NOTICE OF GENERAL AIR QUALITY
GRAIN ELEVATORS OPERATING IN SOUTH DAKOTA
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is proposing to issue a general air quality permit for grain elevators operating throughout the State of South Dakota. This permit will replace the previous general air quality permit for grain elevators that expired on December 22, 2019.
The proposed general permit identifies who may seek coverage under the permit, the general permit requirements, air pollution limits, compliance responsibilities, record keeping and reporting requirements, as well as performance test procedures. The general permit covers grain elevators, a grain elevator applicable to the grain elevator new source performance standard, a grain elevator with a natural gas and/or propane fired boiler applicable to the boiler new source performance standard, a grain elevator with a distillate oil fired boiler applicable to the boiler maximum achievable control standard, a grain elevator with an emergency generator applicable to new source performance standard Subpart IIII or Subpart JJJJ, and a gasoline dispensing facility applicable to a maximum achievable control standard. Issuing a general permit for grain elevators is another attempt by DENR to streamline environmental permitting in South Dakota and to provide better service to all our customers. The general permit will be effective for five years upon its issuance.
Prior to obtaining coverage under the general air quality permit, the applicant must submit a Notice of Intent form to the department. The Notice of Intent form requires the applicant to describe the operations, equipment, and location that will be covered under this permit. The department will review the information contained in the Notice of Intent to determine if the applicant qualifies for coverage under the general permit and is capable of complying with the general permit. If the applicant qualifies and can meet the requirements, coverage under the general air quality permit will be authorized to the applicant.
In accordance with the Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) 74:36:04:12, any person desiring to comment on DENR's draft permit must submit written comments to the address below within thirty days of this public notice. Comments may be directed to the following mailing address: Teresa Williams; PMB 2020; Department of Environment and Natural Resources; 523 East Capitol; Pierre, South Dakota 57501. DENR will consider and address all comments submitted and issue a final permit decision pursuant to ARSD 74:36:04:12.01. DENR will notify the applicant and each person that submitted written comments or requested notice of DENR's final permit decision, including notification of any changes to the permit based on the comments.
Any person desiring to contest the issuance of this permit and have a contested case hearing must file a petition, which complies with ARSD 74:09:01:01. This petition must be filed either within thirty days of this public notice or, if that person submits comments on DENR's draft permit pursuant to the paragraph above, within thirty days of receiving notice of DENR's final permit decision. Upon receipt of a petition, DENR will schedule this matter for a contested case hearing before the Board of Minerals and Environment.
If no comments or objections are received within thirty days of this public notice, the draft permit becomes the final permit decision and the proposed permit will be issued.
Copies of DENR's draft permit conditions and other information may be obtained from Teresa Williams, Program Assistant, at the above address or telephone at (605) 773-3151 or from DENR's website at:
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