REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
ON DRAFT AIR PERMIT
REGULATING THE EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTANTS
(Docket No. 17-CA-PA-16)
Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Chapter 342B-13 and Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-60.1, the Department of Health, State of Hawaii (DOH), is requesting public comments on a DRAFT PERMIT AMENDMENT presently under review for:
Covered Source Permit (CSP) No. 0088-01-C
Application for a Significant Modification No. 0088-26
Application for a Significant Modification No. 0088-27
IES Downstream, LLC
Located At: 91-480 Malakole Street, Kapolei, Oahu
The DRAFT PERMIT AMENDMENT is described as follows:
Significant Modification No. 0088-26 revises Attachment II(I): Special Conditions for the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) of CSP No. 0088-01-C by adding parametric monitoring for the electrostatic precipitator (ESP) to ensure the existing PM emission limit is enforceable. Also, the applicant is proposing the removal of the monitoring exemption for the FCC startup air heater, i.e., the use of commercial-grade LPG gas that is inherently low in sulfur content since the applicant does not have commercial-grade LPG gas available to use, only refinery fuel gas. With this change, the FCC startup air heater will comply with all monitoring requirements of NSPS Subpart Ja for fuel gas combustion devices. No modifications to the FCCU are proposed with this significant modification. The equipment specifications for the FCCU remain unchanged including the maximum capacity of the FCCU at 22,000 barrels of vacuum gas oil (VGO) per day.
The FCCU is subject to the provisions of 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart J – Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries and 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart UUU – National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Petroleum Refineries, Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic Reforming Units, and Sulfur Recovery Units. The FCC Startup Air Heater is subject to the provisions of 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Ja – Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries for Which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced After May 14, 2007.
Significant Modification No. 0088-27 revises Attachment II(A): Special Conditions for Miscellaneous Process Units and Source Operations and Attachment II(E): Special Conditions for the Flares of CSP No. 0088-01-C by adding a new piping tie-in to the relief system upstream of the CatOx unit that allows the Foul Water Treatment Plant (FWTP) offgas to be combusted at the refinery’s FCC Flare or Crude Flare in the event the CatOx unit shuts down due to malfunction or maintenance/repair.
The FCC Flare and Crude Flare are subject to the provisions of 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart J – Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries; 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Ja – Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries for Which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced After May 14, 2007; 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart GGG – Standards of Performance for Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries; and 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart CC – National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from Petroleum Refineries.
The ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD, consisting of the APPLICATION and non-confidential supporting materials from the applicant, the permit review summary, and the DRAFT PERMIT AMENDMENT, is available for public inspection during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. If you would like to review the ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD, please call the Oahu office of the Clean Air Branch at (808) 586-4200 for the location at which the record can be viewed.
All comments on the draft permit amendment and any request for a public hearing must be in writing addressed to the Clean Air Branch Post Office Box below, and must be postmarked or received by December 15, 2017.
Clean Air Branch, Department of Health
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801
Any person may request a public hearing by submitting a written request that explains the party’s interest and the reasons why a hearing is warranted. The DOH may hold a public hearing if a hearing would aid in DOH’s decision. If a public hearing is warranted, a public notice for the hearing will be published at least thirty (30) days in advance of the hearing.
Interested persons may obtain copies of the administrative record or parts thereof by paying five (5) cents per page copying costs. Please send written requests to the Post Office Box listed above or call Mr. Darin Lum at the Clean Air Branch in Honolulu at (808) 586-4200. Electronic copies of the draft permit amendment and permit review may be found online at http://health.hawaii.gov/cab/public-notices/.
Comments on the draft permit amendment should address, but need not be limited to, the permit conditions and the facility’s compliance with federal and state air pollution laws, including: (1) the National and State Ambient Air Quality Standards; and (2) HRS, Chapter 342B and HAR, Chapter 11-60.1.
The DOH will make a final decision on the permit after considering all comments and will send notice of the final decision to each person who has submitted comments or requested such notice.
Virginia Pressler, M.D.
Director of Health