Notice of Public Hearing – Croda, Inc. Natural Gas Flare System

Division of Air Quality

Published: March 24, 2024
Comments Due: May 10, 2024

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DNREC Notice No. AQ20240095
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Documents for Review
Permit Application
Draft Permit

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Air Quality will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2024-P-A-0005) to consider comments from the public on the permit application submitted by Croda, Inc., for the following federally enforceable draft 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 construction permit concerning their facility at 315 Cherry Lane, New Castle, Delaware:

  • Permit: APC-2023/0098-CONSTRUCTION (FE) for the installation of a 20” diameter steam assisted natural gas flare with a 3” diameter steam assisted piggyback flare (Flare System). 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 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 Construction permit into the facility’s existing Title V permit [Permit: AQM-003/00058-Renewal(03)] via Administrative Amendment.

The application, the “Draft” construction permit, all materials that the applicant has submitted (other than those granted confidential treatment under DNREC rules), and a copy or summary of other materials, if any, considered in preparing the “draft” permit may be reviewed upon request. The materials are posted at For more information or for information regarding how you can inspect the application materials, please contact Jennifer Childears at (302) 739 9402 or

The “Draft” construction permit is being submitted to EPA for the standard consecutive thirty (30) day review period.

Public Hearing

The virtual public hearing on the above matter will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The web link to the virtual hearing can be accessed through the DNREC Public Hearings site at If prompted for a Passcode, please use 064442. To access the audio-only portion of the virtual hearing, dial 1-646-931-3860 and enter event code 816 6303 7736 (Passcode: 064442). Closed captioning in over 20 languages, including English and Spanish, is available to attendees via the Zoom platform used for all DNREC public hearings.

Those wishing to offer verbal comments during DNREC public hearings must pre-register no later than noon on the date of the virtual hearing at or by telephone at 302-739-9001.

The Department will accept public comment through Friday, 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 following address:

Lisa A. Vest, Hearing Officer
Office of the Secretary
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901