November 10, 2010

Extension of Deadline for Action on the Second Section 126 Petition from New Jersey Fact Sheet

  • On November 10, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended, by six months the deadline to respond to a second petition submitted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection under section 126 of the Clean Air Act.
  • The petition requests that EPA make a finding that the coal-fired Portland Generating Station (Portland Plant) in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, is emitting air pollutants that significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in New Jersey.

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