APCD Notice of Public Comment Period on a Title V Construction Permit

April 22, 2021

Notice of Public Comment Period on a Title V Construction Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to American Synthetic Rubber Company (synthetic rubber production plant), 4500 Camp Ground Road, 40216, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. This permit is being issued to install a temporary natural gas-fired boiler during the transition from coal to natural gas boilers. The 30-day public comment period starts on April 24, 2021, and ends on May 24, 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 May 24, 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?  Construction Permit C-0011-21-0017-V will allow a temporary natural gas fired boiler to be brought on site while the existing coal fired boilers are shut down and decommissioned.
  2. General Facility Description. American Synthetic Rubber Company is a synthetic rubber production plant.

  3. Will this permit increase pollution? Construction Permit C-0011-21-0017-V will not increase pollution.  It will decrease carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, hazardous air pollutants, and particulate matter emissions.

  4. Does this facility have a history of non-compliance?  The last notice of violation was in 2018.  This violation was for Strategic Toxic Air Reduction Program (STAR) regulations exceedances. See the Compliance History table in the Statement of Basis, page 9.

  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.



To be published on April 23, 2021, in The Courier-Journal Metro edition, 14 Public Notices column.


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