Details for public notice


State of South Carolina (SC)
Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
Bureau of Air Quality (BAQ)
2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201 • (803) 898-4123
Notice of a Draft Air Synthetic Minor Construction Permit
COMMENT PERIOD: Public Notice will begin on October 31, 2017 and will
end at close of business, which is 5:00 p.m. on November 29, 2017.
SI Group, Inc. – Orangeburg Facility
725 Cannon Bridge Road, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115
(Orangeburg County)
AIR PERMIT # 1860-0004-EE
SI Group, Inc. – Orangeburg Facility (SI Group) has applied to the SC DHEC for an air
construction permit to install and operate new equipment at its existing facility. A draft permit
and Statement of Basis have been written by the BAQ outlining this proposed project and applicable regulations. This permit will enable the facility to construct and operate in compliance
with state and federal air quality regulations. The draft permit has not yet been approved and is
open to comment from the public, affected states, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SI Group is a specialty chemical manufacturing facility. The facility is requesting to replace
the existing Boiler 1 with a new boiler with a heat input rating of 62 million British Thermal Units
per Hour (BTU/hr) when fired on natural gas and 60 million BTU/hr when fired on No. 2 fuel
oil. Emissions generated by this facility as a result of the proposed project will include: Particulate Matter (PM); Particulate Matter less than 10 micrometers in diameter (PM10); Particulate
Matter less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5); Sulfur Dioxide (SO2); Nitrogen Oxides
(NOx); Carbon Monoxide (CO); Lead (Pb); and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). If this
permit is approved, federally enforceable limit of less than 40 tons per year of SO2 from the
boiler is being established to avoid Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD).
This construction permit will be incorporated into the existing Title V permit with no additional
public comment period, provided all public participation and EPA requirements were fulfilled
with notice of the construction permit action.
Interested persons may review the materials drafted and maintained by DHEC for this facility
and submit written comments on the draft permit by the end of the public notice period listed
above, to Ruthie Hall at the above DHEC address or by e-mail at comments received by the end of the notice period, will be considered when making a decision to
approve, disapprove, or modify the draft permit. Where there is a significant amount of public
interest, DHEC may hold a public hearing to receive additional comments. Public hearing requests should be made in writing to Ruthie Hall at the above DHEC address or by e-mail. If
a public hearing is requested and scheduled, notice will be given thirty (30) days in advance.
If you have questions concerning the draft permit, please contact James Myers at the phone
number listed above.A final review request may be filed after a permit decision has been made.
Information regarding final review procedures is available from DHEC’s legal office at the above
address or by calling (803) 898-3350. Information relative to the draft permit will be made available for review through the end of the notice period listed above, at the DHEC Columbia Office
listed above and at the following location:
SC DHEC, Orangeburg BEHS Office, 1550 Carolina Avenue, Orangeburg, SC 29115
Information on permit decisions and hearing procedures is available by contacting DHEC
at either address listed above. Copies of a draft permit or other related documents may be requested in writing to the Freedom of Information Office; fees may apply. Please bring this notice
to the attention of persons you know will be interested in this matter.
This public notice, along with the draft permit and draft statement of basis, may be viewed
through the end of the notice period on DHEC’s website at:


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