Standards of Performance for Stationary Combustion Turbines

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0490
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The EPA is amending specific provisions in the new source performance standard (NSPS) for stationary combustion turbines to resolve issues and questions raised by the utility air regulatory group (UARG) on the original final rulemaking published on July 6, 2006 (71 FR 38482), and to address other technical and editorial issues that have been identified since promulgation. The primary issues raised in the petition include the NOx standard and the monitoring and reporting requirements for owners/operators that elect to install NOx continuous emissions monitoring systems CEMS. This rule will also amend the location and wording of existing paragraphs to clarify the requirements of the NSPS. It will also reduce compliance burden for owners/operators of stationary combustion turbines that meet the applicability criteria of and that are complying with the SO2 standard in either subparts J or Ja (Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries) or only burn fuels containing inherently low amounts of sulfur from complying with the otherwise applicable SO2 limit in subpart KKKK. In addition, at proposal, we requested comment on defining new and reconstruction specific to subpart KKKK. We received multiple comments on the options we are considering. The final rule will address the issues raised by the commenters. Also, in recognition that the ultra-low sulfur diesel requirements include Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, we are evaluating requiring owner/operators of turbines in these locations to the meet the same sulfur requirements as owner/operators of turbines located in State territories. Finally, we are requiring electronic reporting of performance testing.

RIN: 2060-AQ29
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Clean Air Act
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM08/29/201277 FR 52553
NPRM Comment Period Extended10/26/201277 FR 65351
Final Rule07/00/2016
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OAR

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Dec 28, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/29/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0490-0327
Comment Period Closed
Apr 19, 2005 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/18/2005
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0490-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/26/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0490-0342
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 07/06/2006
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0490-0233

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/29/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0490-0336
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/29/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0490-0334
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/29/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0490-0332


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Christian Fellner
919 541-4003
919 541-5450 (Fax)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Melanie King
919 541-2469
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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