Tennessee Valley Authority ñ Brownsville Combustion Turbine Plant has applied to the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Division (TAPCD) for the renewal of their major source Title V operating permit (38-0068/572889) subject to the provisions of paragraph 1200-03-09-.02(11) of the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Regulations (also frequently referred to as Title V regulations), and for renewal of their Phase II Acid Rain Permit (38-0068/874934), under the Title IV Acid Rain Program (40 CFR Parts 72, 73 and 76). A major source (Title V) operating permit and Title IV Acid Rain Permit are required by both the Federal Clean Air Act and the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Regulations.
The applicant is Tennessee Valley Authority ñ Brownsville Combustion Turbine Plant with a site address of 948 Beach Grove Road, Brownsville, TN 38012. They seek to renew their Title V operating permit and their Phase II Acid Rain Permit for their electric power generating facility. The facility consists of four (4) simple cycle combustion turbines fired with natural gas, a fuel heater, and other associated equipment used in the production of electricity.
EPA has agreed to treat the draft Part 70 and Part 72 permits as proposed Part 70 and Part 72 permits and to perform its 45-day review provided by the law concurrently with the public notice period. If any substantive comments are received, EPAís 45-day review period will cease to be performed concurrently with the public notice period. EPAís 45-day review period will start once the public notice period has been completed and EPA receives notification from the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Division that comments have been received and resolved. Whether EPAís 45-day review period is performed concurrently with the public comment period or after the public comment period has ended, the deadline for citizensí petitions to the EPA Administrator will be determined as if EPAís 45-day review period is performed after the public comment period has ended (i.e., sequentially).
The status regarding EPAís 45-day review of this project and the deadline for submitting a citizenís petition can be found at the following website address:
A copy of the application materials used by the TDAPC and a copy of the draft / proposed permits are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the following locations:
Elma Ross Public Library
1011 East Main Street
Brownsville, TN 38012-2652
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Division of Air Pollution Control
William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 15th Floor
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
Also, if you require a copy of the draft / proposed permits they are available electronically by accessing the TDEC internet site located at:
Questions concerning the source(s) may be addressed to Mr. John Fuss at (615) 532-0535 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Interested parties are invited to review these materials and comment. In addition, a public hearing may be requested at which written or oral presentations may be made. To be considered, written comments or requests for a public hearing must be made within thirty (30) days of the date of this notice. To assure that written comments are received and addressed in a timely manner, written comments must be submitted using one of the following methods:
1. Mail, private carrier, or hand delivery: Address written comments to Michelle Walker Owenby, Division of Air Pollution Control, William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue 15th Floor, Nashville, Tennessee 37243.
2. E-mail: Submit electronic comments to [email protected]
A final determination will be made after weighing all relevant comments.
Individuals with disabilities who wish to participate in these proceedings (or to review these filings) should contact the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to discuss any auxiliary aids or services needed to facilitate such participation. Such contact may be in person, by writing, telephone, or other means, and should be made no less than ten days prior to the end of the public comment period to allow time to provide such aid or services. Contact the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation ADA Coordinator, 2nd Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37243, 1-(866)-253-5827. Hearing impaired callers may use the Tennessee Relay Service, 1-(800)-848-0298.