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PADEP Finalizes Changes to GP-5 Air Permit
January 16, 2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has finalized revisions to the General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit (BAQ-GPA/GP-5 or General Permit) for Natural Gas Compression and/or Processing Facilities (known as “GP-5”). Revisions to GP-5 include removal of the 100,000 ton per year greenhouse gas applicability threshold and addition of an annual compliance certification requirement. Changes to the permit were proposed in November 2014. DEP received public input from ten commenters.