ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGMENT
P O Box 301463 (Zip 36130-1463)
1400 Coliseum Boulevard (Zip 36110-2059)
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463
PROPOSED CONSENT ORDER
Account No. 350
Pursuant to the provisions of the Alabama Environmental Management Act, Ala. Code §§22-22A-1 to 22-22A-16 (2006 Rplc. Vol.), the Alabama Department of Environmental Management is proposing to issue a Consent Order to Alabama Power Company, the owner/operator of an electric steam generating facility currently operating in Bucks, Mobile County, Alabama.
The violation consisted of an exceedance of an applicable HCl emissions limitation contained in Air Permit No. 503-1001-X010 and 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart UUUUU. Testing conducted on Unit 4 at the Barry Steam Electric Generating Plant on April 14, 2020 in accordance with Method 26A of 40 CFR 60, Appendix A showed the measured HCl emissions rate exceeding the applicable HCl emissions limitation, in violation of Air Permit No. 503-1001-X010.
The Department is proposing a civil penalty in the amount of $35,000. The Order, if issued, would require Alabama Power Company to operate in compliance with ADEM Admin. Code 335-3 and all conditions and requirements of Major Source Operating Permit No. 503-1001 and applicable Air Permits that have been issued to Alabama Power Company- Plant Barry.
Interested persons may submit written comments, including request for a hearing, within 30 days of the publication date of this notice, to:
Ronald W. Gore, Chief
ADEM Air Division
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
[Mailing address: PO Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463]
Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2400
The comment period shall end at the close of business 30 days from the publication date of this notice. A copy of the proposed Order is available on the ADEM web page at http://adem.alabama.gov/compInfo/adminOrders.cnt, or may be obtained by written request to the above address. A nominal fee for copying may be charged.
This notice is hereby given this 6th day of November, 2020, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
LANCE R. LeFLEUR
Nondiscrimination Statement: The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.