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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AQ29 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Stationary Combustion Turbine New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) Amendments to Address UARG Reconsideration Petition 

EPA is amending 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 rule will also amend the location and wording of existing paragraphs to clarify the requirements of the NSPS. It will also reduce compliance burden for 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, at proposal, we requested comment on defining new and reconstruction specific to subpart KKKK. We received multiple comments on the options we are considering. The final rule will address the issues raised by the commenters. Also, in recognition that the ultra-low sulfur diesel requirements include Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, we are evaluating 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 requiring electronic reporting of performance testing.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/29/2012  77 FR 52553   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  10/26/2012  77 FR 65351   
Final Rule  01/00/2016 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0490
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
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D243-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-4003
Fax:919 541-4991

Melanie King
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D243-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2469