Please send comments to GA-EPD by May 2, 2022, about the proposed air quality permit for the second Adel wood pellet mill, Spectrum Energy Georgia, LLC, 801 Cook St, Adel, 31620, Application No: 28143. WWALS will be sending in comments, to:
email@example.com (include “Air permit application” in the subject line)
Or postal mail to:
Air Permit Manager, 4244 International Parkway, Suite 120, Atlanta, Georgia 30354.
Cook Street is marked by the red ellipse in the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.
Remember, this plant would draw wood from as far away as Tallahassee and the Okefenokee Swamp, on top of the wood used by the other Adel pellet plant and the one in Waycross. More clearcutting still means more runoff, more contaminants in the waterways, and more flooding.
The permits as found on the GA-EPD website are also on the WWALS website: https://wwals.net/pictures/2022-04-01–ga-epd-pellet-plant-permit-comment-notice
Here are the relevant parts of the comment period notice from April 1, 2022 with the May 2, 2022 comment deadline:
NOTICE OF DRAFT SYNTHETIC MINOR AND SIP OPERATING PERMITS AND PERMIT MODIFICATIONS
GEORGIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
AIR PROTECTION BRANCH
4244 INTERNATIONAL PARKWAY, SUITE 120, ATLANTA, GA 30354
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division announces its intent to issue initial Synthetic Minor Operating Permits, Synthetic Minor Modifications, and Major Source SIP Permits for the following facilities. The deadlines for submitting comments are specified for each facility.
MAJOR SOURCE SIP PERMITS
Facility Name: Spectrum Energy Georgia, LLC
Application No: 28143
Facility Address: 801 Cook St, Adel, 31620
EPD Notice Type: Proposed Permit
Description of Operation: Pellet Mill
Reason for Application: The construction and operation of a new pellet mill.
Comment period expires on: May 02, 2022
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The draft permits and permit amendments and all information used to develop the draft permits and permit amendments are available for review. This includes the application, all relevant supporting materials and all other materials available to the permitting authority used in the permit review process. This information is available for review at the office of the Air Protection Branch, 4244 International Parkway, Suite 120, Atlanta, Georgia 30354. Copies of the draft permits or permit amendments, narratives, and (in most cases) permit applications are also available at our Internet site https://epd.georgia.gov. The direct link to the draft permits and amendments is https://epd.georgia.gov/draft-title-v-permitsamendments-other-draft-permits.
Persons wishing to comment on a draft Synthetic Minor Permit, State Implementation Plan (SIP) Construction and Operating Permit, or other SIP Permit proceedings are required to submit their comments in writing. To comment, send written comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (include “Air permit application” in the subject line) or by mail to Air Permit Manager, 4244 International Parkway, Suite 120, Atlanta, Georgia 30354.
Comments must be received by no later than the deadline indicated for the particular facility. (Should the comment period end on a weekend or holiday, comments will be accepted up until the next working day.) All comments received on or prior to the deadline will be considered by the Division in making its final decision to issue the permit or permit amendment.Issued (final) permits are available for public viewing at this link: https://permitsearch.gaepd.org/
For further information, email email@example.com or call (404) 363-7000.
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-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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