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CPV Warren 580 Mw gas-fired power plant

Public Hearing
Tuesday, February 24, 2004  7:00 PM
Warren County Government Center
220 North Commerce Ave.
Front Royal, VA

Public Comment Period
Jan. 22, 2004 - March 10, 2004

Virginia DEQ public hearing regarding proposed CPV Warren 580 Mw gas-fired power plant. This facility will be located five miles from the Shenandoah National Park, which is considered the second most polluted U.S. national park.

Virginia has permitted 16 new power plants since deregulation. Most of this 10,000 Mw of new power will be sold out of state. While the Virginia State Corporation Commission approved the application on March 13, 2003, one SCC Commissioner did express concerns. In the March 2003 decision, SCC Commissioner Moore stated "I write separately to express my continued concern and mounting alarm at the apparent failure of the Commonwealth to address adequately the impact of power plants on the environment of the Commonwealth. This case is of particular concern because the proposed facility is within five miles of the Shenandoah National Park, a Class I area."


Expected Emissions

Pollutant Tons Per Year
Nitrogen oxide

152.8

Particulate Matter (PM10)

134.6

Sulfur dioxide

24.6

Volatile Organic Compounds

23.4

Carbon monoxide

101.0

Formaldehyde

5.70

Total HAPs

10.73

 

Source: DEQ


Submit comments to:

VA DEQ - Valley Regional Office
P.O. Box 3000
4411 Early Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

email comments to Laura Justin at: lrjustin@deq.state.va.us



More Info:
Mar. 08, 2004: BREDL comments to VA DEQ regarding CPV Warren gas-fired power plant air permit, Warren County, VA. (.pdf)

Please visit VA DEQ Public Notice section of their website to download a copy of the public notice, draft permit and additional info.

BREDL Dec. 2002 comments to VA SCC.

VA SCC CPV Warren case info: http://www.state.va.us/scc/caseinfo/pue/e020075.htm