The GPLPE has several new requirements, as a result of feedback from EPA and interested parties. Most notable of these changes, is a two tiered emissions limitation structure. Registrants will have the option of requesting limitations on their regulated air pollutants of either:
- Less than 50% of the Title V thresholds.*
- Up to but no more than 80% of the Title V thresholds*
*Excluding GHG which shall be limited to less than 100% of the Title V threshold.
Facilities that choose to limit their emissions, up to but no more than 80% of the Title V thresholds, excluding GHG, will be subject to additional compliance demonstration requirements that do not otherwise apply to facilities that choose to limit their emission to less than 50%.
Each facility is encouraged to carefully review the 2015 GPLPE and consider the GPLPE's applicability to their facility. DEEP staff are available to assist facilities, as they consider their options, and may be contacted at 860-424-4152.
Timing of Re-registration Submittals
For facilities that have historically used the GPLPE, as a means to limit potential emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) and avoid applicability of Federal NESHAPs (aka MACT standards), you are cautioned to submit a registration for authorization under the GPLPE on or before November 19, 2015.
Generally speaking, facilities that do not have the potential to emit HAPs, at or above the Title V threshold, have more time to review the GPLPE and submit their re-registrations for authorization.
The new, revised and improved New Source Review (NSR) application forms are now available on the DEEP Air Permits Website
These forms should be used immediately for any new NSR or non-minor NSR permit modifications. If you have prepared a majority of an application using the old forms, they will be accepted until June 1, 2013. After which, we will only accept NSR applications on the new application forms.
If you have any technical/engineering questions regarding the forms, please contact the Engineer of the Day at 860-424-4152. If you have any comments on the functionality of the forms or improvements you would like to see please send those to firstname.lastname@example.org
in the near term or call the Engineer of the Day.
Thanks go out to all those in the SIPRAC community who volunteered to review or forms and who provided valuable input on the development of the forms. Your time and input are much appreciated!