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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AQ29 Publication ID: 2012 
Title: Stationary Combustion Turbine NSPS Amendments to Address UARG Reconsideration Petition 
Abstract: EPA is proposing to amend specific provisions in the new source performance standard (NSPS) for stationary combustion turbines to resolve issues and questions raised by the utility air regulatory group (UARG) on the original final rulemaking published on July 6, 2006 (71 FR 38482), and to address other technical and editorial issues that have been identified since promulgation. The primary issues raised in the petition include the NOx standard and the monitoring and reporting requirements for owners/operators that elect to install NOx CEMS. This proposed rule would also amend the location and wording of existing paragraphs to clarify the requirements of the NSPS. It would also exempt owners/operators of stationary combustion turbines that meet the applicability criteria of and that are complying with the SO2 standard in either subparts J or Ja (standards of performance for petroleum refineries) or only burn fuels containing inherently low amounts of sulfur from complying with the otherwise applicable SO2 limit in subpart KKKK. In addition, we are requesting comment on how to address combustion turbine engines that are overhauled or refurbished offsite in such a manner that neither the owner, operator, or manufacturer can identify which components have been replaced and, therefore, cannot conduct the otherwise required reconstruction analysis. Also, in recognition that the ultra-low sulfur diesel requirements include Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands we are intending and requesting comment on requiring owner/operators of turbines in these locations to the meet the same sulfur requirements as owner/operators of turbines located in State territories. Finally, we are proposing to require electronic reporting of performance tests. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60 
Legal Authority: CAA 111 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/29/2012  77 FR 52554 
Final Rule  12/00/2013   
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0490. Split from RIN 2060-AO23.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 211111 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction; 211112 Natural Gas Liquid Extraction; 486210 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Christian Fellner
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
D243-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-4003
Fax:919 541-5450
Email: fellner.christian@epa.gov

Melanie King
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
D243-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2469
Email: king.melanie@epamail.epa.gov

 
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