Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit For Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Permit PSD-EPA-R4016)
In accordance with the provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA), Subchapter I, Part C, 42 U.S.C. § 7470, the implementing Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) of Air Quality Regulations at the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 40, Section 52.21 (40 CFR § 52.21), and the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) at 40 CFR § 52.37 [effective December 30, 2010, and published at 75 FR 82246 (Dec. 30, 2010)], the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 intends to authorize New Hope Power Company (NHPC) Okeelanta Cogeneration Plant to construct and operate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) air emissions units as a modification to the existing Okeelanta Cogeneration Plant located at 8001 U.S. Highway 27 South, South Bay (Palm Beach County), Florida.
This permit addresses GHG-related PSD requirements only. For this Project, the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), retains jurisdiction over PSD permitting for regulated pollutants other than GHGs. This permit shall not relieve the owner or operator of the responsibility to comply fully with all applicable provisions of federal and state law.
The EPA issues this permit pursuant to Subchapter I, Part C, of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. § 7470, the implementing PSD Regulations at 40 CFR § 52.21, and the FIP at 40 CFR § 52.37 [effective December 30, 2010 and published at 75 FR 82246 (Dec. 30, 2010)]. This permit is based upon application materials submitted to the EPA by New Hope Power Company (NHPC), dated February 4, 2013; May 17, 2013; and November 11, 2013; supplemental submittals in the administrative record for this permit action, and upon the technical analysis performed by the EPA.