Proposed Rule 1179.1 – NOx Emission Reductions from Combustion Equipment at Publicly Owned Treatment Works Facilities

Summary

SCH Number
2020080171
Lead Agency
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Proposed Rule 1179.1 – NOx Emission Reductions from Combustion Equipment at Publicly Owned Treatment Works Facilities
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Received
Project Applicant
South Coast Air Quality Management District

Document Description
Proposed Rule (PR) 1179.1 proposes to establish Best Available Retrofit Control Technology (BARCT) requirements for combustion equipment operated at Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) facilities to reduce emissions of: 1) NOx and CO from boilers, steam generators and process heaters rated greater than 400,000 British thermal units (Btu) per hour fueled by digester gas or a digester gas blend; 2) NOx and CO from turbines rated less than 0.3 megawatt (MW) fueled by digester gas or a digester gas blend; 3) NOx and CO from turbines rated at greater than or equal to 0.3 MW fueled by natural gas, digester gas, or a digester gas blend; and 4) NOx, CO and VOC from engines rated at greater than 50 rated brake horsepower (bhp) fueled by digester gas or a digester gas blend. In addition, PR 1179.1 establishes requirements for POTWs to conduct source tests and monitoring, keep records, and prepare reports. PR 1179.1 is estimated to reduce up to 0.05 ton per day of NOx emissions. The Draft EA did not result in the identification of any environmental topic areas that would be significantly adversely affected by PR 1179.1. Two facilities affected by PR 1179.1 were identified on lists compiled by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control per Government Code Section 65962.5.

Contact Information
Kendra Reif
South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Phone : (909) 396-2492
Fax : (909) 396-3982
kreif@aqmd.gov

Location

Counties
Los Angeles Orange Riverside San Bernardino
Regions
Countywide
Other Location Info
The project location is the portion within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) jurisdiction which includes the four-county South Coast Air Basin (all of Orange County and the non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties) as defined in the California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Section 60104, and the Riverside County portions of the Salton Sea Air Basin (SSAB) and Mojave Desert Air Basin (MDAB).

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy California Coastal Commission California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 12 California Department of Transportation, District 8 California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 California State Lands Commission Colorado River Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Transportation, District 7

Attachments

Environmental Document
PR 1179   PDF 1120 K PR 1179   PDF 578 K
NOC
PR 1179   PDF 230 K
State Comments
2020080171_Caltrans Comment   PDF 235 K

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