On August 29, 2023, DEP received a letter from EPA advising that this annual report satisfies the reporting requirement pursuant to 40 CFR 51.1205(b), and no new modeling analyses ar necessary.
On June 20, 2023, pursuant to the ongoing data requirements of the EPA's DRR in 40 CFR 51.1205, the department submitted the final annual report to EPA for the areas around two DRR-applicable sources in Florida that EPA designated "Attainment/Unclassifiable" for the 2010 one-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) based on modeling of actual SO2 emissions. The two sources subject to the ongoing data requirements are:
Jacksonville Electric Authority’s (JEA's) Northside Generating Station/St. Johns River Power Park (NGS/SJRPP).
The DRR requires that these areas be reviewed annually to document the annual SO2 emissions of each applicable source in each such area and determine whether additional modeling is needed to characterize the air quality in any area.
The annual report documents SO2 emissions decreases for both areas.
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