Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Notice of final action.
This document announces that the EPA Administrator has responded to a citizen petition asking EPA to object to an operating permit issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Specifically, the Administrator has partially granted and partially denied the March 10, 2009 Petition, submitted by WildEarth Guardians (Petitioner), to object to CDPHE's April 1, 2009 title V permit issued to Public Service Company of Colorado dba Xcel Energy (Xcel)—Hayden Power Station.
Pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (Act), Petitioners may seek judicial review of those portions of the petitions, which EPA denied in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit. Any petition for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 307 of the Act.
You may review copies of the final order, the petition, and other supporting information at the EPA Region 8 Office, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202-1129. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to view the copies of the final order, the petition, and other supporting information. You may view the hard copies Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. If you wish to examine these documents, you should make an appointment at least 24 hours before visiting day. Additionally, the final order for Public Service Company of Colorado—Hayden Power Station, is available electronically at:Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Donald Law, Office of Partnerships and Regulatory Assistance, EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202-1129, (303) 312-7015, firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Act affords EPA a 45-day period to review and object to, as appropriate, a title V operating permit proposed by State permitting authorities. Section 505(b)(2) of the Act authorizes any person to petition the EPA Administrator, within 60 days after the expiration of this review period, to object to a title V operating permit if EPA has not done so. Petitions must be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with reasonable specificity during the public comment period provided by the State, unless the petitioner demonstrates that it was impracticable to raise these issues during the comment period or the grounds for the issues arose after this period.
EPA received a petition from WildEarth Guardians dated March 10, 2009, requesting that EPA object to the issuance of the title V operating permit to Public Service Company of Colorado for the operation of the Hayden Power Station. The Petitioner alleges that the Start Printed Page 19969Hayden Power Station permit does not comply with 40 CFR part 70 in that: (I) the title V permit fails to require compliance with particulate matter limits; and (II) the title V permit fails to ensure compliance with Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) requirements in regard to carbon dioxide emissions.
On March 24, 2010, the Administrator issued an order partially granting and partially denying the petition. The order explains the reasons behind EPA's conclusions.Start Signature
Dated: April 7, 2010.
Carol L. Campbell,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 8.
[FR Doc. 2010-8773 Filed 4-15-10; 8:45 am]
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