[StBernard] LDEQ permit public notices for St. Bernard Parish
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LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ)
CHALMETTE REFINING, L.L.C / CHALMETTE REFINERY
FLUIDIZED CATALYTIC CRACKING & ALKYLATION UNITS
PUBLIC HEARING AND REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
ON PROPOSED PART 70 AIR OPERATING & PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD) PERMIT MODIFICATIONS
& THE ASSOCIATED ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT STATEMENT
The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed Part 70 air operating & Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit modifications and the associated Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) for Chalmette Refining, L.L.C, P.O. Box 1007, Chalmette, LA 70044 for the Fluidized Catalytic Cracking and Alkylation Units. The facility is located at 500 West St. Bernard Hwy, on the left descending bank of the Mississippi River at Mile 89 above Head-of-Passes in Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish.
The hearing will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2007, beginning at 6:00 p.m., at the Big Tent in St. Bernard Parish Council, 8201 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA.. During the hearing, all interested persons will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed permit.
Chalmette Refining, L.L.C, is a joint venture between ExxonMobil Corporation and Petroleus de Venezuela, the Venezuelan National Oil Company. Chalmette Refinery is an integrated crude operation (high conversion) which includes crude distillation, catalytic reforming, fluid catalytic cracking (FCC), hydrocracking, hydrogen fluoride (HF) Alkylation, delayed coking, and aromatics processing units. The refinery is capable of producing gasoline, diesel, benzene/toluene/xylene (BTX), distillates and elemental sulfur (sulfur recovery); as well as by-products such as petroleum coke and liquefied petroleum gases (LPG).
Chalmette Refining, L.L.C, Chalmette Refinery requested a permit modification to the existing Part 70 Permit No. 3022-V0 and the PSD Permit No. PSD-LA-199(M-5) both dated January 30, 2007. The facility proposes to undertake Thermal De-NOx Project as per the requirements of U.S. EPA Consent Decree, a NSR Global Settlement (Civil Action No. 05-4662 B(i)) between U.S. EPA and State of Louisiana verses Chalmette Refining, L.L.C filed on April 26, 2006, to reduce NOx emissions from the FCC Unit. The project will substantially decrease NOx emissions but there will be an increase in the CO emissions (collateral increase) greater than the PSD significance level of 100 tons per year as shown below; therefore, netting is required.
The Thermal De-NOx Project emissions increases/decrease in tons per year is as follows:
2005/2006 Average Emissions (a)
Post Thermal De-NOx Project Emissions(b)
Total Emissions Increase (d)
d = (b+c) and Change = (d – a)
There are no creditable contemporaneous emissions increases or decreases within the contemporaneous period since emission changes were considered in the prior PSD Permit No. PSD-LA-199(M-5) dated January 30, 2007; therefore, a PSD review is required for CO emissions from the Thermal De-NOx Project. Under the Best Available Control Technology (BACT) requirements the CO emissions will be controlled by adopting good engineering practices and operating the FCC unit in full-burn-mode. The CO emissions will be limited to less than or equal to 500 ppmv at 0% oxygen on an hourly average basis and 300 ppmv at 0% oxygen on a rolling 365-day average. PM10, SO2, NOX, and VOC emissions were less than the PSD significance levels.
Permitted emissions from the FCCU and Alkylation Unit based on the current operating conditions and including the Thermal De-NOx Project in tons per year are as follows:
This permit was processed as an expedited permit in accordance with LAC 33:I.Chapter 18.
A technical review of the working draft of the proposed permit was submitted to the facility representative and the LDEQ Surveillance Division. Any remarks received during the technical review will be addressed in the “Worksheet for Technical Review of Working Draft of Proposed Permit”. All remarks received by LDEQ are included in the record that is available for public review.
All interested persons will be afforded the opportunity to comment on the proposed Part 70 air operating and PSD permit modifications and the EAS.
The EAS submitted by the applicant addresses avoidance of potential and real environmental effects, balancing of social and economic benefits against environmental impact costs, and alternative sites, projects, and mitigative measures.
Written comments or written requests for notification of the final permit decision regarding this permit action may also be submitted to Ms. Soumaya Ghosn at LDEQ, Public Participation Group, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313. Written comments and/or written requests for notification must be received by 12:30 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2007. Written comments will be considered prior to a final permit decision.
LDEQ will send notification of the final permit decision to the applicant and to each person who has submitted written comments or a written request for notification of the final decision.
The the proposed Part 70 air operating & Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit modifications and the associated Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) and statement of basis available for review at the LDEQ, Public Records Center, Room 127, 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA. Viewing hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). The available information can also be accessed electronically on the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) on the DEQ public website at www.deq.louisiana.gov <http://www.deq.louisiana.gov/> .
An additional copy may be reviewed at New Orleans Parish Library – Headquarters, 219 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA. The libraries in St. Bernard Parish are closed due to hurricane damage.
Individuals with a disability, who need an accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing, should contact Ms. Barbara Mason at the above address or by phone at (225) 219-3280.
Inquiries or requests for additional information regarding this permit action should be directed to Syed Quadri, LDEQ, Air Permits Division, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, phone (225) 219-3123.
Persons wishing to be included on the LDEQ permit public notice mailing list or for other public participation related questions should contact the Public Participation Group in writing at LDEQ, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, by email at deqmaillistrequest at la.gov or contact the LDEQ Customer Service Center at (225) 219-LDEQ (219-5337).
Permit public notices including electronic access to the proposed permit and statement of basis can be viewed at the LDEQ permits public notice webpage at http://www.deq.louisiana.gov/apps/pubNotice/default.asp and general information related to the public participation in permitting activities can be viewed at www.deq.louisiana.gov/portal/tabid/2198/Default.aspx.
Alternatively, individuals may elect to receive the permit public notices via email by subscribing to the LDEQ permits public notice List Server at www.doa.louisiana.gov/oes/listservpage/ldeq_pn_listserv.htm
All correspondence should specify AI Number 1376, Permit Number 3022-V1 and PSD-LA-199(M-6), and Activity Number PER20070008 and PER20070009.
Publication date: August 24, 2007
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