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    TEP Irvington

    Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) operates its Irvington Generating Station (IGS) under Class I Air Quality Operating Permit No. 1052 issued by the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ). IGS consists mainly of four steam boiler generating units, specifically, Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4. TEP is proposing to modernize the station by replacing two 1950's era steam units (i.e., Units 1 and 2) with ten high-efficiency, fast-responding, state-of-the-art reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE), each having a generating capacity of nearly 19 MW.  The RICE project expects to trigger a major modification for CO, PM2.5/PM10 and VOCs subject to the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting. As such, air quality dispersion modeling analysis is required to demonstrate that new emissions from the major modification, will not cause or contribute to a violation of any National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

    WEBPAGE UPDATED ON A REGULAR BASIS

    AS DOCUMENTS BECOME AVAILABLE

    Facility Change Notification
    Dispersion Modeling Report - Rev 3
    Pluvue II - Rev 1

    Correction of Federal Register

    Federal Register Notice
    PSD Permit Effective Letter

    EAB December 3, 2018 (Order Denying Review)

     

    Environmental Appeals Board (EAB)

    EAB Dockets 

    2018-03-29 Sierra Club TEP RICE Comments Exhibit 1 Petra Pless CV Exhibit 2 KDEH Lacey Randall Final Permit
    Exhibit 3 Tradewind Lacey Randall Application
    Exhibit 4 CARB BACT Determination for Neo California
    Exhibit 5 SCAQMD BACT Neo California
    Exhibit 6 GAO Report
    Exhibit 7 EPA Letter to Broadbent, BAAQMD
    Exhibit 8 EPA Letter to Rhodes, FDEP
    Exhibit 9 Jahnke
    Exhibit 10 NCUAQMD Permit for Humboldt Bay
    Exhibit 11 FLAG Guidance
    Exhibit 12 EPA Guidance for PM2.5 Modeling
    Exhibit 13 EPA NAAQS Table for criteria Air Pollutants
    Operating Manual for NOx Control Device

    Final Air Quality Permit Information

    TEP PSD Air Quality Permit #1052

    TEP PSD Technical Support Document (TSD)

    Pima County Responses to Public Comment

    Permit Issuance Decision Letter

    Compliance Assurance Monitoring Plan for Carbon Monoxide

    Administrative Records to Support TSD

    Pencor Masada (May 2001) Citgo - Petition Order (May 2009)

    Cash Creek - Petition Order (June 2012)

    Pio Pico Energy - EAB Final Order (Aug 2013)

    Hu Honua - Petition Order (Feb 2014) Yuhuang - Order Denying Petition for Objection to Permit (April 2018)

    California Power Holdings - Permit to Operate


    The information below provides a chronological list of the documentation related to this complex process from the projects inception to its conclusion. PDEQ is utilizing this repository webpage to provide easy access to the documents for the public comment period and to facilitate an open dialogue and the sharing of information with all interested parties.

    Permit Application Documentation

    Date Received

    Document Title

    • 06/23/2017
    • 08/1/2017
    • 08/1/2017
    • 08/1/2017
    • 08/11/2017
    • 08/23/2017
    • 08/28/2017
    • 08/31/2017
    • 09/1/2017
    • 09/8/2017
    • 09/12/2017
    • 09/12/2017
    • 09/18/2017
    • 09/19/2017
    • 09/21/2017
    • 09/26/2017
    • 09/27/2017
    • 09/28/2017
    • 09/29/2017
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    • 09/29/2017
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    • 10/9/2017
    • 10/9/2017
    • 10/9/2017
    • 10/9/2017
    • 10/12/2017
    • 10/19/2017
    • 10/19/2017
    • 12/19/2017
    • 12/22/2017
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    • 02/01/2018
    • 02/05/2018
    • 02/08/2018
    • 02/09/2018
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    • 02/23/2018
    • 02/26/2018
    • 03/07/2018
    • 07/02/2018
    • 07/05/2018
    Dispersion Modeling Protocol
    Permit Application
    Emission Calculations (Permit Application Appendix B)
    Impact Analysis (Permit Application Appendix C)
    Endangered Species Act Analysis
    Administrative Completeness Checklist
    Cultural Resources Inventory and Historic Building Assessment (TEP Irvington Campus)
    Pima County Office of Sustainability and Conservation Assessment Response
    Conditional Approval of Modeling Protocol
    Technical Review Letter Final to TEP
    Cultural Resources Assessment
    City of Tucson Historic Preservation Office Assessment Response
    U.S Fish and Wildlife Section 7 Analysis Response
    TEP Response to PDEQ Tech Review
    Vendor Emissions Specifications
    Technical Review Letter #2
    TEP IGS Modeling Addendum
    SCR System Specification
    TEP Response to Technical Review Letter #2
    Attachment - 47X
    Attachment - 49P
    Attachment - Plains-End
    TEP IGS Modeling Addendum
    Addendum Supplement
    Technical Review Letter #3
    TEP Response to Technical Review Letter #3
    SCR Operation Manual
    Stack Profile for Model
    NPS Response to Modeling Protocol
    Selective Catalytic Reduction Injection Specification
    USEPA Approval of Modeling Procedures
    Sundt RICE Project Revised Application
    TEP Sundt Modeling Protocol
    TEP IGS Modeling Report
    Public Comment Period
    NOx Process Monitor Information
    NPS Review and Response to Visibility Model and Permit
    Environmental Justice Analysis for IGS
    Proposed Permit
    Proposed TSD
    TEP Voluntary Proposed NOx Limit
    Extended Public Comment Period and Additional Public Hearing
    Response to Comments Timeline Clarification
    Estimated Flue Gas Emission Rates & Expected Emissions During Start-Up Rev 1
    Estimated Flue Gas Emission Rates & Expected Emissions During Start-Up Rev 2
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