[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 70 (Monday, April 13, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19660-19661]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08476]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-R09-OAR-2014-0545; FRL-9926-14-Region-9]


Decision To Issue Clean Air Act Permit for the Four Corners Power 
Plant

AGENCY: United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of final agency action.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) issued a final permit decision for a Clean Air Act Prevention of 
Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit and Minor New Source Review 
(NSR) Permit in Indian Country to Arizona Public Service Company (APS) 
for the construction of add-on pollution controls for the Four Corners 
Power Plant (FCPP). Specifically, the permit authorizes APS to 
construct and operate selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, 
including ancillary equipment, on two existing coal-fired electric 
steam generating units at FCPP.

DATES: EPA Region 9 issued a final PSD permit decision for the FCPP on 
December 19, 2014. The permit became effective 30 days after the 
service of notice of the final permit decision. Pursuant to section 
307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7607(b)(1), judicial review 
of this final permit decision, to the extent it is available, may be 
sought by filing a petition for review in the United States Court of 
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit within 60 days of April 13, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Documents relevant to the above-referenced permit are 
available for public inspection during normal business hours at the 
following address: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, 75 
Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-3901. To arrange for viewing 
of these documents, call Lisa Beckham at (415) 972-3811. Due to 
building security procedures, at least 48 hours advance notice is 
required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Beckham, EPA Region 9, (415) 972-
3811, [email protected]. Key portions of the administrative record 
for this decision (including the final permit, all public comments, 
EPA's responses to the public comments, and additional supporting 
information) are available through a link at Region 9's Web site, 
http://www.epa.gov/region9/air/permit/r9-permits-issued.html#psd, or at 
www.regulations.gov (Docket ID # EPA-R09-OAR-2014-0545).

NOTICE OF FINAL ACTION AND SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 19, 
2014, EPA Region 9

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issued its final permit decision to APS authorizing the construction 
and operation of add-on pollution controls at the FCPP--PSD Permit No. 
NN 14-01 and Tribal Minor NSR Permit T-002-NN. EPA issued a Prevention 
of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit and Minor New Source Review 
(NSR) Permit in Indian Country that grants conditional approval to APS, 
in accordance with the PSD regulations (40 CFR 52.21) and the Minor NSR 
regulations for Indian Country (40 CFR 49.151-161). The permit 
authorizes APS to construct and operate SCR systems, including 
ancillary equipment, on two existing coal-fired electric steam 
generating units at FCPP.
    During the public comment period and public hearings, EPA received 
written and oral comments regarding its proposed permit action to 
approve the FCPP SCR project. EPA carefully reviewed the public hearing 
testimony and each of the written comments submitted and, after 
consideration of the expressed views of all commenters, the pertinent 
Federal statutes and regulations, and additional material relevant to 
the application and contained in our Administrative Record, EPA made a 
decision, in accordance with 40 CFR 52.21, to issue a final PSD permit 
and, in accordance with 40 CFR 49.151-161, to issue a final Tribal 
Minor NSR permit to APS.
    Within 30 days after the service of notice announcing the final 
permit decision, any person who filed comments on the proposed permit 
for the FCPP SCR project or participated in any of the public hearings 
for the FCPP SCR project had the opportunity pursuant to 40 CFR part 
124 to petition EPA's Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) to review any 
condition of the final permit. Any person who did not file comments or 
participate in the public hearings could petition for administrative 
review only to the extent that changes were made from the proposed to 
the final permit decision. No petitions for review were filed with the 
EAB. As such, the final permit became effective 30 days after the 
service of notice of the final permit decision.

    Dated: March 31, 2015.
Deborah Jordan,
Director, Air Division, Region IX.
[FR Doc. 2015-08476 Filed 4-10-15; 8:45 am]
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