ILLINOIS REGISTER 10495
POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD
NOTICE OF ADOPTED AMENDMENTS
technique, changes to the injection system, changes to operation of
the unit that affect the effectiveness of mercury absorption and
collection, and changes to other emission control devices. For
each measure contained in the plan, the plan must provide a
detailed description of the specific actions that are planned, the
reason that the measure is being pursued and the range of
improvement in control of mercury that is expected, and the factors
that affect the timing for carrying out the measure, with the current
schedule for the measure.
e) Evaluation of Alternative Control Techniques for Mercury Emissions.
1) During an evaluation of the effectiveness of the current sorbent,
alternative sorbent, or other technique to control mercury emissions, the
owner or operator of an EGU operating pursuant to this Section does not
need to comply with the eligibility criteria for operation pursuant to this
Section as needed to carry out an evaluation of the practicality and
effectiveness of such technique, further subject to the following
A) The owner or operator of the EGU must conduct the evaluation in
accordance with a formal evaluation program that it has submitted
to the Agency at least 30 days prior to beginning the evaluation.
B) The duration and scope of the formal evaluation program must not
exceed the duration and scope reasonably needed to complete the
desired evaluation of the alternative control technique, as initially
addressed by the owner or operator in a support document that it
has submitted with the formal evaluation program pursuant to
subsection (e)(1)(A) of this Section.
C) Notwithstanding 35 Ill. Adm. Code 201.146(hhh), the owner or
operator of the EGU must obtain a construction permit for any new
or modified air pollution control equipment to be constructed as
part of the evaluation of the alternative control technique.
D) The owner or operator of the EGU must submit a report to the
Agency no later than 90 days after the conclusion of the formal
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