Public Notice: Graton Resort and Casino; Final Decision to Issue a Permit under the Clean Air Act Federal Indian Country Minor New Source Review (NSR) Program
Source ID #:64; Application # 2021-003-MNSR
The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 (EPA) is issuing a minor New Source Review (NSR) permit for the Graton Resort and Casino (“Source”). The Source is located at 630 Park Court, Rohnert Park, California 94928 within the Graton Rancheria. The EPA is issuing this minor NSR permit to the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, 6400 Redwood Drive, Suite 300, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. The contact for the Source is Ernie Aranaga, (707) 588-7075.
The Source is a resort and casino with existing emergency engine-generators and boilers that emits regulated air pollutants. This project will increase emissions of air pollutants as follows: 0.8 tpy of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), 13.23 tpy of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), 7.23 tpy of Carbon Monoxide (CO), 0.01 tpy of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), 0.41 tpy of Particulate Matter less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10) and Particulate Matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5), and less than 0.01 tpy of total and single Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP).
Additionally, emissions of NOX warranted further review and we evaluated the chosen NOX control technologies to ensure they are sufficient and ensured NOX emissions will not adversely impact air quality. The two additional emergency engine-generators are to provide full back-up power capacity during peak loads in the event of a power outage. They are not anticipated to be operated outside of routine maintenance, which is each limited to 50 hours in a calendar year. More information on the emission changes and limitations associated with this draft permit can be found in Section 7 of the technical support document for this action.
The public comment period started on September 7, 2021 and ended on October 11, 2021. No public comments were received.
The final permit and all other supporting information are available through www.regulations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA-R09-OAR-2021-0268. If you are not able to access the administrative record through the online docket, please call Sheila Tsai at (415) 972-3328 to obtain a hardcopy. Sheila Tsai can also be reached through the EPA Region 9’s toll-free general information line at (866) 372-9378.
In accordance with 40 CFR 49.159, within 30 days after a final permit decision has been issued, any person who filed comments on the draft permit or participated in a public hearing may petition the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) to review any condition of the permit decision. Any person who failed to file comments or to participate in the public hearing may petition for administrative review only to the extent that the changes from the draft to the final permit or other new grounds were not reasonably ascertainable during the public comment period. The 30-day period within which a person may request review under this section begins with service of notice of the final permit decision. A petition to the EAB is a prerequisite to seeking judicial review of the final agency action under Section 307(b) of the CAA. For purposes of judicial review, final agency action occurs when we deny or issue a final permit and agency review procedures are exhausted.
Following an appeal to the EAB, the EPA will issue a final permit decision as specified in 40 CFR 49.159(d)(8).
Permit Effective Date
This permit becomes effective immediately.
***Please bring the foregoing notice to the attention of all persons who would be interested in this matter.***
Applicants or RespondentsFederated Indians of Graton Rancheria
6400 Redwood Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928