(a) Any application for an electric generating facility permit
(EGFP) for additional criteria pollutants from grandfathered coal-fired electric
generating facilities (EGFs) identified in §116.911(e) of this title
(relating to Electric Generating Facility Permit Application) or for grandfathered
facilities identified in §116.911(f)(1) or (2) of this title (relating
to Electric Generating Facility Permit Application) must include a completed
Form PI-1G, Grandfathered Facility Permit Application. The Form PI-1G must
be signed by an authorized representative of the applicant. The Form PI-1G
specifies additional support information which must be provided before the
application is deemed complete. In order to be granted a permit for a grandfathered
facility under this section, the owner or operator of the grandfathered facility
shall submit information to the commission which demonstrates that all of
the following are met.
(1) Protection of public health and welfare. The emissions
from the grandfathered facility will comply with all rules and regulations
of the commission and with the intent of the TCAA, including protection of
the health and physical property of the people.
(2) Measurement of emissions. The EGFP may have provisions
for measuring the emission of air contaminants as determined by the commission.
These may include the installation of sampling ports on exhaust stacks and
construction of sampling platforms in accordance with guidelines in the "Texas
Natural Resource Conservation Commission Sampling Procedures Manual," portable
analyzers, or emissions calculations if a known process variable is monitored.
(3) New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). The emissions
from each affected facility as defined in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Part 60 will meet at least the requirements of any applicable NSPS as listed
under 40 CFR Part 60, promulgated by the EPA under authority granted in accordance
with FCAA, §111, as amended.
(4) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
(NESHAP). The emissions from each facility as defined in 40 CFR Part 61 will
meet at least the requirements of any applicable NESHAP, as listed under 40
CFR Part 61, promulgated by the EPA under authority granted in accordance
with FCAA, §112, as amended.
(5) NESHAPs for source categories. The emissions from each
affected facility shall meet at least the requirements of any applicable maximum
achievable control technology (MACT) standard as listed under 40 CFR Part
63, promulgated by the EPA in accordance with FCAA, §112, or as listed
under Chapter 113, Subchapter C of this title (relating to National Emission
Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories (FCAA, Section
112, 40 CFR 63)).
(6) Performance demonstration. The grandfathered facility will
achieve the performance specified in the permit application. The commission
may require the applicant to submit additional engineering data after an EGFP
has been issued in order to demonstrate further that the grandfathered facility
will achieve the performance specified in the permit. In addition, the commission
may require initial compliance testing to determine ongoing compliance through
engineering calculations based on measured process variables, parametric or
predictive monitoring, stack monitoring, or stack testing.
(7) Nonattainment review. A grandfathered facility in a nonattainment
area shall comply with all applicable requirements under Subchapter B, Division
5 of this chapter (relating to Nonattainment Review).
(8) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) review. A
grandfathered facility in an attainment area shall comply with all applicable
requirements under Subchapter B, Division 6 of this chapter (relating to Prevention
of Significant Deterioration Review).
(9) Air dispersion modeling or ambient monitoring. The commission
may require computerized air dispersion modeling and/or ambient monitoring
to determine the air quality impacts from the grandfathered facility.
(10) Federal standards of review for constructed or reconstructed
major sources of hazardous air pollutants. If the grandfathered facility is
an affected source (as defined in §116.15(1) of this title (relating
to Section 112(g) Definitions)), the affected source shall comply with all
applicable requirements under Subchapter C of this chapter (relating to Hazardous
Air Pollutants: Regulations Governing Constructed or Reconstructed Major Sources
(FCAA, Section 112(g), 40 CFR Part 63)).
(11) Application content. In addition to any other requirements
of this subchapter, the applicant shall:
(A) identify each facility to be included in the electric generating
(B) identify the air contaminants emitted; and
(C) provide emission rate calculations.
(b) Upon request, the commission shall consolidate an application
submitted in accordance with this section with an application pending in accordance
with §116.911(a) of this title.
(c) Applications submitted in accordance with this section
are subject to the requirements of §116.920 of this title (relating to
Public Participation for Initial Issuance).
Source Note: The provisions of this §116.917 adopted to be effective June 12, 2002, 27 TexReg 4954