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Acid Rain Permits (Title IV)Agency: Environmental Quality
The Air Quality Division of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, (DEQ) issues Phase II Acid Rain Permits pursuant to Title IV of the federal Clean Air Act to some electric facilities with electric generating units (EGU), which sell electricity to the grid and burn fossil fuel.
Phase II Acid Rain Permit
B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
Federal Clean Air Act,Title IV
C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:
1. Applicability (activities that require the permit)
The EGUs that sell electricity to the grid and burn fossil fuel may be required to obtain and operate in compliance with a Phase II acid rain permit, pursuant to Title IV of the federal Clean Air Act. EGUs that have a nameplate capacity of less than 25 MW and burn a fuel with an annual average sulfur content of less than 0.05 percent are exempt from Title IV.
2. Pre-Application Requirements
The applicant must follow the conditions in the acid rain permit application until the permit is issued. The conditions in the application are then incorporated into the acid rain permit.
3. Application Submission Requirements
4. Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining Permit or Approval
The application forms for the Acid Rain permit can be found at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Clean Air Market Division website at: www.epa.gov/airmarkets/business/forms.html.The acid rain permit must go through a 30-day public comment period followed by a U.S. EPA 45-day review period. Acid rain permits are issued at the same time as facility's Title V (ROP) permit.
5. Operational Requirements
The affected unit shall hold allowances, as of the allowance transfer deadline, in the unit's compliance subaccount not less than the total annual emissions of sulfur dioxide for the previous calendar year from the unit and comply with the applicable Acid Rain emissions limitation for sulfur dioxide in accordance with 40 CFR 72.9 (c). If the facility is a coal fired facility, they must have a NOx compliance plan that meets the requirements of 40 CFR Part 76 and is included in the permit and must meet the conditions of that plan.
7. Appeal Process
40 CFR Part 78 - Appeal Procedures for Acid Rain Program
8. Public Input Opportunities
The decision maker in this process is the AQD District Supervisor. There is a formal public involvement process, which includes a 30 day public comment period. The comment period is concurrent with the Renewable Operating Permit (Chapter 5.1.2) comment period for the facility. Public notice is provided in the DEQ Calendar.
E. MICHIGAN BUSINESS ONE STOP:
The Michigan Business One Stop (One Stop) is designed to allow businesses to interact with multiple State of Michigan departments in one place. One Stop can be found on-line at: www.michigan.gov/business. One Stop includes a set of screening questions to help your business identify the permits, licenses, and registartions needed in Michigan. We hope you give it a try. Help for Using One Stop is as easy as contacting the Customer Assistance Center at 877-766-1779. They are open Monday - Friday from 7 am to 6 pm.
Air Quality Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 30260, Lansing, Michigan 48909
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