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Air Pollution Control Newsroom - 2012 Archive


12/19/2012
Update on APCD fee and permit changes
Update on APCD fees and permits restructuring.

12/14/2012
BAE Systems Title V Operating Permit 142-97-TV(R2)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit to BAE Systems., in accordance with Regulation 2.16.

12/13/2012
Jellico Chemical Co FEDOOP Permit 194-05-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a federally enforceable District origin operating permit (FEDOOP) to Jellico Chemical Co., Inc.

12/1/2012
Eckart America Corporation Construction Permit 36408-12-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Eckart Americar Corporation (aluminum powder/paste production plant), 4101 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for modification of classifier weight tank and drum/tote unloading stations.

11/29/2012
Diageo Americas Supply FEDOOP Permit 118-01-F(R1)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a federally enforceable District origin operating permit (FEDOOP) to Diageo Americas Supply, Inc. (whiskey distillery)

11/1/2012
Louisville Gas and Electric Paddy's Run Title V Operating Permit 130-97-TV(R1)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a Title V Operating permit to Louisville Gas & Electric, Paddy's Run Station, in accordance with Regulation 2.16.

11/1/2012
GE Appliances and Lighting Construction Permit 36340-12-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to GE Appliances & Lighting, in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for a new basket water heater.

10/6/2012
American Synthetic Rubber Company Construction Permit 36229-12-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to American Synthetic Rubber Company (rubber production plant), 4500 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for modification of a natural gas boiler.

10/5/2012
New Asbestos Walk-in Hours
For asbestos sign-offs and releases, walk-ins are now welcome during these hours: Monday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Tuesday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Thursday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

10/3/2012
Louisville Medical Center Construction Permit 35728-12-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Louisville Medical Center, Inc. (steam generating plant), 235 Abraham Flexner Way, in accordance with Regulation 2.03.

9/23/2012
Rohm & Haas - Louisville Plant. Construction Permit 35996-12-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Rohm and Haas - Louisville Plant (resin manufacturing plant), 4200 Campground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03.

9/21/2012
Sud-Chemie (South Plant) FEDOOP Permit 74-97-F(R5)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a federally enforceable District origin operating permit (FEDOOP) with STAR Enfironmental Acceptability Demonstration to Sud-Chemie, Inc, South Plant (catalyst manufacturer)

9/12/2012
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc.
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on September 19, 2012, on a proposed Agreed Board Order for additional control of volatile organic compounds at Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc., Louisville Foil Plant, issued pursuant to District Regulations 1.08 and 2.16

9/8/2012
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Construction Permit 35684-12-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a Title V Construction permit to Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. (chemical manufacturing plant), 4200 Bells Lane, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. The source will construct a new emergency generator. The public comment period starts September 9, 2012 and ends on October 9, 2012. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

8/31/2012
Eckart America Corporation Construction Permit 35661-12-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) opens a public comment period on September 1, 2012, to issue a construction permit for a mixer in accordance with Regulation 2.03 for Eckart America Corporation, 4101 Camp Ground Road. The 30 day public comment period starts September 1, 2012 and ends on October 1, 2012.

8/29/2012
Louisville Gas and Electric Mill Creek Construction Permits 35668-12-C and 35673-12-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue construction permits to LG&E Mill Creek Generating Station (electricity generating plant), 14660 Dixie Highway for construction and installation of a pelletizing process. The 30 day public comment period starts August 30, 2012 and ends on October 1, 2012.

8/29/2012
Air Quality Alert for Thursday August 30
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

8/24/2012
Air Quality Alert for Saturday August 25
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

8/23/2012
Air Quality Alert for Friday August 24
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

8/22/2012
Air Quality Alert for Thursday August 23
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

8/21/2012
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday August 22
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

8/7/2012
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday August 8
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

8/6/2012
Air Quality Alert for Tuesday August 7
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy.

8/1/2012
Air Quality Alert for Thursday August 2
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

8/1/2012
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday August 1
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

7/26/2012
August 1, 2012 Meeting Canceled on Proposed Changes to APCD Permitting Program
On July 24, 2012, the District announced that it would be hosting stakeholder meetings on July 25, 2012, and August 1, 2012, to discuss changes to Regulation 2.08 Fees. Following the July 25, 2012, meeting, a decision was made to cancel the meeting scheduled for August 1, 2012, and to reschedule it after drafts of the proposed regulations are available. Once prepared, drafts of the proposed regulations will be sent for informal and formal review to all persons who have requested to be informed of proposed changes to any District regulations; EPA Region 4; and the Kentucky Division for Air Quality. During the formal comment period, pursuant to Regulation 1.08, Administrative Procedures, the public will have a 30-day period in which to make written comments and an opportunity to speak at a public hearing prior to adoption of the regulations. If you would like to be added to the list of interested persons, please sign up by visiting: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/EMailLists.htm or e-mail the District at “airregs@louisvilleky.gov”.

7/25/2012
Sealed Air Corporation FEDOOP Permit 27917-12-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP Permit to Seaked Air Corporation.

7/24/2012
Proposed Changes to APCD Permitting Program
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) to provide an overview of a set of proposed changes to the District’s Part 2 Permitting program and related regulations. These will include proposed amendments to Regulations 1.02, 2.02, 2.03, 2.08, 2.16, 2.17, and a new Regulation 2.18. The District will host stakeholder meetings on July 25, 2012, and August 1, 2012, to discuss changes to Regulation 2.08 Fees. Drafts of the proposed regulations will then be sent for informal and formal review to all persons who have requested to be informed of proposed changes to any District regulations; EPA Region 4; and the Kentucky Division for Air Quality. During the formal comment period, pursuant to Regulation 1.08, Administrative Procedures, the public will have a 30-day period in which to make written comments and an opportunity to speak at a public hearing prior to adoption of the regulations. If adopted by the Board, Regulations 1.02, 2.02, 2.03, 2.17, and 2.18 will be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for inclusion in the State Implementation Plan.

7/18/2012
Kentucky Trailer Manufacturing Title V Operating Permit 28557-12-TV
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an opreating permit to Kentucky Trailer Manufacturing.

7/14/2012
Louisville Gas and Electric Cane Run Plant Natural Gas Combined Cycle Construction Permits 35273-12-
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes issuing construction permits to LG&E Cane Run Generating Station for installation of a natural gas combine cycle electricity generating facility

7/13/2012
Air Quality Alert for Monday July 16 has been canceled
The air quality is expected to be in the moderate range.

7/5/2012
Artisan Industrial Metals FEDOOP Permit 27695-12-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP Permit to Artisan Industrial Metals.

7/5/2012
Air Quality Alert for Friday July 6
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy.

7/5/2012
American Synthetic Rubber Company Flush Tank Construction Permit 35395-12-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to American Synthetic Rubber Company for the installation of a replacement flush tank.

7/3/2012
Air Quality Alert for Thursday July 5
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

7/3/2012
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday July 4
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

6/29/2012
Air Quality Alert for Saturday June 30
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

6/29/2012
Air Quality Alert for Monday July 2
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

6/29/2012
Air Quality Alert for Sunday July 1
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

6/28/2012
Air Quality Alert for Friday June 29
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy.

6/27/2012
Air Quality Alert for Thursday June 28
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

6/22/2012
Air Quality Alert for Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

6/19/2012
Air Quality Alert for Wednesday June 20
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

6/15/2012
Air Quality Alert for Friday and Saturday June 15 and 16
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

6/13/2012
Sypris Technologies FEDOOP Permit 27679-12-F
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP Permit to Sypris Technologies.

6/13/2012
Proposed Agreed Board Orders with Nuplex Resins and DuPont
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on June 20, 2012, on proposed Agreed Board Orders with E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company and Nuplex Resins, LLC. DuPont is alleged to have violated District Regulations 1.07 (Excess Emissions During Startups, Shutdowns, and Upset Conditions) and 5.01 (General Provisions) at its facility located at 4200 Campground Road. Nuplex is alleged to have violated District Regulation 1.13 (Control of Objectionable Odors in the Ambient Air) at its facility located at 4730 Crittenden Drive.

6/13/2012
NOx RACT Board Order LG&E Cane Run
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) opens a public comment period on an amended Board Order for Louisville Gas & Electric Cane Run plant.

6/7/2012
Air Quality Alert for Friday June 8
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

6/6/2012
Zeon Polymerizer Construction Permit 34909-12-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Zeon Chemicals for a new Polymerizer.

6/6/2012
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Regulation 6.40 Standards of Performance for Gasoline Transfer to Mo
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (the District) is issuing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent determination that the use of onboard refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) is in widespread use throughout the highway motor fleet. As a result, state and local programs that have implemented Stage II vapor recovery programs as part of their State Implementation Plans (SIP) may now seek EPA’s approval to allow gasoline service stations to remove their Stage II control equipment. Following the EPA’s issuance of guidance on the criteria needed to discontinue a Stage II program and remove it from a SIP and, upon a sufficient analysis that doing so will not violate the Clean Air Act, the District will propose repealing Regulation 6.40 and revising the SIP to remove the Stage II program.

6/1/2012
LLFlex Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer Construction Permit 34912-12-C
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to LLFlex, LLC for a new regenerative thermal oxidizer.

6/1/2012
Public Hearing on Construction Permits for LG&E Mill Creek
Between May 12, 2012, and June 11, 2012, the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) is holding a public comment period on construction permits in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for modification of the control devices for the electric generation units in order to comply with the Federal NESHAP Regulation, by LG&E Mill Creek Generating Station (electricity generating plant), 14660 Dixie Highway, Louisville KY 40272. The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board is scheduling a public hearing on these proposed permits on June 12, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. in the Ballroom, Memorial Auditorium, 970 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40203, in accordance with Regulations 1.08 and 2.07. Oral statements will be accepted at the public hearing.

5/25/2012
Air Quality Alert for Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

5/18/2012
Air Quality Alert for Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20
The air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

5/12/2012
PVC Ovens Construction Permit 29161-10-C(R3) for GE
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to GE Appliances & Lighting for two heating ovens.

5/11/2012
Secondary Control Device for Opacity Standard Construction Permit 34410-12-C for LG&E Cane Run
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to LG&E Cane Run Generating Station for installation of a secondary control devices to comply with the opacity standard.

5/11/2012
EGUs Construction Permit 34595-12-C and Silos Construction Permit 34658-12-C for LG&E Mill Creek
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue construction permits to LG&E Mill Creek Generating Station for modification of the electric generation units to comply with Federal NESHAP regulations.

5/5/2012
Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Regulations 1.15, 5.02, 5.14, and 7.02
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on May 16, 2012, on amendments to District Regulation 1.15 Version of Federal Regulations Incorporated by Reference Version #16, Draft #1, Regulation 5.02 Adoption and Incorporation by Reference of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Version #19, Draft #1, Regulation 5.14 Hazardous Air Pollutants and Source Categories Version #8, Draft #1, and Regulation 7.02 Adoption and Incorporation by Reference of Federal New Source Performance Standards Version #16, Draft #1, which were proposed on March 21, 2012. Oral comments may be made at the Public Hearing on May 16, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room, 850 Barret Ave., Louisville, KY 40204-1745.

4/21/2012
Non-PVC Adhesive Process Construction Permit 34823-12-C for GE Appliances and Lighting
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to GE Appliances & Lighting for a non-PVC adhesive process on the dishwasher rack line.

4/21/2012
Condenser Construction Permit 34565-12-C for Eckart America
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit for a condenser to Eckart America Corporation.

4/20/2012
Powder Paint Line Modification Construction Permit 34677-12-C for GE Appliances and Lighting
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to GE Appliances & Lighting for modification of the powder paint line in U01

4/14/2012
Proposed Title V Operating Permit 158-97-TV(R1) for Reynolds Consumer Products Louisville Foil Plant
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a Title V Operating permit to Reynolds Consumer Products, LLC, Louisville Foil Plant

4/11/2012
Proposed Agreed Board Order with Louisville Gas & Electric Company
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on April 18, 2012, on a proposed Agreed Board Order with Louisville Gas and Electric Company. LG&E is alleged to have violated District Regulations 1.07 (Excess Emissions During Startups, Shutdowns, and Upset Conditions) 1.09 (Prohibition of Air Pollution) and 1.14 (Control of Fugitive Particulate Emissions) at its facility located at 5252 Cane Run Road in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

4/5/2012
Heavy Oil Scrubbing System Construction Permit 34361-12-C for Reynolds Consumer Products
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Reynolds Consumer Products Louisville Foil Plant for a heavy oil scrubber system.

3/23/2012
Proposed Amendments to Regulations 1.15, 5.02, 5.14, and 7.02
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board opens a public comment period March 23, 2012, on amendments to District Regulations Regulation 1.15 Version of Federal Regulations Incorporated by Reference Version #16, Draft #1, Regulation 5.02 Adoption and Incorporation by Reference of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Version #19, Draft #1, Regulation 5.14 Hazardous Air Pollutants and Source Categories Version #8, Draft #1, and Regulation 7.02 Adoption and Incorporation by Reference of Federal New Source Performance Standards Version #16, Draft #1, which were proposed on March 21, 2012. Written statements will be accepted by the Board Secretary-Treasurer, Rachael Hamilton, Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District, 850 Barret Ave., Louisville, KY 40204-1745, until 5:00 p.m. April 23, 2012.

3/4/2012
Proposed Title V Operating Permit 136-97-TV(R1) for Brown Forman Distillery
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a Title V Operating permit to Brown Forman Distillery.

3/2/2012
Public Notice for Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permits (FEDOOPs)
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District will begin providing public notice for FEDOOPs issued pursuant to Regulation 2.17 through a periodic listing published by the District on its website.

2/25/2012
Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit 190-01-F(R1) for Heaven Hill
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP Operating permit to Heaven Hill Distillery

2/25/2012
Proposed Title V Operating Permit 135-97-TV(R1) for Brown-Forman Cooperage
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a Title V Operating permit to Brown-Forman Cooperage.

2/22/2012
Proposed Plantwide Applicability Limit Construction Permit 30043-11-C for Ford KTP
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a Plantwide Applicability Limit (PAL) construction permit to Ford Motor Company Kentucky Truck Plant.

2/22/2012
Proposed Title V Operating Permit 150-97-TV(R1) for Ford KTP
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a Title V Operating permit for Ford Motor Company Kentucky Truck Plant.

2/18/2012
Proposed Title V Operating Permit 148-97-TV(R3) Administrative Revision for LLFlex LLC
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an Administrative Revision to the Title V Operating permit for LLFlex, LLC Louisville Laminating Plant

2/12/2012
Proposed Title V Operating Permit 158-97-TV(R1) Renewal for Reynolds Consumer Products
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a Title V Operating permit to Reynolds Consumer Products, LLC, Louisville Foil Plant

1/29/2012
Proposed Title V Construction Permit 29161-10-C(R2) for GE Appliances & Lighting
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a revised construction permit to GE Appliances & Lighting for two heating ovens.

1/16/2012
Proposed Title V Construction Permit 34050-12-C for Louisville Medical Center Steam Plant
The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permits for Louisville Medical Center Steam Plant to convert a coal-fired boiler to natural gas