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Duke Cliffside Documents - Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE
 
NOTICE FOR PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED
FOR MODIFICATION OF AN EXISTING AIR QUALITY PERMIT

Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC - Cliffside Steam Station has applied to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ), Permits Section (PS) for modification of an existing air permit No. 04044T28 for the Cliffside Steam Station located at:

573 Duke Power Road (SR 1002)
Cliffside, NC 28024
Rutherford County

Request for Modification - On October 28, 2008, Duke Energy submitted an application requesting a modification to the existing Cliffside air quality permit. In this application Duke Energy requested permit restrictions limiting emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from Cliffside coal-fired Unit No. 6 to less than ten (10) tons of any single HAP and less than twenty-five (25) tons of all combined HAPs. The NCDAQ proposes to approve this application request and issue a revised air quality permit containing the requested emission limitations including enforceable conditions ensuring the compliance with these limits.

The Director of the North Carolina Division of Air Quality, in accordance with 15A NCAC 2Q .0306(a) and .0521(f), has determined that a public hearing is in the best interest of the public. Therefore a public hearing will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday January 15, 2009 at Chase High School located at 1603 Chase High School Road in Forest City. Persons wishing to present oral comments on the NCDAQ's proposed approval of Duke Energy's request to modify the permit to include additional HAP restrictions at the hearing should prepare their presentations to be three minutes or less..

A copy of the application for modification submitted by Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC - Cliffside Steam Station and other material used by the DAQ in making this preliminary determination are available for public inspection at http://daq.state.nc.us/permits/psd/cliffside.shtml and http://daq.state.nc.us/cgi-bin/cal.cgi?12+2008 or during normal business hours at the following locations:

NC DENR
Division of Air Quality
Major New Source Review Branch
2728 Capital Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27604

or

Asheville Regional Office
2090 U.S. Highway 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778

Information on the proposed permit, the permit application, and the staff review is available by writing or calling:

Donald van der Vaart, Ph.D., P.E.
Chief
Permits Section
North Carolina Division of Air Quality
1641 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1641
Telephone: (919) 715-6253

Interested persons are invited to review these materials and to submit written comments no later than January 22, 2009. Comments should be addressed to Edward L. Martin, P.E., Division of Air Quality, North Carolina Department of Environment, and Natural Resources, 1641 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27699-1641 Attention: Permits Section.

After considering the comments received the NCDAQ will act on the request for modification of the Duke Energy Carolinas permit.

B. Keith Overcash, P.E.
Director