[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 236 (Monday, December 13, 2021)]
[Pages 70837-70838]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-26670]



[EPA-R09-OAR-2021-0629; FRL 9252-01-R9]

Final Agency Action To Issue a Prevention of Significant 
Deterioration Non-Applicability Determination for the AltAir Renewable 
Fuels Project

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of final agency action.


SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) issued a final agency action for a Clean Air Act Prevention of 
Significant Deterioration (PSD) Non-Applicability Determination to 
AltAir Paramount, LLC (``AltAir''), for its Renewable Fuels Project in 
California's South Coast Air Basin. AltAir plans to convert the 
remainder of the existing Paramount Crude Oil Refinery into a renewable

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fuels facility. As part of this Renewable Fuels Project, existing 
equipment will be re-used and re-purposed, new equipment will be 
installed, unneeded equipment will be eliminated or permanently idled, 
and project upgrades to existing equipment will be made to improve 
efficiencies and reduce operational emissions. In its Non-Applicability 
Determination, the EPA determined that the Renewable Fuels Project will 
not result in a major PSD modification.

DATES: The PSD Non-Applicability Determination issued on November 3, 
2021, was a final agency action. Pursuant to section 307(b)(1) of the 
Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7607(b)(1), judicial review of this final 
agency action may be sought by filing a petition for review in the 
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit within 60 days of 
December 13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under 
Docket ID No. EPA-R09-OAR-2021-0629. Publicly available docket 
materials, including the determination letter and supporting 
documentation, are available through https://www.regulations.gov, or by 
contacting the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: La Weeda Ward, Permits Office (Air-3-
1), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, (213) 244-1812, 
[email protected].


Notice of Final Action

    On November 3, 2021, EPA notified AltAir that based on EPA's review 
of AltAir's PSD Applicability Evaluation, the Renewable Fuels Project 
is not a major modification that requires a PSD permit under 40 CFR 

    Dated: November 10, 2021.
Elizabeth Adams,
Acting Regional Administrator Region IX.
[FR Doc. 2021-26670 Filed 12-10-21; 8:45 am]