Public Notice

Published 5:12 pm Thursday, October 3, 2013

PURPOSE OF NOTICE: To seek public comment on a draft permit from the Department of Environmental Quality to limit air pollution emitted by a facility in New Canton, Virginia.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: October 4, 2013 to November 4, 2013.

PERMIT NAME: Federal Operating Permit issued by DEQ, under the authority of the Air Pollution Control Board

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APPLICANT NAME AND ADDRESS: Virginia Electric and Power Company, 5000 Dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

FACILITY NAME, ADDRESS AND REGISTRATION NUMBER: Bear Garden Generating Station, 2608 C.G. Woodson Dr, New Canton, Virginia 23123; Registration No: 32004

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Virginia Electric and Power Company has applied for a new permit for Bear Garden Generating Station. The facility is located at 2608 C.G. Woodson Rd New Canton, Virginia 23060.The facility is classified as a major source of air pollution. There is no change in emissions or equipment as allowed by preconstruction permits dated January 29, 2013 and June 30, 2009.

HOW TO COMMENT AND/OR REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: DEQ accepts comments and requests for public hearing by e-mail, fax or postal mail. All comments and requests must be in writing and be received by DEQ during the comment period. Submittals must include the names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the commenter/requester and of all persons represented by the commenter/requester. A request for public hearing must also include: 1) The reason why a public hearing is requested. 2) A brief, informal statement regarding the nature and extent of the interest of the requester or of those represented by the requestor, including how and to what extent such interest would be directly and adversely affected by the permit. 3) Specific references, where possible, to terms and conditions of the permit with suggested revisions. A public hearing may be held, including another comment period, if public response is significant, based on individual requests for a public hearing, and there are substantial, disputed issues relevant to the permit.

Contact for public comments, document requests and additional information: Terry Moore; Blue Ridge Regional Office, 7705 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24502; Phone (434) 582-6251; E-mail:; Fax: (434) 582-5125. The public may review the draft permit and application at the DEQ office named above by appointment or may request copies of the documents from the contact person listed above.