Public Notice: Clean Air Act Draft Renewal of Title V Federal Operating Permit and Public Hearing for Enterprise Field Services, LLC (Enterprise) Lindrith Compressor Station
Update (February 23, 2021. This update should have been in place by February 17, 2021, but severe winter weather precluded earlier updates): A request for a hearing on this matter has not been received by EPA by the published deadline, and therefore, as described in the public notice (below) for this project, a public hearing will not be held.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides notice of and requests public comments on the draft Clean Air Act (CAA) Part 71, title V federal operating permit renewal proposed for the Enterprise Lindrith Compressor Station (facility). If finalized, the proposed title V permit renewal would regulate air pollutant emissions associated with operation of the facility.
Enterprise has owned and operated the Lindrith Compressor Station under the CAA and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit rules since 1997. The Lindrith Compressor Station is a natural gas compressor and transmission facility that receives natural gas from a gathering system and compresses that gas for transmission via pipeline. Three (3) 3,267 horsepower (hp) natural gas-fired, 4-stroke lean-burn (4SLB) reciprocating internal combustion (IC) engines drive compression, and one (1) 192 hp diesel-fired provides emergency backup power to the Lindrith Compressor Station. Two of the three 3,267 hp engines are equipped with oxidation catalysts to reduce Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) / Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) emissions. This title V operating permit renewal will continue to limit the flow rate and heat input of the fuel gas to the engines and also cap condensate throughput at emissions units TBATTERY (eight condensate storage tanks) and TLOAD (condensate truck loading emissions) to 60,000 barrels (bbl) per year. Products of combustion from the compressor and generator engines exhaust through independent stacks.
The Lindrith Compressor Station is approximately 20 miles west of Lindrith, New Mexico in Rio Arriba County on the Jicarilla Apache Nation Reservation. The project is located at: Latitude 36° 18' 34.99'' N and Longitude 107° 23' 47.00 W".
Proposed title V Federal Operating Permit Renewal: In accordance with 40 CFR Part 71, the Enterprise Lindrith Compressor Station is a major stationary source, subject to federal operating permit requirements. The estimated emission rates for the facility include: 66.29 tons per year (tpy) of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), 102.57 tpy of CO, 211.34 tpy of VOC, 37.33 tpy of HAP, 4.26 tpy of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), 2.91 tpy of Particulate Matter 10 microns or less (PM10) and 2.91 tpy of Particulate Matter 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5). The title V federal operating permit renewal will authorize continued operation of the Enterprise Lindrith Compressor Station as represented in the supporting administrative record.
Permit Documents: Starting on January 28, 2021, members of the public may review EPA’s administrative record for the Enterprise Lindrith Compressor Station Title V operating permit renewal action. The administrative record includes the proposed draft permit renewal, the statement of basis for the proposed permit renewal, the permit renewal application, and additional data and supporting documentation for the permit renewal action. Comments received from the public, other government agencies, and the applicant during the public comment period will also become part of the administrative record for the Enterprise Lindrith Compressor Station Title V renewal permit action. All documents contained in the Administrative Record may be viewed online by visiting
https://www.regulations.gov. Once at the Regulations.gov website, search and view the permit documents by entering the docket number EPA-R06-OAR-2020-0330 into the search box.
Public Hearing: You have the right to request a public hearing on the proposed permit actions. Any request for a public hearing must be received by EPA February 11, 2021, and must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing for each permit action. Any request for a public hearing should be provided to EPA by posting a request on the Regulations.gov website listed above under Docket ID EPA-R06-OAR-2020-0330. Please note attendance/participation at a public hearing is not required in order to submit written comments.
If a public hearing is held, the public comment period shall automatically be extended to the close of the public hearing date. EPA retains the right to cancel the scheduled public hearing if no request for a public hearing is received by February 11, 2021, or if EPA determines that there is not a significant interest. If EPA cancels the public hearing, notification of the cancellation will be posted by February 17, 2021 on the Regulations.gov website listed above and also on EPA’s website at https://www.epa.gov/publicnotices/notices-search/location/New Mexico.
|Special Circumstances Related to a Virtual Public Hearing|
Due to the declaration of a national emergency, EPA has decided to deviate from its typical processes regarding public hearings. Upon receiving recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in addition to the implementation of social distancing orders to limit the spread of COVID-19, EPA will not be providing an in-person public hearing, but instead has planned to provide a virtual public hearing if a public hearing is held. Due to the logistics involved in planning a virtual meeting, a pre-registration period will be necessary and will last from February 22 until March 5, 2021. For participants not able to pre-register, EPA will allow time for individuals attending and wanting to speak to participate, at the end of the meeting as participants indicate their interest to speak, and as time allows.
If EPA determines that there is significant public interest in the permit action, a virtual public hearing will be held on March 11, 2021. EPA will decide on interest and provide access to pre-register with detailed instructions for the virtual public hearing on our public notice website at https://www.epa.gov/publicnotices/notices-search/location/New Mexico starting on February 22, 2021. EPA will send verification by e-mail to all participants who register to inform them of the order of speakers registered and approximate times for speakers registered during the public hearing.
Final Determination: A final decision to issue or to deny a permit shall be made after all comments have been considered. Notice of the final decision shall be sent to each person who has submitted comments or requested notice of the final permit decision, provided the EPA has adequate contact information.
Applicants or RespondentsEnterprise Field Services, L.L.C.
P.O. Box 4324
Houston, TX 77210