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Final Notice: General Title V Permit for Air Curtain Incinerators



From WNC RAQA:

October 10, 2019
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA REGIONAL AIR QUALITY AGENCY
NOTICE OF ISSUANCE OF TITLE V PERMIT

To all interested parties:

The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) announces the issuance of a General Title V Permit for air curtain incinerators (ACIs) firing only clean biomass, subject to New Source Performance Standards, 40 CFR 60 Subparts CCCC or EEEE in Buncombe County, North Carolina. The permit is required to be renewed every five years. The primary purpose of the Title V permit is to consolidate and identify existing local and federal air quality requirements applicable to ACIs, and to provide practical methods for determining compliance with these requirements. The permit has been prepared in accordance with WNCRAQA Air Quality Code, Chapter 17, Section .0500 – “Title V Procedures” and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act. This permit is enforceable by WNCRAQA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and citizens as defined under the Federal Clean Air Act.

No public comments were received during the 30-day public comment period, which ended on August 31, 2019. No EPA comments were received during the 45-day review period, which ended on September 9, 2019. Subsequently, the WNCRAQA Board of Directors approved the permit at their meeting on September 9, 2019.

The final permit, the permit application and other relevant information are available for public review at the following address: Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency, 52 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. Materials are available for review during the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

For additional information, please contact Ashley Featherstone, Permitting Program Manager, at (828) 250-6778 or ashley.featherstone@buncombecounty.org.