Public Hearing: Croda Flare System Permit

Date and Time:
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
6:00 pm

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, Delaware

The Division of Air Quality will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2024-P-A-0005) on an application by Croda, Inc., for a permit for a natural gas flare system at their facility at 315 Cherry Lane, in New Castle. Public comment period closed.

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Public Hearing Officer

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

Croda, Inc. has applied for a federally enforceable draft 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 construction permit [APC-2023/0098-CONSTRUCTION (FE)] to install a flare system consisting of a 20-inch diameter steam assisted natural gas flare with a 3-inch diameter steam assisted piggyback flare.

The flare system will be permitted to emit 2.6 tons per year (tpy) NOX, 0.02 tpy SOX, 2.2 tpy CO, 0.1 tpy VOC and 0.2 tpy PM.

If the draft permit is issued, and upon completion of construction, the department will incorporate the operating conditions and limits of the construction permit into the facility’s existing Title V permit [Permit: AQM-003/00058-Renewal(03)] via administrative amendment.

For more information, or for information regarding how you can inspect the application materials in person, please contact Jennifer Childears at 302-739 9402 or at

The draft construction permit is being submitted to EPA for the standard consecutive thirty-day review period.

The Department will accept public comment through May 10, 2024. Comments will be accepted in written form via email to, using the online form at, or by U.S. mail to the address on this page.


Public Hearing Transcript

DNREC Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Permit Application for Flare System (Amended April 16, 2024 to add a more clearly readable version of the information contained in Form AQM-2)

Exhibit 2: Additional Information Email from November 20, 2023

Exhibit 3: Technical Memorandum for Flare System

Exhibit 4: Draft Construction Permit for Flare System

Exhibit 5: Legal Notice: Delaware State News Affidavit

Exhibit 6: Legal Notice: News Journal Affidavit

Exhibit 7: Legal Notice: Spanish Translations

Exhibit 8: State Public Meeting Calendar Notice

Exhibit 9: DNREC Public Notice

Exhibit 10: DNREC Public Hearing Page (This Page)

Exhibit 11: DNREC Public Hearing Presentation

Applicant Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Croda Presentation

Public Comments

Jeannette Swain (April 24, 2024)

Robin Bullock (May 8, 2024)

Silvana L. Dominioni, Director of Environmental, Health & Safety, DRBA (May 10, 2024)

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