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DEP Holds July 20 Hearing On Use Of Emission Credits For Lancaster Soybean Plant

Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced it will host a July 20 public hearing regarding Perdue AgriBusiness LLC’s application to use Emission Reduction Credits at the soybean processing facility currently under construction in Conoy Township, Lancaster County.

The hearing will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bainbridge Fire Hall, 34 South 2nd Street in Bainbridge.

Perdue proposes to use 175.7 tons per year of volatile organic compound (VOC) credits from an industrial facility in Little Valley, New York, 85.7 tons per year of VOC credits from an industrial facility in Depew, New York, 9.11 tons per year of VOC credits from an industrial facility in Belleville, PA, and 6.6 tons per year of VOC credits from an industrial facility in Neville, PA.

The scope of the hearing is limited to the use of these specific emission reduction credits for the facility currently under construction.

Copies of the emission reduction credit plan approval and other relevant information are available for public review at DEP’s Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-8200. Please call 717-705-4732 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment.

The application, draft plan approval and DEP’s review memorandum can also be accessed on DEP’s Southcentral Regional Office Community Information webpage.

Oral testimony will be limited to 10 minutes per person. Individuals wishing to offer testimony are asked to pre-register no later than July 13, 2017. Contact John Repetz at 717-705-4904, or send email to: jrepetz@pa.gov to register.

Commenters are requested to provide two (2) written copies of their remarks at the time of the hearing. Organizations are requested to designate a representative to present testimony on their behalf. Written comments may be submitted to the Air Quality Program, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-8200, no later than July 30, 2017.

Individuals in need of an accommodation for the hearing as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact John at the number provided or make accommodations through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD).

Questions should be directed to John Repetz, DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 717-705-4904 or send email to: jrepetz@pa.gov.

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[Posted: June 27, 2017]


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