Public Hearing: Croda Inc. Federally Enforceable 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 Applications

Date and Time:
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
6:00 pm

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The Division of Air Quality will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2023-P-A-0019) on applications by Croda, Inc., for construction permits for 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 submitted applications for the following federally enforceable draft 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 construction permits concerning their facility at 315 Cherry Lane, New Castle, Delaware:

  • Permit: APC-2023/0041-CONSTRUCTION (NSPS) (FE) for the installation of two (2) 650 hp fire pumps fired on No. 2 fuel oil. The fire pumps will be permitted to emit (combined) 1.9 tons per year (tpy) NOX, 0.04 tpy SOX, 0.59 tpy CO, 0.04 tpy VOC, and 0.061 tpy PM.
  • Permit: APC-2023/0052-CONSTRUCTION (NSPS) (MNSR) (PTE) (GACT) (FE) for the installation of one (1) 110 MMBtu/hr boiler (designated Boiler 6) fired on No. 2 fuel oil, natural gas, or a blend of landfill gas and natural gas. The boiler will be permitted to emit 21.7 tpy NOX, 4.8 tpy SOX, 6.4 tpy CO, 2.6 tpy VOC, and 4.46 TPY PM.

If the draft permits are issued, and upon completion of construction, the Department will incorporate the operating conditions and limits of the 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 Construction permits into the facility’s existing Title V permit [Permit: AQM-003/00058-Renewal(03)] via Administrative Amendment(s).

The Department will accept public comment through Dec. 29, 2023. 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.

Transcript, Hearing Officer’s Report and Secretary’s Order

Public Hearing Transcript

Hearing Officer’s Report
– Appendix A: DAQ Transmittal Memorandum (01/03/2024)
– Appendix B: Final Draft Fire Pumps Permit
– Appendix C: Final Draft Boiler Permit

Secretary’s Order No. 2024-A-0008 — Approval of Permit Applications of Croda Inc. (“Croda”) for two (2) federally enforceable 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 Construction Permits concerning their facility at 315 Cherry Lane, New Castle, Delaware (Effective Date: March 5, 2024)

DNREC Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Permit Application for Fire Pumps

Exhibit 2: Permit Application for Boiler 6

Exhibit 3: Updated AQM-5 for Fire Pumps (June 5, 2023)

Exhibit 4: Updated AQM-5 for Boiler 6 (June 9, 2023)

Exhibit 5: Technical Memorandum for Fire Pumps

Exhibit 6: Technical Memorandum for Boiler 6

Exhibit 7: Draft Construction Permit for Fire Pumps

Exhibit 8: Draft Construction Permit for Boiler 6

Exhibit 9: Legal Notice – Delaware State News Affidavit

Exhibit 10: Legal Notice – News Journal Affidavit

Exhibit 11: Legal Notice – Spanish Translation

Exhibit 12: State Public Meeting Calendar Notice

Exhibit 13: DNREC Public Notice

Exhibit 14: DNREC Public Hearing Webpage (This Page)

Exhibit 15: DNREC Presentation

Applicant’s Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Croda Presentation


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