The Department of Environmental Protection will host a public hearing on November 16 on Perdue AgriBusiness LLC’s application to use Emission Reduction Credits at the proposed soybean processing facility currently under construction in Conoy Township, Lancaster County.
The hearing will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bainbridge Fire Hall, 34 South 2nd Street in Bainbridge.
Perdue proposes to use 174 tons per year of volatile organic compound (VOC) credits from an industrial facility in Orange County, New York, and 94 tons per year of VOC credits from an industrial facility in Washington County, Maryland.
The scope of the hearing is limited to the use of these specific emission reduction credits for the already-approved Perdue facility.
Copies of the emission reduction credit plan approval application and other relevant information are available for public review at DEP’s Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-8200.
An appointment to review the documents may be scheduled by calling 717-705-4732 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Oral testimony will be limited to ten (10) minutes per person. Individuals wishing to offer testimony must pre-register no later than November 14. Contact Brenda Esterline at 717-705-4704, or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Organizations are requested to designate a representative to present testimony on their behalf. Written comments may be submitted to the Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-8200, no later than November 26, 2016.
Individuals who are in need of an accommodation for the hearing as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Ms. Esterline at the number provided or make accommodations through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD).The application, draft approval and DEP’s review memorandum can also be accessed on DEP’s Southcentral Regional Office’s webpage.