Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

October 06, 2021

Notice of Action on a Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permit (FEDOOP)

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit for NHK Spring Precision of America, Inc., 10600 Freeport Drive, Louisville, KY 40258, in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts on October 07, 2021, and ends on November 08, 2021. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

Drafts of the permit and summary are available at the District office, 701 W. Ormsby Avenue, Suite 303, Louisville, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling Matt King at (502) 574-6000, emailing our permitting department, or at the following website: Copies of the application are available upon request. Written comments will be accepted through our online comment form until midnight or at the District office until 5:00 p.m. on August 16, 2021.

1. What is the purpose of this permit?  This is a standard permit renewal, additionally, emission point information has been updated and TAC limits have been update based upon the revised environmental acceptability demonstration.

2. General Facility Description. NHK Spring Precision of America, Inc. is a steel valve and transmission springs manufacturer.

3. Will this permit increase pollution? Operating Permit O-1568-21-F will not increase pollution since there is no new equipment being added.

4. Does this facility have a history of non-compliance?  The last notice of violation was in 2007.  This violation was for failure to comply with the district permit.  See the Compliance History table in the Statement of Basis, page 16.

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

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