010079167 November 25
Notice of Application

Notice is given that Morgantown Energy Associates has applied to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality (DAQ), for a Modification for the installation of a selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) system to aid in meeting the requirements of the 40CFR63, Subpart UUUUU, Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for the Morgantown Energy Facility, a cogeneration facility, located on Beechurst Avenue, in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. The latitude and longitude coordinates of the facility are: 39.640234 and -79.961871.

The applicant estimates that there is no increase in emission from the change in the method of operations and additional control being applied to the source. The MATS requirements mandate a reduction in sulfur dioxides. Meeting the MATS sulfur dioxide requirements requires a limestone addition to the Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) system and increases the heat required for limestone calcination to activate for sulfur dioxide control. The SNCR system is being added to allow flexibility in meeting nitrogen oxide emissions from the CFB system. These changes trigger a regulatory definition of a change in the method of operation and require a permit revision for the change and to make the control requirements enforceable by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection under the Division of Air Quality and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Installation of the SNCR system will proceed upon issuance of the revised permit and is anticipated to start in fourth quarter 2015 and begin operating in January 2016. Written comments will be received by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, DAQ, 601 57th Street, Charleston, WV 25304, for at least 30 calendar days from the date of publication of this notice.

Any questions regarding this permit application should be directed to the DAQ at (304) 926 0499, Extension 1250, during normal business hours.

Dated this the 25th day of November, 2015.

By: Morgantown Energy Associates
Todd Shirley
Projects General Manager
555 Beechurst Avenue
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505