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Comment Deadline for Roanoke Valley Lumber

January 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - February 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EST

Draft Permit
Environmental Justice Snapshot

Roseburg Forest Products applied to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, for a PSD (Prevention of Significant Deterioration) permit to construct and operate a new lumber sawmill, named Roanoke Valley Lumber, located at 290 Power Place Drive, Weldon, Halifax County, NC. The mill will process southern yellow pine logs and includes lumber operations, lumber drying, planer mill, and an emergency fire water pump.

The facility will be constructed in two phases: the first phase will support up to 300 million bd-ft per year of lumber drying capacity. The second phase will support additional 200 million bd-ft per year lumber drying capacity bringing the total capacity to 500 million bd-ft/yr. Even though the facility will be constructed in two phases, this PSD permit approval is for the entire project (five kilns and ancillary equipment).

The facility is a new “major stationary source” for at least one regulated NSR pollutant (VOC). This new facility will also result in significant increases in the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs).

Persons wishing to submit written comments or request a public hearing regarding the Air Quality Permit are invited to do so. Requests for a public hearing must be in writing and include a statement supporting the need for such a hearing, an indication of your interest in the facility, and a summary of the information intended to be offered at such hearing.

Written comments or requests for a public hearing should be postmarked no later than February 17, 2022 and addressed to daq.publiccomments@ncdenr.gov (Please type “Roanoke Valley Lumber.21A” in the subject line), or mail written comments to:
NCDEQ Division of Air Quality
1641 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1641

A public hearing may be held if the Director of the DAQ determines that significant public interest exists or that the public interest will be served.


January 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am EST
February 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EST
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