Air Quality Permits Potentially Affecting Water Quality
Current Draft Air Discharge Permit- Released by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc.: Draft Air Discharge Permit Related Documents
The DEQ comment period for this proposed modification to an existing Air Quality Permit ends April 12, 2007. The facility is located in Salem, Oregon where it stores and mixes various solvents, resins, and pigments. Emission limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) will increase by 13 tons/year; particulate matter (PM) will increase 13 tons/year; and fine particulate matter will increase 13 tons/year. Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) will not be reduced from the current combined total limit of 24 tons/year. In addition, the facility's carbon monoxide limit will not be reduce from the current limit of 99 tons/year. Carbon monoxide is oxidized in the atmosphere forming carbon dioxide. The proposed permit would place no limit on carbon dioxide, a key global greenhouse gas.