Details for Blanchard Refining Company LLC

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION
FOR AN AIR QUALITY PERMIT
PERMIT NUMBER: 22433
APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION. Blanchard Refining Company LLC, PO Box 401, Texas
City, TX 77592-0401, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an
amendment to Air Quality Permit Number 22433, which would authorize permit changes to a Blanchard
Refining Galveston Bay Refinery located at 502 10th St S, Texas City, Galveston County, Texas 77590.
This application was processed in an expedited manner, as allowed by the commission’s rules in 30
Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 101, Subchapter J. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on
February 21, 2017. The amendment will authorize the addition of the following new air contaminants:
hydrogen cyanide.
The executive director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit
which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The executive
director has made a preliminary decision to issue the permit because it meets all rules and regulations.
The permit application, executive director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit will be available for
viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Houston regional office, and at the Moore
Memorial Public Library, 1701 9th Avenue North, Texas City, Galveston County, Texas, beginning the first
day of publication of this notice. The facility’s compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review
at the TCEQ Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk St Ste H, Houston, Texas.
PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC MEETING. You may submit public comments or request a public meeting
about this application. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comment
or to ask questions about the application. The TCEQ will hold a public meeting if the executive director
determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by a
local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing. You may submit additional written
public comments within 30 days of the date of newspaper publication of this notice in the manner
set forth in the AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION paragraph below.
RESPONSE TO COMMENTS AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTION. After the deadline for public
comments, the executive director will consider the comments and prepare a response to all relevant
and material or significant public comments. Because no timely hearing requests have been received,
after preparing the response to comments, the executive director may then issue final approval of the
application. The response to comments, along with the executive director’s decision on the
application will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments or is on a mailing list
for this application and will be posted electronically to the Commissioners’ Integrated Database
(CID).
INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE. When they become available, the executive director’s response
to comments and the final decision on this application will be accessible through the Commission’s
Web site at www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/cid. Once you have access to the CID using the above link,
enter the permit number for this application which is provided at the top of this notice. This link to an
electronic map of the site or facility’s general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the
application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/
hb610/index.html?lat=29.375&lng=-94.908333&zoom=13&type=r.
MAILING LIST. You may ask to be placed on a mailing list to obtain additional information on this
application by sending a request to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below.
AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. Public comments and requests must be submitted either
electronically at www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/eComment/, or in writing to the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.
Please be aware that any contact information you provide, including your name, phone number, email
address and physical address will become part of the agency’s public record. For more information
about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the Public Education Program toll free
at 1‑800‑687‑4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040.
Further information may also be obtained from Blanchard Refining Company LLC at the address stated
above or by calling Mr. John Atchison, HES Professional at (409) 943-7326.
Notice Issuance Date: October 22, 2018

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