Northwest Pipeline GP
Oregon City, Oregon
Has applied for a Renewal to their Title V Federal Operating Permit
(No. 03-2729)

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has conducted a preliminary review of this application and is providing an opportunity for public comment. Activity at the facility consists of the operation of a natural gas transmission pipeline.  The draft permit renewal decreases the NOx and CO limits, and adds GHGs and PM2.5 as new regulated pollutants. The facility is located in an area designated in attainment for all criteria pollutants, but is within 1 mile of an ozone maintenance area and a CO maintenance area, and is a major source of CO and NOx, which is a precursor of ozone. More information on this facility’s emissions of air pollutants is contained in the review report.

The application, draft permit, review report, and relevant information are available for public review, by appointment, at DEQ’s Northwest Region Office, 2020 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon, by calling (503) 229-5582. To obtain a copy of the draft permit call Lynne Kent at (503) 229-5582.

Written comments must be received no later than January 4, 2013, and may be submitted to the DEQ office processing the permit:

Department of Environmental Quality
Lynne Kent/Air Quality Section
2020 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 400
Portland, OR  97201

If written requests from 10 persons, or an organization representing at least 10 persons, are received on this application, DEQ will provide a public hearing. Requests for hearing need to clearly identify the air quality concerns about the draft permit. Requests for hearing must be in writing and must be received by January 4, 2013.

The Department will review all information received during the public review period.  Following this review, the permit may be modified.  The proposed permit will then be forwarded to EPA for comment prior to issuance.
Publish 11/28/2012.                                            CLK12695