Petition No. P2009-05

LCB File No. R148-09

Nevada Administrative Code: NAC 445B

Description of Petition: TThis regulation would revise the requirement for SO2 emission limits at NV Energy's Reid-Gardner [electrical power] Generating Station located northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The regulation would lower the emission limits from 0.25 lb/106 Btu to 0.15 lb/106 Btu, 24-hour average, for units 1, 2 and 3. Both the 0.25 lb/106 Btu and the proposed limit would become effective on January 1, 2015 or 5 years after approval of Nevada's Regional Haze State Implementation Plan by the U.S. EPA.

As way of background, the federal Regional Haze Regulations Final Rule (RHR) (64FR35714, July 1999) requires states to establish emission reduction strategies for improving visibility in all 156 mandatory Class I national parks and wilderness areas in the United States. One of the strategies required by the RHR is the application of best available retrofit technology (BART) to certain existing sources. Electrical generating units 1, 2 and 3 at NV Energy's Reid-Gardner Generating Station are subject to the BART requirement.

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