Federally Enforceable 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 Applications: VA Medical Center

Division of Air Quality

Start Date: May 24, 2020
End Date: June 22, 2020

Notice has been given that:

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center having a facility at 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, has requested a federally enforceable 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 construction permit for a 600 kW diesel-fired emergency generator.  The emergency generator will be used to provide on-site electrical power supply during an emergency and replaces the existing 600 kW unit. The engine used in this generator complies with U.S. EPA Regulations under the provisions of 40 CFR 89, Non-Road Tier II emission limits.  The emergency generator will be permitted to operate only during emergencies and for the purpose of maintenance checks and readiness testing by Permit # APC-2020/0149 – CONSTRUCTION(NSPS)-(FE).

Upon completion of construction, the Department will incorporate the operating conditions and limits of the 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 Construction permit into the facility’s existing Title V permit (Permit: AQM-003/00077-Renewal 4) via an Administrative Amendment.

The application, the “draft/proposed” construction permit, all materials that the applicant has submitted (other than those granted confidential treatment under DNREC rules), and a copy of summary of other materials, if any, considered in preparing the “draft/proposed” permit is posted at  To submit comments, for additional information or for information regarding how you can inspect the application, please contact Tracy Mattson at (302) 739‑9402.

The “draft/proposed” construction permit is being submitted to EPA for concurrent processing.  If there are no significant comments, the “draft/proposed” construction permit will be issued as a final permit after the expiration of the EPA review period.

A public hearing on any of the above applications will NOT be held unless the Secretary of DNREC receives a request for a hearing regarding that application within 30 days from the date of this notice, ending June 22, 2020.  A request for a hearing shall be in writing.  The request must also show a familiarity with the application and a reasoned statement of the permit’s probable impact.

All comments and public hearing requests should be mailed to the following address:

Division of Air Quality
State Street Commons, Suite 6A
100 W. Water Street, Dover 19904

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