Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District Notice of Public Comment Period and Hearing

February 07, 2024

Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District  Notice of Public Comment Period and Hearing

What action is the District taking?

 

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) is opening a 30-day public comment period starting February 7, 2024, on a proposed Agreed Board Order with American Synthetic Rubber Company to resolve violations of District Regulation 2.16: Title V Operating Permits and District Regulation 1.07: Excess Emissions During Startups, Shutdowns, and Upset Conditions. The District issued Notice of Violation ENF-APCD-23-00005 for these violations.

What action is the Air Pollution Control Board taking? 

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board (Board) will hold a public hearing, via video teleconference, to take oral comment on the proposed Agreed Board Order at 10:00 a.m. March 20, 2024. The Board invites the public to attend. The Board will consider adoption of this Agreed Board Order at its regularly scheduled Board meeting immediately following the March 20 public hearing.

How can I comment on this action?

You can comment in writing using the online public comment form or by mail to the Board Secretary-Treasurer, Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District, 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40203, until 5:00 p.m., March 8, 2024. Oral statements will be accepted at a public hearing held via video teleconference at 10:00 a.m. March 20, 2024. Oral statements will also be accepted at that time in-person in the Edison Room of the Edison Center at 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Louisville, KY 40203. Instructions on attending the teleconferences will be posted on the District’s events web page before the hearing and emailed to subscribers of APCD Public Notices.

Where can I get a copy of the proposed action?

An electronic copy of the proposal may be downloaded from the District’s Proposed Actions web page. A paper copy of the proposal may be obtained from the District by contacting us at (502) 574-6000. Please specify that you are calling about Agreed Board Order No. 24-01, provide your name and mailing address, and allow time for processing and delivery via USPS. 

Summary of action

The Agreed Board Order would resolve the open Notice of Violation for violations of American Synthetic Rubber Company’s Title V permit that occurred at their facility on Camp Ground Road. The District alleges that American Synthetic Rubber Company did not report excess emissions events properly and exceeded limits for HCl (Hydrogen Chloride) and SO2 (Sulfur Dioxide) American Synthetic Rubber Company has corrected the noncompliance and agreed to pay a penalty of $76,500. 

What is the timeline for this action?
The written comment period begins February 7, 2024, and runs through March 8, 2024. Oral comments will be accepted at a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. March 20, 2024. The agreement is expected to be on the agenda under new business at the regular meeting of the Board to be held immediately following the public hearing on March 20, 2024.

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

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