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Construction and Modification Permits

As required by Knox County Air Quality Management Regulation (KCAQMR) Section 25.0, the Knox County Department of Air Quality Management (KCDAQM) is providing the public opportunity to review and submit written comments on draft permit(s) for the construction, modification, and/or operation of air contaminant source(s) as noted below. In addition, a public hearing may be requested.

The application materials and draft permit(s) are available for review during regular business hours at the KCDAQM offices located at 140 Dameron Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Also, an electronic copy of the draft permit(s) is available below. To be considered, written comments or requests for a public hearing must be received no later than 4:30 PM on the last day of the public comment period and be submitted using one of the following methods:

  1. Mail, private carrier, or hand delivery: Address written comments to the Knox County Department of Air Quality Management, 140 Dameron Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
  2. E-mail: Submit electronic comments to aqm@aqm.co.knox.tn.us.

Republic Plastics, L.P. has applied for a renewal of their major source operating permit for the polystyrene foam product manufacturing facility located at 5428 North National Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Questions concerning the source(s) may be addressed to Coby Webster at (865) 215-5900 or by email at coby.webster@knoxcounty.org.

To be considered, written comments or requests for a public hearing must be received no later than March 5, 2020.

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. has applied to modify the coffee roasting, grinding, and packaging facility located at 3109 Water Plant Road, Knoxville, TN 37914. The existing operation consists of a green bean cleaning system utilizing baghouses for pollution control, coffee roasters utilizing cyclones and catalytic oxidizers for pollution control, coffee grinders utilizing filters for pollution control, coffee flavoring system, and a natural gas emergency generator. The requested modification is to establish emission limits and production limits for coffee roasting. Questions concerning the source(s) may be addressed to Coby Webster at (865) 215-5900 or by email at coby.webster@knoxcounty.org.

To be considered, written comments or requests for a public hearing must be received no later than March 5, 2020.

BAM Inc. has applied to construct a furnace at the Carbon Material Processing facility located at 10536 Lexington Drive, Knoxville, TN 37932. The proposed construction consists of a polyacrylonitrile (PAN) carbonization furnace utilizing an afterburner for air pollution control along with establishing emission limits and operating restrictions. Questions concerning the source(s) may be addressed to Brian Rivera at (865) 215-5900 or by e-mail at brian.rivera@knoxcounty.org.

To be considered, written comments or requests for a public hearing must be received no later than March 5, 2020.

Magellan Terminals Holdings, L.P has applied to modify the bulk gasoline terminal located at 4801 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921. The existing operation consists of a three (3) lane loading rack and storage tanks. The requested modification is to convert storage tank 3 to an internal floating tank that is permitted to store gasoline, denatured ethanol, and distillates. Magellan Terminals Holdings, L.P has also applied to establish a production limit of 350,000,000 gallons of combined gasoline and denatured ethanol throughput during any consecutive 12-month period, 300,000,000 gallons of distillate throughput during any consecutive 12-month period, 100,000,000 gallons of combined gasoline and denatured ethanol throughput during any consecutive 12-month period while the emissions are being controlled by the vapor combustion unit, an emission limit of 99.9 tons per year for volatile organic compounds, an emission limit of 9.9 tons per year of any single hazardous air pollutant, and 24.9 tons per year of total emissions of hazardous air pollutants for an existing loading rack and storage tanks at the bulk terminal facility. Questions concerning the source(s) may be addressed to Coby Webster at (865) 215-5900 or by e-mail at coby.webster@knoxcounty.org.

To be considered, written comments or requests for a public hearing must be received no later than February 6, 2020


Magellan Terminals Holdings, L.P has applied to establish a production limit of 250,000,000 gallons of combined gasoline and denatured ethanol throughput during any consecutive 12-month period, 250,000,000 gallons of distillate throughput during any consecutive 12-month period, an emission limit of 79.9 tons per year for volatile organic compounds, an emission limit of 7.9 tons per year of any single hazardous air pollutant, and 19.9 tons per year of total emissions of hazardous air pollutants for an existing loading rack and storage tanks at the bulk terminal facility located at 5101 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921. Questions concerning the source(s) may be addressed to Coby Webster at (865) 215-5900 or by e-mail at coby.webster@knoxcounty.org.

To be considered, written comments or requests for a public hearing must be received no later than February 6, 2020

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