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
Albany, NY 12233-3251
Phone: (518) 402-8396
More about Proposed Part 222, Distributed Generation Sources:
- Parts 222, 200 and Subpart 227-2 Express Terms Summary - Summary of proposed changes to Parts 222, 200 and Subpart 227-2.
- Express Terms 6 NYCRR Subpart 227-2, Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)) - Proposed changes to Subpart 227-2 as related to proposed Part 222.
- Proposed 6 NYCRR Part 222, Distributed Generation Sources Express Terms - These are the express terms as proposed.
- Part 200 Express Terms, as related to Proposed Part 222 - Changes to Section 200.9, Table 1, as related to proposed Part 222.
- Parts 222, 200 and Subpart 227-2 Regulatory Impact Statement Summary - A summary of the Regulatory Impact Statement.
- Parts 222, 200 and Subpart 227-2 Regulatory Impact Statement - A general overview of the regulation detailing, among other things, the statutory authority, need for and justification of the proposal, expected cost and recordkeeping/reporting impacts, and compliance schedule.
- Parts 222, 200 and Subpart 227-2 Job Impact Statement - Necessary for all regulations affecting 100 or more jobs and employment opportunities, this document details the number and categories of jobs affected, regions of the state suffering a disproportionate impact, and measures taken to minimize any impact on jobs and employment opportunities.
- Parts 222, 200 and Subpart 227-2 Rural Area Flexibility Analysis - Defined as counties with populations of fewer than 200,000 people and towns in non-rural counties where population density is less than 150 people per square mile, this must state any impacts or requirements imposed upon rural areas. This must also express opportunities provided for rural citizens, businesses or organizations to participate in the rulemaking.
- Part 222 and Subpart 227-2 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Small Businesses and Local Governments - Consideration of, and steps taken by the Department, to minimize any negative impacts on small businesses (independently owned businesses wholly within New York State of 100 employees or fewer) or local governments. This includes an explanation of what opportunities were provided to these entities to participate in the rulemaking process.
- Fact Sheet - Part 222, Distributed Generation Sources - This is a Fact Sheet related to the unofficial version of proposed Part 222. The official version of proposed Part 222 will be posted on December 23, 2015 when the formal public comment period commences.