Blue Racer Natrium Extraction & Processing Plant, Marshall County, WV

by Duane Nichols on November 29, 2013

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WV-DEP Public Notice of Intent to Approve Permit R13-2896B

WV-DEP, Friday, November 22, 2013

AIR QUALITY PERMIT NOTICE —  Notice of Intent to Approve

On August 21, 2013, Blue Racer Natrium, LLC applied to the WV Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) for a permit to modify a natural gas processing facility located off of State Route 2 at 14787 Energy Road, Proctor, Marshall County, WV at latitude 39.757031 and longitude - 80.858747.  A preliminary evaluation has determined that all State and Federal air quality requirements will be met by the proposed facility.  The DAQ is providing notice to the public of its preliminary determination to issue the permit as R13-2896B.

The following increase in potential emissions will be authorized by this permit action:  Particulate Matter less than 10 microns, 1.18 tons per year (TPY); Sulfur Dioxide, 0.08 TPY; Oxides of Nitrogen, 10.41 TPY; Carbon Dioxide Equivalents, 10,139 TPY.

The following decrease in potential emissions will be authorized by this permit action:  Carbon Monoxide, 13.87 tons per year (TPY); Volatile Organic Compounds, 58.48 TPY; Total Hazardous Air Pollutants, 5.09 TPY.

Written comments or requests for a public meeting must be received by the DAQ before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 23, 2013.  A public meeting may be held if the Director of the DAQ determines that significant public interest has been expressed, in writing, or when the Director deems it appropriate.

The purpose of the DAQ’s permitting process is to make a preliminary determination if the proposed modification will meet all state and federal air quality requirements.  The purpose of the public review process is to accept public comments on air quality issues relevant to this determination.  Only written comments received at the address noted below within the specified time frame, or comments presented orally at a scheduled public meeting, will be considered prior to final action on the permit.  All such comments will become part of the public record.

Jerry Williams, P.E.
WV Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Air Quality
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV  25304
Telephone:  304/926-0499, ext. 1223
FAX:  304/926-0478

Additional information, including copies of the draft permit, application and all other supporting materials relevant to the permit decision may be obtained by contacting the engineer listed above.  The draft permit and engineering evaluation can be downloaded at:


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