Virtual Public Hearing: Delaware City Refining Company

Date and Time:
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
6:00 pm


, Delaware

The Division of Air Quality will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-P-A-0017) on a permit application and draft permit for for the Delaware City Refining Company. Public comment period closed.

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Delaware City Refining Company has submitted a request for a permit renewal pursuant to 7 DE Admin. Code 1130, Section 7 for operating Permit: AQM-003/00016 – Part 1 (Renewal 3), Part 2 – (Renewal 2), and Part 3 (Renewal 3). The draft permit renewal incorporates applicable requirements of the Regulation 1102 permits for the Ethanol Marketing Project; elimination of the maximum data capture requirements from the Crude nitrogen oxides (NOx) continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS); incorporation of requirements contained in the Consent Decree “United States of America et al., v. Motiva Enterprises LLC, No. H-01-0978”; replacement of the EPA Tanks 4.09 requirement with the Tanks ESP Pro Version; modification of short-term NOx limits per the July 2019 Settlement Agreement; and correction of typographical errors and various reformatting.

The public may attend this virtual hearing via either webcast or phone.

For additional information on this project, contact Tracy Mattson, Division of Air Quality, 100 W Water Street, Suite 6A, Dover, DE 19904, by phone at (302) 739-9402, or by email at

Please note that live comments will not be accepted during the virtual hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the Hearing Officer via the online comment form at, via email to, or via USPS to the address below.

Docket #2020-P-A-0017

Public Hearing Officer

Lisa A. Vest
DNREC Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901


Public Hearing Transcript

Department Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Permit AQM-003/00016 Renewal Application

Exhibit 2: Permit AQM-003/00016 Renewal Amendment Request

Exhibit 3: Technical Memo and Draft/Proposed Permit (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)

Exhibit 4: Permit Legal Notice with affidavits (Public Notice – News Journal, Public Notice – Delaware State News)

Exhibit 5: Public Hearing Request with attachments

Exhibit 6: Public Hearing Legal Notice with affidavits (Public Hearing Notice News Journal, Public Hearing Notice Delaware State News)

Exhibit 7: Response to public hearing request

Exhibit 8: DNREC Hearing Presentation

Applicant Exhibits

Exhibit 1: DCRC Hearing Presentation

Public Comments

Emma Cheuse, Esq., Earthjustice (June 25, 2020)

Mark Martell (July 14, 2020)

Kenneth T. Kristl, Esq., Comments and Further Comments (7/23/20)

Mark Martell, et al. (7/31/20)

Amy Roe, et al. (7/31/20)

Bernard August (7/31/20)

Applicant’s Response to Comments Received (8/19/20)

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