Title V Draft Permit

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Dry Fork Station

State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Air Quality
Draft Operating Permit

Chapter 6, Section 3(d)(ix) of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations provides, prior to final determination on an application for a Chapter 6, Section 3 operating permit, opportunity be given for public comment and public hearing on the information submitted by the owner or operator and on the draft permit. The regulation further requires such information be made available to the public and the public be allowed a period of thirty (30) days to submit comments. A public hearing will be conducted only if, in the opinion of the Administrator, sufficient interest is generated or if an aggrieved party requests a hearing within the 30 day public comment period.

Notice is hereby given on March 24, 2020 that the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, proposes to issue an initial Chapter 6, Section 3 operating permit to the following applicant for the Dry Fork Station in Campbell County, Wyoming:

Basin Electric Power Cooperative
1717 East Interstate Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503

The Dry Fork Station is located in Section 24 of Township 51 North, Range 72 West, in Campbell County, Wyoming (approximately 7 miles north of Gillette, Wyoming). The facility is a coal fired power generating facility. The pollutants of primary concern from this facility are Particulate Matter (PM, PM10, and PM2.5), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), and Carbon Monoxide (CO).

Chapter 6, Section 3 does not impose new substantive requirements on an air pollution source but does require sources subject to the Operating Permit Program obtain a renewable operating permit that clarifies in a single document which air quality requirements apply to the source and provides methods for assessing the source's compliance with those requirements.

The Division's Operating Permit contact is Melissa Meares, Operating Permit Program Manager, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 at (307) 777-3784. Interested parties may examine the draft permit, permit application, and statement of basis for the permit at the Division's Cheyenne office or the Division's Sheridan Field Office located at 2100 West 5th Street, Sheridan, Wyoming, (307) 673-9337. These documents are also available online at the Division’s website (https://openair.wyo.gov), utilizing facility ID F020818 and permit number P0022097 under permits. Arrangements can be made with the Division to copy relevant materials, if necessary (a fee will be assessed for reproductions). In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

Public comments or a request for a hearing must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. local time (Mountain) on April 23, 2020. Requests for a hearing shall be in writing and shall include the name and contact information of the person requesting the hearing, a brief statement identifying the purpose of the request, and a brief statement of the issues to be discussed. Written public comments or requests for a hearing should be directed to the Administrator, Division of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. The FAX number for the Division is (307) 635-1784. Comments or requests submitted by email will not be included in the administrative record. All written comments received by 5:00 p.m. local time (Mountain) on April 23, 2020 will be considered in arriving at a final determination on the issuance of this permit and will be retained in the Cheyenne office.
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