A Notice of Intent for the following project submitted in accordance
with Â§R307-401-1, Utah Administrative Code (UAC), has been received
for consideration by the Director:
Company Name: Emery Refining, L.L.C.
Location: Emery Refining, L.L.C.: Green River Oil Refinery - 5 miles
west of Green River, Emery County, UT, Emery County
Project Description: Emery Refining, L.L.C., owner and operator of the
Green River petroleum refinery, has requested a modification to their
Approval Order (DAQE-AN146270001-13 dated June 21, 2013). The
proposed plant will advance several changes to their initial design by
changing their crude oil throughput to be North American crude oils.
Most of the plant will be built from modular components rather than
built in place. The vacuum unit has been removed from the plant, the
product mix has changed, asphalt has been eliminated as a product,
heat demand and heater and boiler sizes have increased from their
original design, the number of components has changed upward from the
original design, storage tanks will be changed to have fewer and
larger tanks, NOX control will change to ultra-low NOX burners, the
heaters for the storage tanks will come from hot oil heating systems,
the truck and rail loading operations will now employ refinery storage
systems, the truck and rail loading operations will employ a thermal
oxidizer, the fire pump engine will increase in horsepower, a diesel
fueled back up pump has been added to the cooling water system, and
the wax plant has been reduced to 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) per
day. The distillation plant will have a capacity of 10,000 barrels
(420,000 gallons) per day. There will also be an in-plant crude oil
material throughput capacity of 13,000 barrels (546,000 gallons) of
crude oil per day. This amount will be off-loaded from trucks,
blended with other materials in the tanks, and returned to rail cars
for delivery to other locations. The total crude oil capacity
petroleum refinery throughput shall be 28,000 barrels (1,176,000
gallons) per day.
The processing plant will consist of two separate processing
facilities: a distillation plant and a wax plant. The processing
plant will consist of distillation towers, process heaters, boilers,
storage tanks, wax crystallizers, flare devices, material
unloading/loading racks, and various pollution control devices.
Emery County is an attainment area of the National Ambient Air
Quality Standards for all pollutants. New Source Performance
Standards, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants,
and Maximum Achievable Control Technology regulations and Title V of
the 1990 Clean Air Act apply to this source.
The emissions, in tons per year, will change as follows:
PM10 = (- 4.68), PM2.5 = (+ 3.79), NOx = (+ 5.70), SO2 = (- 0.59), CO
= (- 2.33), VOC = (+20.38), HAPs = (+2.72), CO2e = (+ 8,566)
The emissions, in tons per year, will be as follows:
PM10 = 6.24, PM2.5 = 6.24, NOx = 26.79, SO2 = 0.56, CO = 70.87, VOC =
56.40, HAPs = 5.43, CO2e = 98,662
PM2.5 is a subset of PM10.
The completed engineering evaluation and air quality impact analysis
showed that the proposed project meets the requirements of federal air
quality regulations and the State air quality rules. The Director
intends to issue an Approval Order pending a public comment period
from March 25, 2014 to May 2, 2014, in accordance with UAC R307-401-7.
The project proposal, estimate of the effect on local air quality and
draft Approval Order are available for public inspection and comment
at the Utah Division of Air Quality, 195 North 1950 West, Salt Lake
City, UT 84116. Written comments received by the Division at this
same address on or before May 2, 2014 will be considered in making the
final decision on the approval/disapproval of the proposed project.
Email comments will also be accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Public
Hearing will be held on April 30, 2014 in accordance with UAC
R307-401-7. The hearing will be held in the meeting room of the John
Wesley Powell River History Museum, 1765 East Main Street, Green
River, Utah, beginning at 6:00 pm and will be held for at least one
hour. Any comments received during the public hearing will be
evaluated. The proposed conditions of the AO may be changed as a
result of the comments received.
Under Section 19-1-301.5, a person who wishes to challenge a Permit
Order may only raise an issue or argument during an adjudicatory
proceeding that was raised during the public comment period and was
supported with sufficient information or documentation to enable the
director to fully consider the substance and significance of the
Date of Notice: April 15, 2014
Published in the Emery County Progress April 15, 2014.
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