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Part 220: Portland Cement Plants and Glass Plants - RACT Determinations

The following is the content of a letter sent to the Regional Administrator at the USEPA, Region 2, Judith A. Enck. The letter was signed on December 18, 2013 by Joseph J. Martens, Commissioner.

On July 12, 2013, EPA granted conditional approval to a revision of the New York State Implementation Plan regarding amendments to Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations Part 220, "Portland Cement Plants and Glass Plants."1 Final approval was contingent on DEC submitting Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) determinations for the applicable facilities as State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions.

The regulatory revision to Part 220 updated the requirement for Portland cement plants and glass plants to perform facility-specific RACT analyses for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) to determine which pollution control options are reasonable based on technological and economic feasibility. DEC staff reviewed facilities' analyses and determined a representative NOx emission rate.

This SIP submission provides RACT determinations from the following major stationary sources:

  • Subpart 220-1, Portland Cement Plants:2
    • Lafarge Building Materials, Inc. (DEC ID 4-0124-00001)
    • Lehigh Northeast Cement Company (DEC ID 5-5205-00013)
  • Subpart 220-2, Glass Plants:
    • Owens-Corning Insulating Systems - Feura Bush (DEC ID 4-0122-00004)
    • Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc. (DEC ID 7-0552-00004)
    • Ardagh Glass Inc. (DEC ID 8-0704-00036)
    • Guardian Geneva Float Glass Facility (DEC ID 8-3205-00041)

Enclosed are the individual determination documents for each facility, as well as a table that summarizes the RACT determinations. Also enclosed is the public notice from the October 20, 2013 Environmental Notice Bulletin. The public comment period ended November 29, 2013; no comments were received.*

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Scott Griffin of the Bureau of Air Quality Planning at (518) 402-8396.


1 78 FR 41846, Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York State Ozone Implementation Plan Revision; Final Rule
2 Although EPA's Federal Register notice cited three existing cement plants, the Holcim Inc. Catskill Plant closed permanently and its permits were expired by DEC effective February 13, 2012

* The documents listed above are available upon request either by email or phone (518) 402-8396.

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