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Air & Waste News in Delaware      December 22, 2009

 

 


The bimonthly E-News Update features current information on the Division’s public meetings, workshops, hearings, and regulatory documents available for public comment, as well as news updates. For those receiving the E-News Update for the first time, subscription is FREE! Please sign up at the following link under the Division of Air and Waste Management: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Pages/DNRECLists.aspx. There is no form to fill out; it’s done in three clicks! Suggestions? Additions? Please e-mail Tracy Sargent or call Tracy at (302) 739-9400. Published by DNREC Division of Air and Waste Management; web site: www.awm.delaware.gov

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

COAL ASH PROPOSAL DELAYED -  EPA's pending decision on regulating coal ash waste from power plants, expected in December 2009, will be delayed for a short period due to the complexity of the analysis the agency is currently finishing.  As part of her commitment to ensuring the protection of public health and the environment regarding coal ash, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson had set a deadline to complete the regulatory decision before the close of this year. However, the agency is still actively clarifying and refining parts of the proposal.  EPA has not established a new deadline for this decision.

RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE AT A YARD WASTE DROP-OFF SITE OR STATE PARK; DROP OFF TREES DECEMBER 26 – JANUARY 18 - Delawareans are encouraged to “Go Green” this holiday season by recycling their Christmas tree at a yard waste drop-off site in New Castle County or a state park in Kent or Sussex County. Trees, free of ornaments, wire and tinsel, can be dropped-off at one of six locations statewide from December 26 through January 18.

New Castle County: Brandywine Hundred Community Yard Waste Demonstration Site - Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise posted.The site is located on the north side of Cauffiel Parkway, approximately 100 yards east of the Cauffiel Parkway and Philadelphia Pike (Business Route 13) intersection.

Polly Drummond Hill Community Yard Waste Demonstration Site Hours: Daily; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise posted. The site is located in the Pike Creek area on Polly Drummond Hill Road, about a ½ mile north of the Kirkwood Highway.

DART Mid-County Community Yard Waste Demonstration Site - Hours: Daily; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise posted. The site is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of U.S. Route 13 and Route 72 near Bear. (Turn into the DART facility at 1423 S. Dupont Hwy, Bear.)

Kent County: Killens Pond State Park - 5025 Killens Pond Road, Felton Hours: Daily; 8 a.m. - sunset

Sussex County: Trap Pond State Park - 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel Hours: Daily; 8 a.m. – sunset

Cape Henlopen State Park 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes Hours: Daily; 8 a.m. – sunset

 

All locations accept trees from families only, not from commercial haulers or tree vendors. Artificial decorations, including hooks, wire, tinsel and ornaments, as well as wood and metal trees stands, must be removed. Signs, designating the location of the drop-off areas at each location, will be posted. To help defray costs, the state parks will accept donations of $2.  For more information, please contact:Rob Underwood at (302) 739-9403; Gary Focht,- Killens Pond State Park, at (302) 382-4616; or Melanie Rapp at 302-739-9902 or visit: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/News/Pages/RecycleYourChristmasTreeataYardWasteDrop-offSiteorStatePark;.aspx

 

UPCOMING AIR AND WASTE-RELATED HEARINGS, MEETINGS & EVENTS:

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS - The Air Quality Management Section (AQM) will conduct four separate public hearings on proposed amendments to Delaware’s air regulations:

 

A public hearing on amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 1141 Limiting Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Consumer and Commercial Products, and corresponding amendments to the Delaware State Implementation Plan (SIP) for attainment of ground-level ozone standard.

 

A public hearing on amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 1125, Requirements for Preconstruction Review.  The Department is proposing to amend 1125 by revising Section 3.0, “Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality.” 

 

A public hearing on amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 1138, Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories. The Department is proposing to amend 1138 by adding a new Section 14 that will affect surface coating operations that spray apply coatings that contain any compounds of cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese or nickel.

 

A public hearing on amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 1124, Control of Volatile Organic Compounds.  The Department is proposing to amend 1124 by revising Section 2.0, “Definitions”; Section 12.0, “Surface Coating of Plastic Parts”; Section 19.0, “Coating of Metal Furniture”; Section 20.0, “Coating of Large Appliances”; and Section 22.0, “Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts.”

 

These public hearings will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, beginning at 6 p.m.in the DNREC’s Air Quality Management Office, 156 S. State Street, Dover. The four separate hearings will be held in succession, in the order shown above, all beginning at 6 p.m.  Persons interested in one or more of the hearings should arrive by that time, as these changes are expected to be non-controversial and the hearings may progress quickly.  Interested parties may submit comments in writing on any of these proposed amendments by January 5, 2010.  For more information, please contact Jim Snead at (302) 323-4542, Ron Amirikian at (302) 739-9402 or visit: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Lists/Public%20Notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=598&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ednrec%2Edelaware%2Egov%2FLists%2FPublic%2520Notices%2FAllItems%2Easpx

 

PUBLIC HEARING ON REVISIONS TO DELAWARE'S REGULATIONS GOVERNING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK SYSTEMS (MODIFIED) - The Delaware Regulations Governing Underground Storage Tank Systems were first effective July 11, 1986. The most recent revision date is January 11, 2008. The DNREC is proposing changes to the UST Regulations to incorporate federal requirements, to add clarifying language, and to ensure the greatest protection of human health, safety and the environment in Delaware. The hearing will be held on January 12, 2010, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the DNREC Lukens Drive Office at 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle - DE, 19720.  For more information, please contact: Tara Chambers-Susee at (302) 395-2500 or visit: http://www.delaware.gov/eGov/Calendar.nsf/Meetings/99B6364D5423EDC285257678006DFCE7?open

 

GOVERNOR'S RECYCLING PUBLIC ADVISORY COUNCIL (RPAC) – The RPAC will hold a meeting on January 13, 2010 from 1:30 – 4 p.m. at the Delaware Public Archives Building 121 Duke of York Street Dover, DE 19901.  For more information, please contact Lynette Lee or Bill Miller at (302) 739-9403 or visit: http://www.delaware.gov/eGov/Calendar.nsf/Meetings/48B67109AEF2C7438525768C004E445C?open

 

DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT OR APPEAL: 

 

VFL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION MODIFICATION FOR BENEFICIAL USE DETERMINATION #7 - Notice is hereby given by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) that it is amending VFL Technology Corporation Beneficial Use Determination # 7.  A public hearing on the above modifications will not be held unless the Secretary of DNREC, receives a request for a hearing by December 31, 2009.  For more information, please contact Andrea Barbieri at (302) 739-9403 or visit: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Lists/Public%20Notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=619&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ednrec%2Edelaware%2Egov%2FLists%2FPublic%2520Notices%2FAllItems%2Easpx

 

BROWNFIELDS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The Division’s Brownfields Development Program encourages the cleanup and redevelopment of vacant, abandoned or underutilized properties which may be contaminated. A party seeking to develop such a property negotiates with the Division's Site Investigation and Restoration Branch (SIRB) for a Brownfields Development Agreement (BDA) or a Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) Agreement to perform an investigation and, if necessary, a remedial action or remedy, for the purpose of addressing the risks posed by past releases of hazardous substances at these sites. For site-specific information on the following sites, please see SIRB’s superfund site files database at: http://docs.dnrec.delaware.gov/sirbsitefiles.cfm.  

 

PROPOSED PLAN OF REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THE A STREET AND TOWNSEND STREET SITE (DE-1450) - The Site Investigation and Restoration Branch (SIRB) invites public comment on a proposal to clean up the A Street and Townsend Street site in Wilmington.  The comment period ends on December, 23, 2009.  For additional information, please contact Stephen Johnson or Robert Newsome at (302) 395-2600 or visit: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Lists/Public%20Notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=607&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ednrec%2Edelaware%2Egov%2FLists%2FPublic%2520Notices%2FAllItems%2Easpx

 

PROPOSED PLAN OF REMEDIAL ACTION FOR THE TACO BELL CONCORD PIKE SITE (DE-1439) - the Site Investigation and Restoration Branch (SIRB) invites public comment on a proposal to clean up the Taco Bell Concord Pike site in Wilmington.  The comment period ends on January 6, 2009.  For additional information, please contact Todd Keyser or Robert Newsome at

(302) 395-2600 or visit: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Lists/Public%20Notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=611&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ednrec%2Edelaware%2Egov%2FLists%2FPublic%2520Notices%2FAllItems%2Easpx

 

NOTIFICATION OF NEGOTIATIONS CONCERNING A VOLUNTARY CLEANUP PROGRAM AGREEMENT FOR NEW CASTLE COUNTY RAILS TO TRAILS SITE (DE-1475) – the Site Investigation and Restoration Branch (SIRB) is currently negotiating a Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) Agreement with the State of Delaware, Department of Transportation regarding the New Castle County Rails to Trails (Industrial Track Greenway) Site.  For additional information, please contact Todd Keyser at (302) 395-2600 or visit: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Lists/Public%20Notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=609&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ednrec%2Edelaware%2Egov%2FLists%2FPublic%2520Notices%2FAllItems%2Easpx

 

AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT PERMITTING PROGRAM Notice has been given that the facilities listed below have submitted applications for air quality management permits. The applications, the “draft/proposed” permits, all materials that the applicant has submitted (other than those granted confidential treatment under DNREC rules), and a copy of summary of other materials, if any, considered in preparing the “draft/proposed” permit may be inspected at the offices of the Division of Air and Waste Management, 156 S. State Street, Dover and 715 Grantham Lane, New Castle.  To submit comments, for additional information or for an appointment to inspect the application, please contact Joanna Austin at the Dover Office at 739-9402.

 

7 DE ADMIN. CODE 1102 NATURAL MINOR PERMIT APPLICATION - Wally’s Service Station requests a natural minor permit modification to a total-phase extraction remediation system at its 2307 Foulk Road, Wilmington facility. A public hearing on any of the above application will not be held unless the Secretary of DNREC receives a request for a hearing by December 28, 2009.  For more information, please visit: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Lists/Public%20Notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=615&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ednrec%2Edelaware%2Egov%2FLists%2FPublic%2520Notices%2FAllItems%2Easpx

 

TITLE V MODIFICATION APPLICATIONS - Notice is hereby given that the Premcor Refining Group Inc. having a facility at 4550 Wrangle Hill Road, Delaware City has submitted a request for significant permit modifications pursuant to 7 DE Admin. Code 1130, Section 7 for several 7 DE Admin. Code 1130 operating permits.  A public hearing will not be held unless the Secretary of DNREC receives a request by December 29, 2009.  For more information, please visit: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Lists/Public%20Notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=606&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ednrec%2Edelaware%2Egov%2FLists%2FPublic%2520Notices%2FAllItems%2Easpx

 

TITLE V SYNTHETIC MINOR PERMIT APPLICATION  -Notice is hereby given that ILC Dover LP has submitted an application, pursuant to 7 DE Admin. Code 1102, Section 2.1, 11.2.9, and 12.3 for a permit amendment at One Moonwalker Road, Frederica A public hearing concerning the permitting action will not be held unless the Secretary of DNREC receives a request by January 12, 2010.  For more information, please visit: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Lists/Public%20Notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=614&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ednrec%2Edelaware%2Egov%2FLists%2FPublic%2520Notices%2FAllItems%2Easpx

 

CONTACT THE DIVISION:

 

24-Hour Report and Spill Notification Line - 1-800-662-8802

Aboveground Storage Tanks - 302-395-2500

Air Quality - Dover Office - 302-739-9402

Air Quality - New Castle Office - 302-323-4542

Asbestos New Castle - 302-323-4542

Asbestos Kent & Sussex - 302-739-9402

Boiler Safety - 302-744-2735

Brownfields - 302-395-2600

Director’s Office - 302-739-9400

Emergency Prevention and Response - 302-739-9404

Environmental Crimes Unit - 302-739-9401 or 1-800-662-8802

Hazardous Waste - 302-739-9403

Medical Waste - 302-739-9403

Open Burning - 302-739-9402

Outreach Ombudsman - 302-395-2515

Recycling - 302-739-9403

Site Investigation & Restoration Branch (Superfund/Brownfields) - 302-395-2600

Solid Waste - 302-739-9403

Underground Storage Tanks - 302-395-2500

 

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