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Public Notice: Intent to Renew a Clean Air Act Title V Federal Operating Permit; South Point Energy Center; Mohave County, AZ

Publish Date: 08/02/2018


The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 (EPA) requests public comment on a draft renewal of the Operating Permit for South Point Energy Center, a 500 megawatt (MW) power plant located in Mohave County, Arizona on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation.

This source is required to obtain a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit in accordance with the 40 CFR Part 71 Federal Operating Permits Program. The permit contains all the CAA requirements that apply to the source and requires the source to conduct monitoring sufficient to enable EPA and the public to determine whether the source is complying with the applicable air quality requirements. This proceeding is subject to the administrative requirements of 40 CFR 71.11.

A copy of the draft permit prepared by EPA, the statement of basis for the draft permit, the application, and all supporting materials submitted by the source are available for review by the public at the following locations:

  1. At the office of Fort Mojave Indian Reservation, located at:
    Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
    500 Merriman Avenue
    Needles, CA 92363
    Phone: (760) 629-4591
    Hours: 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
  2. By contacting the permit writer, Shaheerah Kelly, at (415) 947-4156, or, or by writing to:
    US EPA, Region 9
    Air Division, Permits Office (AIR-3)
    75 Hawthorne Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Attn: Shaheerah Kelly
  3. At the EPA Region 9 office (address above), Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, excluding federal holidays.
  4. Online at the US EPA Region 9 website at CAA Permitting in EPA's Pacific Southwest.
  5. Online at under Docket ID No. EPA-R09-OAR-2018-0541.

Pursuant to 40 CFR 71.11(f), EPA shall hold a Public Hearing if the Regional Administrator finds, on the basis of requests, a significant amount of public interest in a draft permit. Requests for a Public Hearing must contain the reasons for requesting a hearing. If a Public Hearing is granted, a public notice stating the date, time and place of the hearing will be made at least 30 days prior to the hearing and the comment period will be extended through the hearing date.

A legal ad to be published in the Mohave Valley Daily News newspaper on August 2, 2018, will announce EPA’s proposal to issue the title V operating permit for a 30-day public comment period.

Applicant or Respondent

South Point Energy Center, LLC
Calpine Operating Services Company. Inc. (Operator)
717 Texas Avenue, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77002

Permit #: FM-ROP 16-01