January 29, 2023

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS AND INTENT TO OBTAIN AN AIR PERMIT (NORI) MODIFICATION AND EXTENSION AIR QUALITY PERMIT NUMBER 6176B APPLICATION. The United States Department of Energy has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a modification and extension of Air Quality Permit #6176B, which would authorize modifications and continued operation of the Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve Site at 1900 County Road 242A, Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas 77541. AVISO DE IDIOMA ALTERNATIVO. The alternate language in Spanish is available at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/permitting/air/newsourcereview/airpermits-pendingpermit-apps. This link to an electronic map showing the general location of the site or facility is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice. You can find the exact location in the application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=28.916666&lng=-95.3775&zoom=13&type=r. The existing facility and/or associated facilities will emit the following air pollutants: carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, organic compounds, particulate matter including particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less and sulfur dioxide. Applications were submitted to TCEQ on November 29, 2022. The renewal of the permit will be issued together with the change. This approval measure also includes the inclusion of changes in the emission factors in connection with this approval. Reasons for changes or incorporations, to the extent included in the renewed permit, may include improvement of operational control at the facility or permit enforceability. Applications may be viewed and copied beginning on the first day of this announcement at TCEQ Headquarters, TCEQ Houston Regional Office and the Freeport Library, 410 North Brazosport Boulevard, Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas. The facility’s compliance file, if available, is available for public inspection at TCEQ’s Houston regional office. The Executive Director has determined that the applications are administratively complete and will conduct a technical review of the applications. PUBLIC COMMENT. You may send public comments to the Chief Clerk’s Office at the address below. TCEQ will consider any public comments to make a final decision on the applications and the Executive Director will prepare a response to those comments. PUBLIC MEETING. You may request a public meeting from the Chief Clerk’s Office at the address below. The purpose of a public session is to provide an opportunity to comment or ask questions about the motions. At the request of any interested person and if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant public interest in the Proposals or at the request of a local legislature, a public meeting will be held on the Proposals. A public hearing is not a hearing of a contentious case. NOTICE AND PRELIMINARY DECISION. In addition to this NORI, 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §39.419 requires that this application also include an Application Notice and Preliminary Decision (NAPD) after the application has been determined to be technically complete and a draft permit has been prepared. Note: TCEQ may respond to this application without issuing an NAPD and without soliciting further public comment or providing another opportunity for a hearing of the challenged case if changes to any representations in the application result in the application no longer meeting the applicability requirements of 30 TAC § 39.402 is subject to . In such cases, this NORI will be your final notice of that request and you will have no further opportunity to comment or request a hearing of the disputed case. If a NAPD is required, it will be posted and mailed to those who have commented, submitted requests for a hearing, or are on the mailing list for that request, and will include the deadline for submitting public comments. OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING. You can request a hearing in a contested case if you are a person who could be affected by emissions of air pollutants from the facility. If you request a hearing on a contested case, you must provide: (1) your name (or for a group or association, an official representative), mailing address, daytime telephone number; (2) Applicant’s name and permit number; (3) the statement “[I/we] request a hearing of the case under appeal”; (4) an accurate description of how you would be affected by the use and air emissions from the facility in a manner not common to the general public; (5) the location and distance of your property relative to the entity; (6) a description of how you use the property that may be affected by the entity; and (7) a list of any issues that you submit during the comment period. The group or association must identify one or more members entitled to hear and address, and the interests that the group or association seeks to protect and any proposed adjustments to the application/permission that would address your concerns Newspaper announcement e to 30 days after dispatch of the reply to Kom mentally extended. If a request for a hearing is made in a timely manner, the Executive Director will, after all applicable comment and request deadlines, forward the request and any requests for a hearing on the challenged case to the Commissioners for consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. The Commission can only grant a request to be heard in a contested case on issues which the requester submitted in its timely observations and which have not subsequently been withdrawn. If a hearing is granted, the subject matter of a hearing is limited to contentious questions of fact or mixed questions of fact and law related to relevant and substantive air quality concerns submitted during the comment period. Issues such as property values, noise, road safety and zoning are beyond the Commission’s remit to be dealt with in this procedure. MAILING LIST. In addition to submitting public comments, you may request to be added to a mailing list to receive future public communications for that specific application sent by the Office of the Chief Clerk by sending a written request to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the below send to given address. AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. Public comments and requests must be submitted either electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/agency/decisions/cc/comments.html or in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, PO Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. Please note that any contact information you provide, including your name, phone number, email address and physical address, will become part of the agency’s public records. For more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the Public Education Program toll-free at 18006874040. Additional information is also available from the US Department of Energy at 900 E Commerce Road, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-3406 or by calling Mr. Matthew Dubuc, NEPA Specialist, Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations at (504) 734-4581. Notice Issue Date: December 28, 2022

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