[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12730-12731]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5197]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[MN91; FRL-9276-5]


Notice of Issuance of Federal Operating Permit to Great Lakes Gas 
Transmission Limited Partnership

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that, on January, 28, 2011, pursuant to 
Title V of the Clean Air Act, EPA issued a Title V Permit to Operate 
(Title V permit) to Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership 
(Great Lakes Gas). This permit authorizes Great Lakes Gas to operate 
three natural gas-fired turbine/compressors and one natural gas-fired 
standby electrical generator at Compressor Station 5 
(CS5) in Cloquet, Minnesota. CS5, which is located on 
privately-owned fee land within the exterior boundaries of the Fond du 
Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indian Reservation, adds pressure to 
natural gas in Great Lakes' pipeline, causing the natural gas to flow 
to the next compressor station.

DATES: EPA did not receive any comments during the public comment 
period, which ended December 15, 2010. The final permit became 
effective on February 27, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The final signed permit is available for public inspection 
online at http://yosemite.epa.gov/r5/r5ard.nsf/Tribal+Permits!OpenView, 
or during normal business hours at the following address: EPA, Region 
5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard (AR-18J), Chicago, Illinois 60604.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Damico, Environmental 
Engineer, EPA, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard (AR-18J), Chicago, 
Illinois 60604, (312)353-4761, or damico.genevieve@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This supplemental information is organized 
as follows:

    A. What Is the Background Information?
    B. What Is the Purpose of this Notice?

A. What is the background information?

    Great Lakes Gas operates nearly 2,000 miles of large diameter 
underground pipeline, which transports natural gas for delivery to 
customers in the midwestern and northeastern United States and eastern 
Canada. The Great Lakes Gas pipeline system and other interstate 
natural gas transmission pipelines make up the long-distance link 
between natural gas production fields, local distribution companies, 
and end users. The pipeline's 14 compressor stations, located 
approximately 75 miles apart, operate to keep natural gas moving 
through the system. Compressors at these stations add pressure to 
natural gas in the pipeline, causing it to flow to the next compressor 
station. The pipeline normally operates continuously, but at varying 
load, 24 hours per day and 365 days per year. CS5 currently 
consists of three stationary natural gas-fired turbines, which in turn 
drive two natural gas compressors. Additionally, one natural gas-fired 
standby electrical generator provides electrical power for critical 
operations during temporary electrical power outages and during peak 
loading.

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    CS5 is located 17 miles west of Cloquet, Minnesota. The 
area is designated attainment for all criteria pollutants. CS5 
is owned and maintained by Great Lakes Gas on privately-owned fee land 
within the exterior boundaries of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indian Reservation. EPA is responsible for issuing and 
enforcing any air quality permits for the source until such time that 
the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indian Tribe has EPA 
approval to do so.
    CS5 is subject to Title V because it has the potential to 
emit greater than 100 tons per year of nitrogen oxide and carbon 
monoxide. Great Lakes Gas submitted to EPA on November 23, 2009, a 
Title V permit application to renew its 2005 title V operating permit 
for CS5. On November 15, 2010, EPA published a draft Title V 
permit to operate for public comment. The public comment period ended 
on December 15, 2010. EPA did not receive any comments on the draft 
title V permit, and the permit became effective on February 27, 2011.
    EPA is not aware of any outstanding enforcement actions against 
Great Lakes Gas and believes the issuance of this permit is non-
controversial.

B. What is the purpose of this notice?

    EPA is notifying the public of the issuance of the Great Lakes Gas 
CS5 Title V permit.

    Dated: February 28, 2011.
Susan Hedman,
Regional Administrator, Region 5.
[FR Doc. 2011-5197 Filed 3-7-11; 8:45 am]
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