NOTICE OF 30-DAYS 

FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

Preliminary Findings Regarding an Air Permit for Montpelier Generating Station, LLC in Wells County, No.: T179-40012-00026. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has received an application from Montpelier Generating Station, LLC at 8495 S. CR. 450 W., Poneto, Indiana. The application and IDEM’s preliminary findings are available at:

Montpelier Public Library

301 South Main Street

Montpelier, IN 47359

The preliminary findings are available on the Internet at: http://www.in.gov/ai/appfiles/idem-caats/. The preliminary findings are also available via IDEM’s Virtual File Cabinet (VFC.)  Please go to: http://www.in.gov/idem/ and enter VFC in the search box. You will then have the option to search for permit documents using a variety of criteria. You may comment during the Public Notice. You may request that IDEM hold a public hearing. If a public hearing or meeting is held, IDEM will make a separate announcement of the date, time, and location of that hearing or meeting. Comments and supporting documentation, or a request for a public hearing should be sent in writing to IDEM at the address below. If you comment via e-mail, please include your full U.S. mailing address so that you can be added to IDEM’s mailing list to receive notice of future action related to this permit. If you do not want to comment at this time, but would like to receive notice of future action related to this permit application, please contact IDEM at the address below. Please refer to permit number T179-40012-00026 in all correspondence. Comments should be sent to:

Daniel W. Pell

IDEM, Office of Air Quality

100 North Senate Avenue

MC 61-53 IGCN 1003

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2251

(800) 451-6027, ask for Daniel W. Pell or (317) 234-8532

Or dial directly: (317) 234-8532

Fax: (317) 232-6749 attn: Daniel W. Pell

E-mail: dpell@idem.IN.gov

For additional information please see the preliminary findings.

On November 14, 2018, the State of Indiana Environmental Rules Board adopted rule amendments to 326 IAC 2-1.1-6, 326 IAC 2-7-13, 326 IAC 2-7-17, 326 IAC 2-8-13, 326 IAC 2-8-18, and 326 IAC 2-12-1 (LSA #17-395), concerning legal notice provisions for air permits issued under the NSR and Title V permit programs and other air permits for which newspaper notices are published by IDEM OAQ. The adopted rule amendments require that IDEM OAQ provide electronic public notices on IDEM’s website as the primary and consistent method for communicating air permit notices to the public. IDEM anticipates that the final (effective) rule amendments will be promulgated on or about March 14, 2019. The status of these rule amendments (LSA #17-395) and the final effective date will be posted on the following website: https://www.in.gov/idem/legal/2351.htm.

Until the rule amendments to 326 IAC 2-1.1-6, 326 IAC 2-7-13, 326 IAC 2-7-17, 326 IAC 2-8-13, 326 IAC 2-8-18, and 326 IAC 2-12-1 are promulgated final (effective), IDEM OAQ will publish both newspaper public notices and electronic public notices on IDEM’s website. Once the rule amendments are promulgated final (effective), IDEM OAQ will no longer publish newspaper public notices and will only publish electronic public notices on IDEM’s website.

Electronic public notices, including permitting, rulemaking, meeting, and hearing notices, are posted on IDEM’s website at: https://www.in.gov/idem/5474.htm. Public notices posted on IDEM’s webpage will be accessible for the duration of the public comment period.

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