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Program Air Quality
Served Date 05/27/2021
Violator Veterans Health Administration
Address 1601 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington DE
DNREC Contact Klotz, Bradley A
Location Address 1601 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington DE 19805
Site Business General Medical & Surgical Hospital
Date Discovered 02/05/2021
Violation Date 02/04/2021
Corrected Yes 03/08/2021
Nature of Violation Installed an emergency generator while another being repaired, without a permit but never operated it. ---- (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.
Impact Description
2021-12575Veterans Health Administration5/27/2021
Program Air Quality
Served Date 05/25/2021
Violator Dupont Nutrition USA, Inc. - Newark Site
Address Chestnut Run Plaza/974 Centre Road Wilmington DE
DNREC Contact Koetas, Joseph P
Location Address 1301 Ogletown Road Newark DE 197115419
Site Business industrial organic chemicals
Date Discovered 09/01/2020
Violation Date 09/28/2020
Corrected Yes 11/11/2020
Nature of Violation Failed to test for HC per test protocol & permit requirements, Dept calculations on other raw data showed failed for HC. Unit shutdown on 11/11/20, request to amend permit limit received and after processing, permit issued with new limit on 12/1/20 ---- Summary of Results and Statement of Compliance or Non-Compliance. The owner or operator shall supplement the report from the emissions testing firm with a summary of results that includes the following information: Statement of compliance or non-compliance with each permit condition. ---- Summary of Results and Statement of Compliance or Non-Compliance. The owner or operator shall supplement the report from the emissions testing firm with a summary of results that includes the following information: Summary of results with respect to each permit condition. ---- The final report of the results must meet the following requirements to be considered valid: The full report shall include the emissions test report (including raw data from the test) as well as a summary of the results and statement of compliance or non-compliance with permit conditions ---- Compliance with Conditions 2.1.1, NOX emissions, 2.1.2 CO emissions, 2.1.3 PM emissions and 2.1.4 THC emissions shall be based on stack testing in accordance with a protocol approved by the Department. ---- Emission Limitations: For any combination of chemicals listed in attached “Appendix A.1 Main Plant Raw Materials List dated August 2013” or added according to the procedures for adding new chemicals as outlined in Condition 3.2 of this permit, air contaminant emission levels for the EP-310 Barr & Murphy 34 MMBtu/hr Spray Dryer shall not exceed those specified in 7 DE Admin. Code 1100 and the following: Total Hydrocarbon (THC) Emissions: THC emissions shall not exceed 0.37 pound per hour and 1.62 tons per twelve (12) month rolling period
Impact Description
2021-12579Dupont Nutrition USA, Inc. - Newark Site5/25/2021
Program Air Quality
Served Date 05/24/2021
Violator Amazon.Com Services LLC -MTN1
Address
DNREC Contact Pirestani, Katayoun
Location Address 1025 Boxwood Road Wilmington DE 19804
Site Business Fulfillment Center
Date Discovered 03/15/2021
Violation Date 11/05/2020
Corrected Yes 04/27/2021
Nature of Violation Installed & operated emergency generator 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.
Impact Description
2021-12576Amazon.Com Services LLC -MTN15/24/2021
Program Air Quality
Served Date 05/24/2021
Violator Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company
Address PO Box 1769 Dover DE
DNREC Contact Diehl, Whitney M
Location Address School House Road Delaware City DE 19706
Site Business natural gas substation
Date Discovered 03/19/2021
Violation Date 01/01/2021
Corrected No
Nature of Violation Failure to complete 2020 annual CPMS performance evaluation ---- You must conduct the CPMS equipment performance evaluation, system accuracy audits, or other audit procedures specified in your site-specific monitoring plan at least annually. ---- You must conduct a performance evaluation of each CPMS in accordance with your site-specific monitoring plan.
Impact Description
2021-12578Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company5/24/2021
Program Air Quality
Served Date 05/24/2021
Violator Eastern Shore Natural Gas - Bridgeville
Address 417 Bank Lane Dover DE
DNREC Contact Matthews, Jordan
Location Address 17035 Black Cherry Drive Bridgeville DE 19933
Site Business Natural Gas Pipeline compressors
Date Discovered 02/10/2021
Violation Date 01/01/2021
Corrected No
Nature of Violation Failure to complete 2020 annual continuous parametric monitoring system (CPMS) performance evaluation on Units 1 & 2. ---- You must conduct the CPMS equipment performance evaluation, system accuracy audits, or other audit procedures specified in your site-specific monitoring plan at least annually. ---- You must conduct a performance evaluation of each CPMS in accordance with your site-specific monitoring plan. ---- You must conduct a performance evaluation of each CPMS in accordance with your site-specific monitoring plan. ---- You must conduct the CPMS equipment performance evaluation, system accuracy audits, or other audit procedures specified in your site-specific monitoring plan at least annually.
Impact Description
2021-12577Eastern Shore Natural Gas - Bridgeville5/24/2021
Program Underground Storage Tanks
Served Date 05/14/2021
Violator Dunkin Donuts/Nilesh Patel
Address 2450 Market Street Linwood PA
DNREC Contact Sunde, Jason W
Location Address 3596 Wrangle Hill Road Bear DE 19701
Site Business
Date Discovered 05/05/2021
Violation Date 05/05/2021
Corrected No
Nature of Violation ---- Transfer of Ownership of UST Systems Notification Requirements ---- Change In Service Site Assessment Requirements for UST Systems Storing Regulated Substance excluding Consumptive Use Heating Fuel or Hazardous Substance
Impact Description
2021-12580Dunkin Donuts/Nilesh Patel5/14/2021
Program Sediment & Stormwater
Served Date 05/01/2021
Violator Jeffery Randol
Address Fort DuPont RPC 260 Old Elm Ave Delaware City DE 19706
DNREC Contact Bonnie Arvay 302-608-5461
Location Address 260 Old Elm Ave Delaware City DE 19706
Site Business Jeffery Randol
Date Discovered 04/08/2021
Violation Date 05/01/2021
Corrected
Nature of Violation Multiple violations of the Sediment and Stormwater Regulation, Construction General Permit, Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook and approved sediment and stormwater management plan including failure to stabilize sediment basins and disturbed areas; failure to install and/or maintain perimeter controls, stabilized construction entrances, stockpile controls, and storm drain inlet protections; and improper management and/or disposal of mixed construction and demolition debris containing concrete, metal rebar, piping, asphalt, geotextile, and trash.
Impact Description
E-2021-002Jeffery Randol5/1/2021
Program Air Quality
Served Date 04/20/2021
Violator Delaware City Refining Co. LLC
Address
DNREC Contact Marconi, Angela
Location Address 4550 Wrangle Hill Road Delaware City DE 19706
Site Business Petroleum Refinery
Date Discovered 08/18/2020
Violation Date 02/13/2020
Corrected Yes 11/20/2020
Nature of Violation H2S leak in a sulfur pit in the sulfur recovery area ---- (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. ---- Motiva shall re-route all SRP [Sulfur Recovery Plant] sulfur pit emissions from the refineries identified at Paragraph 5, such that all sulfur pit emissions to the atmosphere are either eliminated, or included and monitored as part of the applicable SRP's emissions that meet the NSPS Subpart J limit for SO2, a 12-hour rolling average of 250 ppmvd SO2 at 0% oxygen, as required by 40 C.F.R. Section 60.104(a)(2). ---- Emission Unit No. 28: Sulfur Recovery Area (SRA); Claus Units I and II; Sulfur Pits and Shell Claus Offgas Treatment (SCOT) Units I and II. (Emission points 28-1 and 28-2): Conditions Applicable to Multiple Pollutants: Operational Limitations: The sulfur pit vapors shall be routed to the Claus reactors at all times except during periods of low acid gas generation and other atypical operating conditions.
Impact Description Unpermitted H2S emissions
2021-12573Delaware City Refining Co. LLC4/20/2021
Program Air Quality
Served Date 04/20/2021
Violator Delaware City Refining Co. LLC
Address
DNREC Contact Marconi, Angela
Location Address 4550 Wrangle Hill Road Delaware City DE 19706
Site Business Petroleum Refinery
Date Discovered 11/23/2020
Violation Date 10/26/2020
Corrected Yes 10/26/2020
Nature of Violation FCU COB tripped offline resulting in the unpermitted release of 15,000 lbs. SO2, 930 lbs. ammonia, 140 lbs. hydrogen sulfide, 110 lbs. hydrogen cyanide and 180,000 lbs. CO. ---- (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. ---- In New Castle County, no person shall cause or allow the emission of carbon monoxide from any catalytic regeneration of a petroleum cracking system, petroleum fluid coker, or other petroleum process into the atmosphere, unless the carbon monoxide is burned at 1300oF for 0.3 seconds or greater in a direct-flame afterburner or boiler, or is controlled by an equivalent technique. ---- No person shall cause or allow the emission of visible air contaminants or smoke from a stationary or mobile source, the shade or appearance of which is greater than 20% opacity for an aggregate of more than three minutes in any one hour or more than 15 minutes in any 24 hour period. ---- Emission Unit No. 22: Fluid Coking Unit (FCU): FCU, Wet Gas Scrubber (WGS), and Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction System (SNCR) (Emission point/s 22-2 or 22-3), FCU Start Up Heater 22-H-1 (Emission point/s 22-2 or 22-3), FCU Selas Steam Superheater 22-H-2 (Emission point 22-4), FCU Carbon Monoxide Boiler 22-H-3 (Emission point 22-2) and FCU Back Up Incinerator 22-H-4 (Emission point 22-3): Carbon Monoxide (CO):Emission Standards: The Owner/Operator shall not cause or allow the emission of carbon monoxide from the FCU unless it is burned at no less than 1300º F for at least 0.3 seconds in the FCU COB. ---- Emission Unit No. 22: Fluid Coking Unit (FCU): FCU, Wet Gas Scrubber (WGS), and Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction System (SNCR) (Emission point/s 22-2 or 22-3), FCU Start Up Heater 22-H-1 (Emission point/s 22-2 or 22-3), FCU Selas Steam Superheater 22-H-2 (Emission point 22-4), FCU Carbon Monoxide Boiler 22-H-3 (Emission point 22-2) and FCU Back Up Incinerator 22-H-4 (Emission point 22-3): Visible Emissions: Emission Standards: The Owner/Operator shall not cause or allow the emission of visible air contaminants and/or smoke from any emission unit, the shade or appearance of which is greater than 20 percent opacity for an aggregate of more than 3 minutes in any 1 hour or more than 15 minutes in any 24 hour period. ---- Emission Unit No. 22: Fluid Coking Unit (FCU): FCU, Wet Gas Scrubber (WGS), and Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction System (SNCR) (Emission point/s 22-2 or 22-3), FCU Start Up Heater 22-H-1 (Emission point/s 22-2 or 22-3), FCU Selas Steam Superheater 22-H-2 (Emission point 22-4), FCU Carbon Monoxide Boiler 22-H-3 (Emission point 22-2) and FCU Back Up Incinerator 22-H-4 (Emission point 22-3): Conditions Applicable to Multiple Pollutants: Operational Limitations: This Permit does not authorize emissions exceeding the limits set forth in Condition 3 - Table 1.da.2 through da.10 including emissions during periods of any unplanned shutdown of the FCU, or any unplanned shutdown or bypass of the FCU COB or the Belco prescrubber or WGS. Instead, in the event of any unplanned shutdown of the FCU or any unplanned shutdown or bypass of the FCU COB or Belco prescrubber or the WGS, the Owner/Operator shall bear the burden of demonstrating to the Department’s satisfaction that the Owner/Operator’s continued operation of the FCU should not subject the Owner/Operator to an enforcement action for noncompliance with emission limitations or operating standards included in this Permit or otherwise applicable to the facility under the State of Delaware “Regulations Governing the Control of Air Pollution.” Such demonstration must at a minimum be supported by sufficient documentation and emissions data including all relevant emissions calculations, formulas, and any assumptions made thereof. The Department’s evaluation shall consider, the specific circumstances of the event, including without limitation 1) the cause of, and the Owner/Operator’s response to, the unplanned shutdown; 2) whether the Owner/Operator has taken all reasonable and prudent steps to abide by the emissions limit conditions; 3) whether the Owner/Operator has taken all reasonable and prudent steps to minimize the emissions associated with the plant; 4) the degree to which the Owner/Operator has reduced throughput to the FCU, and the basis for such degree of reduction; 5) the estimated emissions associated with a complete shutdown of the FCU; 6) whether the Owner/Operator has reviewed all prior similar causes of unplanned shutdowns and had taken all reasonable and prudent actions necessary to avoid future similar outages; and 7) the actual emissions during the period of the unplanned shutdown. ---- Emission Unit No. 22: Fluid Coking Unit (FCU): FCU, Wet Gas Scrubber (WGS), and Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction System (SNCR) (Emission point/s 22-2 or 22-3), FCU Start Up Heater 22-H-1 (Emission point/s 22-2 or 22-3), FCU Selas Steam Superheater 22-H-2 (Emission point 22-4), FCU Carbon Monoxide Boiler 22-H-3 (Emission point 22-2) and FCU Back Up Incinerator 22-H-4 (Emission point 22-3): Conditions Applicable to Multiple Pollutants: Operational Limitations: The Belco pre-scrubber, the amine-based Cansolv regenerative WGS, the caustic polishing scrubber and SNCR system shall be operating properly at all times when the FCU is operating.
Impact Description Unpermitted release of SO2, NH3, H2S, HCY and CO into the atmosphere.
2021-12574Delaware City Refining Co. LLC4/20/2021
Program Sediment & Stormwater
Served Date 03/05/2021
Violator Indian River School District
Address 31 West Hosier Street Selbyville DE 19975
DNREC Contact Bonnie Arvay 302-608-5461
Location Address 26351 Patriots Way Georgetown DE 19947
Site Business
Date Discovered 02/05/2021
Violation Date 03/05/2021
Corrected 03/17/2021
Nature of Violation Multiple violations of the Sediment and Stormwater Regulation, Construction General Permit, Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook and approved sediment and stormwater management plan including failure to follow the approved sequence of construction, have a Responsible Person onsite daily, limit disturbance to within the project limits, provide secondary containment for a fuel source, install and maintain perimeter controls, implement and maintain temporary stabilization practices, properly stabilize stockpiles, and properly control non-stormwater discharges resulting in turbid discharge to Stockley Branch and the adjacent wetlands.
Impact Description
E-2021-001Indian River School District3/5/2021
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