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Notice #: 05533427
Public Notices


(Docket No. 07-CA-PA-35)

Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Chapter 342B-13 and Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-60.1, the Department of Health, State of Hawaii (DOH), is requesting public comments on the following DRAFT PERMITS presently under review for:

(1) Temporary Covered Source Permit (CSP) No. 0507-01-CT
Application for Permit Renewal No. 0507-05
Pineridge Farms, Inc.
One (1) 195 TPH Crushing Plant with One (1) 160 HP Diesel Engine,
One (1) 200 TPH Screening Plant, One (1) 500 TPH Screening Plant, and
One (1) 400 TPH Crushing and Screening Plant with
One (1) 300 HP Diesel Engine
Located at: Various Temporary Sites, State of Hawaii

(2) Covered Source Permit (CSP) No. 0649-01-C
Initial Covered Source Permit Application No. 0649-01
Imperium Renewables, LLC
100 Million Gallon per Year Biodiesel Facility
Location: Along Malakole Road, Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu
UTM – 591,580 Meters East and 2,357,800 Meters North, Zone 4 (NAD-27)

The DRAFT PERMITS are described as follows:

(1) CSP No. 0507-01-CT will grant conditional approval for the continued
operation of the existing equipment listed above. The crushers and screens
utilize water sprays to minimize and control fugitive dust. Several pieces
of equipment have been sold and therefore deleted from the renewal
permit. The 195 TPH Crushing Plant and 400 TPH Crushing and
Screening Plant are subject to 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
Subpart OOO, Standards of Performance for Nonmetallic Mineral
Processing Plants. The stand-alone screening plants are subject to
Subpart OOO if operated in conjunction with the crushing plants.
Each crushing and screening plant has operating hour restrictions.

(2) CSP No. 0649-01-C will grant conditional approval for the construction
and operation of a 100 million gallon per year biodiesel facility at
Barbers Point Harbor. The biodiesel will be produced by reacting
feedstock, such as vegetable oil, with methanol and sodium methylate to
produce biodiesel and glycerol. Two 38 MMBtu/hr thermal fluid heaters
will be used to generate heat to manufacture the biodiesel. The thermal
fluid heaters will be fired on methanol gas discharged from process
equipment and storage tanks in combination with biodiesel or fuel oil
No. 2. The thermal fluid heaters will be equipped with low-NOX burners to
control nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions. Vapors discharged from
biodiesel processing equipment will be condensed and recycled back into
the process. Non-condensable methanol vapors passing through a vapor
recovery system will be routed to the thermal fluid heaters as the primary
control for reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Either a
thermal oxidizer or incineration system will be used as a secondary control
device to reduce VOCs from process equipment and storage tanks. Also,
the sulfur content for the biodiesel and fuel oil No. 2 fired by the
combustion equipment will be limited to 0.05% by weight to minimize sulfur
dioxide (SO2) emissions. The biodiesel facility is subject to various
federal regulations that include those for combustion/control units,
storage tanks, and synthetic organic chemicals manufacturing (SOCMI)
equipment. Federal regulations for the SOCMI equipment include: (1) 40
CFR, Subpart VVa, Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks of VOC
in the SOCMI for Which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification
Commenced After November 7, 2006; (2) 40 CFR, Subpart NNN, Standards
of Performance for VOC emissions From SOCMI Distillation Operations;
and (3) 40 CFR, Subpart RRR, Standards of Performance for VOC
Emissions From SOCMI Reactor Processes. Methanol and catalyst
storage tanks for the facility are subject to 40 CFR, Subpart Kb, Standards
of Performance for Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels (Including
Petroleum Liquid Storage Vessels) for Which Construction, Reconstruction,
or Modification Commenced After July 23, 1984. Closed vent systems
for these tanks are subject to the inspection and repair requirements
specified in 40 CFR, Subpart VVa. The thermal fluid heaters are subject to
40 CFR, Subpart Dc, Standards of performance for Small Industrial-
Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units. Also, the thermal fluid
heaters and secondary control device are subject to the VOC control
requirements specified in 40 CFR, Subparts Kb, NNN, and RRR.

non-confidential supporting materials from the applicant, the permit review summary, and the DRAFT PERMIT, are available for public inspection during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., at the following locations:

ü Clean Air Branch, Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 203, Honolulu, Oahu 96814

ü Hawaii District Health Office, Department of Health
1582 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii
(CSP No. 0507-01 only)

ü Maui District Health Office, Department of Health
54 High Street, Room 300, Wailuku, Maui
(CSP No. 0507-01 only)

All comments on the draft permits and any request for a public hearing must be in writing, addressed to the Clean Air Branch at the above address on Oahu and must be postmarked or received by January 26, 2008

Any person may request a public hearing by submitting a written request that explains the party\u2019s interest and the reasons why a hearing is warranted. At the sole discretion of the Director of Health, DOH may hold a public hearing if a hearing would aid in DOH’s decision. If a public hearing is warranted, a public notice for the hearing will be published at least thirty days in advance of the hearing.

Interested persons may obtain copies of the administrative record or parts thereof by paying five cents per page copying costs. Please send written requests to the Oahu office of the CIean Air Branch listed above or call Mr. Carl Ibaan (0507-01-CT) or Mr. Michael Madsen (0649-01-C) at the Clean Air Branch in Honolulu at (808) 586-4200.

Comments on the draft permits should address, but need not be limited to, the permit conditions and the facility’s compliance with federal and state air pollution laws, including: (1) the National and State Ambient Air Quality Standards; and (2) HRS, Chapter 342B and HAR, Chapter 11-60.1.

DOH will make a final decision on the permits after considering all comments and will send notice of the final decision to each person who has submitted comments or requested such notice.

Chiyome Leinaala Fukino, M.D.
Director of Health
(SB05533427 12/27/07)