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Proposed Part 222, Distributed Generation Sources

Distributed generation (DG) sources are engines used by a site to supply electricity outside that which is supplied by the electrical grid. This on-site generation of electricity by DG sources is used by a wide-range of facilities either in non-emergency situations that reduce demand on the electric grid and preserve the overall reliability of the grid, or in emergency situations when the usual supply of power from central station power plants becomes unavailable.

The Department is proposing to adopt 6 NYCRR Part 222, 'Distributed Generation Sources' and make conforming revisions to Part 200, 'General Provisions' and Subpart 227-2, 'Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)' to establish emission standards, monitoring requirements and record keeping requirements for certain DG sources in New York State. The proposed rule will apply to DG sources not currently regulated under Subpart 227-2 or subject to a federal New Source Performance Standard (NSPS), as long as the federal standards are less than or equal to the Part 222 emission limits.

Written comments are accepted through 5:00 pm, Thursday, February 18, 2016 and should be directed to:

John Barnes, P.E
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3251
Phone: (518) 402-8396

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