Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

September 26, 2023
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 Swift Pork Company (pork processing facility) 1200 Story Avenue, Louisville KY 40206 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The 30-day public comment period starts on September 27, 2023 and ends on October 27, 2023. 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 on the District website, by emailing our permitting section, calling Matt King at (502) 574-6000, or 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. Copies of the application are available upon request. Written comments will be accepted through the District’s online public comment form until midnight or at the District office until 5:00 p.m. on October 27, 2023.

What is the purpose of this permit?  This permit action is to renew the operating permit This action also updates equipment list based on construction permits issued, including adding a natural gas-fired 51 MMBtu/hr boiler; scrubber C9 as a replacement for C5; hammermill and grinder replacements; and removes several pieces of equipment (boilers 2 and 3; and the ALKAR cookers).

Will this permit increase pollution? Operating Permit O-0115-23-F will not increase pollution.

Does this facility have a history of non-compliance?  Yes. The facility has resolved several alleged violations through Board Order.  The most recent alleged violation was for objectionable odor and missed monitoring and record keeping and was settled by Board Order on September 20, 2023.  See the Compliance History in the Statement of Basis.

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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