Public Hearing: Noramco Inc. Application for Natural Minor Construction Permit

Date and Time:
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
6:00 pm

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The Division of Air Quality, will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2023-P-A-0018) on an application by Noramco, inc., to install a new vacuum pump and add a new production line at their Swedes Landing Road facility in New Castle County. Public comment period closed.

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Public Hearing Officer

Theresa Smith
DNREC Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Noramco Inc., requests a construction permit to install a new vacuum pump in Plant 3 and add a new production line for the manufacturing of two new products, “D8” and “D9,” at their facility at 500 Swedes Landing Road, in New Castle County.

The new vacuum pump and D8/D9 manufacturing process will be permitted to emit the following per twelve month rolling period:

  • 0.015 tons of Ethanol
  • 0.13 tons of Ethyl Acetate
  • 0.0007 tons of Hydrogen Chloride
  • 0.0006 tons of n-butanol
  • 0.015 tons of Tetrahydrofuran
  • 0.13 tons of Toluene
  • 0.001 tons of Triethylamine
  • 0.11 tons of Acetone
  • 0.08 tons of Methanol
  • 0.5 tons of Total Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • 0.22 tons of Total Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)

Noramco Inc. operated under a Title V Permit (AQM-003/00324 – Renewal (1) Revision (2)) which limits VOC emissions to 20.1 tons and HAP emissions to 10.7 tons per twelve month rolling period.

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

The Department will accept public comment through Nov. 22, 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: Technical Response Memorandum (Jan. 3, 2024)
– Appendix B: Revised Draft Permit for Noramco Inc.

Secretary’s Order No: 2024-A-0010 – Approving the application of Noramco Inc. for a Natural Minor Construction Permit
(Effective Date: March 12, 2024)

DNREC Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Application materials – D8/D9 Permit Application and Confidentiality Request. (Aug. 14, 2023)

Exhibit 2: Request for a public hearing from Davon Marque Hall. (Sept. 2, 2023)

Exhibit 3: Public hearing notification letters to Noramco Inc. (Applicant – via Certified) and Davon Marque Hall. (Sept. 27, 2023)

Exhibit 4: Public notice of the Noramco application in the News Journal, in the Delaware State News and on the DNREC Website. (Aug. 20, 2023)

Exhibit 5: Public notice of the public hearing in the News Journal, in the Delaware State News, on the DNREC Website (Oct. 1, 2023) and on the state public meeting calendar. (Sept. 27, 2023)

Exhibit 6: Permit Application Fact Sheet

Exhibit 7: DNREC Presentation

Applicant’s Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Noramco Public Hearing Air Permit Presentation

Public Comments

George X, Clean and Fresh Environmental Services, Inc. (Oct. 26, 2023)

Penny Dryden, Community Housing & Empowerment Connections Inc. (Oct. 31, 2023)

Donna Hitchner, Methodist Action Program (Nov. 7, 2023)

Donald Farrell (Nov. 22, 2023)


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