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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Support

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Support

Tri-State Generation and Transmission SupportWREG has provided support to Tri-State Generation and Transmission for a number of facilities in the western United States. Projects have included:

  • An operating permit renewal application for the Rifle Generating Station, a combustion turbine station. WREG also assisted Tri-State in verifying that emission units located at the same site but under the control of another company should not be considered part of the source covered by the operating permit and the emission units should be removed from the operating permit.
  • Prepared an operating permit renewal application for the Nucla Generating Station, a coal-fired, atmospheric circulating fluidized-bed combustor producing 100 megawatts of electricity on Colorado’s Western Slope. WREG updated applicable requirements, reviewed operating parameters used to prepare the initial application, prepared Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) plans, and prepared the permit application package.
  • Prepared a construction/ operating permit application for modification of a combustion turbine facility to allow for additional annual operating hours.

Since 2007, one of WREG’s Principals has provided ongoing support to Tri-State for multiple projects in a staff augmentation role. Tasks have included emission estimation, regulatory analysis, dispersion modeling, and compliance assistance.

Panda Gila River Project Permit

Panda Gila River Project Permit

Panda Gila River Project PermitWREG prepared the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and operating permit application for the Panda Gila River Project in Maricopa County, Arizona. The project was developed by Panda Gila River, LP. The project is a combined-cycle combustion turbine facility capable of generating 2,080 megawatts of electrical power. WREG prepared an initial permit application including emission estimates, applicable requirements identification, Best Available Control Technology (BACT) analyses, and an air quality impact analysis. During the permit review and negotiation process, WREG conducted analyses on fugitive particulate matter emission reductions associated with the project, and prepared an ambient particulate matter monitoring plan/Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). WREG also prepared documentation required under the Acid Rain Provisions of the Clean Air Act for submission.

Continuous Emission Monitors Quality Assurance Plans

Continuous Emission Monitors Quality Assurance Plans

Continuous Emission Monitors Quality Assurance PlansWREG prepared quality assurance (QA) plans for the continuous emission monitors (CEMs) at a refinery. Plans were prepared for sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), oxygen (O2), and opacity monitors. The plans were prepared to comply with the New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) requirements outlined in 40 CFR 60, Appendix F, Procedure 1: Quality Assurance Requirements for Gas Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems Used for Compliance Determination. The plans also address requirements found in the Performance Specifications of 40 CFR 60, Appendix B. The plans contain a description of the monitoring system; calibration procedures; accuracy audits; preventive maintenance; corrective actions; and data recording, reporting, and recordkeeping.

Bottle Manufacturing

Bottle Manufacturing

Bottle ManufacturingWREG has assisted a Colorado bottle manufacturing facility with several permitting actions, including:

  • Minor modification permit application and self-certification package for a furnace rebuild, including Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) analyses for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and fine particulate matter (PM10).
  • Operating permit renewal application and Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) plans. Requirements added from recent construction permits, parts washing tank requirements added, emission unit removed, insignificant activities updated, and CAM plan prepared for materials storage silos.
  • Quality Assurance Plan for continuous emission monitoring system, including nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and oxygen (O2) monitors.