Friday, April 7, 2023

DEP Invites comments On Proposed Title V Air Quality Permit For Monessen Coke (Coal) Plant, Westmoreland County

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the April 8 PA Bulletin inviting comments on its intent to issue a Title V Air Quality permit for the Monessen Coke (Coal) Plant in Monessen, Westmoreland County.  (
PA Bulletin, page 1983)

According to DEP, the annual facility-wide potential emissions are 1,423 tons of carbon monoxide, 775 tons of nitrogen oxides, 97 tons of volatile organic compounds, 97 tons of particulate matter, and 83 tons of PM10. 

It also emits 5.2 tons of hydrogen chloride, 3.7 tons of benzene, and 2.5 tons of coke oven emissions. 

The annual sum of all Hazardous Air Pollutant  emissions is 15.2 tons. Annual emission of green-house gases is 177,072 tons per year.

The application, DEP’s Review Memorandum, and the proposed permit are available for public review during normal business hours at DEP’s Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. 

A file review can be scheduled through the DEP’s website or by contacting Tom Joseph, Facilities Permitting Chief at 412-442-4336.

Public comments are due May 8.  Comments should be sent to Tom Joseph, Facilities Permit Chief, Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

A public hearing has not been scheduled as of this date on this application.

Read the entire PA Bulletin notice for more information.  (PA Bulletin, page 1983)

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[Posted: April 7, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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