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Program Air Quality
Served Date 01/11/2021
Violator BASF
Address 205 South James Street Wilmington DE
DNREC Contact Marconi, Angela
Location Address 205 South James Street Wilmington DE 198042490
Site Business organic pigment facility
Date Discovered 08/31/2020
Violation Date 06/08/2020
Corrected Yes 06/08/2020
Nature of Violation Coater maintenance triggered safe shutdown of thermal oxidizer causing 29.6 pounds of ethyl acetate to release in 30 minutes resulting in an emission rate of 59.2 lb/hr. ---- Control devices: An owner or operator of a paper, film, or foil coating unit subject to 16.0 of this regulation may comply with 16.0 of this regulation by: Demonstrating each day that the overall emission reduction efficiency achieved for that day, as determined in 3.0 of Appendix D of this regulation, is greater than or equal to the overall emission reduction efficiency needed for that day as determined in 16.5.1.3 of this regulation. ---- Emission Point 111: Emission Limitations: Air contaminant emission levels shall not exceed those specified in the State of Delaware 7 DE Admin. Code 1100 and the following: VOC emissions shall not exceed 11.06 pounds per hour and 17.0 tons per 12 month rolling period. ---- Emission Point 111: Operational Limitations: At all times BASF shall comply with the following operational limits: BASF shall operate the Metasheen thermal oxidizer to meet the manufacturer’s specification of performance, 99%, as submitted in the application.
Impact Description VOC emitted to the atmosphere in excess of permitted limits
2021-12567BASF1/11/2021
Program Air Quality
Served Date 12/17/2020
Violator Delaware City Refining Co.
Address
DNREC Contact Marconi, Angela
Location Address 4550 Wrangle Hill Road Delaware City DE 19706
Site Business Petroleum Refinery
Date Discovered 10/19/2020
Violation Date 09/10/2020
Corrected Yes 09/11/2020
Nature of Violation Fire at the Butamer unit resulted in the unpermitted release of 3,800 lbs. of butane, 900 lbs. of isobutane, and 650 lbs. of pentane to the atmosphere. ---- (a)No person shall, without first having obtained a permit from the Secretary undertake any activity (1) In a way which may cause or contribute to the discharge of an air contaminant ---- Except as exempted in Section 2.2, no person shall initiate construction, install, alter or initiate operation of any equipment or facility or air contaminant control device which will emit or prevent the emission of an air contaminant prior to receiving approval of his application from the Department or, if eligible, prior to submitting to the Department a completed registration form.
Impact Description Unpermitted release of butane, isobutene & pentane to the atmosphere
2020-12563Delaware City Refining Co.12/17/2020
Program Air Quality
Served Date 12/17/2020
Violator Delaware City Refining Co.
Address
DNREC Contact Marconi, Angela
Location Address 4550 Wrangle Hill Road Delaware City DE 19706
Site Business Petroleum Refinery
Date Discovered 07/15/2020
Violation Date 07/15/2020
Corrected No
Nature of Violation Boiler 2 failed stack test for PM10. ---- Emission Unit 80: Boiler 80-2 (716 mmBtu/hr), Boiler 80-3 (618 mmBtu/hr), Boiler 80-4 (737 mmBtu/hr), (Emission Point 80-1): Particulate Emissions: Emission Standards: PM10 emissions including H2SO4 shall not exceed the following limits: 0.0104 lb/mmBtu heat input when firing natural gas or refinery fuel gas in Boilers 80-2 and 80-3
Impact Description
2020-12564Delaware City Refining Co.12/17/2020
Program Air Quality
Served Date 11/16/2020
Violator MCubed Technologies
Address 1 Tralee Industrial Park Newark DE
DNREC Contact Marconi, Angela
Location Address 1300 Marrows Road Newark DE 19711
Site Business R&D
Date Discovered 12/12/2019
Violation Date 12/12/2019
Corrected No
Nature of Violation Facility not calculating and maintaining records for rolling 12 month emissions ---- The rolling twelve (12) month total emissions shall be calculated and recorded by the 15th day of each calendar month for the following pollutants: Total VOCs, combined HAPs, CO, and NOx. ---- The owner or operator shall maintain all records necessary for determining compliance with this permit in a readily accessible location for five (5) years and shall make these records available to the Department upon written or verbal request. ---- The rolling twelve (12) month total emissions shall be calculated and recorded by the 15th day of each calendar month for the following pollutants: Total VOCs, combined HAPs, CO, and NOx. ---- The owner or operator shall maintain all records necessary for determining compliance with this permit in a readily accessible location for five (5) years and shall make these records available to the Department upon written or verbal request. ---- The rolling twelve (12) month total emissions shall be calculated and recorded by the 15th day of each calendar month for the following pollutants: Total VOCs, combined HAPs, CO, and NOx. ---- The owner or operator shall maintain all records necessary for determining compliance with this permit in a readily accessible location for five (5) years and shall make these records available to the Department upon written or verbal request. ---- The rolling twelve (12) month total emissions shall be calculated and recorded by the 15th day of each calendar month for the following pollutants: Total VOCs, combined HAPs, CO, and NOx. ---- The owner or operator shall maintain all records necessary for determining compliance with this permit in a readily accessible location for five (5) years and shall make these records available to the Department upon written or verbal request. ---- The rolling twelve (12) month total emissions shall be calculated and recorded by the 15th day of each calendar month for the following pollutants: Total VOCs, combined HAPs, CO, and NOx. ---- The owner or operator shall maintain all records necessary for determining compliance with this permit in a readily accessible location for five (5) years and shall make these records available to the Department upon written or verbal request. ---- The rolling twelve (12) month total emissions shall be calculated and recorded by the 15th day of each calendar month for the following pollutants: Total VOCs, combined HAPs, CO, and NOx. ---- The owner or operator shall maintain all records necessary for determining compliance with this permit in a readily accessible location for five (5) years and shall make these records available to the Department upon written or verbal request. ---- The rolling twelve (12) month total emissions shall be calculated and recorded by the 15th day of each calendar month for the following pollutants: Total VOCs, combined HAPs, CO, and NOx. ---- The owner or operator shall maintain all records necessary for determining compliance with this permit in a readily accessible location for five (5) years and shall make these records available to the Department upon written or verbal request. ---- The rolling twelve (12) month total emissions shall be calculated and recorded by the 15th day of each calendar month for the following pollutants: Total VOCs, combined HAPs, CO, and NOx. ---- The owner or operator shall maintain all records necessary for determining compliance with this permit in a readily accessible location for five (5) years and shall make these records available to the Department upon written or verbal request. ---- The rolling twelve (12) month total emissions shall be calculated and recorded by the 15th day of each calendar month for the following pollutants: Total VOCs, combined HAPs, CO, and NOx. ---- The owner or operator shall maintain all records necessary for determining compliance with this permit in a readily accessible location for five (5) years and shall make these records available to the Department upon written or verbal request. ---- The rolling twelve (12) month total emissions shall be calculated and recorded by the 15th day of each calendar month for the following pollutants: Total VOCs, combined HAPs, CO, and NOx. ---- The owner or operator shall maintain all records necessary for determining compliance with this permit in a readily accessible location for five (5) years and shall make these records available to the Department upon written or verbal request.
Impact Description
2020-12561MCubed Technologies11/16/2020
Program Underground Storage Tanks
Served Date 11/13/2020
Violator STTCPL
Address PO Box 1000 Cheswold DE
DNREC Contact Brown, Christopher L (302) 395-2500
Location Address 512 Main Street Stanton DE 19804
Site Business Super Soda Center
Date Discovered 11/06/2020
Violation Date 11/06/2020
Corrected No
Nature of Violation ---- SITE SAFETY
Impact Description
2020-12562STTCPL11/13/2020
Program Air Quality
Served Date 11/11/2020
Violator Croda, Inc.
Address
DNREC Contact Marconi, Angela
Location Address 315 Cherry Lane New Castle DE 19720
Site Business surfactants (Croda I.D. 426 combined under this si
Date Discovered 09/17/2020
Violation Date 03/01/2020
Corrected No
Nature of Violation 9/17/20 stack test results & subsequent calculations show rolling 12 month VOC emission limit exceeded beginning 3/1/20 ---- Emission Units 504, 505, 506, 507, 508: Ethylene Oxide Plant: 12.47 MMBTU/hr Ethanol Dehydration Furnace, Catalytic Combustion Unit, Two 30,000 gallon Ethylene Oxide Storage Tanks and Scrubber, Ethyl Chloride Chemical Addition Pot, 464 HP Tier 3 Emergency Generator, two 350 HP Fire Pumps, and 235 HP Fire Pump: Criteria Pollutants: Emission Limitations: Air contaminant emission levels from the EO Storage Tanks Scrubber shall not exceed those specified in 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 and the following: Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions: VOC emissions shall not exceed 0.29 tons per twelve (12) month rolling period.
Impact Description VOC emissions in excess of permitted limit
2020-12558Croda, Inc.11/11/2020
Program Underground Storage Tanks
Served Date 10/22/2020
Violator Mathews Reatly Inc
Address 315 Martin St. Dover DE
DNREC Contact Spinden, Tracy L
Location Address 3700 N Market Street Wilmington DE 19802
Site Business
Date Discovered 05/11/2020
Violation Date 10/15/2020
Corrected No
Nature of Violation ---- General Requirements for Tank Release Detection ---- Removal, Closure In Place and Change In Service Notification Requirements
Impact Description
2020-12557Mathews Reatly Inc10/22/2020
Program Air Quality
Served Date 09/28/2020
Violator Delaware Recyclable Products
Address 198 Marsh Lane New Castle DE
DNREC Contact Marconi, Angela
Location Address 246 Marsh Lane New Castle DE 19720
Site Business dry waste landfill/construction
Date Discovered 06/30/2020
Violation Date 02/17/2020
Corrected No
Nature of Violation Constructed & operating network of 42 vertical gas extraction wells without a permit. ---- (a)No person shall, without first having obtained a permit from the Secretary undertake any activity (1) In a way which may cause or contribute to the discharge of an air contaminant ---- (b)(1)No person shall without first having obtained a permit from the Secretary construct, install, replace, modify or use any equipment or device or other article which may cause or contribute to the discharge of an air contaminant." ---- Except as exempted in Section 2.2, no person shall initiate construction, install, alter or initiate operation of any equipment or facility or air contaminant control device which will emit or prevent the emission of an air contaminant prior to receiving approval of his application from the Department or, if eligible, prior to submitting to the Department a completed registration form. ---- The owner or operator shall not initiate construction, install, or alter any equipment or facility or air contaminant control device which will emit or prevent the emission of an air contaminant prior to submitting an application to the Department pursuant to 7 DE Admin. Code 1102, and, when applicable 7 DE Admin. Code 1125, and receiving approval of such application from the Department; except as exempted in 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 Section 2.2.
Impact Description
2020-12559Delaware Recyclable Products9/28/2020
Program Air Quality
Served Date 09/21/2020
Violator Delaware (State Of) Department Of Corrections
Address 245 McKee Road Dover DE
DNREC Contact Marconi, Angela
Location Address 1181 Paddock Road Smyrna DE 19977
Site Business adult correctional facil.
Date Discovered 08/27/2019
Violation Date 05/25/2018
Corrected Yes 05/26/2018
Nature of Violation Operated emergency generator for testing or maintenance on ozone action day. ---- No emergency or distributed generator shall be used during testing or for maintenance purposes before 5 p.m. on a day which has a Ground Level Ozone Pollution Forecast or Particle Pollution Forecast of “Code Red” or “Code Orange” as announced by the Department. ---- The owner or operator shall comply with the following limits for the emergency generators: No emergency generator shall be used during testing or for maintenance purposes before 5 p.m. on a day which has a Ground Level Ozone Pollution Forecast or Particle Pollution Forecast of “Code Red” or “Code Orange” as announced by the Department.
Impact Description Unnecessarily emitted pollutants on an ozone action day
2020-12560Delaware (State Of) Department Of Corrections9/21/2020
Program Air Quality
Served Date 09/21/2020
Violator Advanced Pavement Group
Address 9 Bellecor Drive New Castle DE
DNREC Contact Marconi, Angela
Location Address 1620 Bowers Street Wilmington DE 19802
Site Business hot mix asphalt batch plant
Date Discovered 03/12/2020
Violation Date 01/01/2019
Corrected No
Nature of Violation Failed to conduct annual visible emissions test for 2018. ---- Compliance with opacity standards in this regulation shall be determined by conducting observations at consecutive 15-second intervals for a period of not less than one hour except that the observations may be discontinued whenever a violation of the applicable standard is recorded. The results of continuous monitoring by transmissometer which indicate that the opacity at the time visual observations were made was not in excess of the standard are probative but not conclusive evidence of the actual opacity of an emission, provided that the source shall meet the burden of proving that the instrument used meets, at the time of the alleged violation, Performance Specification 1, has been properly maintained and calibrated and that the resulting data have not been tampered with in any way. ---- The Company shall conduct annual opacity observations to establish compliance with the visible emissions standard of Conditions 2.8 and 2.9. Compliance with opacity standards shall be determined in accordance with EPA Reference Method 9 in Appendix A of 40 CFR Part 60.
Impact Description
2020-12556Advanced Pavement Group9/21/2020
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