Monday, October 19, 2015

Public Notice: DEQ Air Quality Division to hold public hearing on L'Anse Warden Renewable Operating Permit Oct. 29

LANSING -- The Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division (AQD) is holding a public comment period until October 29, 2015, on the draft renewal of a Renewable Operating Permit (ROP) under consideration to be issued to L'Anse Warden Electric Company, LLC, located at 157 South Main Street in L'Anse, Michigan. The facility’s Responsible Official is Steve Walsh, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer.

Major stationary sources of air pollutants are required to obtain and operate in compliance with an ROP pursuant to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act of 1990 and Section 5506(1) of Part 55, Air Pollution Control, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. The ROP is intended to simplify and clarify a facility’s applicable requirements and compliance with them by consolidating all state and federal air quality requirements into one document. The proposed ROP will result in no emissions change at the facility.

Copies of the draft ROP and the Staff Report are available for inspection at the following locations or you may request a copy be mailed to you by calling or writing the District Office at the address and telephone number listed below:

The AQD Permits Internet Home Page -

Upper Peninsula District Office, Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, 1504 W. Washington Street, Marquette, Michigan 49855 (Phone: 906-228-2906)

LANSING: Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, Constitution Hall, P. O. Box 30260, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7760 (Phone: 517-284-6776)

All persons are encouraged to present their views on the draft permit. Persons wishing to comment should submit written statements by October 29, 2015, to the attention of Ed Lancaster at the District Office referenced above. The decision maker for the permit is Chris Hare, Acting Upper Peninsula District Supervisor.

An informal question and answer period, immediately followed by a public hearing, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 29, 2015, at L'Anse Area School Cafetorium.

Comments will also be accepted at the public hearing. Persons needing accommodations for effective participation at the public hearing, should contact Ed Lancaster at the District Office referenced above a week in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing, or other assistance.

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