October 02, 2013 - NOTICE of
AIR POLLUTION COMMENT PERIOD and PUBLIC HEARING
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is holding a public comment period from
October 2, 2013, until November 1, 2013, and a public hearing, if requested, on November 6, 2013, on General Motors, LLC – Orion Assembly Plant's proposed installation and operation of five landfill gas fired engines and associated generator sets to produce electricity for the facility. The facility is located at 4555 Giddings Road, Lake Orion, Michigan. The public comment period and hearing, if requested, are to allow all interested parties the opportunity to comment on the Department's proposed conditional approval of a Permit to Install (PTI). It has been preliminarily determined that the project will not violate any of the Department's rules nor the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
This proposal is subject to the state and federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration rules and regulations for a modification to an existing major stationary source based on the emissions of carbon monoxide (CO). All other emissions of regulated new source review pollutants from the engines were either less than a significant increase or less than a net significant increase for the project.
Additionally, the new air pollution control systems will require revisions to Renewable Operating Permit (ROP) No. MI-ROP-B7227-2009b (SRN B7227). This public comment period meets the public participation requirements for a future administrative amendment to the ROP.
Copies of the staff's analysis and proposed permit conditions are available for inspection at the following locations, or you may request a copy be mailed to you by calling 517-335-4607 until October 4, 2013 or 517-284-6793 after October 4, 2013. Please reference PTI Application Number 81-13.
Air Quality Division (AQD) Internet Home Page - http://www.michigan.gov/air
WARREN: MDEQ, AQD, 2770 Donald Court (Phone: 586-753-3700)
LANSING: MDEQ, AQD, Constitution Hall, 525 West Allegan Street
(Phone: 517-335-4607 until October 4, 2013, or 517-284-6793 after October 4, 2013)
TOWNSHIP OF ORION: Charter Township of Orion, 2525 Joslyn Road (Phone: 248-391-0304 ext. 101)
OAKLAND COUNTY: County Clerk, 1200 North Telegraph, Building 12 East, Pontiac (Phone: 248-858-0581)
The public is encouraged to present written views on the proposed permit action. Written comments or a hearing request should be sent to Ms. Mary Ann Dolehanty, Permit Section Supervisor, MDEQ, AQD, P.O. Box 30260, Lansing, Michigan, 48909-7760. Comments may also be submitted from the webpage http://www.deq.state.mi.us/aps/cwerp.shtml (click on "Submit Comment" under the Presque Isle Power Plant, PTI No. 86-13 listing). All statements received by November 1, 2013, will be considered by the decisionmaker prior to final permit action. If a hearing is requested, the comment period will be extended until the close of the hearing.
If requested in writing by November 1, 2103, the public hearing will be held on November 6, 2013, starting at 1:00 p.m. in the William Ford Conference Room at Constitution Hall, 525 West Allegan Street, Lansing, Michigan. Those interested may contact the Air Quality Division at 517-284-6797 on November 4, 2013, to determine if a hearing was requested and will be held. The sole purpose of the public hearing will be to take formal testimony on the record. The AQD staff will be available outside the hearing room to answer questions.
Individuals needing accommodations for effective participation at the hearing should contact Ms. Amie Hartman at 517-284-6793 one week in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing, or other assistance.
OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Mary Ann Dolehanty, Permit Section Supervisor