DEQ accepts written comments by email, fax and postal mail. In order to be considered, written comments must include the full name, address and telephone number of the person commenting and be received by DEQ by the last day of the comment period. Commenters submitting faxes are encouraged to provide the signed original by postal mail within one week. Both oral and written comments are accepted at the public hearing. DEQ prefers that comments be provided in writing, along with any supporting documents or exhibits. All testimony, exhibits and documents received are part of the public record.Please note this proposed plan is being concurrently reviewed by EPA.
To review proposal: The proposal and any supporting documents are available on the DEQ Air Public Notices for Plans web site ( 574-7800.).  The documents may also be obtained by contacting the DEQ representative named below.  The public may review the documents between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm of each business day until the close of the public comment period at the following locations: 1) DEQ Main Street Office, 8th Floor, 629 E. Main Street, Richmond VA, (804) 698-4070 and 2) DEQ Valley Regional Office, 4411 Early Road, PO Box 3000, Harrisonburg VA,

Contact Information
Name / Title: Deb Medlin 
Address: 4411 Early Road
P.O. Box 3000
Harrisonburg, 22801
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