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General Notice
General Notice - Proposed State Implementation Plan Revision - Reasonably Available Control Technology Determination
Date Posted: 12/31/2013
Expiration Date: 2/10/2014
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
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Notice of action: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a proposed plan regarding air pollution emitted by a facility in Henrico County, Virginia. The Commonwealth intends to submit the plan as a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) in accordance with the requirements of § 110(a) of the federal Clean Air Act. The SIP is the plan developed by the Commonwealth in order to fulfill its responsibilities under the Act to attain and maintain the ambient air quality standards promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Act.

Purpose of notice: DEQ is seeking comments and announcing a public hearing on a proposed permit to limit air pollution emitted by a facility in Henrico County, Virginia.

Public comment period: January 8 to February 10, 2014.

Public hearing: Conference Room, DEQ Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Rd, Glen Allen VA, at 9:00 a.m. on February 4, 2014. A question and answer period will be held one half hour prior to the beginning of the public hearing.

Permit name: State Operating Permit issued by DEQ, under the authority of the State Air Pollution Control Board.

Name, address and registration number: Mondelez Global LLC, Inc. (formerly Kraft Foods Global, Inc., Richmond Bakery), 6002 South Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231, Registration No. 50703.

Description of proposal: The proposed revision consists of a determination of reasonably available control technology (RACT) for the control of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) to the atmosphere from the Mondelez Global bakery located in the Henrico County, Virginia portion of the Richmond Ozone Maintenance Area. The RACT determination is being made pursuant to 9VAC5-40-7370 of state regulations. A state operating permit is being issued as an administrative mechanism to enforce the RACT determination. The permit is being issued pursuant to Article 5 (9VAC5-80-800 et seq.) of 9VAC5-80 (Permit for Stationary Sources) of state regulations and is federally enforceable upon issuance.

A permit was issued to the facility by DEQ on September 19, 2007, which contained the RACT for the control of VOC emissions and specified certain operating conditions for the facility’s Oven #1 and catalytic oxidizer.  In a subsequent action, the facility requested changes to the permit, including changes needed to accommodate replacement of the catalytic oxidizer with a more efficient regenerative thermal oxidizer.  This change in the type of control device did not affect VOC emissions. The revised permit was issued on December 11, 2012, and submitted to EPA as a SIP revision on December 13, 2012.  Since then, the permit has been updated to make it more streamlined by removing certain conditions (throughput and emission limits) and regulatory references (to malfunctions) that are not necessary to achieve the RACT requirements.  These changes are in the interest of providing clarity, and will not result in any change in operations or emissions increase.

Federal information: This notice is being given to satisfy the public participation requirements of federal regulations (40 CFR 51.102). The proposal will be submitted as a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia SIP under § 110(a) of the federal Clean Air Act in accordance with 40 CFR 51.104.

How to comment: DEQ accepts written comments by email, fax and postal mail. In order to be considered, written comments must include the full name, address and telephone number of the person commenting and be received by DEQ by the last day of the comment period. Both oral and written comments are accepted at the public hearing. DEQ prefers that comments be provided in writing, along with any supporting documents or exhibits. All information received is part of the public record.

To review proposal: The proposal and any supporting documents are available on the DEQ Air Public Notices for Plans web site: The documents may also be obtained by contacting the DEQ representative named below. The public may review the documents between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm of each business day until the close of the public comment period at the following DEQ locations: 1) Main Street Office, 8th Floor, 629 E. Main St, Richmond VA, 804-698-4070, and 2) Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Rd, Glen Allen VA, 804-527-5020.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jennifer Hoeffner 
Address: 4949-A Cox Road
Glen Allen, 23060
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)527-5123    FAX: (804)527-5106    TDD: ()-