Notice of Public Hearing – Federally Enforceable 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 Applications: Croda, Inc.

Division of Air Quality

Published: Oct. 29, 2023
Comments Due: Dec. 29, 2023

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Draft Permit
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Draft Permit

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Air Quality will conduct a public hearing (Docket # 2023-P-A-0019) to consider comments from the public on the permit applications submitted by Croda, Inc., 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 applications, the “draft” construction permits, 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 To submit comments, for additional information or for information regarding how you can inspect the application materials, please contact Jennifer Childears at (302) 739 9402 or

The “draft” construction permits are 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, December 6, 2023, 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 251679. To access the audio-only portion of the virtual hearing, dial 1-305-224-1968 and enter event code 841 0053 3001 (Passcode: 251679). Closed captioning in over 20 languages, including English and Spanish, is available to attendees via the Zoom platform utilized 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, December 29, 2023. Comments will be accepted in written form via email to, or by 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