Friday, May 19, 2017

DEP Hearings June 22 On RACT II Air Pollution Controls For 4 Facilities In Southeast PA

The Department of Environmental Protection is scheduled to will hold hearings June 22 on a proposed State Air Quality Implementation Plan amendments for RACT II controls for 4 facilities in Southeast Pennsylvania relating to nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compound emissions. (formal notice, PA Bulletin beginning on page 2939)
The facilities include: Blommer Chocolate Company in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County-- hearing starts at 9:00 a.m.; Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp in Upper Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County-- hearing starts at 11:00 a.m.; Braskem America, Inc. in Marcus Hook Borough, Delaware County-- hearing starts at 1:00 p.m.;  Exelon Generation, Falls Township, Bucks County-- hearing starts at 3:00 p.m.
The hearings will be held at the DEP Southeast Regional Office, 2 East Main Street, Norristown.   If no speakers pre-register, the hearing will be canceled for that facility.
To pre-register to speak at the the hearing contact Virginia Cain, DEP environmental Community Relations Specialist, at 484-250-5808.  The deadline for pre-registrations is June 15.  
The deadline for public comments is June 19.
These are the first of 13 non-presumptive, RACT II air pollution control technology evaluations that will be done in DEP’s Southeast Region.  Other DEP regions in the state have up to 40 individual RACT II evaluations that need to be done.
The DEP contact for these actions is James Beach, DEP Southeast Regional Office, Air Quality Program, 484-250-5920.
For more information on RACT II requirements, visit DEP’s Air Quality Permit Information webpage.

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