4906-13-06 Environmental data.

(A) General. The information requested in this rule shall be used to assess the environmental effects of the proposed facility. Where appropriate, the applicant may substitute all or portions of documents filed to meet federal, state, or local regulations. Existing data may be substituted for physical measurements.

(B) Air.

(1) Preconstruction. The applicant shall:

(a) Submit available information concerning the ambient air quality of the proposed site and any proposed alternative site(s).

(b) Describe the air pollution control equipment for the proposed facility. Stack gas parameters including temperature, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, particulates, and other pollutants shall be described for each proposed fuel. These parameters shall be included for each electric power generating unit proposed for the facility.

(c) Describe applicable federal and/or Ohio new source performance standards (NSPS), applicable air quality limitations, applicable national ambient air quality standards (NAAOS), and applicable prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) increments.

(d) Provide a list of all required permits to install and operate air pollution sources. If any such permit(s) have been issued more than thirty days prior to the submittal of the certificate application, the applicant shall provide a list of all special conditions or concerns attached to the permit(s).

(e) Provide a map of 1:100,000 scale containing:

(i) The location and elevation (ground and sea level) of Ohio environmental protection agency primary and secondary air monitoring stations or mobile vans which supplied data used by the applicant in assessing air pollution potential.

(ii) The location of major present and anticipated air pollution point sources.

(f) Describe how the proposed facility will achieve compliance with the requirements identified in paragraphs (B)(1)(c) and (B)(1)(d) of this rule.

(2) Construction. The applicant shall describe plans to control emissions during the site clearing and construction phase.

(3) Operation. The applicant shall:

(a) Describe ambient air quality monitoring plans for the following, if applicable:

(i) Sulfur oxides.

(ii) Nitric oxides.

(iii) Volatile organic compounds.

(iv) Particulates.

(v) Carbon monoxide.

(vi) Other pollutants.

(b) On a map of 1:24,000 scale, show three isopleths of estimated concentrations of each of the five principle air pollutants listed in paragraph (B)(3)(a) of this rule, that would be in excess of the U.S. environmental protection agency-defined "significant emission rates" when the facility is operating at its maximum rated output. The intervals between the isopleths shall depict the concentrations within a five-mile radius of the proposed facility. A screening analysis may be used to estimate the concentrations.

(c) Describe procedures to be followed in the event of failure of air pollution control equipment, including consideration of the probability of occurrence, expected duration and resultant emissions.

(C) Water.

(1) Preconstruction. The applicant shall:

(a) Provide a list of all permits required to install and operate water pollution control equipment and treatment processes.

(b) On a map of 1:24,000 scale, show the location and sampling depths of all water monitoring and gauging stations used in collecting preconstruction survey data. Samples shall be collected by standard sampling techniques and only in bodies of water likely to be affected by the proposed facility. Information from U.S. geological survey (USGS), Ohio environmental protection agency, and similar agencies may be used where available, but the applicant shall identify all such sources of data.

(c) Describe the ownership, equipment, capability, and sampling and reporting procedures of each station.

(d) Describe the existing water quality of the receiving stream based on at least one year of monitoring data, using appropriate Ohio environmental protection agency reporting requirements.

(e) Provide available data necessary for completion of any application required for a water discharge permit from any state or federal agency for this project. Comparable information shall be provided for the proposed site and any proposed alternative site(s).

(2) Construction. The applicant shall:

(a) Indicate on a map of 1:24,000 scale the location of the water monitoring and gauging stations to be utilized during the construction.

(b) Estimate the quality and quantity of aquatic discharges from the site clearing and construction operations, including runoff and siltation from dredging, filling, and construction of shoreside facilities.

(c) Describe any plans to mitigate the above effects in accordance with current federal and Ohio regulations.

(d) Describe any changes in flow patterns and erosion due to site clearing and grading operations.

(3) Operation. In order to assess the effects of facility operation on water quality the applicant shall:

(a) Indicate on a map of 1:24,000 scale, the location of the water quality monitoring and gauging stations to be utilized during operation.

(b) Describe the water pollution control equipment and treatment processes planned for the proposed facility.

(c) Describe the schedule for receipt of the national pollution discharge elimination system permit.

(d) Provide a quantitative flow diagram or description for water and water-borne wastes through the proposed facility, showing the following potential sources of pollution, including:

(i) Sewage.

(ii) Blow-down.

(iii) Chemical and additive processing.

(iv) Waste water processing.

(v) Run-off and leachates from fuels and solid wastes.

(vi) Oil/water separators.

(vii) Run-off from soil and other surfaces.

(e) Describe how the proposed facility incorporates maximum feasible water conservation practices considering available technology and the nature and economics of the various alternatives.

(D) Solid waste.

(1) Preconstruction. The applicant shall:

(a) Describe the nature and amount of debris and solid waste on the site.

(b) Describe any plans to deal with such wastes.

(2) Construction. The applicant shall:

(a) Estimate the nature and amounts of debris and other solid waste generated during construction operations.

(b) Describe the proposed method of storage and disposal of these wastes.

(3) Operation. The applicant shall:

(a) Estimate the amount, nature, and composition of solid wastes generated during the operation of the proposed facility.

(b) Describe proposed methods for storage, treatment, transport, and disposal of these wastes.

(4) Licenses and permits. The applicant shall describe its plans and activities leading toward acquisition of waste generation, storage, treatment, transportation and/or disposal permits. If any such permit(s) have been issued more than thirty days prior to the submittal of the certificate application, the applicant shall provide a list of all special conditions or concerns attached to the permit(s).

Replaces: part of 4906-13-04 and 4906-13-09; Eff 11-4-88; 8-28-98; 12-15-03
Rule promulgated under: RC 111.15
Rule authorized by: RC 4906.03
Rule amplifies: RC 4906.06 , 4906.03
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/10/2008 and 09/30/2013