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Public Hearing to be held February 21 on Draft Air Permit for North Carolina Renewable Power
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a remote public hearing on a draft permit for the North Carolina Renewable Power facility in Lumberton. The public is invited to participate in the February 21, 2022 hearing online or by phone. The facility has applied for a permit modification to implement a boiler maintenance project and to meet the requirements of a 2017 Special Order by Consent.
The facility currently holds a Title V permit and burns wood, poultry cake, and poultry litter in two boilers to generate steam that is used to generate electricity in the existing turbine. Under the current operating permit, the facility has been classified as a minor source based on accepted, enforceable limits of 250 tons per year for multiple pollutants regulated under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. The draft permit reclassifies the facility as a PSD major source to reflect the current emissions, operating scenarios, and additional boiler modifications and requires the facility to implement Best Available Control Technology on its boilers and other emission sources.
Event title: North Carolina Renewable Power – Lumberton, LLC – Public Hearing
Date and Time: February 21, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Phone: US TOLL +1-415-655-0003, Access code: 2436 352 5767
WebEx Link: https://bit.ly/31U012y E
Internet access is not required to participate and comments can be provided by phone. If you wish to speak at the public hearing, you must register by February 21, 2022 at 4 p.m. To register, please visit: https://forms.office.com/g/
For those who are unable to attend or who experience technical difficulties, comments can also be submitted by email to DAQ.firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line [“NCRP.17C”] You may also leave a voicemail comment at 919-707-8714. Comments will be accepted until February 24, 2022 at 5 p.m.
The public notice, draft permit, draft permit review, draft environmental justice report and related documents are available online.