The Department of Environmental Protection Monday reminded the public it will host a public meeting and hearing on December 15 regarding both the Department’s intent to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit amendment as well as its intent to authorize a modification to the existing Air Plan Approval for the Shell Chemical Ethane Plant at 300 Frankfort Road in Monaca, Beaver County.
The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. followed by the public hearing from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Central Valley High School, 160 Baker Road Extension, Monaca.
Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Nora Alwine at 412-442-4137.
DEP will record testimony and receive written comments throughout the hearing and will also accept written statements until December 26.
Those wishing to testify in person should contact Environmental Justice Coordinator Nora Alwine at 412-442-4137. Each individual will have up to 3 minutes to present testimony.
Written statements regarding the draft NPDES permit amendment may be sent to the Clean Water Program, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Written statements regarding the modification to the Air Plan Approval may be sent to the Air Quality Program, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
All documents pertaining to these pending authorizations are available for review by appointment between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at DEP Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 412-442-4000.More information about these pending authorizations, as well as other documents relating to the Shell facility, can be found on DEP’s Southwest Regional Office webpage.