On September 11, 2012, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Air Resources Division (DES) issued a Proposed Title V Operating Permit to Wheelabrator Claremont Company, L.P., located at 145 Grissom Lane in Claremont, New Hampshire. Also, on September 11, 2012, DES submitted the Proposed Title V Operating Permit to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region I (EPA) for a 45-day review period. The Proposed Title V Operating Permit represents the final action by the Director to grant a Title V Operating Permit, pursuant to Env-A 622.08, Decisions.
After DES issued the Proposed Title V Operating Permit, a timely appeal was received by the NH Air Resources Council (ARC). At that time, DES asked EPA to suspend its 45-day review pending the outcome of the appeal with the ARC. On February 10, 2014, the ARC issued a Decision and Order on Notice of Appeal, which denied the appellant’s appeal. On March 17, 2014, the ARC denied a Motion for Reconsideration on the February 10, 2014 Decision and Order on Notice of Appeal. On April 4, 2014, DES requested EPA to re-initiate its 45-day review of the Proposed Title V Operating Permit. On May 19, 2014, EPA informed DES that it did not object to issuance of the Title V Operating Permit. Therefore, DES is issuing the final Title V Operating Permit.
Section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) § 7661d(b)(2), allows citizens to petition the EPA Administrator to object to specific permits or operating permit program deficiencies when they have provided timely comment to the permitting authority during the public review period. This citizen petition must be filed with the EPA Administrator (with a copy to DES and the applicant) within 60 days after the expiration of the 45-day review period specified (i.e., by July 18, 2014). If you have any questions regarding the Title V petition process, please contact Donald Dahl of the EPA Region 1 office at (603) 918-1657.
You can read the Final Title V Operating Permit, the Permit Application Review Summary, and the Findings of Fact and Director's Decision (which includes DES responses to public comments) by following the links listed below. Please direct any questions to Gary Milbury at (603) 271-2630 or by e-mail at email@example.com
- Final Title V Operating Permit
- Permit Application Review Summary
- Findings of Fact and Director's Decision – September 11, 2012
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