Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

August 18, 2022

            The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit for GE Appliances, A Haier Company – Appliance Park (home appliances manufacturing plant), 4000 Buechel Bank Road, Louisville, 40031, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. The 30-day public comment period starts August 18, 2022, and ends on September 16, 2022. 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 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40203, 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 on the APCD 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 September 16, 2022.

1.    What is the purpose of this permit?  This construction project is to install a new stainless-steel dryer drum fabrication line and revise the Best Available Control Technology (BACT) requirements for two existing stainless-steel dryer drum fabrication lines.

2.    Will this permit increase pollution? Construction Permit C-0870-22-0015-V will not increase Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) as the company requested to keep the same existing limit that the two existing stainless-steel dryer drum fabrication lines already have in the Title V operating permit.  

3.    Does this facility have a history of non-compliance?  There are no records of any violations of the terms of the present or prior construction or operating permits.

4.    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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