Photo: Suncoke Oven
by John Beagle
SunCoke, a subsiderary of Sunoco is about to secure enough
emission-reduction credits to meet the New Source Review requirements.
The company wants to have the Ohio EPA approve the permit by September
On April 6, 2009 the Ohio EPA received SunCoke’s New Source Review air pollution control permit application for the proposed $340M Middletown Coke facility.
This permit details how emissions reductions have been achieved and will be used in place of any newly generated pollution from Middletown Coke. The new application request is for a major New Source Review permit.
New Source Review is a provision of the Clean Air Act. It ensures that companies that want to construct and operate new and/or modified facilities in areas that do not meet federal air quality standards do so without slowing the area’s progress toward improving air quality. It also ensures that a new and/or modified facility in an area meeting air quality standards does not cause that area to violate federal air quality standards.
Michael J Thomson, President of Sunoco said the facility will employ the best available control technology and that emmissions will be limited to 700.9 tons per year of SO2.