REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
ON DRAFT AIR PERMIT
REGULATING THE EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTANTS
(Docket No. 19-CA-PA-06)
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 presently under review for:
Covered Source Permit (CSP) No. 0860-01-C
Application for Initial Covered Source Permit No. 0860-01
Maui All Natural Alternative, LLC
Renewable Energy Conversion and Sludge Processing Facility
Located At: 281 Amala Place, Kahului, Maui
The DRAFT PERMIT is described as follows:
CSP No. 0860-01-C would grant conditional approval for the construction and operation of a new renewable energy conversion and sludge processing facility using energy crops in Kahului, Maui. The facility will consist of a 1.2 million gallon anaerobic digester, biogas treatment system, 1.0 MW combined heat and power (CHP) biogas engine generator, 8.1 MMBtu/hr biogas/propane fueled air heater, unfired sludge dryer, venturi scrubber, emergency flare, energy crop and dewatered sludge receiving facilities, and biosolids loadout equipment. The facility would utilize approximately 29,020 tons of energy crops per year. Electricity generated by the facility will be used to power the neighboring Wailuku-Kahului Wastewater Reclamation Facility and Maui All Natural Alternative, LLC’s onsite operations. The facility will receive 24,000 tons per year of dewatered sludge from local wastewater treatment facilities to produce 3,130 tons per year of dried Class A biosolids.
The 1.0 MW CHP biogas engine generator is subject to the provisions of 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart JJJJ – Standards of Performance for Stationary Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines and 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ – National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines. The sludge dryer is subject to the provisions of 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart E – National Emission Standards for Mercury.
The facility’s emissions are as follows:
Pollutant Potential Emissions
The ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD, consisting of the APPLICATION and non-confidential supporting materials from the applicant, the permit review summary, and the DRAFT PERMIT, is available for public inspection during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., at the following location:
State of Hawaii
Clean Air Branch
2827 Waimano Home Road, #130
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Maui District Health Office, Department of Health
54 High Street, Wailuku, Maui 96793
All comments on the draft permit and any request for a public hearing must be in writing, addressed to the Clean Air Branch at the above address and must be postmarked or received by June 5, 2019.
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 CIean Air Branch listed above or call Mr. Darin Lum at the Clean Air Branch at (808) 586-4200. Electronic copies of the draft permit and permit review may be found online at http://health.hawaii.gov/cab/public-notices/.
Comments on the draft permit 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.
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.
Bruce Anderson, PH.D.
Director of Health