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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 230. Variance for International Paper Franklin Paper Mill

9VAC5-230-80. FESOP issuance and amendments.

A. The department may issue a FESOP under the provisions of Article 5 (9VAC5-80-800 et seq.) of Part II of 9VAC5 Chapter 80 to implement the provisions of this chapter. The FESOP shall include terms and conditions concerning monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting as may be necessary to ensure compliance with the emissions caps and may include such other terms and conditions as the department may determine are necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter.

B. The department shall issue the initial FESOP in accordance with the procedures set forth in the order. The department shall amend the FESOP in accordance with the procedures set forth in subsections C through E of this section. The department shall specify within the FESOP the conditions under which the FESOP may be amended.

C. The department shall provide for public participation prior to issuing the FESOP. At a minimum, the department shall:

1. Make available for public inspection in at least one location in the area of the site the information submitted by International Paper, the department's analysis of the effect on air quality including the preliminary determination, and a copy or summary of any other materials considered in making the preliminary determination;

2. Notify the public, by advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the site of the application, of the location of the information available for public inspection as specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection, and of the opportunity for comment at a public hearing as well as written public comment;

3. Provide a 30-day period for submittal of public comment;

4. Send a copy of the notice of public comment to the following: the EPA Administrator, through the appropriate regional office; any affected other state or local air pollution control agency; the chief executives of the city and county where the site is located; any state, federal land manager, or other governing body whose lands may be affected by emissions from the site; and

5. Provide opportunity for a public hearing for interested persons to appear and submit written or oral comments on the air quality impact of the site, the control technology required, and other appropriate considerations.

D. Upon request of the department, the public notice required under subdivision C 2 of this section shall be placed by International Paper in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the area of the site of the application. The notice shall be approved by the department and shall include information as the department deems appropriate.

E. For any change that does not meet the criteria for an administrative permit amendment established in subdivision F 1 of this section, the department shall provide an opportunity for public participation consistent with the provisions of subsection C of this section prior to processing the permit amendment.

F. The following provisions govern administrative permit amendments:

1. An administrative permit amendment is a permit revision that:

a. Corrects typographical errors;

b. Identifies a change in the name, address, or phone number of any person identified in the FESOP, or provides a similar minor administrative change at the site;

c. Requires more frequent monitoring, recordkeeping, or reporting by the permittee;

d. Allows for a change in ownership or operational control of a source where the department determines that no other change in the permit is necessary, provided that a written agreement containing a specific date for transfer of permit responsibility, coverage, and liability between the current and new permittee has been submitted to the department;

e. Changes the monitoring, recordkeeping, or reporting requirements for equipment that has been shutdown or is no longer in service; or

f. Any other change that is stipulated in the FESOP as qualifying as an administrative permit amendment, provided that the permit condition that includes such stipulation has already undergone public participation in accordance with subsection C of this section.

2. The department may make an administrative permit amendment consistent with the following procedures:

a. The department shall take final action on any request for an administrative permit amendment within 60 days from receipt of the request, and may incorporate such changes without providing notice to the public, provided that the department designates any such permit revisions as having been made pursuant to this subdivision.

b. The department shall submit a copy of the revised permit to the EPA Administrator.

c. International Paper may implement the changes addressed in the request for an administrative permit amendment immediately upon submittal of the request to the department.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1307 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 24, eff. September 7, 2005.

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