Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

April 30, 2021

Notice of Action on a Title V Construction Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Clariant Corporation – Louisville West Plant (catalysts and catalyst carriers manufacturing plant), 1227 South 12th Street, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. This construction permit revision allows for the reclassification of the condensers E610.40, E624.40, and E626.40 as inherent process equipment and for the flare, PU628, to be the primary control device. The 30-day public comment period starts on May 1, 2021, and ends on June 1, 2021.

Written comments will be accepted at [email protected] until midnight or mailed to the District office, 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40203, by June 1, 2021.

Drafts of the permit and summary are available by calling Matt King at (502) 574-6000 or emailing [email protected] or at the following website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/docket.  Materials are not available at the District office due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

1.  What is the purpose of this permit? This permit revision, C-0036-1000-15-V(R3), allows for the reclassification of the condensers E610.40, E624.40, and E626.40 as inherent process equipment and for the flare, PU628, to be the primary control device.

2.   General Facility Description. Clariant Corp. – Louisville West Plant manufactures customized precipitated catalysts and catalyst carriers.

3.  Will this permit increase air pollution? Compared to the previous permit revision, this new permit revision will decrease potential controlled emissions of VOC (volatile organic compounds)by 0.57 ton/year, decrease Hexane by 0.45 tons/year, decrease Toluene by 0.05 tons/year, and increase HCl by 0.46 tons/year.

4.   Does this facility have a history of non-compliance? This facility currently has a penalty assessed for compliance with the Title V permit.

5.  Where can I find out more? Additional information, including emissions units, potential and past actual emissions, applicable rules, and air pollution control equipment, are summarized in the Statement of Basis.  The Draft Permit details the application of these rules to the emissions units and air pollution control equipment and includes the monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting that the District deems is necessary to demonstrate compliance. 

http://www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/docket

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