Texas 30 TAC Chapter 39, Subchapter H, Section 39.412. Combined Notice for Certain Greenhouse Gases Permit Applications, SIP effective November 10, 2014 (TXd161)
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
39 Chapter 39 – Public Notice
39H SUBCHAPTER H : APPLICABILITY AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
39H Section 39.412. Combined Notice for Certain Greenhouse Gases Permit Applications.
Approved by EPA November 10, 2014 SIP effective November 10, 2014 (TXd161).
New Section 412 adopted by TCEQ March 26, 2014 effective April 17, 2014 (39-U),
Submitted to EPA April 16, 2014 (TX-357),
Regulations.gov document EPA-R06-OAR-2013-0808-0027 [TX155.27].
Approved by EPA November 10, 2014 (79 FR 66626) effective November 10, 2014 (TXd161),
Regulations.gov document EPA-R06-OAR-2013-0808-0025 [TX155.25].
Section 39.412 Explanation: No explanation – entire section in SIP.
§39.412. Combined Notice for Certain Greenhouse Gases Permit Applications.
(a) This section applies to a permit application transferred from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or filed with the commission for initial issuance of a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit to authorize only emissions of Greenhouses Gases, as defined in §101.1 of this title (relating to Definitions) which, prior to receipt of the application with the commission, was filed with EPA and for which notice of draft permit was published as required by EPA.
(b) In lieu of compliance with all other applicable requirements of this chapter regarding PSD permit applications, an applicant may fulfill the requirements of this chapter by:
(1) Complying with the requirements of §39.405(f)(3), (h)(1) - (4), (6), (8) - (11), (i) and (j) of this title (relating to General Notice Provisions);
(2) Publishing Notice of Receipt of Application and Intent to Obtain Permit combined with Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision (Combined Notice) as follows:
(A) The published Combined Notice must comply with §39.411(e)(1) - (3), (4)(A)(i), (5)(A), (6) - (9), and (16) of this title (relating to Text of Public Notice);
(B) The published Combined Notice must include the following information:
(i) a list of the individual Greenhouse Gases proposed to be emitted;
(ii) a summary of the executive director's preliminary decision and whether the executive director has prepared a draft permit, and a statement that the executive director's draft permit and preliminary decision, preliminary determination summary, and air quality analysis, if applicable, are available electronically on the commission's Web site;
(iii) the location, at a public place with internet access in the county in which the facility is located or proposed to be located, at which a copy of the complete application and the executive director's draft permit and preliminary decision are available for review and copying;
(iv) a brief description of public comment procedures, including a description of the manner in which comments regarding the executive director's draft permit and preliminary decision, preliminary determination summary, and air quality analysis, if applicable may be submitted. The public comment procedures must be printed in a font style or size that clearly provides emphasis and distinguishes it from the remainder of the Combined Notice;
(v) a statement that a public meeting will be held by the executive director if requested by a member of the legislature who represents the general area where the facility is to be located, there is substantial public interest in the proposed
activity or at the request of any interested person;
(vi) a statement that the comment period will be for at least 30 days following the last publication of the Combined Notice together with the deadline to file comments or request a public meeting;
(vii) a statement that any comments submitted to EPA regarding the application will not be included in the executive director's response to comments unless the comments are timely submitted to the commission; and
(viii) a statement if the executive director prepares a Response to Comments as required by §55.156 of this title (relating to Public Comment Processing), the chief clerk will make the executive director's response to public comments available on the commission's Web site; and
(C) The Combined Notice must meet the requirements of §39.603(c) and (d) of this title (relating to Newspaper Notice) and is required to be published within 33 days after the chief clerk has mailed the preliminary decision concurrently with the notice to the applicant;
(3) Making a copy of the application and certain other documents, as applicable, available for review and copying according to the following requirements:
(A) A copy of the application must be available at a public place with internet access in the county in which the facility is located or proposed to be located;
(B) The copy of the application must be updated as changes are made, if any, to the application; and the entire application must be available for review and copying;
(C) A copy of the executive director's preliminary decision, draft permit, preliminary determination summary and air quality analysis, if applicable, must be made available on the first day of newspaper publication of the Combined Notice required by this section and must remain available until the commission has taken action on the application; and
(D) If the application is submitted with confidential information indicate in the public file that there is additional information in a confidential file marked as confidential by the applicant;
(4) Complying with the requirements of §39.604(a) and (c) - (e) of this title (relating to Sign-Posting), except that the sign or signs must be in place on the first day of publication of the Combined Notice. The signs must remain in place and legible throughout the public comment period. The applicant shall provide verification that the sign posting was conducted according to §39.604 of this title; and
(5) Complying with §39.605 of this title (relating to Notice to Affected Agencies).
(c) The chief clerk shall be responsible for the following additional requirements.
(1) Mailing the Combined Notice as required by §39.602 of this title (relating to Mailed Notice).
(2) Transmitting the executive director's response to comments as provided for in §39.420(c)(1)(A) - (B), (2), and (d) of this title (relating to Transmittal of the Executive Director's Response to Comments and Decision).
(d) The public comment period shall automatically be extended to the close of any public meeting or notice and comment hearing.
(e) After the deadline for submitting public comment, final action on an application may be taken under Chapter 50 of this title (relating to Action on Applications and Other Authorizations).
Adopted by TCEQ March 26, 2014, effective April 17, 2014
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