Pennsylvania agency to approve air permit for 22-MW Hop Bottom project

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a notice in the July 23 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it intends to approve an air permit for Hop Bottom Energy LLC for a 22-MW facility to be located in Lenox Township, Susquehanna County.

This Plan Approval No. 58-00015B will be incorporated into a Natural Minor Permit through an administrative amendment at a later date. The DEP will take 30 days of public comment on this notice.

“Plan Approval No. 58-000015B is for the construction of 22 MWs electric generating plant,” said the notice. “The Plan Approval is for the installation and operation of 3 Rolls-Royce Bergen Natural gas fired engines with oxidation catalyst and SCR to control emissions. The VOC emissions from the facility will not equal or exceed 50 TPY, based on a 12-month rolling sum. The NOx emissions from the facility will not equal or exceed 100 TPY, based on a 12-month rolling sum. Total PM, SOx, and CO emissions from the facility will not equal or exceed 100 TPY, based on a 12-month rolling sum. The HAPs from the facility must never equal or exceed 10 TPY of any single HAP and must never equal or exceed 25 TPY of all aggregated HAPs, based on a 12-month rolling sum. The Plan Approval and Operating Permit will include testing, monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements designed to keep the sources operating within all applicable air quality requirements.

The company address is: North Shore Place I, 358 North Shore Drive, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

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