Class 3 Permit Modification Request, Organic Air Emissions – Oct. 18, 2017
On Oct. 18, the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) submitted a RCRA Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Class 3 Modification Request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The request is for a Part B storage and treatment permit regarding organic air emissions for the main plant. It will cover organic air emissions generated as a result of the treatment and destruction of GB and VX chemical agents and munitions. The facility is currently permitted under a RCRA Research, Development and Demonstration permit by Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP). Part B permit coverage is being sought from the EPA under RCRA Subparts BB (Air Emission Standards for Equipment Leaks) and Subparts CC (Air Emission Standards for Tanks, Surface Impoundments and Containers) because KDEP does not currently possess the required authority to issue permits for these subparts of the RCRA regulations.
The public comment period for this permit modification request lasts 60 days, beginning Oct. 18 and ending Dec. 17, 2017. A public meeting will be held Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office, 1000 Commercial Dr., Ste. 2, Richmond, KY.
Written comments on the permit modification request can be submitted to:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4
RCRD Materials and Waste Management Branch
Atlanta Federal Center
ATTN: Terri Crosby-Vega
61 Forsyth St.
Atlanta, GA 30303